Empty Nest Guests
Empty Nest Guests
Mar 15, 2021
Episode #14 (Guest:Joannie DeBrito)
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Parenting A Prodigal & Hope For The Journey

With Joannie DeBrito – Director of Parenting at Focus on the Family

Loving a prodigal can be a long, lonely, misunderstood, and often desperate road.

Will a phone call come from jail or the hospital?

Living with fear, worry, anger, and self-recrimination wears you down.

Words of love and words of threats can co-exist.

You search for help yet feel shame.

"How long, Lord?" is your heart’s cry.

Joannie DeBrito, from Focus on the Family, and Charlotte talk about the hardship of parenting prodigals.

They offer helpful words of wisdom and reminders that, with God, all things are possible.

May this podcast help sustain you, offer grace, hope, and strength, and a reminder that God will get you through this valley.

Joannie DeBrito PH.D., LCSW, LMFT is the current Director of Parenting and Youth at Focus on the Family. DeBrito draws from over 30 years of diverse experience as a parent educator, family life educator, school social worker, administrator, and licensed mental health professional.

To reach Joannie:       Savannah.Light@fotf.org

To reach Charlotte:    https://charlotteguest.com

For helpful articles by Joannie: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/contributors/joannie-debrito-ph-d-lcsw-lmft-2/

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