Insight: When children don't communicate is is because they learned that behavior from someone of influence in their lives, usually a parent. The same way a person of influence can also build this bridge of communication as well. The way to build this bridge is to start sitting down with your child one on one and talk with them. Be open and honest with them about yourself as well. When they see that you are willing to trust them and share about what your spiritual struggles they will be more willing to come to you with their struggles.
Issue: I know God has called me to do things that no one else understands. I have heard other Christians say that when it is God's will then everything just falls into place. Everything has been falling apart, am I still in God's will?
Insight: It is sometimes difficult to see the spiritual war that rages on for our lives. When this issue was brought to me I thought of Job. Job was doing exactly what God asked him to and he lost everything bit by bit. Read the book of Job when you have time, it may help give you hope about the future. Job at the end of his trials was returned twice the amount he lost. No matter what happened Job trusted God and was still faithful to Him.
Issue: There are days I just do not feel I deserve God's grace. I find myself engaging in gossip, purposely evading the truth, being harsh with family, ignoring friends, etc. I feel like I am never going to be good enough for God to love.
Insight: God does not love us based on how good we are, if that was the case none of us would be able to receive God's love. "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God," Romans 3:23. God loves the entire world. There is nothing you can do to make God love you more and there is nothing you can do to make God love you less. "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8. No matter how unworthy you may feel God gave us his grace not based on our performance but on His love and compassion for us.
I strive to help others by being a safe place for others to ask questions and pose issues they face.