65 episodes

Loving a prodigal is a long, desperate journey. Fear. Worry. Anger. Blame. But God intends to use your valley to fill you with grace and hope. In each episode, author and speaker Judy Douglass will guide you through lessons she’s learned in her son's 15-year prodigal journey to help mold your spiritual life.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

Loving a prodigal is a long, desperate journey. Fear. Worry. Anger. Blame. But God intends to use your valley to fill you with grace and hope. In each episode, author and speaker Judy Douglass will guide you through lessons she’s learned in her son's 15-year prodigal journey to help mold your spiritual life.

    Worldwide Prodigal Prayer Day 1, episode 64

    Worldwide Prodigal Prayer Day 1, episode 64

    One of the best things that happened to our son was to be put on probation for two years for a minor incident. The consequences were much greater than the offense.
    But it was an answer to prayer that we could never have anticipated. We had prayed that he would receive some real-life accountability for some of his poor choices in his late teens.
    That was one of many answers to prayers prayed on a June 2nd Worldwide Prodigal Prayer Day.
    Resources:
    A Word from Josh: https://bit.ly/38BcGLg Receive a FREE e-book on Learning to Love: https://judydouglass.com/podcastcontact Join the Prayer for Prodigals community here: https://bit.ly/3uyhSWQ Sign up for Judy’s monthly newsletter here: https://bit.ly/39TBlYt Purchase a copy of the When You Love a Prodigal book for you or a loved one here: https://amzn.to/3l1JPmy  
    Stay connected:
    Website: com/podcast Facebook: com/JudyDouglass417 Instagram: com/judydouglass417 Twitter: com/judydouglass417 Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/judy-douglass-815aa358/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/judyddouglass/ YouTube: https://bit.ly/3qzjAqY  

    • 12 min
    Spirit 4: The Source of Peace and Power, episode 63

    Spirit 4: The Source of Peace and Power, episode 63

    The chaos was almost palpable.
    He and his friends barged through the front door. The kitchen was the first stop, then they scaled the stairs to his room in a few leaps.
    In the early years it was just boy noise and roughhousing. But as years went on, it escalated. We wanted him and his friends to feel welcome in our home, but their roughhousing turned violent—there’s still a hole in the wall and the roof needed repair because they climbed out the window to sit on the roof to smoke pot. They became abusive—to our home, to our values, to our peace.
    How did we find peace and power in those days? Or even in these days?
    Resources:
    Read Loving a Prodigal: War and Peace https://bit.ly/3wdUIaI Receive a FREE e-book on Learning to Love: https://judydouglass.com/podcastcontact Join the Prayer for Prodigals community here: https://bit.ly/3uyhSWQ Sign up for Judy’s monthly newsletter here: https://bit.ly/39TBlYt Purchase a copy of the When You Love a Prodigal book for you or a loved one here: https://amzn.to/3l1JPmy Stay connected:
    Website: com/podcast Facebook: com/JudyDouglass417 Instagram: com/judydouglass417 Twitter: com/judydouglass417 Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/judy-douglass-815aa358/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/judyddouglass/ YouTube: https://bit.ly/3qzjAqY  

    • 20 min
    Spirit 3: The Spirit is a Warrior, episode 62

    Spirit 3: The Spirit is a Warrior, episode 62

    The night our prodigal came to Christ, began three sleepless nights for me—engaged in fierce battle with the powers and principalities of the prince of the air—the minions of the devil himself.
     My understanding was that the evil one had always assumed this boy was his. His birth heritage and early life put him undeniably in Satan’s domain. So when prayers were answered and he said “yes” to Jesus, the devil was not happy.
    Resources:
    Read: 5 Helps to Resist the Devil https://bit.ly/3Fq4XeE Breaking Life Bondages https://bit.ly/3w6Uv7W Receive a FREE e-book from me: https://judydouglass.com/podcastcontact Join the Prayer for Prodigals community here:  https://bit.ly/3uyhSWQ Sign up for Judy’s monthly newsletter here: https://bit.ly/39TBlYt Purchase a copy of the When You Love a Prodigal book for you or a loved one here: https://amzn.to/3l1JPmy  Stay connected:
    Website: judydouglass.com/podcast Facebook: facebook.com/JudyDouglass417 Instagram: instagram.com/judydouglass417 Twitter: twitter.com/judydouglass417 Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/judy-douglass-815aa358/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/judyddouglass/ YouTube: https://bit.ly/3qzjAqY

    • 15 min
    Spirit 2: Encourager, Truth, episode 61

    Spirit 2: Encourager, Truth, episode 61

    Today we continue surveying the amazing gift God has given us for our prodigal wilderness journey: His very own Holy Spirit.   Last week we considered how He is an Advocate—He’s on our side and stands with us;  and a Comforter—who is always with us to comfort and console.
     
