Hanging on for Dear Life: For Hurting Parents
- A Survival Toolkit of Biblical Help and Hope
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There’s nothing exciting about being forced into the fraternity of hurting parents, but once you are there, the question becomes one of survival—for you, your young adult offspring, your family and the relationships you all share. How do you deal with the issues and heartaches that accompany the drama? And if you’re a Christian, how do you reconcile your understanding of who God is with the situation in which you find yourself? For most parents, understandably, the question becomes, “How can I get through to my son/daughter?” But the question that really needs to be asked maybe, “How can I get a grip on myself, so I don’t do things that make matters worse?”
This book is a toolkit filled little by little—one tool, one difficulty at a time. With these tools, the Lord Jesus Christ upheld me, firmly but tenderly showed me options that lay before me and helped me navigate—giving me fresh perspective—amid heart-wrenching challenges. I shudder to think how I might have how I might have responded absent His help. Amazingly, often unknown to me, at the same time the Lord was helping me, He was wonderfully at work in the lives of our young adult children and our family.
Olivia Kay Knowles (pen name), an ordained Christian minister in the Church of God, has served the church in various capacities at the local, state and national levels. A graduate of Anderson College, Ms. Knowles is currently an Associate Minister at her local church where she has been involved in curriculum development for the church’s New Members’ course and prepared a Biblical healing guide for persons suffering from various illnesses. Together with her husband David, Ms. Knowles also leads their church’s prayer ministry.
Ms. Knowles was a stay-at-home mom for several years, after which she served as a full-time educator in her city’s public schools. From there she took a position in government service as a specialist in government communications, a position in which she continues to serve. She and David have raised three children, all of whom are now young adults.