mending lines TWO a story of Dads and Daughters

I remember the overwhelming feelings of intense love & utter inadequacy when the nurse placed my firstborn daughter in my arms. I couldn't take my eyes off her. A daughter. I knew absolutely nothing about being a dad, led-alone raising up a daughter. I did have a deep sense of protection. So I stayed up the whole first night with my eyes glued to her making sure she kept breathing. It was the first of many misguided attempts to care for my daughter.

"A young woman’s relationship with her father has a significant impact on her view of men, her view of God and her view of herself." - Gary Thomas

The Family Lines team is thrilled to dive into the unique waters of the Dad-Daughter relationship with this second series of Mending Lines. Based on the unscripted in-process story-driven formula of Mending Lines ONE, Series TWO will follow three father/daughter pairs on a fly-fishing adventure into the remote village of Stehekin this fall. There they will explore the next layers of God's restoration invitation.

Mending Lines TWO filming in Stehekin in September 2019

Meet the Father/Daughter pairs

Molly O'Bryan & her dad John O'Bryan

Kady Land & her dad Rod Reed (not pictured)

Devan Nichols & her dad Sean Gross

What exactly is Mending Lines?

Mending Lines Series One released in 2018

Since Family Lines' beginning in 2010 we have been driven to create intentional storytelling space for dads and their children (all ages) to experience God's restoration. For our first years we pursued that mission exclusively through fishing trips and workshops. In early 2016 we sensed God nudging us to look beyond our physical reach into the global fatherhood community - to take the campfire moments to the masses.

So in fall 2016 we took up the challenge and gathered a brave group of fathers and sons to head to the Grande Ronde River. We filmed what would become a video study for small groups of dads called MENDING LINES. The study focused around one central question:

What is one area of unfinished healing in my family line that God is inviting me to engage?

We officially released Mending Lines Series ONE (a 6 part video series and a facilitator guide!) on May 17, 2018! In April our series was picked up by RightNow Media which gave us access to an audience of 18,000 churches & 2.5 million individual subscribers worldwide.

Mending Lines went live on RightNow Media in July 2018 and as of February 2019 we're approaching 100 active facilitators, in over 17 states as well as in Belgium and Canada, and counting! Each facilitator (we call them Dad-vocates) is connecting with other fathers in their sphere of influence. This multiplier is huge and increases weekly. The Mending Lines series will minister to thousands of fathers, well beyond the reach of our Family Lines team. We're stoked!

RightNow Media has also committed to license Mending Lines Series TWO & Series THREE!

Would you partner with us in the production of MENDING LINES?

Production has already begun as we do initial shoots with the three father/daughter pairs leading up to the Stehekin expedition in September. Each father/daughter pair has committed to raise $3500 ($1750 each). In total the production expenses are $25,540. Would you partner with us in producing this father story series? Would you invest in father-daughter relationships globally experiencing the restoration power of Father God?

Thank you!

Created By
Aaron Bryant