Did you grow up with a father who was absent from your life? Have you felt the emptiness and ache that accompanies the absence of his love and involvement?

On this week’s episode of Better Together, I’m talking with Kia Stephens about her story, her healing, and her mission to help women deal with their father wounds. Kia is the founder of the Father Swap Blog as well as Entrusted Women, an online community to encourage, equip, and uplift writers, bloggers, speakers, and authors who happen to be women of color.

She is a wife and homeschooling mom of two who is passionate about helping women know God as Father. For this reason, she created The Father Swap Blog to help women exchange their father wounds for the love of God the Father.

During today’s podcast, Kia will talk not only about the definition of a “father wound,” but she explains how this kind of loss can wreck woman’s emotions and relationships with men if unaddressed.

When a father isn’t a part of a woman’s life, that loss can have a painful and negative impact on her relationship with God. If you’ve struggled with God because of your relationship with your father, Kia will speak to that struggle. She will share how her relationship with God helps her to walk in freedom and healing as well as offer practical tips, like how to write a forgiveness letter.

One of my favorite parts of the episode is when Kia preaches scriptural truth to us, especially if you’ve felt unloved, rejected, unwanted, or alone, let her bless you with God’s truth.

Do you know a woman that struggles with the pain that comes with not having a loving or attentive father in her life? Please make sure to share this podcast on your social media.

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About your Better Together podcast host…

Barb Roose is a popular speaker and author who is passionate about equipping women to win at life with Christ-empowered strength and dignity. Barb loves speaking at women’s conference and leadership events such as the Aspire Women’s Events, She Speaks Conference and the UMC Leadership Institute.

Barb is the author of multiple books and Bible studies, including her newest releases: Winning the Worry Battle: Life Lessons from the Book of Joshua and Bible study called Joshua: Winning the Worry BattleBarb’s writing has been featured in magazines or blogs such as Simple Truth Magazine, iBelieve.com, Crosswalk.com, More to Life Magazine, Just Between Us Magazine, Cherished, InCourage, and Women of Faith.

 An avid traveler, reader, and lover of all things chocolate-peanut butter, Barb and her family live in NW Ohio. Visit Barb’s online home at barbroose.com.