Rebellious Teen Goes Home: But Will You Pray? (Book Giveaway)

Lisa Cherry —  March 13, 2014

Operation Enduring Freedom

By Lisa Cherry

When your teen explodes, and you’re facing a parental crash and burn, you’d probably prefer that it not be played out in the media for all the nation to see. 

But that’s what happened last week when the court case of a disgruntled 18 year old suing her parents was our focus. 

Perhaps this week we could focus on the healing of the same family!

We have reason for hope. The girl returned home to her family this week, as they are trying desperately to get out of the public light.

While this story has players and plots we do not know firsthand, many of us are watching families (and even perhaps our own family) dealing with these types of explosive issues.

So here is my word for the day:  Compassion.

Nobody wants to see their teen explode. Nobody plans on this kind of behavior for their kids.

And for those who suffer this pressure, we want to extend our hand of support.

Likely these parents who were thrust into the public eye are doing exactly what all of us do when we have a parental crash and burn.

They are mourning for their errors and regrets. And now they are looking for solutions and hope.

Isn't it good to know there is always hope in Jesus Christ!

He has the answers to the most complicated of relationship trials. When we come to Him in humility and trust, He, as a good Daddy, can save us...even from ourselves.

Rebellious teens are all around us. Hurting parents are right there too.

Will you join me in extending a hand of compassion? Will you stop right now and pray for those who need our support and love???

And if you are the one in tears as you read this post, know that I am praying for you today. I have been there ....and come back.

If you need a hand of support, I  would like to recommend my book, UnMask the Predators: The Battle to Protect Your Child.

God sees your pain. And He has a plan!

With Love,

P.S.  Book Giveaway: We will be giving away a copy of UnMask the Predators to one of the readers who comments on this post.  The drawing will be held on March 21.  Click here and scroll down to comment.

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Related posts:

“I’m 18, I’m an Adult, and I Make My Own Rules…”

Teen Rebellion: Helping Your Teen Overcome This Temptation

Mission Accomplished: She Rebelled So Hard, But God’s Plan Prevailed

See all of my posts about teen rebellion at my Teen Rebellion Help Page for Parents.

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  • F Dean Hackett – Foundational

    It is very easy to look at these situations and point fingers - at the parents as well as the girl. But, rarely do people do exactly what you encourage here, show compassion. And for the long term...when the media hype is over. Thank you for pointing out our duty as Christians to reach out to one another and bear each others burdens. This is something we have lost in the church today.

  • Lizet Franco

    Thank you for the reminder to pray for this family and rejoice in the fact that the young girl has returned home; atleast it's a start. We too are going through the valley in our family at this time and I appreciate prayer for us now more than ever. I also read several of your articles last night and was encouraged by them. Thank you.

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