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Erica Galindo
Celebrating Food, Faith and Family
Last edited on: June 13, 2014.

This video is part of a special project titled The Father Effect, a collection of clips and a short film demonstrating the incredible impact Fathers can have on their families.


When John was eleven years old, his dad committed suicide.  Little did he know the incredible impact that act would have on him 30 years later. Because he did not have the reassurance and affirmation that he craved from a father, for many years, John attempted to fill this void in many unhealthy ways.

As a result, John became a social alcoholic, and like a lot of men, he believed the lie that your value as a man is based on how much money you make.  He also worked extremely hard to create a persona that was totally false.

It was only when John finally realized that he had some unresolved issues (a Father Wound) as a result of his dad’s death and life-long absence that he found forgiveness, and became a new man, husband, and father.  John has been married for 19 years, has three beautiful daughters, and he is incredibly thankful for the second chance to be a father and husband for an amazing family.

John’s mission is to educate, encourage, and equip men to become the fathers they were created to be, help men walk in daily awareness of their significant and lifelong influence as fathers, and inspire men to become better fathers.

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