The holiday season, with its twinkling lights and festive cheer, often brings a unique challenge for those of us with wayward children. It’s a time when the absence of a loved one can feel more pronounced, and the longing for a family reunited in faith can weigh heavily on our hearts. In this post, I want to offer you a message of hope and peace, guiding you through this season with a heart full of faith and eyes set on a brighter future.
As we bask in the warmth of the holiday season, our thoughts naturally turn to the act of giving. For many of us, especially those in the role of a mother or grandmother, this time of year is not just about wrapping presents. It’s a period of deep reflection, particularly for those with wayward children. In this serene season, I invite you to join me in exploring a different kind of gift – the spiritual gifts within our children, no matter how far they may seem to have strayed.
As we embrace the holiday season, it’s a time of joy and celebration but also, for some, a season of reflection and challenge, especially for those of us with wayward children. I recently had the privilege of hosting Jacob Coyne, author of “Stay Here: Uncovering God’s Plan to Restore Your Mental Health,” on the Warfare Parenting Podcast. His words of wisdom are a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of parenting prodigals during the holidays.