Cindee - posted on 04/29/2012 ( 11 moms have responded )
Our daughter, whom we have raised to have Christian beliefs and morals, chose to go her own way when she was 18, by dating non-believers and then getting involved in a past relationship with a guy who also has been raised in a Christian home, but turned away from the faith. He has been in trouble with the law, has trouble holding a job and is deeply troubled by anxiety, depression (most likely from his withdrawl when he is attempting to stay clean). Our daughter got pregnant by him and they have a 6-month old daughter, whom I adore, but also worry about because of the situation she is exposed to. I know our daughter loves the baby, but her main priority is taking care of her boyfriend, who has frequent panic/anxiety attacks and is extremely manipulative. I think she thinks she can change him or make him better. She has made promised us and his parents that she holds him accountable for not using (drugs) and that they will go to church, but we have yet to see it. Our daughter has always been one to get easily frustrated and overwhelmed and she calls me when the baby is crying, for advice, but beyond that stops me at any other advice - which I have learned, if I want a relationship with her, to not give. I need prayer for God's will and any suggestions would be appreciated.