Christian Parent, Crazy World

Christian Parent, Crazy World

Catherine Segars

Hope and Strategy for Parents of Prodigal Children (with Laine Lawson Craft) - Episode 62

May 22, 2023   ●   44 min

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Statistics show that a majority of Christian kids are leaving the faith when they leave the nest. That means a majority of Christian parents are parenting a prodigal child. Support for those walking through the prodigal journey is one of the greatest needs for parents in the body of Christ today.


Where does the prodigal parent start?


Joining Catherine to discuss parenting prodigal children in a two-part series is bestselling author Laine Lawson Craft. Laine’s brand new book, The Parent’s Battle Plan: Warfare Strategies to Win Back Your Prodigal, chronicles her 15-year journey with multiple prodigal children who struggled with drugs, sex, depression, suicidal ideation, and so much more.


Parenting has always been hard, but it’s even harder in today’s dark world. Children are bombarded with technology, peer pressures, and substances that can lead to devastating repercussions for not only the child, but also their family. Today’s youth are just one click away from a destructive path.


  • How do parents recover from the shock, panic, and guilt they feel when a child chooses a destructive path?
  • What can parents do to help their children when they continue making self-destructive life choices? 
  • How can parents partner with God, the perfect parent, to win back their child?


In this episode, Catherine and Laine answer these questions while pointing parents to the single greatest weapon we have in the battle to win back a prodigal child—that is prayer.


Laine’s Bio: Laine Lawson Craft is an award-winning author, popular media host, and in-demand speaker. The founder and publisher of WHOAwomen magazine (2010-2018), she regularly hosts online challenges and masterclasses as well as Facebook Live events that reach thousands. Her Livin' Lively with Laine podcast encourages women around the world, and her Warfare Parenting podcast encourages parents of adult children. 



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EPISODE 13: 4 Types of Prayer Every Believer Should Know

EPISODE 14: How To Battle for Your Kids in Prayer

EPISODE 15: What Should I Expect When I Battle in Prayer?

EPISODE 26: What Every Parent Needs to Know about the Prodigal Child

EPISODE 12: What To Do if Your Child Walks Away from the Faith



The Parent’s Battle Plan: Warfare Strategies to Win Back Your Prodigal by Laine Lawson Craft

Intercessory Prayer: How God Can Use Your Prayers to Move Heaven and Earth by Dutch Sheets



 “What Every Parent Needs to Know about the Prodigal Child” by Catherine Segars (3/22/22)

What To Do if Your Child Has Walked Away from the Faith” by Catherine Segars (11/2/22)

"Christian Kids Are Leaving the Faith. What Can We Do about It?" by Catherine Segars (2/9/2

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