Act Like Men

Men’s Leadership Podcast

#29: From Fatherless to Fearless – Featuring Author Candice Crear

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April 6, 2023

Show Notes

Fatherlessness is one of the major problems if not the greatest problem in our world today. Fatherless can be an absent father, neglectful father, or abusive father. They don’t have to be absent in our life, just absent from being a positive presence in our lives. They can be neglectful, or even abusive and still be considered fatherless.

Often our mission in life comes from the pain we have experienced in our past. Candice embodies this. She was a tremendous achiever in the world around her to compensate for the hole in her life. God being God, he allowed the pain of her past life to bring her to Himself that ultimately resulting in a commitment to leave corporate America to give her life for those who have similar wounds as she has experienced. Her message is that our fathers give us our worth and value. As a result, they are extremely critical in our lives. When our worth goes, our confidence goes, as do the boundaries we set and what we do to try to fill that hole our entire life.

Candice has developed a tremendous program that works for churches, and schools and is direct to women who have walked this journey. It is called the BRIDGE program. The conversations during this 14-week process become real, raw, and relevant so girls and women can move beyond the fatherlessness in their life. It requires a hard look at ourselves, owning it, and being willing to move forward in healing and ultimately freedom from our past.

One message Candice has — fatherless girls need your support. It is not adequate to focus on the fathers solely, but also to support those who did not have a father. We see our Heavenly Father through the lens of how we experienced our earthly father. Until that perception of a father is changed, fatherless girls do not know how to fully relate to the perfect Father, God Himself.

Two Questions to ask yourself:

  1. How is your church ministering to the fatherless, specifically fatherless girls?
  2. Who do you know that was fatherless growing up? What might be your role in their life?

To reach Candice or buy one of her books, go to her website:

About Author Candice Crear:

While many choose to wallow in self-pity when life doesn’t deal them a full deck of cards, Candice Crear chose to convert her pain into a greater purpose. This multi-award-winning and international best-selling author is committed to leading fatherless women and girls worldwide from the road of adversity to the highway of wholeness. As a coach and an advocate, she challenges them to confront their true story of power and strength, despite anger and rejection. She also gives them the tangible tools they need to move forward. In addition to being the creator of the B.R.I.D.G.E.™ technique, which helps others turn their pain into purpose, she works diligently to pour back into her community. Candice is the founder and CEO of From Fatherless to Fearless®, an organization that empowers and equips fatherless women and girls to conquer their mental, physical, financial, and spiritual well-being. For more information about From Fatherless to Fearless, visit


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To reach Candice or buy one of her books, go to her website:


About Wendell Morton

Rev. Morton graduated from Western Evangelical Seminary with a BA in Religious Education and a Master of Counseling Psychology, Rev. Morton was in full-time ministry for 17 years with both small and large churches. He spent four of those ministry years with Promise Keepers. He was the the US representative to PK Canada – serving on the PK Canada Board.

Wendell also spent 23 years in Corporate America. He built and led sales teams that worked with very small businesses and other groups that worked with Fortune 500 companies. He is gifted at helping identifying the next generation of leaders as well as helping those around him being successful.

Rev. Morton has a passion to help pastors and church leaders build growing churches. Having men come alongside the vision of the pastor, build a dynamic team, create a plan, and execute the model of “each one brings one” has been proven effective for more than 2,000 years. This approach is a great way for every local church in North America to grow while helping men better understand biblical manhood.

About Dale Eudy

As an advocate for ministry to men, Dale Eudy brings a combined background of leadership skills developed in the marketplace along with senior leadership experience in the Church.

Following military service, Dale earned his undergraduate degree and gained valuable systems and operations experience working for two prominent Fortune 50 companies. Responding to God’s leading in his life to focus on leaders in the body of Christ, he went on to complete seminary and served as a pastor for 16 years in a large church in the Denver area and as a denominational leader at the regional and national levels. With his background, Dale knows the heartbeat of the local church.

Dale’s passion is the discipleship (spiritual reproduction) of men. That passion is what drew him to partner with Men’s Ministry Catalyst. In his words, “The simple call of Jesus to follow him and to make fishers of men is the most foundational call in my life.” Using his spiritual gifts of leadership and exhortation, Dale is a great coach and cheerleader for those involved in the arenas of life.

Dale and his wife Kathy live in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and serve their home church, Cherry Hills Community Church. They have two grown children and a caring extended family.