Whether you are sending a child to college, or you are planning a wedding, releasing children can be difficult. Barbara Rainey, Susan Yates, and Bruce Johnston share how they managed this pivotal transition.
Author Jill Savage talks about the freedom, and the challenges, of the empty nest. Savage remembers being surprised at how hard it really was to adjust to a quiet house. Hear some sound advice from a mom who's been there.
Your teens are college ready, but are they spiritually ready? Brian Mills and Ben Trueblood talk about the difference between parents who live out their faith and those who are Christian in name only.
Pastor "JP" Pokluda reminds us that "bad company corrupts good morals," and talks about the wisdom of walking in the counsel of the righteous. What if your children are walking with the wrong crowd? Pokluda shares sound advice.
What's the best way to nurture a healthy relationship with your grown children? Jim Burns encourages parents to continue to show their love and support to their grown children even if there have been years of distance between you.
At what point do you cut your children off financially? Jim Burns cautions parents not to enable their adult children by continually giving them money or bailing them out. Burns also answers challenging questions about adult kids visiting with their significant others.
Jim Burns coaches parents of adult children on how to keep the relational ties open once their young adults leave home. He shares what to do if adult children come back home temporarily, and tells how he's living this out with his own daughter.
Campus minister Shelby Abbott talks about some of the stressors students face in today's culture. While stress is a natural part of college life, social media can make it worse. Abbott also addresses the stress of discerning God's will.
Empty nester, Dennis Rainey reviews "release point" principles he's given in past years. He identifies parenting principles he still stands by today, and offers some amendments he'd make to principles he's shared in the past.
What should you do when your adult child is in a crisis? How much advice and help do you give? Dennis and Barbara Rainey tell parents what they need as they relate to their adult children in crisis.
How do you relate to your adult children once they've said, "I do"? Dennis and Barbara Rainey offer some wise counsel for maintaining healthy and vital relationships with your children after they've married.