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Episode 12: Overcoming the Father Wound


Healing The Father Wound in Christian Men and Christian Women


In today’s world, where the divorce rates are high and fatherlessness abounds; those who were blessed to grow up with a present, engaged, and loving father, have much to be grateful for.


However, those who didn’t often carry into adulthood a pain that is both profound and crippling. This pain, for the adult child, often carries over into relationships, career, and how God is viewed.


This… is the father wound.


In this episode of The Thriving on Purpose Podcast, we want to delve deep into the devastating consequences an absent, irresponsible, or abusive dad can leave.


But, having overcome our own father wound, we especially want to share 5 steps that will enable you to overcome this negative legacy and turn it around in a glorious way!


So, If you had a less-than-exemplary father, this is one episode you do not want to miss.


And if you didn’t… it will make you appreciate your dad even more!



In This Episode You Will:


♦ Learn the dramatic effects of fatherlessness on young men and women.

♦ Be made to recognize your own father wound and its consequences in your life.

♦ Understand how the ‘Sins of the Father’ are not yours to bear.

♦ Learn the five actionable steps you need to take in order to overcome and heal your father wound.



Memorable Quotes:


“While the term “father wound” is not an officially recognized clinical term, it is used by many mental health professionals in identifying the origin of numerous emotional and behavioral conflicts in spouses, singles and children. These difficulties can be the result of failing to have a strong, loving and supportive relationship with a responsible father, or as a result of modeling after and then repeating significant weaknesses of the father such as selfishness, excessive anger, emotionally distant behaviors or indifference to the faith.”

– Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons


“We’re a generation of men raised by women. I’m wondering if another woman is the answer we need.” – Tyler Durden (In the Movie Fight Club)


 “If our father is our basis for God, and our fathers abandoned us, then what does that tell you about God?”  – Tyler Durden (In the Movie Fight Club)


“like any problem, ‘Knowing is half the battle.’”


“You owe it to yourself to not be what you resented your father for.”


“Become the man you needed growing up.”


 “But You have seen, for You observe trouble and grief, To repay it by Your hand. The helpless commits himself to You; You are the helper of the fatherless.” Psalm [10:14]


 “A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation. God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity, But the rebellious dwell in a dry land.”

Psalm 68:5-6 


 “The Lord watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow; But the way of the wicked He turns upside down.” – Psalm 146:9


 “I will not leave you orphans; I [Jesus] will come to you.” – John [14:18]


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About the author, Sebastien

Sebastien Richard was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1974. He is happlily married, has three children (Jason, Marissa, and Katelyn), and now resides in Prince Edward Island (Canada). He is a sought-after Bible teacher, and speaker.

In 2015, God led him to found Thriving on Purpose (, a Faith-based organization where (along with his wife, Elisabeth) he provides Kingdom knowledge for today's believers, helping them to build up the Kingdom of God and tear down strongholds.

Aside from his next books, Sebastien is most active in producing impactful content for his weekly Facebook broadcasts.

When he's not busy with ministry, or courageously leading his family to further happiness and bliss, he enjoys masterminding with Elisabeth at breakfast time, family road trips, researching fringe theories, cryptozoology, geek culture, and movie nights with the kids while chowing down pizza.

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