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QUESTION:

Jonathan,

I have a youth that has challenged me in every way possible. He is a good kid deep inside, but I have tried everything to talk to him about some of his choices he's made. Some quick background on him: he lives with his mom, who just went through her second divorce and works as a nurse very long hours. The bottom line is John does not have any boundaries. I have spent some time with him, gave him a Bible, tried to listen to some of his rap music, and tried to be a friend to him. He has sold pot and smokes it. I have talked to his mom. I even told him not to come to group if he is going to do that stuff, and for the most part he has stopped doing it for now. In the past he has tried to date some of the girls in the group and has caused some friction between him and them. Now he has gone after another one of the girls and she's fallen for his trap.

I have prayed and prayed about this and even though I see a lot of him in me, my gut feeling is to tell him to not be a part of this group until he is serious about making some Godly choices. Please if you can give me any advice or direct me in this. Thanks and God bless!!
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ANSWER:

Cesar,

Tough situation.

2 Issues:

  1. loving kids that are tough to love

  2. shepherding our Christian kids
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