EMPTY NESTERS

Impacting the generations of your family for Christ

We have been overwhelmed with the number of people we have met around the country who are hurting because their adult children are struggling in their faith or have rejected faith all together. It is never too late for God to use you in the lives of your children!

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Never Too Late: Encouraging Faith in Your Adult Child

A Tale of Two Fathers

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The Most Important Question for College Freshmen

College freshmen are 8 weeks into their new adventure. Most are living away from home for the first time. You may be a college student reading this post, or perhaps you are a parent of one of those freshmen. Let me suggest a question that may be the most important...

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Encouragement for Parents of Prodigals

Millions of Christian parents know the pain of raising a child in a Christian environment only to see that child far from God as an adult. If you are one of those parents, I want to encourage you. I’m convinced that the shortest distance between the heart of your...

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Mom and Dad: Your Time has Passed!

When we think about hurting and broken families, we often think of the impact on children. However, when it comes to family fragmentation, older members of the family suffer as well. The message to senior adults in our culture today is, “Your time has passed! It’s...

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WHEN THEY TURN AWAY

When an adult child leaves the church and turns away from the faith of his or her childhood, parents are left with feelings of failure, confusion over what happened, and fear of what may happen next. Statistics show the breadth of this problem: As many as 75 percent of children who grew up in Christian homes leave the church by the time they are twenty-five (Barna Group).

Writing with compassion and honesty, author and family pastor Rob Rienow comes alongside hurting parents to share a powerful message of hope: it’s never too late to point an adult child’s heart toward God. He challenges parents to accept that they are the shortest distance between their child and Christ, and though they may not have planned for it, parents can–and should–still play a proactive role in leading their child back to faith.

Full of engaging stories, insightful action steps, and inspiring Scripture, When They Turn Away is a biblically based, practical book that teaches parents to forgive themselves, forgive their children, seek forgiveness from their children, and ultimately be able to affirm that there is “no greater joy than to know [your] children are walking in the truth” (3 John 4).

Considering using When They Turn Away in your church or small group? Get the companion DVD Video series, “Never Too Late”

“NEVER TOO LATE” VIDEO BIBLE STUDY

The mission of parenting doesn’t end after your kids become adults. We have been overwhelmed with the number of people we have met around the country who are hurting because their adult children are struggling in their faith…or who have rejected faith all together. In these four video sessions, Dr. Rob Rienow will encourage you with biblical principles which will inspire you to reconnect with your adult child and give you practical ways to encourage faith in their hearts. A brief summary of the four sessions can be found at the bottom of this page.

Get the most out of the DVD series by also reading When They Turn Away: Drawing Your Adult Child Back to Christ.

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