“Tell the World What They Need to Know”

Lionel Ritchie tells Berklee College of Music grads: 'Tell the World What They Need to Know." Todd Rundgren adds: "The most important thing you can take advantage of in the world of music is to see yourself. I eventually got to the point where music meant self-exploration [to me] more than anything else." (For inspiration … Continue reading “Tell the World What They Need to Know”

Myths of the Fatherless: Truer Than Ever 10 Years Later

The world talks a lot about showing love to people but they also have their own definition of love. The truth is, it's only by telling people the truth do we show love - not denying truth and enabling people to live a life of lies. And so I'm reposting this now because it becomes … Continue reading Myths of the Fatherless: Truer Than Ever 10 Years Later

Myths of the Fatherless Interview

Carine Nadel interviewed me for her article in the Orange County Register - also picked up on MSNBC - about my search for my father and book about this subject, Myths of the Fatherless.MYTHS OF THE FATHERLESSEvery little girl loves her daddy. But what happens when that daddy is missing? Or another man steps into … Continue reading Myths of the Fatherless Interview

Meeting Your Father for the First Time

Nothing prepares you for meeting your father for the first time when you’re an adult. Because meeting this way is not normal. Your father is supposed to be there at your birth and be somebody you have always known. So what can you expect when your search has finally resulted in receiving your father’s contact … Continue reading Meeting Your Father for the First Time

Relationships with Fathers Influence Relationships with God

You may have read my article, "Relationships with Fathers Influence Relationships with Men." Or perhaps you have read my book Myths of the Fatherless where I dispel the myths about being fatherless that society often accepts as fact. But since I wrote this article and book, I've heard from several men and women about how being … Continue reading Relationships with Fathers Influence Relationships with God

How Relationships with Fathers Influence Relationships with Men

It's less important for a daughter to know her father than it is for a son. That is not true. Research suggests that fathers are enormously important to a young woman's development and when the father is missing, for whatever the reason, women suffer in their relationships with men. All too often women are not … Continue reading How Relationships with Fathers Influence Relationships with Men

Tips for Meeting Your Daughter for the First Time

After writing and publishing the story of how I found and met my father in Myths of the Fatherless, I began writing articles and blog posts about it in order to reach out to others. After publishing an article, "Tips for Meeting Your Father for the First Time" I was contacted by a dad who … Continue reading Tips for Meeting Your Daughter for the First Time

Birth Mothers Often Have Regrets About Adoption

50 Years Ago Today She Gave Her Only Child Away To Live a Life Too Easy to Regret So begins the song, "Body and the Blood" by Christian artist Janet Paschal. Listening to this song never fails to make me cry. I wonder how many birth mothers who gave their child up for adoption feel … Continue reading Birth Mothers Often Have Regrets About Adoption