When Alex Doesn't Believe
I would far prefer to deal with the possibility of rejection early on, rather than later when a young adult decides to abandon Christ with true finality, fueled by resentment over a failed effort to produce an unsullied, and unchosen, Christianity.
A friend asked about her sixth-grade son's sudden announcement that he no longer believed in God. Our time was simply too short for a substantial answer, so I wrote a letter.
Dear Doc and Leanne,
I appreciated the opportunity to talk about Alex, and I am glad that our friendship is such that we can share this burden. I can feel your concern about your son. The faith journey of our children is something we all feel responsible for, because God commanded us to raise up our children in the nurture and ...