by Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.
The theme developed in this set of books is what it means to
be a right-minded parent and a right-minded child. The former
role involves being faithful to the changing function of parent,
at the same time respecting the child's decision-making
mind to choose its life experiences, and whether to perceive
them through the eyes of the ego or the Holy Spirit. We know we have attained
spiritual maturity when we no longer think of our parents or
parental surrogates as authorities -- on the level of content --
but as brother and sister walking with us on the path that
leads us home. Thus, both forms of this primary relationship can,
if we so choose, exemplify Jesus' message of forgiveness: not seeing
another's interests as separate from our own.
After a commentary on a special message from Jesus to William Thetford, the
discussion is divided into four categories: Parents Rearing Children;
Parents and Adult Children; The Adult Child; and Caring for Elderly Parents.
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