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The Journey of the Prodigal Parent

This article is written primarily for prodigal parents who are in the journey of having a prodigal child. The definition of journey is the act of traveling from one place to the next. Sometimes when you are traveling there are places that you have never been before, roads that are rough, and there are times your destination takes a little bit longer than you hoped.
 As a prodigal parent, I would like to share with you some things that may bring you comfort.
No one ever hopes their child will be rebellious and turn from the things of the Lord. Most Christian parents have this dream that their children will follow the Lord and serve Him. It is devastating and heart-wrenching to watch your child make poor choices that will hurt him or her. Many prodigal parents feel all alone and ashamed of their child’s behavior. It is also common for prodigal parents to experience guilt, depression, sadness, and grief. There are times that you may feel like you are on a roller coaster ride, as your child…