Q.DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Our daughter came home from college the other day and announced she’d moved in with her boyfriend. She knows what the Bible says about this, but she doesn’t care. We didn’t raise her this way and she knows we don’t approve, but what can we do? — W.W.
By BILLY GRAHAM
Tribune Media Services
A. DEAR W.W.: It’s hard for parents to watch their children make wrong decisions, and of course, we need to do what we can to steer them in the right direction. But as they grow older we have less and less control over them. That’s why there may be very little you can do to persuade your daughter to change her mind about this.
But there is one thing you can do now that could be very important in the future — and that’s to let your daughter know that although you disagree with her decision, you still love her, and you always will. Relationships like this often don’t last because there’s no real commitment behind them. And if this relationship ends, your daughter could be very hurt — and she’ll need your love and support.
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