Healing the Eight Stages of Life

Mother reveals the father, an expression of human fulfillment

Interesting words from ‘Healing the Eight Stages of Life’.

In a healthy family, the mother reveals the father to the child and the father reveals the mother. In the presence of my mother, my father became fully alive, and as she admired the tomatoes he had grown or told him all the things she loved about him, both he and I learned what it means to be a man. In this stage, as in all the stages, what a child needs most is not one parent or the other, but the loving union between them.