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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.

When You Love a Prodigal Charisma Podcast Network

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 44 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.

    Surrendering My Idols, episode 80

    Surrendering My Idols, episode 80

    I have always been amazed at the idolatry of the children of Israel throughout the Old Testament. I was sure I could never worship an idol. Until I discovered I had serious idolatry problems.
    The prophet Isaiah repeatedly mocks them for carving idols to worship out of half a log, and cooking dinner with the other half.  How could anyone think that “god” could save them?
    Resources:
    A Problem with Idolatry https://bit.ly/3y2rrAe 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/3RuiUx9  
    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

    • 14 min
    Setting Captives Free, episode 79

    Setting Captives Free, episode 79

    Often it has seemed like my (working hard to not be a) prodigal is under a curse.
    Actually, I think he is.
    Bad things happened to him in his first years. Later most of the bad things in his life were his own bad choices. He still experiences consequences from those bad choices.
    But then he sought to turn his life around. Yet it seemed that every day something happened to distract or detour or depress him.
    Resources:
    Breaking Life Bondages: https://bit.ly/3S4VOxM Breaking Life Bondages 2: https://bit.ly/3UCuBEv Love Goes to War: https://bit.ly/3r05HkD 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/3RuiUx9  
    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
    Love, Pray, Listen–Interview with Mary DeMuth, episode 78

    Love, Pray, Listen–Interview with Mary DeMuth, episode 78

    When your children become adults–by age, or leaving home–your role in their lives changes. This is usually challenging to navigate, but especially so when your young adult is a prodigal. Mary DeMuth, author of 46 books, literary agent, podcaster, artist, is the parent of three young adults. She has written a profound and helpful book for this journey: Love, Pray, Listen.
    In today's episode–a conversation with Mary–you will find wisdom and practical insights for loving a young adult prodigal.
    Mary’s Resources:
    Mary's website and podcast: MaryDeMuth.com Purchase Mary’s latest book Love, Pray, Listen: Parenting Your Adult Wayward Kids with Joy https://amzn.to/3dkCE7X Gift from Mary: A free ebook of a year of prayers for your adult child: com/lpl. Listen to Mary's "Re-Story" interview with Judy:https://www.marydemuth.com/4-3/ Judy’s Resources:
    Gift from Judy: 2 free copies of Mary’s latest book https://judydouglass.com/bookgiveaway 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/3RuiUx9 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

    • 44 min
    Why a Prodigal 4: The Words We Speak, episode 77

    Why a Prodigal 4: The Words We Speak, episode 77

    We have considered some very different contributors to turning from the Lord–rejecting  family, making dangerous choices. Today we look at how we can make a difference with our words.
    One time I was so angry at my son I almost said, “Just don’t bother to come home.” Gratefully I caught myself, and tried a better approach. Our words matter.
    Resources:
    Read Words of My Life: Gentle https://bit.ly/3xc11eF 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/3RuiUx9 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  

    • 24 min
    Why a Prodigal 3: Lions at War, episode 76

    Why a Prodigal 3: Lions at War, episode 76

    On my back porch in California, our cat had her brand-new kittens secluded in a corner. But not hidden from the eagle eye of a soaring eagle. When Mama cat headed to a needed break from her demanding babies, the eagle dropped in, clutched a kitten in each talon and soared off to her nest.
    Why do I tell such a terrible story?  Because our world is full of danger, for kittens, for you and me, and especially for our prodigals.
    When you love a prodigal, you get used to the lion stalking.
    Resources:
    The Enemy Looks for the Right Time https://bit.ly/3B84ZaE The Ways of the Enemy: 5 Helps to Resist the Devil https://bit.ly/3KWjWA9 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/3RuiUx9 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
    Why a Prodigal 2: From God’s Perspective, episode 75

    Why a Prodigal 2: From God’s Perspective, episode 75

    From the day I was born, I wanted my own way. Growing up, my getting my way pretty much determined the peace and happiness in our home. As a teenager, getting my own way included secretly seeing a forbidden boyfriend for most of a year and other things.
    Do you identify? Don’t most of us want our own way? Why?
    Today we look at Part 2 of a series on why they become prodigals.
    Resources:
    Read: Growing a Tender Heart for Prodigals and Those who Love Them https://bit.ly/3KpnMRV 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

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 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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