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Ep. 12: What to Do If Your Child Walks Away from the Faith

August 02, 2021
00:00 35:47
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We spend a lot of time worrying that our children will leave the faith in college. But statistics show that children are more likely to leave the faith before they leave the nest.

In this episode, Catherine covers:
1. What is to blame when your child walks away from the faith (and what NOT to blame).
2. A battleplan for going to war for your child’s faith

Articles and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

Read Catherine's accompanying article on Crosswalk:

Already Gone: Why Your Kids Will Quit Church And What You Can Do To Stop It by Ken Ham, Britt Beemer, and Todd Hillard (pgs. 31-32)

Fasting: Opening the Door to a Deeper, More Intimate, More Powerful Relationship with God by Jentzen Franklin.

Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson.

House of Miracles by Brandon Lake.

Scripture Referenced in this Episode:

The Good Shepherd & the lost sheep: Luke 15:3-7

1 Peter 5:8 “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

The Armor of God: Ephesians 6:10-20

Exodus 17:8-16: Israel’s battle with Amalekites.

Quotes on prayer:

J. Edwin Orr “History is silent on revivals that did not begin with prayer.”

The Great Oswald Chambers called prayer "the greater work."

W. Clement Stone: “Prayer is man’s greatest power.”

Watchman Nee: “Our prayers lay the track down through Gods power can come. Like a mighty locomotive, his power is irresistible, but it cannot reach us without rails.”

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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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