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RAISING REBELS! PRODigal CHILDren, GOD SPEAKS TO Ruth Graham, wife of Billy Graham, HOW TO SURVIVE

Billy Graham led a humble ministry from beginning to end and ministered to the world. Reportedly he spoke to more people in person than anyone else, totaling 282 million people! As Billy Graham traveled the world his wife, Ruth Graham was left at home to raise their children. 

Ruth Graham shares her wisdom and what helped her get through a hard time of having a prodigal child. Her daughter, Anne Graham Lotz, asks her mom an important question about what gave her hope when her prodigal was gone? “The promises of God gave me hope because I knew God would keep His hands on my kids…They were given to God before they were born, they didn’t have a chance, “ she says.

Hearing this wisdom from Ruth Graham is better than anything you can find in a google search. The word and promises of God give you hope! The pain is hard during the time you have a prodigal, your heart may be broken, and you don’t know what to do. Or maybe you are a prodigal, and you are ready to come back to God, or you recently came back to God? We all have sinned against God, and you can read our stories at MeetMyFather.org. As parents, we learn as we go, use this precious wisdom from Ruth to get your hope from the promises and the Word of God! We want to hear from you! Also, shared in this segment: Honey, Food, Prisoners, Honor. Greg and John shared in this segment.

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MISTAKES & PARENTING, what did you learn? Ruth Graham, wife of Billy Graham, Shares Parenting Wisdom from Mistakes Made

Billy Graham led a humble ministry from beginning to end and ministered to the world. Reportedly he spoke to more people in person than anyone else, totaling 282 million people! As Billy Graham traveled the world his wife, Ruth Graham was left at home to raise their children. 

Ruth Graham shares her precious wisdom as her daughter Anne Graham Lotz asks what mistakes she made as a parent. She says, “Know when to turn loose…if they are really loose on their own that is when they show their true colors…are they truly living for the Lord or just afraid to disobey?” For thousands of years, God has been allowing people to raise children without technology. God can reach out to anyone and help them! We need to trust Him with our children. 

Many people don’t tell their kids about anything; you harvest what you put into their life. You need to live out what you are teaching them. Maybe you have been trying to control your children to a right place which can distort the process of them learning how to make their own decisions. Life has a way of teaching you to listen, Romans 13:1 says, “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” God is working with you as a parent because he has put you in your family as an authority! Have you been too terrified to let go? We want to hear from you. You need to talk to your children as young men and women and help them to get a vision for their life. Give your child to God and let go, we are stewarding what God gave to us. Proverbs 22:6 “Train up your child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Also shared in this segment: Betty Crocker, Ski Instructor, Skiing, Vision. Greg and John shared in this segment. 

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CHILDREN – HOLD EM or FOLD EM, Parenting Wisdom, Ruth Graham, Wife of Billy Graham, knowing when to LET GO!

Billy Graham led a humble ministry from beginning to end and ministered to the world. Reportedly he spoke to more people in person than anyone else, totaling 282 million people! As Billy Graham traveled the world his wife, Ruth Graham was left at home to raise their children. 

Ruth Graham shares her wisdom as her daughter Anne Graham Lotz asks her mom what kind of transition do you make from being a parent of teenagers to adults? Ruth answers with Isaiah 28:10 “For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little…” She continues, “Don’t choke them with the Bible, or teaching. When they are in high school, it is time to shut up and listen. By then they know what you stand for and what you hope for, they need a sounding board…it is basically train up to high school, listen from teenage years on, and encourage every step of the way.” Children need encouragement and a good listener. Ruth Graham was a good listener; it is always good to make yourself available as a parent to listen to your children. Sometimes children need to talk without you saying anything. Ruth wrote this poem while her sons were prodigals and it speaks on how she kept going even when missing her children.

“A Mother’s Peace”

She waited for the call

That never came;

Searched every mail

For a letter, or a

Note, or card,

That bore his name; and

On her knees at night,

And on her feet all day,

She stormed Heaven’s gate

In his behalf;

She pled for him

In Heaven’s high court.

“Be still, and wait;”—

The word God gave;

Then she knew that He would

Do in and for and with him,

That which she never could.

So, doubts ignored

She went about her chores

With joy—

Knowing, though spurned,

His word was true.

The prodigal had not returned,

But God was God

And there was work to do.

Because she kept on working, even through the hard times, she was able to keep on ministering to others including her husband. Anne asked her mom what was key in passing her faith on to her children. Ruth continues, “You take care of the possible and trust Me for the impossible, impossible lies in the realm of miracles and miracles are not in your department…just be available as a Mother…children will get their standards from their Mother whether materialistic or not.” A mother needs to be a present help in trouble! “The impossible for us is the conviction of sin…creating a hunger and thirst after righteousness and conversion.”  Those are all miracles. 

Stay present with your children. Don’t say things that put walls between you and your children or them and God. Everything that we are doing our children are watching. We want to hear from you. Maybe that is you, and you should have let go sooner?  Love on your children and trust God for the miracle. Love and worship God and pray continually. If you want your children to serve and honor God, then you need to do that! Also shared in this segment: Rebel Without a Cause, Micro Management, Love, Transition. Greg and John shared in this segment.

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