Our kids’ passage from childhood to life as adults is rarely smooth, straight, or simple. As moms and dads, we carry a burden of worry over our young adult children’s lives. We wonder, Will they ever be fully independent? Will they succeed in school or in a career? What if they reject our values and Christian faith? Will their friends and dating relationships move them forward or hold them back? How will they stay emotionally strong in this time of turmoil? How do I help my kids navigate this new phase of their lives?
Today’s guest, Jill Savage, is here to tackle those concerns with practical wisdom and hope. She offers moms and dads a fresh mindset as we launch and let go of our young adult children. In today’s podcast, you’ll learn:
- The difference between accepting and affirming our kids’ poor choices
- Why we struggle with giving up control
- How to discern if you’re helping or enabling your child
- What our young adult kids need from us the most
- How to trust God with your kids’ future—and your own!
- The reason your next phase of parenting is so exciting
Jill will leave you encouraged and equipped to parent your child as they step into life as an adult. For even more of her insight, enter to win her book Empty Nest, Full Life: Discovering God’s Best for Your Next. Simply leave the comment “Letting Go” on this podcast episode by November 30 to be entered in a drawing for your very own copy!
Meet Our Guest
Jill Savage is an author and speaker who is passionate about encouraging families. She is the author or co-author of fourteen books, including No More Perfect Moms and No More Perfect Marriages. Featured on Focus on the Family, Family Life Today, and Today’s Christian Woman magazine, Jill is also the founder of Hearts at Home. Jill and her husband Mark have five children and three grandchildren. They make their home in Normal, Illinois.