When was the last time you took your prodigal child to a casual lunch? Even though the conversation may be awkward, they will feel valued to have your time and to know that you are not embarrassed to be with them in public.
How are you able to show an interest in something your child is interested in? See if you can find something in what they read, listen to, or do that can create a common bond.
In what way does anger or fear rule your relationship with this child? Are you quick to listen and slow to speak? (James 1:19)
What is one small thing you can do today that will reduce the tension that exists between you and your prodigal child?
In what ways are you assuring your child that they are loved unconditionally?
Are you willing to forgive and extend grace for as long as is necessary?
Are there areas where you need to seek forgiveness from your child? (Matthew 5:23-24)
Are there ways that you have been enabling your child’s poor behavior? How could you begin to change that area?
What do you think God may be teaching you through the experience of having a prodigal child?
What is one step you can take in the right direction and how can I help you do that?