Parenting is one of the best and hardest experiences in life. Our powerful love for our children can feel scary at times. Scary because it means we’re vulnerable. It doesn’t take long to discover that we have little control over these precious ones who hold our hearts.
For the Christian parent, there’s the added passion to bring them to faith in Christ. To see them share our beliefs. We want them to follow in our path and love God, love His truth recorded in the Bible, and to seek to live by its principles. We want them to have the best God has to offer.
When our children begin to make choices that don’t line up with our beliefs, that’s painful and sometimes devastating. For some, those choices may just be a difference of opinions about non-essential issues. But many parents have a child who takes a path opposite to their family values, and in some cases, they become what we call a “prodigal.”
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