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‘Unspeakable heartbreak’: parenting a prodigal child in a ministry home

Sadly, some of our children don’t come to Jesus in repentance and faith but turn away in hostile rebellion.


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A cocktail of external social influences can mix with internal trauma, hormones, and indwelling sin to stir up hostility to parents in general and Christianity in particular. Whilst we still love them dearly, such children bring us unspeakable heartbreak. And, in a ministry home, we and our children have the added pressure of having our congregation watching us. We feel the heaviness of our responsibilities to both our children and our church. O Lord, help us!