3 Answers from Billy Graham About Absent and Abusive Fathers

By   •   June 13, 2018   •   Topics: , ,

Father’s Day can be a particularly difficult time for those who haven’t had a good relationship—or any relationship—with their fathers. Over the years, many men and women wrote to Billy Graham, a father of five, with questions about their absent or abusive fathers. Mr. Graham always responded with compassion. Below are three of his answers to questions about dads who left emotional and physical scars on their children.

Q: Is God like my father, who was selfish and abusive before abandoning us? If God is anything like that, I want nothing to do with Him.
>> Read Billy Graham’s answer.

Q: My dad bailed out on our family when I was a child. He has tried to get in touch since then, but why should I have anything to do with him?
>> Read Billy Graham’s answer.

Q: How can I help my grown children forgive their father and deal with their bitterness and anger?
>> Read Billy Graham’s answer.

Did you suffer from abuse when you were a child? Read this short post about how God sees you, and some steps you may be ready to take now.

Do you know that God can be your perfect Father? He loves you and will never abandon you. Become one of His children right now.

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2 Comments

  1. Barbara Fitzsimmons says:

    Thank you.

  2. Dorothy McDowell says:

    I have always enjoyed your sermons!