Redeeming Father’s day

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with Father’s day. As a child and teen, I struggled to develop a deep connection with my father. Although I never doubted that he loved me, our difference in age created a huge chasm between us that never resolved before his passing.
As an adult, I struggle with Father’s day because it is a reminder that I wasn’t able to have children of my own. This is the would that hurts the most of all.
Last year I made a decision to take back Father’s Day. So instead of allowing the day to control me, I’ve taken back the day and make a solo adventure out of it.
This past Sunday, while on my adventure, I created a 6 minute video that gives insight into my struggle and what God is showing me through this journey. Check it out. 🙂


Getting started on the Cathedral Rock trail.

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Published by John Eli

I am a self-awareness coach (coach for humans), life strategist, blogger and speaker. I’ve spent over 21 years mentoring individuals in life skills, career transitions, relationships, and life recovery. My resume includes pastoral care, behavioral health, and higher education. From an early age, I realized that God created me to bring hope, healing and encouragement to others. I am currently living out my purpose by creating a space where people can rediscover and become all that they were created to be. I currently live in the beautiful state of Arizona with my wife, two dogs, and an antique piano whom I call, “Betty.”

9 thoughts on “Redeeming Father’s day

  1. 😭🙏🏻💕
    This scripture came to mind when you said you gave up your dream for your step daughter:
    John 15:13
    13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

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