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Hope for Women with Father Wounds

with Kia Stephens

Hope for Women with Father Wounds Episodes
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
How Fathers Impact Dating Relationships
July 22, 2020 - 9 min
Navigating dating without your father is like traveling in a foreign country without a map or GPS. Ultimately, what a daughter learns about the opposite sex through her father informs what she understands (or doesn't understand) about the men around her. 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
How Your Father Impacts Your Self Worth
July 08, 2020 - 10 min
When a father is absent, he takes a piece of his daughter’s heart with him. Daughters with father wounds grow up longing to be known, loved, confident, capable and worthy of being treated with respect. We need this not just as little girls, but as grown women, too. That’s why so many women try to find or reach out to their absentee dads. In this episode, Kia shares her own story of reaching out to her father, and the lessons she learned about where her true self worth comes from. We must replace the ache in our souls with the truth from God’s Word. Scripture Referenced: Jeremiah 31:3 Romans 8:29-30 1 Peter 2:9 Romans 8:15 Psalm 139:14 Romans 15:7 Exodus 14:14 Philippians 4:19 Proverbs 31:25 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/nazarkru
Forgiving Our Fathers
July 01, 2020 - 14 min
How can we possibly forgive an absent or abusive father and the pain he caused us? In this episode, we dive into real, practical tips for finding healing from your father wounds, starting with the possibility of forgiveness. 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/Johanna Svennberg
Knowing God as Father Part 3: God is the Perfect Father
June 24, 2020 - 11 min
If you don't believe God can fill the role of father in your life, perhaps you're not thinking big enough. In this episode, Kia makes a case for why God can in fact be Father to those with deep, painful 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/Chantapa
Knowing God as Father Part 2: What to Do When God Is Silent?
June 16, 2020 - 13 min
There is a relationship between the type of biological fathers we grew up with, and how we view God. In this episode, Kia helps listeners unpack the fears and frustrations they have around God's sometimes seeming silence in the face of their pain. 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 .
Knowing God As Father, Part 1: Forgiving God
June 09, 2020 - 12 min
In this episode, Kia shares her own personal story of struggling through unforgiveness toward God for the father wounds she experienced growing up. She guides women dealing with similar feelings of anger and unforgiveness toward the truth about God; he can be trusted. 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 1: What Are Father Wounds (And How Do I Know if I Have Them)?
June 08, 2020 - 12 min
This podcast is for women who have experienced pain in their father-daughter relationship, as a result of divorce, abandonment, abuse, incarceration, addiction, or a physically-present but emotionally-absent father. The aim of this podcast is to help you exchange your father wounds for the love of God, the Father. In this episode, Kia shares her own personal story and how she came to start her ministry, The Father Swap. 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 .
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