March 06, 2014
My son is trying to resist the cravings of his heroin addiction tonight. He has recently stopped using, and really wants to be sober, but he continues to tell us that the cravings are just unbearable and how can he keep from using. Please pray that God keeps him strong and under his wing through this very difficult time. He especially needs prayers tonight as he has went down to the campus area to be with sober friends for the evening. I pray that tonight he stays in this healthy spot until I pick him up and bring him back home. I also pray that he will continue to feel God's love and power over his terrible cravings. Thank you so much for all your prayers and support, each day is a little easier knowing that others are praying for my dear son! Amen and God blesss!
February 25, 2014
Hopefully some other parents can relate to this and offer up prayers on behalf of my son, and my wife and I. Our eldest son (age 20) is struggling with direction in life and has developed a sense of entitlement at home. Part of this is attributed to his mom and I not being in accord on how to deal with his lack of motivation towards a job, and lack of agreement in basic values being being taught to him and shown to him by our united examples. He has learned that he can get what he wants by playing us off each other, because we will not face him in agreement. That is one problem. The other item I am requesting prayer over is that his attitude towards generating a sustaining income for himself be adjusted, so that he understands the need for income to support his desires for freedom, that he acts proactively on that need, and that a sustaining job presents itself. I pray that 'the light bulb comes on' that we all have to work if we want to survive and have independence, and living under mom and dad's wing while not respecting them or their house rules is not acceptable. The message has been delivered to him consistently about a need to start spreading his wings and be responsible by me, but mom is having a tough time cutting the strings...this is her 'baby' after all :) We all need some divine intervention to bring motivation to our eldest son and bring balance to the relationship between my wife and I in regards to this son (and our younger one eventually) and our values.