Ask any father about his love for his children and most are quick to say that although they are thrilled to have a son (or sons) to help carry the family surname to the next generation, it’s their daughters who win their hearts – hands down. Daddy is the first man that a girl loves and more times than not, she will base future relationships with men on how healthy (or not) her relationship with her father was while she was growing up.
Unfortunately, it’s quite common for many girls to grow up without establishing a relationship with their father so they are unsure about what positive male/female relationships look like and they “wing it” when they begin dating. Add to that equation that many young men are also being raised without their fathers and it’s a recipe for dysfunction and disaster…it’s the blind leading the blind because one cannot replicate or duplicate what one has never seen emulated.
The bad news is that many boys and girls (men and women) never get the attention or affirmation that they seek from their earthly father. The Good News is that God (the Father) sees your worth and value so be encouraged knowing that although you may be hurt by what you feel that you didn’t get from your earthly father…God loves you with an everlasting love and to Him you and will always be Daddy’s Girl!
Tune into http://www.womensworshipfest.org to hear me live on the Touch A Heart radio program on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 5pm PST, as I discuss my upcoming conference for teen girls being raised without a father. Don’t miss it!