Its much-needed message remains strong and hopeful in an age when doing whatever “feels right” is common practice.Using her own life as an example, Elisabeth Elliot guides singles of both genders and of any age on how to put their love lives under the authority of Jesus Christ.
The greasy-haired, tattoo-covered guy has dropped out of high school or college and spends his day driving around in his sleek car. Most of us haven’t experienced this sort of extreme, but it’s still very common for parents to find their older teens and adult children pursuing friendships and relationships with people they don’t approve of.
If you do find yourself in this situation, it’s important to recognize the fine line between giving your child direction and imposing demands.. Then, sit down with your child and explain that you’d like to talk through the issue together.
But if they don’t follow your advice, as painful as it may be, they may have to experience failure for them to learn for the future.
Ultimately, as you move from being an in control parent to an , you’ll recognize that you simply have to trust and rest in God.
Is there a friendship or relationship in your older teen or adult child’s life that needs to be addressed?