243: Finding Home - Navigating Through Prodigal Children & Healing Parents' Guilt | Rob Parsons

Finding Home - Navigating Through Prodigal Children & Healing Parents' Guilt with Rob Parsons

Rob Parsons

Rob Parsons, OBE, MA is an international keynote speaker and bestselling author of over 25 books. He is the founder and chairman of Care for the Family, a national charity which aims to promote family life and help those facing family difficulties.

Rob has been a keynote speaker at many corporate and family life events worldwide.

Rob’s books have been translated into many different languages. They include The Heart of Success, a ground-breaking book on work-life balance, Bringing Home the Prodigals, and The Sixty Minute series of books on parenthood, marriage and family life. His latest book, The Heart of Communication, has been described as “a masterclass on public speaking”.

In 2012, Rob was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in the Queen’s New Year Honours list for services to family life.

Rob is married to Dianne and has two adult children and five grandchildren.

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In this episode of the Grace Enough Podcast, Amber Cullum interviews Rob Parsons, focusing on the challenges parents face when dealing with wayward children. 

His emphasis on extending love, and grace while understanding the struggles children face makes this episode a must-listen for parents navigating through similar challenges.

Rob’s advice on letting go of guilt, trusting God’s plan, and seeking support from others offers valuable guidance for maintaining a strong and loving relationship with prodigal children. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Embracing Parenting Prodigals: Discover the power of love in reconnecting with your child.

  • Cultivating Acceptance and Love: Learn how to foster a strong and loving relationship with your prodigal child, despite their behavior.

  • Liberating Impact of Legalistic Rules: Explore the transformative impact of replacing legalistic rules with curiosity and grace in your parenting approach.

  • Equipping Children for Disappointment: Gain insights into preparing your children to navigate and bounce back from life’s disappointments with resilience and strength.

My special guest is Rob Parsons

Rob Parsons is the founder of Care for the Family and the author of over 20 books, including “Bringing Home the Prodigals.” With a wealth of experience and insight, Rob brings a unique perspective to the challenges faced by parents with prodigal children. His engaging storytelling and compassionate approach make him a phenomenal communicator, offering valuable wisdom on navigating through the complexities of parenting. Rob’s understanding of family relationships provides a comforting and relatable voice for parents seeking acceptance, love, and grace while dealing with the difficulties of raising rebellious children.


“The problem is half the prodigals are still in the pews.” -Rob Parsons

“Most of the Bible is God, the perfect parent saying to his children, How come you went a way I didn’t want you to go?” -Rob Parsons

“Every parent needs somebody else to come into our children’s lives that will have an effect on them. It’s too big a job for one set of shoulders.” – Rob Parsons

“We’ve literally created prodigals. Not over big stuff that matters to God, over silly stuff.” -Rob Parsons

“If we’re going to get our kids through the long haul, we’ve got to get them ready for three big disappointments…Number one, disappointment with themselves….Secondly, disappointment with others, their heroes will let them down. Their heroes will fall….And then lastly,…disappointment with God. Because they’ll pray for their best friend…to be made well from cancer…and then they’ll cry at a graveside.” -Rob Parsons

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Every parent needs somebody else to come into our children's lives that will have an effect on them. It's too big a job for one set of shoulders.
Most of the Bible is God, the perfect parent saying to his children, “How come you went a way I didn't want you to go?”

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