When I was working with homeless men, nearly all of them had absent fathers. Father is the first experience of authority. A person's conception of Government and God comes from early experiences with earthy father. Without an earthly father, people have a challenge feeling like government is a viable authority because father, as an objective authority was absent. The same goes for God. Absent earthly father? People have trouble conceptualizing God as an authority, let alone a benevolent savior.
Post by Susan Peabody on Dec 4, 2017 19:59:27 GMT -8
Women have an absent father to. My father was there too much and then he felt guilty about it and abandoned me. So when it comes to intimacy I do not know whether I am coming or going. This is why I use the term ambivalent to refer to myself.