OAKRIDGE BIBLE CHAPEL

When Children Walk Away with Cynthia Boyd

Many Christians rightly identify the goal of parenting as raising children “in the training and instruction of the Lord” (Eph 6:4). This assignment is often coupled with the proverbial statement that if we “train up a child in the way he should go, when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Prov 22:6). The problem is, they sometimes do. There are occasions when, in spite of parental vigilance and effort, children abandon “the way.”

How can parents cope with that heartbreak? Is there anything that can be done to bring kids back into the fold? This week Josiah chats with his mom, Cynthia, about her experiences in parenting a wayward child.

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Josiah has served the Oakridge Bible Chapel family as one of its elders and one of its pastoral staff members since September 2018, before which he ministered as an associate pastor to a local congregation in the Canadian prairies. Josiah's desire is to be used by God to help equip the church for ministry, both while gathered (edification) and while scattered (evangelization). He is married to Patricia, and together they have five children—Jonah, Henry, Nathaniel, Josephine, and Benjamin.

Cynthia Boyd and Josiah Boyd

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