Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers
?If our families are to flourish, we will need to learn and practice ways of forgiving those who have had the greatest impact upon us: our mothers and fathers.? Many of us struggle with the deep pain of a...
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?If our families are to flourish, we will need to learn and practice ways of forgiving those who have had the greatest impact upon us: our mothers and fathers.?
Many of us struggle with the deep pain of a broken relationship with a parent. In a unique style that seamlessly moves between analysis, biblical interpretation, and memoir, Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers offers portraits of authentic forgiveness that model ways to repair those relationships.
The authors share their own experiences with forgiveness, providing comfort and hope to those wrestling with questions like these:
What does the Bible say about forgiveness? Why must we forgive at all? How do we honor those who act dishonorably toward us, especially when they are as influential as our parents? Can we ever break free from the ?sins of our fathers?? What does forgiveness look like in real life? Do I have to let an estranged parent back into my life? How do I forgive a parent who has passed away?
Fields connects true stories with scriptural support for encouragement, while Hubbard's chapter-ending commentaries add a clinical perspective. Their hope is that we gain a greater understanding of ourselves, our parents, and our God, arriving at ?a place of freedom that we cannot even imagine now, a freedom that promises to begin to heal the brokenness of the world itself.?
Dr. Jill Hubbard is a clinical psychologist and regular co-host on Christian radio's nationally-syndicated New Life Live program. Dr. Jill has gained a reputation for her gentle and insightful style of connecting with radio callers. As the program's only female co-host, she lends a woman's perspective to addressing callers' psychological and spiritual concerns. She is also in private practice where she sees clients who struggle with depression, addictions, eating disorders, and relational and personal growth issues.Â Dr. Jill lives with herÂ family in southern California.
A resident of Kodiak, Alaska, Leslie Leyland Fields is a wife, mother of six, commercial fisher, world traveler, writer, editor, and teacher of creative nonfiction in Seattle Pacific University's Master of Fine Arts Program. For more information, visit www.leslie-leyland-fields.com