Rebellion

Knowing how to love a prodigal is not easy. Yet God loved us when we were prodigals. When a teenager rebels and refuses to go to church, is moody and angry, disrespectful or shows signs of a secret life, parents are understandably afraid. It can be difficult to know when to extend grace and how to set boundaries and consequences. Endurance as a parent during these trying times requires grace given by God.


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“I don’t have to put up with this. I’m outta here!” Amber stomped to her room. I don’t remember what the issue was, but a couple of hours later,...
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