“To Forgive My Father” Children of Divorce and the Parable of the Prodigal Son

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Frank Weathers has a tremendously powerful post on his blog about how he came to forgive his father for the affair that ended his parents' marriage when he was five years old.  It is a truly inspirational story of the power of grace and the fruit of forgiveness. In reading Frank's reflection, I was reminded of Elizabeth Marquardt's important research on the spiritual lives of children of divorce.  One aspect of that research is that she found that adult children of divorce often have a … [Read more...]