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 Why I Write

Part of me wants this blog to be about my kids and our three goldfish.  It would be so much easier to write about the warm fuzzy parts of life, but I’ve never been at ease with surface-level-connections.  I feel compelled to write for women who have ever struggled with the subject of father.   For more than a decade I have, and not just with my biological dad but my Father in heaven too.

This blog is much of what I have, and continue to unearth in the ongoing saga of me versus me, and me versus God.  The content is comprised of my in-and-out of counseling experience, coupled with gritty life lessons, books, messages, and (most importantly) the Bible.  My hope is that if you are a fatherless daughter or a woman with daddy wounds, you can drink from the pages of this blog and be refreshed.

Hi, my name is Kia Stephens and I grew up craving the tangible love and affirmation of my biological dad.   As a child of divorced parents, I know the damaging impact growing up without a father can have on a girl and a woman.  I created this blog for you (and me) to be a source of encouragement, healing, and practical wisdom for women whose fathers were physically or emotionally absent.

Who My Blog Can Help

Whether you lack the love and affirmation of your father due to death, abuse, abandonment, emotional absence, divorce, incarceration, or you simply never knew him, THERE IS HOPE!  God can fill the void within your soul.  I have experienced this first hand and attribute God’s AMAZING grace with enabling me to forgive and love my dad.

What I Blog About

Each week I hope to present life-changing and insightful content that specifically speaks to challenges faced by fatherless women. The subjects I blog about include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Fathers and Daughters
  • God as Father
  • Relationships
  • Emotional Health
  • Forgiveness
  • Christianity

 What You Must Know About Me

This is not a venting blog.  I love both my father in heaven and my dad on earth.  For this reason, I have purposed to honor them with the words I write, and I will encourage you to do the same.

Additionally, I am not a counselor and the advice I share on this blog come straight from the unedited pages of my Christian experience.  Since the subject of the father can get messy you may desire to seek professional help.  If you think counseling is a good next step for you please check the resources tab for suggestions on selecting a certified Christian counselor.

Where You Can Find My Writing


The Praying Woman

Beloved Women

Tirzah Magazine

The Mudroom Blog

God-Sized Dreams

Interviews & Mentions

How You Can Connect With Me

If you would like to connect with me you can send me an email or find The Father Swap on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, Google Plus or Facebook. I will do my best to respond quickly!

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