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Hope for Women with Father Wounds

with Kia Stephens

Hope for Women with Father Wounds Episodes
God the Father Is Faithful
January 19, 2022 - 14 min
A faithful person is loyal, constant, reliable, dependable, believable and true. But we’re not talking about a person, we’re talking about God. All these definitions of faithful are true of God, perfectly true. But why is it so difficult sometimes to believe that God is faithful? In this episode, Kia explores why we struggle with our perception of God, and how we can begin to align our perspective with the truth about who God reveals himself to be. Kia Stephens is a wife and mom of two who is passionate about helping women know God as Father. For this reason, she created to help women exchange their father wounds for the love of God the Father. Kia is also the founder of , which she created to equip Christian women communicators of color. In addition to these ministries, Kia faithfully serves in Bible Study Fellowship and her local church in Atlanta, Georgia. When Kia is not writing or serving women, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. Kia will be releasing her first book, Overcoming Father Wounds, in the spring of 2023. The Father Swap Blog: https://www.fatherswap.com Entrusted Women: https://www.entrustedwomen.com Kia’s Website: https://www.kiastephens.com.
When You Feel Stuck in Your Grief (with Lisa Whittle)
December 13, 2021 - 23 min
This is the second part of Kia’s interview with Lisa Whittle. Be sure to check out our previous episode, “Learning How to Accept Our Grief”: https://www.lifeaudio.com/hope-for-women-with-father-wounds/learning-how-to-accept-our-grief-with-lisa-whittle In this episode, they discuss: 1. What Jesus meant when he said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” 2. Identifying when you’re stuck in a pain cycle of grief. Lisa talks about four cycles of pain we can find ourselves in. 3. How Lisa has exchanged her wounds for the love of the Father Take the quiz to see if you are stuck in a negative emotion cycle: https://lisawhittle.com/quiz/ Find out more about Lisa and her book The Hard Good: https://lisawhittle.com/ Follow Lisa: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lisawhittle/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisawhittleofficial Twitter: https://twitter.com/lisarwhittle 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 https://www.kiastephens.com. Episode Image Credit: @Getty/Ponomariova
Learning How to Accept Our Grief (with Lisa Whittle)
December 06, 2021 - 24 min
In this episode (part one of a two-part series), Kia sits down with author and speaker Lisa Whittle to talk about her newest book, The Hard Good. They discuss: 1. Lisa’s relationships with her father and her “bonus father.” 2. Working through the specific grief of parental loss and how it can be “hard good.” 3. Accepting circumstances that we can’t change and practical steps toward acceptance 4. Moving from “what if” to “what is” 5. Learning not to fear grief Find out more about Lisa and her book The Hard Good: https://lisawhittle.com/ Follow Lisa: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lisawhittle/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisawhittleofficial Twitter: https://twitter.com/lisarwhittle About Kia: 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 https://www.kiastephens.com. Episode Image Credit: @Getty/Grandfailure
God the Father Is a Provider
November 22, 2021 - 13 min
One of the names God calls himself is Jehovah Jireh, which means provider. Do you believe this is true - that God will provide for all of your needs? In this episode, Kia unpacks the famous story of Abraham and Issac at the alter, and the father who provides for his children even in the most impossible circumstances. About Kia: 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 https://www.kiastephens.com. Episode Image Credit: @Getty/fedrelena
God the Father Is Accessible
November 16, 2021 - 11 min
Episode 13: God the Father Is Accessible There is something so comforting about the fact that we do not have to wait to commune with God. He is always accessible to us, always ready to listen to us. All we have to do is quiet ourselves and talk to him exactly as we are. He is not too busy, not too important and not too preoccupied to stop and commune with us. Even our best friends and closest family members can’t be there for us the way God can. This is especially true when our fathers were inaccessible or completely absent. Maybe the lesson you took from that was that you had yourself to depend on. But God is there for you and you can always, always depend on him. We’ll take a closer look at this principle in the story of Joshua 10. About Kia: 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 https://www.kiastephens.com. Episode Image Credit: @Getty/Aleksei_Morozov
God the Father Loves Us Intentionally
November 01, 2021 - 12 min
When I was a child, I was bullied in school. It was one of the most defining experiencing of my life. It laid the foundation for a variety of lies I believed for a long time, which drove poor decision-making as a result. Our existence isn’t a mistake. God wants us to be here. Everything about us was created with intention. If you feel unloved, unwanted or unimportant by man - God has always loved, wanted and valued us. “I formed you,” he tells Jeremiah, and us. About Kia: 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/Polar_lights
A Closer Look at Knowing God as Father
October 18, 2021 - 14 min
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: 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
Setting Boundaries Without Guilt
August 12, 2020 - 10 min
If you have a hurtful, challenging relationship with your father, setting boundaries is a practice worth considering. By setting boundaries, you are deciding in advance how to respond to the hurtful behavior and words of your father. When we do this, we decide to take control of the only thing we can be in control of ourselves. In this episode, Kia practically outlines what it means to guard your heart, setting healthy heart boundaries with your father. Kia also tackles the specific challenge of setting money boundaries with fathers in need. Episode Image Credit: Getty/nadia_bormotova
What Should Honoring an Absent Father Look Like?
August 05, 2020 - 9 min
God wants us to honor our fathers and mothers. But how can we do that, why should we do that, when we have deep, painful father wounds? And yet, we know the Christian way means loving those even who hurt us. Forgiveness and prayer, though hard, are still doable. In this episode, Kia walks through what God’s Word says about loving our fathers and how we can pursue the most excellent way, even with someone who has left us wounded. 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/nadia_bormotova
Bringing Father Wounds into a Marriage
July 29, 2020 - 11 min
Key truths from today’s episode: 1. You can’t look to your husband to fill the void for affirmation that your father left you. 2. You must forgive your dad, or it will impact your marriage relationship. 3. You must look at God to meet your needs, not your husband. Kia unpacks these key truths in this episode, and explains how bringing these needs to God is the first step to freeing your husband (or your future husband) from your father wounds. 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/Malte Mueller
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