Adult children

There are few parenting challenges as great as letting go of your child. How do we usher our children successfully into an adult life fully independent, yet connected to us? What happens when we disagree with their choices, fear for their future or find them still dependent on us?


Why won't she leave home?

Each week I receive a number of calls from parents who are concerned about their adult children. Most want to know what...

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“I am hungry. I have had only one meal today.” Our 23-year-old son’s words brought a combination of laughter and disbelief as he sat across from my...
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For Mike, a typical Monday evening begins with Monday Night Football. After the game, he plays Xbox, surfs the Internet and text-messages some...
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“Come over to Macedonia and help us” (Acts 16:9). Little did we know that our son, Todd, would hear those words, which were originally spoken to the...
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Silver face paint will have to wait. I won’t be sitting between two grandsons this year, sharing popcorn and wearing Air Force blue. I’ll pass on the...
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My hand shook slightly as I pinned a white rose on the lapel of my son’s tuxedo. “Are you ready?” I asked. “I am,” Matthew said. “I’m glad today’s...