Parenting a Prodigal with Dan and Wanda Perry

I know you’re going to love this week’s guests, Dan and Wanda Perry. Dan and Wanda have a powerful faith story of how they endured a season of grief together while their son, Nathaniel, chose to walk a prodigal path. They share some of their son’s surprising perspective while he was living a wayward lifestyle and what finally brought him to a strong relationship with Christ that eventually led to him become a missionary. In our conversation they discuss how they approached Nathaniel while waiting on God and trusting Him to do a good work in their son’s life. If you’re dealing with a prodigal or know someone who is, this episode will encourage you and give you the hope you need to keep pouring into that child. It’s an incredible story of God’s grace.

Quotes and Resources From This Episode

“A Christian marriage is always double the joy and half the heartache.” – Wanda

“One of the prayers we prayed over and over was, ‘Lord, bring true Christians in their life’.” – Wanda

“We have the responsibility to move our children from being governed to being self-governed.” – Dan

“We never gave up in our prayers–that was the biggest weapon we had.” – Dan

“The world is a system, designed by the devil, to get our eyes off of Jesus.” – Wanda quoting a former pastor

The Strong Family by Chuck Swindoll

Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family by Paul David Tripp

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. – Ecclesiastes 4:12

Rejoice in our confident hope, be patient in trouble and keep on praying. – Romans 12:12

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