Earthly Fathers

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  1. Jman96

    Jman96 Member

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    So growing up I never had a dad that cares, still don't. I've learned how to grow up and be the man of the house and dealt with many situations. I've been through a traumatic time where my mom was married to another man and, boy what a mistake! But anyways, never have I grown up with a household fatherly figure. So I looked other places. I ended up finding the most caring father figures in my new church. So amazing that there are people there that can treat you like a son. Even though they are currently less active in my life then I wish, I sill have people I could turn to for help. What I was going to ask, do you have a father figure like me, or have you grown up with a father? Difficulties? Just trying to get to know everyone and thought a lot of us might have "daddy issues". (Almost every person in my youth group does)
     
  2. questdriven

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    My parents divorced when I was five years old. My biological father wanted a divorce a long before my mom agreed to it--she put it off as long as she could because she knew that divorce was wrong. Our pastor even agreed that in her case it was the best choice.
    I haven't seen my biological dad in years. I pray for him, and even if he isn't a good role model I do have a lot of good memories of him. More good memories than bad.
    And I do think he cares about my brother and me, but he can't seem to be civil to my mom. My stepdad would get angry at him, so that's probably why he never calls anymore.

    My mom did remarry after a few years, so I have a stepdad. He's paralyzed and bedridden, has to go to the hospital a lot. Been that way for 10 years. He got an infection that settled in his spine on our family vacation and that was what did it.
     
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  3. Nick

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    I'm sorry to hear about your two situations. :sad

    My family is all good, something I definately take for granted.
     
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    questdriven resident geek Staff Member Moderator

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    Crummy fathers and families falling apart seem to be a very common things these days. =/

    My stepdad is a good guy. Has some anger issues sometimes, but he's also funny and caring and pretty knowledgeable.
     

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