(Exerpt from Book)
“The deepest search in life, it seemed to me, the thing that in one way or another was central to all living was man’s search to find a father, not merely the father of his flesh, not merely the lost father of his youth, but the image of a strength and wisdom external to his need and superior to his hunger, to which the belief and power of his own life could be united.” Thomas Wolfe
Beloved, that search for a father, which Thomas Wolfe so beautifully described, is the reason we wrote and filmed The Blessing of the Father for Families.
Twenty years ago, God called me and gave me a mission: to heal broken families by connecting them to the love, power and blessing of God the Father through His Son, Jesus Christ. As I began to share my story of how I became a man at age 40 through the Blessing of the Father I always wanted, I noticed something: I was tapping into a deep ache in people. Little did I know that we were tapping into a worldwide ache that so many people carry. The prophet Jeremiah wrote about this wound in the book of Lamentations:
“Orphans we are, not a father in sight, and our mothers no better than widows” (Lamentations 5:3, MSG).
This is the type of wounding that happens when someone tries to face life without a present, loving father who knows how to bless him/ her with his words and actions. The effect of not having such a father is devastating.
I wrote my first book, The Difference a Father Makes, to share my story with a larger audience, and I was blown away by the response it received. Those who read it bought it for their friends and gave it away as gifts on Father’s Day. Moms read it and responded as well. It was incredible to see healing come to families with every kind of background from the shared connection of our father wound.
So many of those who read my book sent in testimonies of how the Blessing of the Father had restored their marriages and their relationships with their kids, and had set them on a path to changing their community. We also started getting questionslots of questions: “I understand the Blessing of the Father for me, but how do I give that away to my kids?” “What if my kids aren’t speaking to me? How can I bless them?” “My spouse and I aren’t on the same page. We can’t seem to get our marriage right, let alone our kids. How does the Blessing of the Father apply to us?” “I’ve screwed my whole family up. Now that I’ve heard your message, I understand how I got here, but I’ve made so many mistakes that I don’t think my kids will ever forgive me. What can I do?”
Beloved, that’s why we created this new series: The Blessing of the Father for Families. It’s for you and by you. How, you might ask? We have taken the questions you most often asked, combined them with what I’ve learned over the last 12 years since I wrote The Difference a Father Makes, and then created something that I truly believe will help you in your story right now.
Whether or not you’ve read The Difference a Father Makes, whether or not you’ve been to one of our conferences, within this series you’ll find the tools and keys you need to receive and give away the Blessing of the Father for your family.
I meet people every day still searching for the Father they’ve always wanted. They want to bless their family and their kids, but without a blessing from their own father, they have no idea where to start. They find themselves stuck, in their relationships, in their own backstory, in their choices, and they don’t know why. They feel alone in their story because they never had a father who was present and knew how to bless them.
We designed this product with your family story in mind so that no matter what kind of family story you have, you can encounter the only Father who can heal and make you into the person Jesus has called you to be.
It doesn’t matter how your story started, Beloved. God has a plan to heal your story and restore your family. I’m so glad you’re here.
Ed Tandy McGlasson