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Kia Stephens

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July 2, 2017

For the Woman With Abandonment Issues

July 2, 2017 | By | 20 Comments

I had an imaginary frenemy well into adulthood.  She wasn’t a figment of my imagination created to keep me company; hers was the company I did not want to keep.  She emerged as a byproduct of growing up without my dad.  

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Joy A. Williams

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June 4, 2017

3 Lessons From A Firefighter’s Daughter

June 4, 2017 | By | 14 Comments

My dad wore the smell of smoke like a business suit.  He was a firefighter.  As he battled the flames that threatened people’s lives, he brought the fumes of his heroism home.

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Kia Stephens

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May 7, 2017

For Mothers Raising Black Sons

May 7, 2017 | By | 8 Comments

I was hoping for a girl, when the nurse said otherwise. During the 12 weeks leading up to our doctor’s appointment I secretly thought we might become that perfect nuclear family, complete with a boy for my husband and a girl for me. God had other plans.

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Kia Stephens

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April 24, 2017

Healing from Rape & Abortion

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The topics of rape and abortion plague society and yet are rarely talked about from a point of healing for the women affected by them.  In this live stream hangout Kia Stephens of the Father Swap Blog will discuss “Healing from Rape & Abortion” with her guest Ashley Sigrest. She will share her brave account of how she found healing after experiencing both.

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Kia Stephens

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April 17, 2017

To the Woman With Father Wounds

April 17, 2017 | By | 12 Comments

I was wasting time on Facebook when my emotions made an unannounced visit.  Out of nowhere they instigated the worst ugly cry of 2017.  There I was, innocently scrolling through images when I stumbled across an article about Simone Biles and Sasha Farber’s waltz to You’re A Good Good Father on Dancing with the Stars.

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Kia Stephens

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April 10, 2017

What To Do When God is Silent

April 10, 2017 | By | 2 Comments

As much as I hate to admit it, I have trust issues.  Showing up at the most undesirable times, they’ve caused me to question my friends, my spouse, and even GPS.  Generally, I’m okay as long as there is some form of communication, but it’s in the silence when I start to lose it.

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March 25, 2017

How to Declutter Your Heart

March 25, 2017 | By | 24 Comments

My home was mostly white walls and floors when I got married.  We had each other and a few pieces of mismatched furniture salvaged from my husband’s bachelor days.  Now 13 years and 2 kids later we are busting at the seams with stuff:  old furniture, sentimental knickknacks, and a host of forgotten toys.   

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