Nuggets of Wisdom (for Parents of Prodigals)

When Christian Kids Reveal They Aren’t – Counselor Julie Ganschow writes, “This is the hardest for us as parents because we hope beyond hope that we are wrong and they really are saved. The feelings of grief and sorrow go so deep when parents realize a beloved son or daughter is lost and in eternal danger.”

12 Ways to Love Your Wayward Child – An older article from Desiring God: “Many parents are brokenhearted and completely baffled by their unbelieving son or daughter. They have no clue why the child they raised well is making such awful, destructive decisions. I’ve never been one of these parents, but I have been one of these sons.”

Is It Your Fault If Your Child Is Lost? – “We are not going to save our kids by the merit of our good parenting; it is going to be solely by God’s mercy.”

I Am the Mother of a Prodigal – “Oh, the heartbreak is relentless. The loss of relationship—agonizing. The despair over their lifestyle—devastating. We are desperate to break through to their hearts as a painful sense of failure grips us and shame envelopes us.

I Am a Leader for Christ (Part 2 of “I Am the Mother of a Prodigal”) – “What I learned was that we cannot separate ministry from life, nor should we. They are intertwined, and God intends them to be so. Our ministry impacts our life, and the circumstances of our life surely impact our ministry.”

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