By 15, my son had completely stopped going to church. He didn’t want to be a “hypocrite.” He always had a reason to leave the house during our weekly Bible study. He said, “Don’t you know you have surfing druggies in our house?”
God loves us so much that He gives us free will. I gave my son free will. God gave me a promise during the foundational years -- “Bring up a child in the way he should go, and when he is grown he will not depart from it.” Therefore, as hard as it is to step back, I knew I had done my part. I knew that my son had to find a personal relationship with God on his own.