If your adult child has walked away from the faith and embraced an ungodly lifestyle, you may be experiencing shock, confusion, anger, guilt, shame, loneliness—even despair. With these emotions come questions. Did I cause this to happen? What should I tell others about my child’s decisions? How should I interact with my child?
In a resource that can also assist pastors, counselors, and friends, biblical counselor Robert Jones brings the comfort of the gospel to bear on this difficult situation, sympathetically providing biblical advice for the road ahead and unpacking lessons from a real case study of a couple that drew abundant strength from God while struggling with a prodigal son. God understands your unique distress as a parent. He is deeply committed to you and will give you the strength to entrust your child to him.
About the author:
Robert D. Jones (MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary; DTheol, University of South Africa) is associate professor of biblical counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville and has served in pastoral ministry for over thirty years.