Christian parents are not exempt from the struggle and heartbreak caused by rebellious children. This updated version of the classic resource The Hurting Parent by Margie Lewis, written with her son, bestselling author Gregg Lewis, for the first time offers the rest of the story that inspired the original edition of the book. The Hurting Parent takes a realistic approach to the problems young people face today - peer pressure, easy access to drugs and alcohol, and cultural influences that pull them from their family's faith. The Lewises acknowledge there are no simple formulas or simple answers. But the biblical insight, emotional understanding, and practical encouragement they offer will be life changing. Created by a hurting parent for other hurting parents, this book that has ministered to hundreds of thousands of families over the past thirty years will do the same for you and your family and friends, as well as for countless numbers of pastors, youth ministers, and Christian counselors.