Helping Men Find Healing After Lost Fatherhood

Almost Daddy: The Forgotten Story

The Forgotten Story

Ben had plans. He had dreams. Yet in a moment, and a moment beyond his control, fatherhood was lost…and Ben was adrift. A ship without a rudder being pushed by an unknown wind….he was almost daddy. This is an invitation to walk this path with Ben. The journey from original pain to healing is a winding, twisting road that no one should walk alone. Perhaps healing can be found and relationship restored with God. Because alone, healing rarely comes.


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Greg Mayo

Almost Daddy was written to start the conversation about men healing from lost fatherhood to abortion. Since the novel’s release, the mission has grown and expanded. Today, Almost Daddy represents not only a step on a healing journey for men, but also an invitation to join the conversation about Authentic Masculinity and healing from Father Wounds.

Through engaging live talks and keynote events, Greg brings the message of hope and healing to groups across the US. Each talk is followed by an open and honest Q & A session, punctuated by the idea of “ask me anything.”

It is in this environment, Greg believes, we all have a chance to learn, grow and find the help we need.


The story of Ben in "Almost Daddy" is an odyssey on many levels. Through a character many men (and women) can relate to in one aspect or another, Ben's journey takes us through the pain of a young life. Pain from the "what if's" that haunt us, to failed relationship woes, to betrayal, and the pain of the all-too-common uncharted drifting through a life without true purpose or meaning causes.

But the pain is a crucible -- Ben discovers love, life, and purpose in his life. And especially -- my biggest takeaway -- how to forgive yourself.


Greg captures the heart and mind of the man who becomes a father, only to find himself with empty arms. As a society, we make men feel that they have no voice in the matter of abortion. Walking this journey of pain and heartbreak that turns into healing with purpose is an option for every man with abortion in his past. Greg does a wonderful job of drawing us into the process of recovery and finding peace. I would hand this book to any man who confesses his loss. I would invite them to seek healing, and this could be the very tool to open a walled-up heart that fears the reality of the pain. Thanks, Greg, for allowing your story to be one that unlocks the path to healing!

I am the Director of Hearts Restored of Clarity of SC IN and will use this at our 7 centers!

Sue K

Best book I have read in the past 30 years!!


Before a Man Says Yes to Abortion

This video provides an opportunity for the man who's significant other is in a crisis pregnancy situation to pause for a moment and hear words from a man who has been there. Abortion is a man's issue and the pain that often follows it can be avoided.


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Almost Daddy: The Forgotten Story

: The Forgotten Story

A novel that explores post-abortion issues and healing through the story of one man who lost fatherhood to abortion.


Almost Daddy: A Men’s Guide to Healing After Abortion

: A Men's Guide to Healing After Abortion

This is a 12-Step recovery guide for post-abortion healing.
Suitable for individuals, small groups or large meetings


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The Almost Daddy Mug

: The OFFICIAL Almost Daddy Coffee Mug

A mug for all beverages and all occasions


Finding Forgiveness

: The Search for Meaning in the Midst of Grief

An exploration of the age-old question of “why bad things happen to good people.”


Upcoming Events

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mt Gilead Church

Right to Life of Johnson and Morgan Counties

This year I have the honor of being the keynote speaker for the Right to Life of Johnson and Morgan Counties annual banquet.  

May 22 @ 8:00 am - May 25 @ 5:00 pm
Orlando World Center Marriot

National Religious Broadcasters Book Signing

Join me, Greg Mayo, at the National Religious Broadcasters annual convention in Orlando Florida. It will be a busy conference with thousands of industry leaders. My book signing will be May 25th from 1-2pm. NRB 2023 is the premier conference for Christian communicators. Whether you work in radio, TV, film, church media, or digital marketing,…

May 18 @ 8:00 am - May 20 @ 5:00 pm
North JAX Baptist Church

Sexual Integrity Leadership Summit

Join me, Greg Mayo, this May in Jacksonville for the Sexual Integrity Leadership Summit. The theme this year is “Rebuilding the Foundations and Restoring God’s People”. The Sexual Integrity Leadership Summit is an annual event where sexual integrity professionals are blessed by the love of God and the fellowship of other leaders. It is also…

April 25 @ 8:30 am - April 27 @ 5:00 pm
Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel

Father’s and Families Coalition of America

Join me, Greg Mayo, at the Father’s and Families Coalition of America in Los Angeles. I will be speaking on The Impact of Lost Fatherhood on Relationships and Parenting. With dozens of industry leaders, speakers and break-out presenters, it will be an event to be remembered.

April 1
Coram Deo Bible Church

Iron Sharpens Iron

Join me, author Greg Mayo, at the Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Confernce. We will discuss men and abortion, why abortion healing matters and what healing may look like.


Why I Write

By the time I was in high school I knew I wanted to write books. Even then there were a few authors whose stories had touched me deeply. I thought that, if I could tell a compelling story that communicated a deep truth, I could be a positive influence in the world.  Back then I…

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The Clinic Steps

The first abortion loss I experienced was over 30 years ago. The pathway from then to now, as far as recovery goes, has been well documented in this space…so I won’t go into that again.  But we talk about recovery as being a journey and not a destination. For that reason, I share the following. …

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Abortion Recovery From the Beginning

I was thinking over the weekend about something my dad used to say. He would tell me that it was important to pause once in a while and reflect on the journey, where you’ve come from and what happened along the way.  Well, I applied that sound advice to the journey I’m currently on with…

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