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Hope for Women with Father Wounds

with Kia Stephens

A Closer Look at Knowing God as Father

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Years ago, I stumbled across a quote I’ve never been able to forget: “Sociologists say it is common for people to perceive that God is like their fathers or fatherly figures in their lives.”

If your father was silent, absent, angry, prideful, abusive, etc., you could believe God was that way, too.

What does it mean to say God is a father to the fatherless when we cannot see, hear or touch him? In this episode, Kia unpacks her own father wound story and how she started her journey to view God as Father.

Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray

Kia Stephens is a wife and homeschooling mom of two who is passionate about encouraging the hearts of women. For this reason, she created The Father Swap Blog to help women exchange their father wounds for the love of God the Father. Kia is also the founder of Entrusted Women, which she created to equip Christian women communicators of color. Kia's writing has been featured on iBelieve, Beloved Women, Proverbs 31 Ministries, Crosswalk and (in)courage. In addition to these ministries, Kia faithfully serves in Bible Study Fellowship and her local church. When she is not writing or serving women, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. You can learn more about Kia at

Episode Image Credit: @Getty/Jorm Sangsorn
October 18, 2021
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Kia Stephens is a wife and homeschooling mama of two who is passionate about helping women know God as Father. For this reason, she created The Father Swap Blog to be a source of encouragement, healing, and practical wisdom for women dealing with the effects of a physically or emotionally absent father.
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