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For All The Daughters Who Wish Their Dad Loved Them

So often our relationship with our dad affects and influences our relationship with God and our husbands.

Issues like trust, withholding affection, and other circumstances in your relationships that trigger negative responses because of what you experienced as a child all come to the surface of the heart in the matter of seconds in marriage. If those things are not acknowledged, addressed, and worked out they will cripple intimacy in your most significant relationships. If you struggle to trust your dad, you most likely will struggle to trust your husband and even God. If you withhold affection until your dad initiates and shows his love for you, chances are you also withhold in marriage until your husband initiates and the same with God.

Our hearts are so sensitive. They have been trained from an early age to feel, to respond, to believe certain things. It is so vital that we are aware that our relationship or the lack there of with our fathers play a huge role in how we operate in our relationships with God and our husbands. We need our sensitive hearts to be in the hands of a dad who truly cares, unconditionally! We need to give our hearts fully to God and allow Him to transform us!

I told my dad I desire to see restoration and healing, cherished moments of breaking free from the emotional entanglement that builds up from childhood, from unmet expectations, and from insecurities, daughters and fathers truly loving.

My dad thought that was honorable. And he hopes too that more father-daughter relationships are transformed by the grace of God.

Please know this very important truthÖ
You are a daddyís girl! You are Godís girl, His daughter, His joy! And He loves you more than anyone ever could!

If you have ever struggled in your relationship with your dad this prayer is for you:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for being my daddy. Thank You for loving me unconditionally even when I doubt Your love or lack understanding, even when I am angry toward You or neglect spending time with You. Thank You for never giving up on me. I pray that I can offer You my whole heart and let You get to know me. I also pray I can know You more. Lord, I lift up my relationship with my dad. Help me to truly forgive him and love him as You love him. I pray for restoration in our relationship and that we can grow to know each other more. I ask that You would divinely inspire both of us to be honest with each other and that You would provide the opportunity and courage for us to talk. I pray for my dadís heart in Jesusí name AMEN!

If you have never got to reconcile your relationship with your dad because you donít know him, donít know where he is, have not been received by him at all, or if he has passed away this prayer is for you:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for being my daddy. Thank You for loving me unconditionally even when I doubt Your love or lack understanding, even when I am angry toward You or neglect spending time with You. Thank You for never giving up on me. I pray that I can offer You my whole heart and let You get to know me. I also pray I can know You more. Lord, I lift up my heart to you and how I feel about my dad. I pray for peace, comfort, and the strength to carry on without my earthly father. I pray he knew You or knows You deeply. I pray I can move on and mature in my relationship with You and with others regardless of my childhood. Please Lord help me process my grief and every emotion I have bottled up about my dad. I love you God and I pray I always do in Jesusí name AMEN!

Just one piece of advice to all of us who hurt over our relationships with our dads, think about your dad and his childhood if you know anything about it and you may find that he is just a product of his own environment. Sometimes you cannot give what you never got. Remember they were once kids to and some of them were hurt, unfortunately the kids are the ones who pay, their cycle becomes ours and it continues until its broken.

By Ė Adelle McKnight

Edited by: LIKINMENOW at: 12/28/2014 (16:03)
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