In this episode of the Fathering Strong Podcast, Bruce and Eli discuss the importance of inner healing and self-care for fathers. They emphasize the need for fathers to take care of themselves in order to be better parents and partners. Inner healing involves resolving emotional and psychological wounds from past experiences. Forgiveness plays a crucial role in the healing process, including forgiving oneself and even forgiving God. Inner healing leads to personal growth, healthier relationships, increased self-esteem, and improved mental health. Various approaches to inner healing, such as therapy, journaling, meditation, support groups, and spiritual practices, are discussed.

Takeaways 

  • Fathers need to take care of themselves in order to be better parents and partners. –  Inner healing involves resolving emotional and psychological wounds from past experiences. 
  • Forgiveness plays a crucial role in the healing process, including forgiving oneself and even forgiving God. 
  • Inner healing leads to personal growth, healthier relationships, increased self-esteem, and improved mental health. 
  • Various approaches to inner healing, such as therapy, journaling, meditation, support groups, and spiritual practices, can be helpful. 

Chapters

00:00 – Introduction and Self-Care Importance

03:36 – Understanding Inner Healing and Unresolved Emotional Wounds

11:02 – The Role of Forgiveness in Inner Healing

32:13 – Fostering Healthier Relationships Through Inner Healing and Self-Care