Christian parents are not exempt from the struggle and heartbreak caused by rebellious children. This updated classic resource by Margie Lewis, written with her son, bestselling author Gregg Lewis, not only offers tried-and-tested wisdom and hope for the newest generation of parents of prodigal sons and daughters, but also provides fresh insight and added encouragement for hurting mothers and fathers everywhere. For the first time, read the rest of the story that inspired the original edition of this book.
The Hurting Parent takes a realistic approach to the problems young people face today - the peer pressure they face daily, the easy access to drugs and alcohol, the cultural influences that pull them from their family's faith. The Lewises acknowledge there are no simple formulas or simple answers. But the biblical insight, emotional understanding, and practical encouragement they offer will be life-changing.
Written by a hurting parent for other hurting parents, this book, by ministering to hundreds of thousands of families over the past 30 years, has earned a prominent spot not only on the personal bookshelves of countless parents and their family and friends, but also on the professional shelves of pastors, youth ministers, and Christian counselors.