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Navigating Forgiveness and Understanding in Families with Brian Ahearn | Episode 022

April 17, 2024 Emissary Publishing Episode 22
Navigating Forgiveness and Understanding in Families with Brian Ahearn | Episode 022
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Emissary Authors Podcast
Navigating Forgiveness and Understanding in Families with Brian Ahearn | Episode 022
Apr 17, 2024 Episode 22
Emissary Publishing

In this episode of the Emissary Authors Podcast, hosts Paul Edwards and Jason Todd are joined by Brian Ahern, who discusses his new book 'His Story, My Story, Our Story.' Ahern's book delves into his personal experiences growing up as the son of a United States Marine Corps member, highlighting the discipline and challenges within military families, and his journey towards understanding and forgiveness following his father’s death. Through candid conversations, he explores the intricacies of father-son relationships, especially within the military context, and the importance of confronting and healing from past traumas to improve familial bonds and personal growth. The discussion also touches on the broader implications of Ahern's insights for veterans, particularly those struggling with PTSD, and the potential for his book to facilitate reconciliation and understanding within families affected by military service.

00:00 Welcome to the Emissary Authors Podcast

00:39 Introducing Brian Ahern and His New Book

01:33 The Impact of a Military Upbringing

04:13 Confronting Family Dynamics and Healing

10:33 Understanding and Breaking Family Patterns

13:52 The Writing Process and Reflecting on the Past

18:25 Reactions to the Book and Personal Growth

24:24 Navigating Family Dynamics and Social Media Challenges

25:06 Personal Stories of Military Families and Childhood Struggles

27:14 The Power of Apology and Forgiveness in Family Relationships

30:02 Target Audience and Outreach for a Personal Story

34:29 The Impact of Positive Direction and Providential Circumstances

42:23 Reflections on Legacy, Change, and Hope

46:30 Closing Thoughts and Encouragement for Personal Reconciliation



Learn more about The Hope of War at https://thehopeofwar.com

Learn more about Emissary workshops and seminars at https://publishwithemissary.com/workshops

Show Notes

In this episode of the Emissary Authors Podcast, hosts Paul Edwards and Jason Todd are joined by Brian Ahern, who discusses his new book 'His Story, My Story, Our Story.' Ahern's book delves into his personal experiences growing up as the son of a United States Marine Corps member, highlighting the discipline and challenges within military families, and his journey towards understanding and forgiveness following his father’s death. Through candid conversations, he explores the intricacies of father-son relationships, especially within the military context, and the importance of confronting and healing from past traumas to improve familial bonds and personal growth. The discussion also touches on the broader implications of Ahern's insights for veterans, particularly those struggling with PTSD, and the potential for his book to facilitate reconciliation and understanding within families affected by military service.

00:00 Welcome to the Emissary Authors Podcast

00:39 Introducing Brian Ahern and His New Book

01:33 The Impact of a Military Upbringing

04:13 Confronting Family Dynamics and Healing

10:33 Understanding and Breaking Family Patterns

13:52 The Writing Process and Reflecting on the Past

18:25 Reactions to the Book and Personal Growth

24:24 Navigating Family Dynamics and Social Media Challenges

25:06 Personal Stories of Military Families and Childhood Struggles

27:14 The Power of Apology and Forgiveness in Family Relationships

30:02 Target Audience and Outreach for a Personal Story

34:29 The Impact of Positive Direction and Providential Circumstances

42:23 Reflections on Legacy, Change, and Hope

46:30 Closing Thoughts and Encouragement for Personal Reconciliation



Learn more about The Hope of War at https://thehopeofwar.com

Learn more about Emissary workshops and seminars at https://publishwithemissary.com/workshops