Redemptive Love: Living with an Alcoholic Father
By Claudia Loopstra
As a twelve-year-old girl, Claudia witnesses the detrimental effects of her father’s alcoholism. Redemptive Love traces Claudia’s life as she deals with the shame, confusion and pain of growing up surrounded by secrets. She manages day to day by quietly internalizing her home life; her mother and brothers find other ways to cope. Through a life-changing experience when Claudia is a young mother, she is given inner strength to pursue a relationship with her father and work through some of the confusion and hurts of the past. As Claudia finds peace through forgiveness, she comes to know the grace and magnitude of a heavenly Father’s love.