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Kids face heartache too.

Posted on 3/23/2018 by Greg Yoder

Your teen has a special somebody in their life. Then, for whatever reason, that relationship ends. As an adult, you knew this would happen. Rarely does a teen relationship result in marriage, although it does happen. Do you remember YOUR first breakup? It can take over your life. If our kids were “dumped,” or if they were the ones who ended it, this could be one of the toughest times in their lives. Our job as parents? Hug them. Encourage them. Tell them it’s going to be okay and remind them God’s always there. Scripture helps? Proverbs 3:5-6 is a great place to start: “Trust in the LORD...and do not lean on your own understanding….acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight”—even when it doesn’t seem like it (NASB).

Scripture marked (NASB) is taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, Copyright © 1960,1962,1963,1968,1971,1972,1973,1975,1977,1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

Suggested Reading: Psalm 34:18; 147:3, Proverbs 3:5-6

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