Imagine a son or daughter who realizes dad has chosen work, sports, or other addictions instead of them. This is abandonment—and the consequences will leave a negative life-long legacy. But there is a solution. It's not an easy road, but it's not impassable. The Legacy of Absence explores the ways in which involvement and reconciliation can heal the wounds created by a distant father, and turn even a physically absent father into one who is involved with all aspects of his child's life. Author Tim Olson has spent 53 years as a teacher, principal, pastor, and life coach studying, observing, and researching family relationships and father/child dynamics. He will help readers discover:
• the sources of anger, not just how to manage it
• the 4 types of fathers
• how a home without an involved father typically results in poorer education, health, financial security, and many more affecting the spouse and children
• that real masculinity is not what society says it is
• how good or bad fathering is learned primarily by observing our own fathers • what the father wound is and how everyone who has a father gets it
• the sources of identity, transference, and misogyny
An uninvolved father may not have chosen his child, but it is never too late for change. The Legacy of Absence can help.