Making Peace with Your Father: Understand the Role Your Father has Played in Your Life - Past to Present

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In this revised and updated copy of his best - selling book, Dr. David Stoop encourages readers to celebrate the positive influences their dads had on them and to make peace with their fathers for the difficulties and problems they may have caused. ''Making Peace with Your Father'' offers a comprehensive look at the role of the father, a study of father - absence, and a thorough description of the impact of abusive fathers. Readers will learn the 11 - step process that gives hope and healing for relationships with fathers. This is a journey toward healing that all of us must take if we want to be whole whole.

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The journey toward healing begins here

Whether he was there or not during your youth, your father has shaped and continues to shape who you are and how you function in every aspect of your life. And while our culture devalues the contribution that a father makes to a family, it is clear that those of us with an absent or detached father have an empty, undefinable longing--for Dad.

Making Peace with Your Father offers you a comprehensive look at the role of the father. It celebrates the positive influence a dad can have and uncovers the consequences that absent or abusive fathers have on their children. Most importantly, it takes you through eleven steps that will move you toward forgiveness so that you can make peace with your earthly father for the pain or difficulties he has brought to your life--allowing you to develop a closer relationship with your heavenly Father.
"A great tool for all who struggle with the father wound."--Stephen Arterburn, bestselling author of Every Man's Battle

"Whether you need help dealing with pain from your past or you just want to be a better dad to your children, you will find wisdom and encouragement here."--Gary J. Oliver, PhD, coauthor of Raising Sons and Loving It
Dr. David Stoop is the founder and director of the Center for Family Therapy in Newport Beach, California. He is the author of many books, including Forgiving What You'll Never Forget and You Are What You Think, as well as SMART Love with his wife, Jan. He leads worldwide seminars and retreats on topics such as marital relationships, parenting, men's issues, fathering, and forgiveness. David and Jan have three sons and six grandchildren. Learn more at www.DrStoop.com.

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Dr. David Stoop is a licensed clinical psychologist and the founder and director of the Center for Family Therapy. He is the author of more than 20 books, including Forgiving Our Parents, Forgiving Ourselves and Making Peace With Your Father. With his wife, Jan, he is also the coauthor of a number of books, including When Couples Pray Together. As a team, they have led seminars and retreats across the United States, and in Europe, Asia, Australia and South Africa on topics such as marital relationships, parenting, men's issues, fathering and forgiveness. David and Jan Stoop reside in Newport Beach, California, and have three sons and five grandchildren.

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