Marla Christian knows the pain of walking the tumultuous road alongside a loved one with an addiction. And she knows the deep love of God in the midst of that pain and uncertainty. In today's episode, you'll hear Marla share about parenting a son with the disease of alcoholism and the grief of losing him to that disease. Far from becoming bitter in her grief, Marla's shares her authentic faith in God in the depths of pain. She also shares how God showed up in the words and hands of people around her to be "God with skin on". With grace, humor, and genuine love, Marla's episode will be a gift to anyone on a similar journey.
As she raised her two children in Huntington Beach, Jill faced the typical challenges that any parent faces. It was not until her daughter, Jesse, was in high school that Jill faced the biggest challenge of her life as a parent. What do you do when your child is not making healthy choices for herself? As Jesse got deeper and deeper in the world of drug addiction, Jill surrounded herself with God's truths as her heart was breaking watching her daughter in that lifestyle. In this episode Jill shares how she walked through the grief of loving a child who was making painful choices. Today Jesse is sober, healthy, happy, and walking with the Lord. I was honored to have Jill share her story on Tears of Gold for this episode. Enjoy!
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