If a child has strayed from the faith of his parents, it's tempting for parents to question what they did wrong. Phil Waldrep, Bob Lepine, and Michelle Hill offer hope for families of prodigals.
Craig Svensson talks to the Wilsons about his son's ongoing battle with drug addiction. While Craig and his wife tried every avenue possible to find him help, Eric continued to use.
Craig Svensson talks openly about the heartache involved in watching a son choose opposite values from you as he fell deeper into the abyss of addiction.
Craig Svensson walks us through his son Eric's painful journey with drugs and addiction. After taking several steps to stop Eric's drug use, Craig and his wife continued to pray that Eric could be rescued from this downward spiral.
Adoption hasn't been an easy journey for the Douglass family. Judy Douglass shares the realities of raising a rebellious child, and how she continues to be amazed at God's continued work in Josh's life.
Self-admitted non-rebel Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach interviewed former teen rebels. Lindenbach tells what she learned from these prodigals about being heard and understood, household rules, dating, and more.
Todd Friel encourages parents to look beyond behavior modification when disciplining our kids; reminding us that we're all sinners, even parents, so we shouldn't be shocked when kids don't behave.
Todd Friel talks to parents of prodigals who feel they are to blame for their child's waywardness. Friel reminds parents that it's their job to be faithful. It's God's job to bring their children to faith.
Dave Harvey and Paul Gilbert describe what it's like for the person living with a prodigal. They explain the indicators that tell the person when it's time to release the prodigal and let them go.
When you love someone who continually makes wrong choices, what should you do? Dave Harvey and Paul Gilbert say, the offended must exhibit a rugged love that draws boundaries, and doesn't enable sinful behavior.
Pastors Dave Harvey and Paul Gilbert address the weighty topic of rebellion and expand the idea of a prodigal to include not only our children, but anyone who's straying.
As their daughter's struggle continued, so did the struggle for Tom and Dena Yohe. Eventually they realized they couldn't choose sobriety for Renee-she had to choose it for herself.
As their daughter, Renee, continued to spiral out of control; Tom and Dena Yohe knew that the Word of God was their food and prayer was their lifeline. So, they asked friends to pray.
Tom and Dena Yohe's daughter, Renee, started cutting herself at 12 years of age. Gradually, other behaviors surfaced including suicidal tendencies. Find out how Tom and Dena handled parenting a prodigal.
Could a Christian home be an obstacle to a true faith in Christ?
Family advocate Tim Kimmel defines what a prodigal is for Dennis Rainey.
Michael W. Smith talks about his formative years.
Elyse Fitzpatrick gives timely advice to parents of wayward children.
Does good parenting produce good kids and bad parenting produce bad kids?
Learn how to pull the reins on a child's controlling behavior.
Learn the particular challenges parents face when disciplining a strong-willed child.