If your children are now adults but you still worry about them and pray for them often, you are not alone. As they become independent, marry and start families of their own, we must rethink our roles as parents and negotiate the rules with our adult offspring, in-laws and grandchildren. There are many things that our grown children experience that can cause us concern: unemployment, relationship difficulties, financial disaster, illness, addiction, lack of faith and so many more. These are out of our control, but we still long to help in some way.
A group of parents has been meeting monthly for the past two years to pray for our adult children, read and study, and support each other in our concerns. This year, we will read and discuss Boundless Compassion by Joyce Rupp. Any parent who is also praying for an adult child is welcome to join us, even if your all-grown-up “kids” are doing well. All conversations are confidential, and you can share as little or as much about your situation as you wish.
We will usually be meeting on the third Monday of each month at 6:45 p.m. If you are interested, contact Susan DeJute at o 612-801-7546 or Karen Karn at or 612-709-8412 to learn a little more. And plan to join us on Nov. 26 (delayed a week due to Thanksgiving)!