The Love of a Father
Being a father is one of the greatest missions of all time. It is a lifetime impact on another human being unlike any other. His actions and words will shape the identity and values (for good or bad) of those around him for years, even generations after he is gone.
And yet fathers are human… men who do good… men who make mistakes. And sometimes… men whose hearts are broken.
Society expects men to be strong, to make money and pay the bills, to keep their families safe from predators, and to stay calm in the face of adversity.
Over the past few weeks, I have taken calls from fathers whose hearts are broken because they discovered their child was engaged in risky behavior, being sex trafficked, involved in a fantasy relationship and being violated, or has a naked photo on the internet and is being blackmailed.
Our society seems to have little recognition of the impact of loss these men experience. They are grieving the loss of innocence of their child. They have worked hard all their lives to protect their children and give them the best of everything. To witness their loved-ones make decisions that will send them on a dangerous trajectory or to view photos of their self-violation, knowing thousands of pedophiles on the internet are sharing these images, is one of the greatest losses a father can experience.
They alternate between depression, rage, anger, loss, blaming of others, blaming of self, tears. They respond with futile negotiation, threats, coercion and resignation. These men need counseling and our society must train more counselors on how to help them process these emotions.
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RESOURCES, LINKS and CASES:
- Houston, TX: Dad Saves Daughter From Snapchat Sex Traffickers
- Murietta, CA: Father Saves Daughter From Alleged Predator She Met Through Phone App (Kik)