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How to love your wayward child

Abraham Piper writes about 12 Ways to Love Your Wayward Child. Here’s the bullet list, but do go read the whole article:

  1. Point them to Christ.
  2. Pray.
  3. Acknowledge that something is wrong.
  4. Don’t expect them to be Christ-like.
  5. Welcome them home.
  6. Plead with them more than you rebuke them.
  7. Connect them to believers who have better access to them.
  8. Respect their friends.
  9. Email them.
  10. Take them to lunch.
  11. Take an interest in their pursuits.
  12. Point them to Christ. (reprise)