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EP 4 - The Father Effect: Hope & Healing from a Dad's Absence

Summary: John Finch struggled for year after his father's suicide when he was 11 years old. To move forward, he needed to forgive both his father for choosing to leave and himself for not being the best father he could be.
Air Date: 9/13/17
Duration: 24:28
Guest Bio: John Finch
John-FinchJohn Finch grew up the youngest of three boys in a suburb of Dallas where he lost his father to suicide at age 11.

As a young man, John did anything he could to avoid confronting the wounds he suffered as a result of being fatherless. His craving for affirmation from a father who was not there to provide it, led him to seek that affirmation from the world in many unhealthy ways. In an attempt to find value as a man, he created a false persona that left him completely unfulfilled. His life was based on the pursuit of money in order to prove his success and he became a social alcoholic as he strove to be the life of every party and gain the attention of those around him.

It was only when John realized and dealt with the unresolved issues of his father wound that he was able to become truly fulfilled. On April 20th, 2009, he finally came face to face with the issues that drove him to seek approval from a father who was not there to give it to him. By forgiving his father and recognizing what it truly means to be a man by God’s standard, he became a new man, husband and father.

John seeks to break down the barriers that prevent men and women from addressing deep rooted anger and hurt from the wounds they have suffered in this life by candidly and openly sharing his story, his failings, and his path to a new way of life. John’s mission is to educate, encourage and equip men to become the fathers they were created to be, and to help men walk in daily awareness of their significant and lifelong influence as fathers. Through The Father Effect Movie, John shares stories and messages that will move viewers to a new awareness about the everlasting impact of fathers and the importance of forgiveness and openness in the relationships of this world.

John has been married for 23 years. has three daughters and lives in Denton, Texas. He is the founder of The Perfect Father Ministries Inc., a 501(c) non-profit and EncouragingDads.com, a community of people from all of the world who share short stories to encourage dads.
  • Book Title: The Father Effect
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/TheFatherEffectMovie/
  • Guest Twitter Account: @thefathereffect
EP 4 - The Father Effect: Hope & Healing from a Dad's Absence
John Finch always struggled after his father committed suicide when he was 11 years old, but it wasn't until he was raising his own three daughters that he truly understood their futures relied on his coming to terms with his difficult past.

To move forward, he needed to forgive both his father for choosing to leave and himself for not being the best father he could be.

This journey led to The Father Effect, a book containing practical help for anyone, man or woman, with a deep father wound from losing a dad through divorce, death, or disinterest.

Through positive lessons on forgiveness and approachable advice on how to change your legacy as a parent, partner, and person, the book is the ultimate healing tool for anyone who has suffered the absence of a dad.

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The Father Effect

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