You know what kind of parenting book I’d really like to read?  I’d love to see a book of interviews with parents who’ve had kids who have really failed, or fallen away from God, or rejected the family, or in some way broke the parent’s heart.

I would like questions like these answered –

– To what degree (if any) do you think it was your fault that things when wrong?

– What would you have done differently?

– How are you currently handling this situation?

– Why do you think this happened to one child but not the other?

– What advice would you give parents?

– Where do you see God’s grace in this?

I think this would be extremely interesting and helpful to parents whose kids aren’t yet . I also think that a book like this will never be written because the interviews would be so hard.