Parenting Act II

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 four years to pray for our adult children, read, study and support each other in our concerns. This year, we will read and discuss Everything Happens for a Reason…And Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler. As we read this, we will focus on how it applies to our adult children.

Any parent who is praying for an adult child is welcome to join us, even if your all-grown-up “kids” are doing well. We pray, study, support each other, share and strive for personal spiritual growth. We respect each other with confidentiality (all conversations are confidential…you can share as little or as much about your situation as you wish) and non-judgement. We have no expectations to change our children; only to put their lives in God’s hands.

We will be meeting on the third Monday of each month at 6:45 p.m. (except January where it’s the 4th Monday). If you are interested, contact Susan DeJute or Karen Karn to learn a little more. Please plan to join us...we always have a chair open!