Host:Dr. James Dobson
If men didn't grow up with fathers who validated and loved them, they will often turn to women and even porn to find that validation. Dr. James Dobson talks with John Eldredge, author of the best-selling Wild at Heart, about the "father wound." A boy looks to his dad, asking, "Do I have what it takes? Can I be a man? Am I strong? Am I brave?" At the start of Jesus' ministry, God the Father validated Him, saying, "This is my Son in whom I am well pleased." Jesus came to heal the brokenhearted and set the captives free—and He can heal "the father wound" in the lives of men today.
John Eldredge is a best-selling author, speaker, lecturer, counselor and currently serves as president of Ransomed Heart ministries. He earned a B.A. in theater from California Polytechnic State University and a Master's Degree in counseling from Colorado Christian University. He served at Focus on the Family for 12 years and was on staff at Sierra Madre Congregational Church for several years. His books include Wild at Heart and Captivating. John and his wife, Stasi, have three sons and reside in Colorado Springs.