Have you ever wondered if you can break free of your past to live free and fulfilled? On this episode, we have a fascinating conversation about breaking the cycle of the brokenness of our past to find real success in our marriages, families, and relationship with God.
Our guest on this episode is Jean-Paul Beran, president of Focus on the Family Canada. Jean-Paul and his wife Susan were married in 1996 and have two teenage daughters. Born and raised in Vancouver, Jean-Paul studied Commerce, Operational Management, and International Business. Jean-Paul’s personal commitment to Jesus Christ is evident, as is his passion for families in Canada and his heart for serving God.
In June 2021, he completed a Master of Arts in Leadership, Theology and Society from Regent College. The focus of his thesis was brokenness in the workplace. This provided him with unique insights into some of the challenges families are facing today.
Breaking Our Brokenness
The world needs authentic men who have experienced pain and brokenness and are willing to share those experiences with other men.
Jean-Paul shares how the brokenness in his life has allowed him to communicate the hope of Jesus with men and families facing complex challenges. Helping them not to feel alone and find wholeness in Jesus Christ.
Many men feel the need to keep their brokenness guarded, they feel the pressure to be strong and not show weakness. This kind of pressure is exhausting with a huge emotional toll.
Our brokenness and weakness are not bad when we have God at our side.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)
In order to be a good dad, we must first learn to be good sons. Our priority should be prayer. That we should first stay connected with the Lord through 1-on-1 prayer and his word.
For those men in pain and feeling broken, it is important that they find someone they can talk to. We are not alone, and if we take a step of courage to share with another man, we’ll find the encouragement we need to turn to the Lord and face our brokenness.
- Website: https://www.focusonthefamily.ca/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fotfcanada/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/fotfcanada/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fotfcanada/