My husband’s problem with porn is destroying him, me, our marriage, and our family. Friends who care about both of us tell me to use tough love with him. But then I read articles that say it’s the wrong approach — that compassion and patience would be better. What should I do?
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How much control does, or should, a parent have over an adult child?
I’ve found that ultimately, even when my children want to be respected as an adult, they also crave the comfort of a parent.
Spending time in intimate conversation with our Heavenly Father on behalf of our kids can take away the feeling of powerlessness that we sometimes battle. These times spent with God can renew our sense of hope, open our eyes to what God is doing now in our kids’ lives, and impact our interactions with our …
We can’t change our adult children. But we can choose to keep communication open without compromising our convictions.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5, NIV)
How can parents help adult children without enabling them?
You can move forward after a rift with your adult children by learning new ways to build trust and respect between you and your child.
We no longer get to make the “right” decision for our adult children. But we can keep our expectations from planting seeds of bitterness that may eventually overflow into our relationship with them.
When adult children reject the faith, questions arise from the emotions and doubt. Learn how to commit to loving your kids in this situation.