Praying for Your Prodigal Daughter: Hope, Help & Encouragement for Hurting Parents

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Simon and Schuster, 2008 M01 29 - 288 pages
Offering hope, help, and encouragement to hurting parents of prodigal daughters, author Janet Thompson shares out of her own experience as a prodigal daughter and as the mother of a prodigal daughter. And the key to the help she offers is prayer.

While you, as a hurting mom or dad, may know that you need to pray for your daughter, this walk-along-beside-you book will take you gently by the hand and show you how. In it you will find candid stories of other parents of prodigals -- and even the stories of prodigals themselves.

Don't wait until you have a prodigal situation. Any parent will benefit from this book's incredible insights, prayers, and stories. Praying for Your Prodigal Daughter is about hope, help, and support from others who have walked a similar road.

Chapter Topics Include

• Setting Boundaries • Surviving in Marriage • Resolving Conflict

• Making it All About Her • What Did We Do to Cause This?

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User Review  - Scott - Christianbook.com

I purchased this book for my wife after a very traumatic experience with our "Prodigal Daughter" and after reading it and following the prayer journal and everything, with in a couple months we had our prodigal return and she wants to pursue counseling. PRAISE GOD!!! Read full review

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User Review  - Believe - Christianbook.com

This book has been very helpful! It has provided concrete actions/prayers that I can do during this difficult time in our lives. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
SECTION
9
Praying Biblically
19
Praying Expectantly
29
Praying Persistently
39
Praying Sacrificially
51
Praying Unceasingly
63
Praying Thankfully
71
Supporting Each Other
199
SECTION FOUR QUESTIONING YOUR ROLE WITH YOUR PRODIGAL DAUGHTER
209
What Did We Do to Cause This?
211
What Is Unconditional Love?
223
What Will Our Friends Think?
235
What If She Never Repents?
243
SECTION FIVE WELCOMING HOME YOUR PRODIGAL DAUGHTER
253
Celebrating Her Return
255

SECTION
81
Praying as a Couple
95
Praying as a Family
105
SECTION THREE LIVING LIFE WITH YOUR PRODIGAL DAUGHTER
117
Defining a Prodigal Daughter
119
Setting Boundaries
135
Surviving in Marriage
149
Maintaining a Normal Family
159
Making It All about Her
167
Confronting Our Own Mistakes
177
Resolving Conflict
187
Extending Unconditional Forgiveness
265
Nurturing the MotherDaughter Relationship
277
Needing a Father
289
Sharing Your Testimony
299
Epilogue
309
APPENDIx
311
Forty Days of Praying Scripture for Your Daughter
313
Prayer and Praise Journal
321
Notes
325
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Page 99 - The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband The wife's body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband In the same way, the husband's body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife.
Page 95 - If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; if my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Page 81 - For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any doubleedged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Page 162 - See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.
Page 211 - Honor your father and mother" (this is the first commandment with a promise), '"that it may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth.
Page 180 - God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.
Page i - May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Page 117 - But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

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