Parents and Prodigals, Part 1

A Summer-y Hello!

I trust your summer is going well so far as a family and with your student. I hope you have been able to enjoy some time together and maybe even get away a bit! Even though it is the summer months, we still wanted to share our monthly Online Parenting Class with you!

This month’s class is “Parents and Prodigals.”

We all know the story or at least pieces of the story. Even if we didn’t grow up in church, we know about “the prodigal”. It has even become a phrase that is now part of our culture. It is used to refer to any wide variety of struggles or rebellion.

If we are a parent, we know the struggle is real. Even if we have “good” kids, there are always moments and seasons of feeling like we have a “prodigal.”   As our video referred to, Solomon, one of the wisest people to ever live, struggled with his own children. It is not a matter of how smart we are or how loving we have been when it comes to having a prodigal.

In those moments and seasons, we must also consciously choose to pursue our own spiritual health. Maybe even finding someone to help you process and talk through what is going on in your home. I (and our staff) would love to be those people if you need it. We are here for you as a community to walk life with you in those difficult moments. There are even people in our church that have been in similar seasons. Please do not hesitate to contact me and let me know how I can come along side of you now or in the future.

Please check out this week’s online parenting class:

3 great tips:

  1. Parent for influence rather than control
  2. Build relational connection
  3. Let go of the grudge

Praying for you,

Categories: for Parents

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