Witnessing your children leave home isn’t easy, but take heart in the inspired word of God.
The departure of children is the start of a new relationship
In the footsteps of Mary and Joseph, parents are invited to take a step back from the individuals their children have become. They should trust that they’ve done everything possible for their children to make choices by themselves for themselves and for others. Physical separation does not mean the end of a loving relationship between parents and their children.
In the Bible, God always creates something new through separation, to later have individuals reunite for the purpose of a higher principle. In the book of Genesis, He separated the man and the woman to later reunite them in the covenant of love.
The departure of children is not their disappearance – it is something that leads to another kind of beautiful relationship. Children and parents relate to each other differently, in a more profound way. Children abandon a relationship based on dependence and submission to enter into a relationship based on higher principles of love and friendship.
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