For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.  Ephesians 2:10

Episode 57

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In this special Father’s Day Episode, I feature newly married Kingdom Rockstar, Dr. Michelle Watson-Canfield.  Dr. Michelle is a national speaker, podcaster (The Dad Whisperer), author of two books, professional counselor and Founder of the Abba project, a nine-month group forum for Dad’s whose daughters are in their teens and 20’s. In our Sister-to-Sister authentic conversation, we discuss her inspiring and God glorifying transformational story of Jesus and ABBA the Father healing from trauma caused from the verbal, mental and emotional abuse she encountered in a dating relationship and sexual abuse from her Grandfather who involved others in the abuse.  We also discuss how Jesus helped her and how ABBA the Father also came into her story to help her heal from the chains of abuse to move forward in a marriage, her counseling calling and ministry to Dad’s.  Dr. Michelle also shares healing words from a beautiful poem she wrote as part of her healing process to help others who may be struggling. She also closes with a healing prayer for all those that are recovering from trauma and brokenness from the chains of abuse.


Michelle Watson Canfield, PhD, LPC, is a national speaker, author, professional counselor of 25 years, and founder of The Abba Project, a nine-month group forum
for dads whose daughters are in their teens and 20’s. She writes guest articles regularly for journals and magazines (online and print), as well as her own bi-monthly Dad-Daughter Friday blog, and has been interviewed on numerous radio and television programs.

Her first book is titled, Dad, Here’s What I Really Need
From You: A Guide for Connecting With Your Daughter’s Heart (which is now available in her voice on Audible), and she has also written contributing chapters in
Fathers Say and How to Disciple Men. Dr. Michelle hosts a weekly radio program in her hometown of Portland, Oregon called The Dad Whisperer, which is also available
on her website and in podcast form on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play.

Dr. Michelle’s second book, another field guide for dads of daughters, titled Let’s Talk: Conversation Starters for Dads and Daughters, was released in August 2020
(Publisher: Bethany House/Baker Books). She also co-chairs the Father-Daughter Initiative at the National Center for Fathering with her husband, Dr. Ken Canfield, and together they are preparing to re-launch the Father-Daughter Summit in 2021 and a Let’s Talk curriculum for dads of daughters.

Contact Information:
Office Phone: 503.244.6160
Instagram: michellejwatson
Twitter: @mwatsonphd
The Dad Whisperer: iTunes, Spotify, Google Play