70 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
    • 5.0 • 41 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.

    Treasures in the Wilderness 1: Dependence on God, episode 69

    Treasures in the Wilderness 1: Dependence on God, episode 69

    When you are navigating the wilderness of a prodigal journey, you probably aren’t expecting to find treasure. But if you keep your eyes and mind and heart open, you will be amazed at the many treasures hidden in this challenging journey.
    And the one we discover today will enable you to find the rest.
    Resources:
    Read: God Is Always Working https://bit.ly/3HO5Q1Y 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  

    • 11 min
    Tom Yohe: Wisdom from the Father of a Prodigal, episode 68

    Tom Yohe: Wisdom from the Father of a Prodigal, episode 68

    Living with and loving a prodigal can be so confusing and frustrating, sometimes especially for a dad. You don’t know what to do, how to handle unacceptable behavior, who can help you. Tom Yohe joins us today, bringing wisdom from years of walking with a prodigal.
    He and his wife, Dena, have developed resources to help hurting parents with effective approaches and real hope, and founded Hope for Hurting Parents with his wife. And now Tom has a just released book: Moments of Clarity: Wisdom from the Father of a Prodigal.
     
    Resources:
    Purchase Tom’s book Moments of Clarity: Wisdom from the Father of a Prodigal https://amzn.to/3b60yCI Enter the drawing to win a copy of Tom’s book: https://judydouglass.com/bookgiveaway Check out Hope for Hurting Parents: https://hopeforhurtingparents.com/ 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  

    • 49 min
    Interview with Dana Russo - A Companion in Grief, episode 67

    Interview with Dana Russo - A Companion in Grief, episode 67

    Today we have a special guest. Dana Russo is a long-time friend of mine. She has made beautiful music for large and small audiences. And she has turned loss and grief in her own life into a powerful, compassionate ministry to others—to people like you and me who love a prodigal.
    Dana founded HOPE RISES (hope-rises.com) to companion others in grief and provide much needed education in our mourning-avoidant culture.
    Dana’s degree in Social Work, two certifications in Death and Grief care, and over four decades of walking alongside hurting hearts provides her a wealth of experience. She is also a Spiritual Director and a well-seasoned speaker. She has been married 36 years to Michael who is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor also trained in Grief care. Together they run the Hope Rises practice. They have two grown children who are married to wonderful spouses, and one 2 yr. old grandbaby and another on the way.
    Resources:
    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  

    • 41 min
    We Prayed. Now What?, episode 66

    We Prayed. Now What?, episode 66

    On Prodigal Prayer Day we prayed for all those names on the list of treasured prodigals, as well as our own beloved wanderers. What a privilege!
    And what a battle! I am always exhausted at the end of the day. We—and those we pray for—have an enemy who doesn’t like that we are on our knees on their behalf.
    So what do we do now that we have prayed?
     
    Resources:
    After we pray: https://bit.ly/3xeQH6h
    Praying is warfare: https://bit.ly/3zcGGYJ
    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
     

    • 18 min
    A Day to Pray and a Virtual Prayer Community, episode 65

    A Day to Pray and a Virtual Prayer Community, episode 65

    It was June 2 several years ago.
    Eighteen of us made a large circle in our Florida room. We each shared why we had come—a brief overview of our journey with a prodigal. Some were new-to-me people so new-to-me stories. Others were reminders of long waits to see changes, of despair and hope intertwined.
    What did we have in common? We each loved a prodigal. Some were just taking their first shaky steps in this wilderness. Others were feeling their way in the shadowy darkness. A few had stories of light and new life and great hope.
     
    Resources:
    Read: War in the Heavenlies and Some Surprising Warriors https://bit.ly/3wV8kId 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
     

    • 12 min
    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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 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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