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Practical Advice for Parenting through a Crisis (with Laine Lawson Craft) - Episode 63

June 05, 2023
00:00 53:12
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At some point, every parent will have to work through a crisis with their kids. Whether their child deals with a substance addiction or battles an eating disorder or questions their sexuality or walks away from the faith, parents need encouragement and strategy to work through these difficult seasons.


Joining Catherine again to discuss parenting through the hard times is best-selling author Laine Lawson Craft. Laine’s brand new book, The Parent’s Battle Plan: Warfare Strategies to Win Back Your Prodigal, covers a plethora of parenting potholes. Together, Catherine and Laine cover this vital parenting ground:


  • Maintaining self-care in a crisis
  • Evicting enablement
  • Establishing healthy boundaries
  • Changing the rules
  • Responding to manipulation
  • Dealing with the judgment of others
  • Establishing community
  • Finding a Christian counselor
  • Guarding our minds from discouragement
  • Praying the Word over our children


And at the end of this episode, these ladies offer a powerful, Spirit-filled prayer to wage war in the heavenlies for this next generation.




Laine’s Book: The Parent’s Battle Plan: Warfare Strategies to Win Back Your Prodigal

Laine’s website

Laine’s Instagram Page

Laine’s Facebook Page

Laine’s podcast: Warfare Parenting Podcast


To receive a free copy of “Scriptures to Pray Over Children Who Have Walked Away from the Faith,” subscribe HERE




45% of Parents with Adult Children Are Helping Them Pay Their Bills” (




Crosswalk: “What Every Parent Needs to Know about the Prodigal Child” by Catherine Segars


Crosswalk: “What To Do if Your Child Has Walked Away from the Faith” by Catherine Segars


Lifeway Research: “Most Teenagers Drop Out of Church When They Become Young Adults” (1/15/19)

Cold-Case Christianity: “UPDATED: Are Young People Really Leaving Christianity” by J. Warner Wallace (1/12/19)

Barna Research: “Atheism Doubles Among Gen Z” (1/24/18)




Isaiah 43:5-6

Isaiah 54: 13,15,17

Romans 4:17

Jeremiah 31:16-17

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Catherine Segars is an award-winning actress and playwright—turned stay-at-home-mom—turned author, speaker, blogger, and motherhood apologist. This homeschooling mama of five has a master’s degree in communications and is earning a master’s degree in Christian apologetics. Catherine helps parents navigate through dangerous secular landmines to establish a sound Biblical foundation for their kids. Author of the e-book Five Myths about Motherhood That Make You Feel Mere, And Why They're Wrong, Catherine is also passionate about helping mothers see their worth in a season when they often feel overwhelmed and irrelevant. You can find Catherine’s blog, dramatic blogcast, and other writings at and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.
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