Bob's children were in junior high and high school when his divorce occurred. He lived over a thousand miles away from them after the divorce, but kept in constant communication with them, continued to pray for them, and made sure they were financially provided for.
"The time after high school was an important period in their lives," says Bob. "It was a time when they were separated physically from both houses and parents. They began to establish their own lifestyles and their own value systems, and that is when they came to Christ. They began to try to make some sense out of what happened.
"I can remember walking with my oldest daughter one summer evening, and she just sobbed her heart out as she began to realize what had happened regarding the divorce." His other daughter and his son had similar, heartfelt conversations with him.
"It was late teens, early twenties, when they began to come to grips with what happened," says Bob. "I think it's a matter of timing, and we need to stand pat and be available for our children to work through these issues so they become adjusted and have productive lives."
God loves your children even more than you do! He will not fail them, and He won't fail you.
"GOD, your God, will cut away the thick calluses on your heart and your children's hearts, freeing you to love GOD, your God, with your whole heart and soul and live, really live" (Deuteronomy 30:6 Msg).