Keep an Open Door

  In spite of sincere efforts by parents, sometimes a child will go astray. What then? Your love continues because you seek their highest good. You will not show love by compromising God's will to accommodate their waywardness. But always be ready to meet him more than halfway if he ever decides to come back to what is right. Let him know you disapprove of his error but also let him know you wait for his return and he will find you forgiving.

  Be ready to receive him back if he comes back. Remember the father of the prodigal son (Luke 15). Then let the past die. It was hard to see your child go toward his destruction, but leave the door ajar and let him know you long for his return. It's his move.