    This week we look at two more roles of the Spirit: Encourager and Truth. You will be blessed by how the Holy Spirit cares for us.
     
     
    Resources:
     
    Read an article on the Spirit: https://bit.ly/3vuxahp Read an article on Encourage: https://bit.ly/3KvhkY3 Receive a FREE e-book from me: https://judydouglass.com/podcastcontact Join the Prayer for Prodigals community here: https://bit.ly/3uyhSWQ Sign up for Judy’s monthly newsletter here: https://bit.ly/39TBlYt Purchase a copy of the When You Love a Prodigal book for you or a loved one here: https://amzn.to/3l1JPmy  
    Stay connected:
    Website: com/podcast Facebook: com/JudyDouglass417 Instagram: com/judydouglass417 Twitter: com/judydouglass417 Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/judy-douglass-815aa358/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/judyddouglass/ YouTube: https://bit.ly/3qzjAqY  
     

    • 11 min
    Spirit 1: Advocate, Comforter, episode 60

    Spirit 1: Advocate, Comforter, episode 60

    Today we begin the most important series of all our times together. We talk about the secret for surviving and thriving in your wilderness journey. But sure to jot down ideas you can try and apply.
    No matter what human influence, pressure or leverage we think we may have to bring about change within the prodigals we love, God always reminds us that real change comes through the action of His own Spirit.
    All that we have considered on this podcast to help us walk through our prodigal wilderness is impossible for us. But the Holy Spirit makes it possible.
    Resources:
    Receive a FREE e-book from me: https://judydouglass.com/podcastcontact Join the Prayer for Prodigals community here: https://bit.ly/3uyhSWQ Sign up for Judy’s monthly newsletter here: https://bit.ly/39TBlYt Purchase a copy of the When You Love a Prodigal book for you or a loved one here: https://amzn.to/3l1JPmy  
    Stay connected:
    Website: com/podcast Facebook: com/JudyDouglass417 Instagram: com/judydouglass417 Twitter: com/judydouglass417 Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/judy-douglass-815aa358/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/judyddouglass/ YouTube: https://bit.ly/3qzjAqY

    • 10 min
    Creative Ways to Pray for Your Prodigal, episode 59

    Creative Ways to Pray for Your Prodigal, episode 59

    Over the past year and a half, we have talked about many ways to help our prodigals, and many ways to help ourselves walk through this wilderness journey. And all of those are legit and helpful.
    But the bottom line is, God is the one who knows what they need and we need—and He can do it. Prayer is our means to connect with God. But most of us need some help knowing how to keep praying.
     
    Resources:
    Prayers for Your Wilderness Journey: https://bit.ly/38CXcWv Prayers for My Prodigal on Prodigal Prayer Day (June 2): https://bit.ly/3KLbYsw Receive a FREE e-book from me: https://judydouglass.com/podcastcontact Join the Prayer for Prodigals community here:  https://bit.ly/3uyhSWQ Sign up for Judy’s monthly newsletter here: https://bit.ly/39TBlYt Purchase a copy of the When You Love a Prodigal book for you or a loved one here: https://amzn.to/3l1JPmy  
    Stay connected:
    Website: judydouglass.com/podcast Facebook: facebook.com/JudyDouglass417 Instagram: instagram.com/judydouglass417 Twitter: twitter.com/judydouglass417 Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/judy-douglass-815aa358/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/judyddouglass/ YouTube: https://bit.ly/3qzjAqY

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

AprilMDo ,

What a BLESSING

When you love a prodigal you can feel like you are the only one. Judy has become like a friend walking me through this and encourage me in my walk with the Lord. I’M SO GRATEFUL! I highly recommend listening.

ReneeMWilliams ,

Answer to prayer!

I just loved episode 63 (The Source of Peace and Power) and needed it so much! I actually opened my podcast app, praying that God would
lead me to one on peace … and yours had just shown up in my library. I have listened to it 3 times. 🙏🏼🙏🏼

I have found many of these episodes so timely and encouraging! Judy is genuine in sharing her own story and yet hopeful and inspiring. The lessons learned have been helpful to me in many aspects of parenting and not just with a “prodigal” in mind.

Barbara Sue ,

Love the Encouragement to Forgive!!!

Each episode is so rich with practical encouragement in the journey of Loving a Prodigal. I especially like June Hunt’s episode and encouragement to forgive… even if it is 2% of the wrong. Judy’s heart and wisdom and love for others is so comforting and helpful. I highly recommend listening!!!

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