The story of Jairus and his dying daughter is a perfect example of Jesus’ ability to save a spiritually dying child even when all seems lost.
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(Note: This article is adapted from Rescuing Wayward Children. Follow this link to learn more.) In his great intercessory prayer, the Savior taught that personal sanctification is the principle by which one person might help to save another. Just moments before Gethsemane, Jesus made the following statement: “For their sakes I sanctify myself that they also [...]
Despite what we might view as evidence to the contrary, parents are uniquely endowed to become saviors to their wayward children. Elder Mark E. Petersen taught parents: “You are ministers of the Lord unto your children, and if you will do your duty by your children, you will be as saviors on Mount Zion to [...]
President Gordon B. Hinckley said, “You face so much evil…I do not know that there was ever a time in the history of the world when there was greater evil in the world than there is today.” If you are a parent with a wayward child and feel the associated pain and guilt, maybe you [...]
Despite our best efforts, one of our children may pass away having never abandoned his wayward ways. Is he lost? Have we failed? Not necessarily. The Lord also anticipated this eventuality, and the work of redemption goes on.
Within the Plan of Salvation is a personal plan of salvation for each of us. It might require the appearance of an angel, or it might come as a series of quiet steps over an extended period of time. Two things are certain: the plan is in place, and the Maker of the plan [...]
Posted in Rescuing Wayward Children on May 20th, 2009
During the past year as I have been writing my column, Rescuing Wayward Children, I have discovered that common themes continue to emerge. I have compiled a list of quick answers for parents to some difficult questions.
Mormon foresaw an epidemic of latter-day wayward children. Few families are not touched by the prevailing sickness.
Love-perfect love-is the greatest power in the universe. Love motivates God to do all that He does. The greatest expression of His love is to give and redeem life. He invites His children to experience His type of life, for therein is His joy made full. By following His example-giving life and redeeming life-our joy [...]
It is easy for parents to look beyond the mark when children go wayward. Often parents panic and try everything from screaming to grounding to taking away the car keys. Then, too often in resignation, they turn to God. What he might tell them would seem to some people as “too Sunday School,” a pat [...]