What should you do when your teen decides to disregard what you have taught them and wander down uncertain and possibly dangerous paths? That is one question most parents hope they never have to answer.
Today’s guest, Mindy Meyersick, came face to face with a harsh and unexpected reality when her 14-year-old son was caught smoking marijuana behind the seminary building. That discovery led to years of challenges with that son and another who followed closely in his footsteps.
In this episode, Mindy tells her story of heartache – a journey that taught her what unconditional love for herself and her children looks like in action. It is a story of perceived failure and ultimate triumph. It is a story of drawing upon faith while in the depths of sorrow. It is a story of how love wins – one that every parent needs to hear.
Whether you are currently struggling with wayward teens (or young adults) or not, you will gain an invaluable perspective by listening to Mindy’s vulnerable journey. It provides evidence that we are not alone in our struggles. But, in addition, it illustrates that casting judgment on parents whose kids choose to wander is never helpful. Love is always a better choice.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
- Why control does not work in parenting, especially when you have wayward teens
- How anxiety, depression, and traumatic brain injury played into Mindy’s story
- Why it is dangerous to base your self-worth on how your children behave
- What unconditional love really looks like
- Why casting blame does not help, and what it does instead
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