The parent wound is very real. I even think someone coined it, “The Father Wound.” This wound is the lingering void in the life of a person traced back to a broken relationship with a parent.
In our culture most fingers point back to an absent father, but the blame can also fall on mom. There are experts who can carefully explain how all my present problems lie at the feet of that less-than-perfect parent. They assert that depression, anxiety, addiction, and even the brokenness in my adult relationships all stem from my parents’ failure.
But 2 Cor 5:17 reveals the exact opposite is also true.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
I am not defined by the success or failure of my earthly parents. My relationships, my home, my habits, my hurt, or my joy do not rest at the feet of those who came before me. My own offspring’s future and health doesn’t lie at mine.
Now the number one prayer for my children is,