Rebecca Sounds Reveille – Wake Up To – Fatherlessness – With Guest … Our NEW Assistant Media Director & Author, Rick Amitin
By TLB Project Media Director & Show Host: Rebecca L. Mahan
A powerful episode ensues as my guest and I discuss the pain around children who grow up without a father., Rick Amitin survived a heartbreaking relationship with his mom and three stepfathers, before he reached nine years old. At fifteen, he set out on his own to travel the world in search of his biological father… finding it impossible to live happily without one. One misguided decision and painful consequence after another, Rick made his way through the military and answered the calling to ministry.
Rick’s early life is an example of the emptiness, pain, and internal struggle a child often feels when a biological parent is not involved in their, more specifically the father. There are also questions a child has about why the parent is not involved and if it is their fault. Unfortunately, we rarely hear about how the children feel or even offer hope or a way to fill the void. We usually just see statistics of destructive behavior that has been displayed by children who don’t have a father in the home. How does that really help the child…or even motivate a couple to stay? Negative statistics does nothing but look at an end result rather than look at and offer prevention techniques to unite the family unit. Think about it. We teach all the basics we need to navigate through life less the most important one- healthy relationships.
Rick focused on lifting people’s spirits across the country and around the world while the wound of “fatherlessness” wreaked havoc on his relationships and other life pursuits, making him grapple with lack of identity and a sense of worth. It wasn’t until he was given the gift of being a grandfather to his grand-baby boy, who was dropped out of heaven and into his arms that was the catalyzed to his journey of healing. Rick gets real and opens his heart to the audience and describes how his life changed.
Rick Amitin is a Writer, Author of If Only I Had a Dad, Inspirational Speaker, Blogger, and Founder of rickamitin.com. He traveled extensively as an Evangelist, pastored for many years, and built a multi-million dollar insurance business in Los Angeles before embarking on the journey of personal transformation inspired by the life of his grandson. Rick is an Ordained Minister, a Certified Behavioral Analyst from The Institute for Motivational Living, Licensed Insurance Agent, and a Transformational Life Coach.
He is a lifelong student with several certifications, has attended numerous seminars in personal development, and is an avid reader and researcher. Rick is a former member of The Dallas Fort Worth Writers Workshop and the Writers Guild of Texas. He has been mentored by some of the leading voices of our time, Ford Taylor, Jack Canfield, Sanford G. Kulkin, and Kevin Knebl.
Rick’s raw-polish approach to sharing his story and hard-earned wisdom will help other fatherless men and women to:
• Identify the True Cause of All the Messy Dysfunction
• Discover the Power on the Other Side of the Pain
• Become the Parent They Never Knew They Could Be
If you have been searching for your father, wanting the pain to stop, If Only I Had a Dad is a must read along with watching this episode of Rebecca Sounds Reveille.
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