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Messy Journey

Messy Journey

by Lori Wildenberg

Paperback(RELIGION / Christian Life / Family)

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From licensed parent and family educator Lori Wildenberg comes Messy Journey, a grace- and truth-filled roadmap to a healthy relationship with your wayward child. Whether they are rejecting faith, dabbling in sin, or wholeheartedly embracing sinful behavior, there is hope. After all, their struggle isn't really with you--it's with God.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625915238
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
Publication date: 05/28/2017
Edition description: RELIGION / Christian Life / Family
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Lori Wildenberg understands the heartache and struggles of having a young person take an unexpected detour. As a licensed parent and family educator, she is professionally equipped to encourage and empower parents of kids in hard places. With more than 25 years' experience working with parents and kids in secular and faith-based settings, her philosophy is focused on developing a child's heart and character while creating a family system that is interdependent and dependent on God. A national speaker, Lori is a cofounder of the 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting ministry, coauthor of three parenting books, lead mentor mom for the Moms Together Facebook community, and a freelance writer for a number of online Christian parenting magazines.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction Build the Bridge 11

Chapter 1 Be Brave 19

Chapter 2 Ask a Better Question 30

Chapter 3 Exert Influence 43

Chapter 4 Fight the Good Fight 54

Chapter 5 Draw the Line 63

Chapter 6 Avoid Collateral Relationship Damage 73

Chapter 7 Find Your Support System 87

Chapter 8 Be Real 99

Chapter 9 Be a Prayer Warrior 113

Chapter 10 Trust God 126

Chapter 11 Forgive 137

Chapter 12 Hindsight 149

Conclusion Let God Use Your Story 161

Epilogue 173


A Prodigal Chart 175

13 Indicators of Trouble 178

20 Signs of Substance Abuse 179

10 Warning Signs of Abuse 181

6 Parenting Tips for Your Non-Prodigal 182

4 Respect Rules 183

Group Discussion 184

About the Author 191

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