I have included on my blog roll leannsgarden blog. She is a dear friend who has a way of adding to life's serious moments a humorous tilt on 'paper'.
She also has a series on the wayward child, which I would encourage you to read whether or not you have experienced a wayward child. She has put into words the feelings that the parent goes through with a prodigal child and great advice on how to handle the pain and maybe curb the downward spiral that prodigal child is determined to follow. Sadly, Christians are notorious for shooting their wounded. Leanne's blog gives some fresh perspective and advise encouraging believers walking this trial of fire; and to help believers walk with their fellow Christians without judgment. Be encouraged, you are not alone, if you are in this trial.