Barbara Juliani: Story of a Prodigal Daughter

Have you ever experienced the pain of watching a loved one leave the faith? Even in the most discouraging moments we can be encouraged because God is in the business of leading prodigals home. In this episode of the Great Stories podcast, Charles Morris returns to an interview he did in Philadelphia with his long-time friend Barbara Juliani.

The daughter of a prominent pastor, Barbara decided to leave home at 18 and turn her back on Christianity. Many of the highs and lows of her story parallel the parable of the prodigal son who finally returns home to loving arms. If there’s someone in your life who has run from the faith, Barbara’s story will encourage you to not lose hope that prodigals often do indeed come home.

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  • Merci Brill says:

    Heard the podcast of 9/1/2022 at WDAC Lancaster PA
    I also have a prodigal, who we continue to love and to claim, he & his wife, for the kingdom. It was a great program and your words, Charles Morris, were like balm – very soothing and encouraging. Praise be to God Almighty!

  • Paula Nichols says:

    I have a prodigal daughter and it’s been about 10 yrs. It’s been an intense time of pain and grief. She has been particularly cruel to me and I chose to stop calling her. Her behavior borders on psychotic. After listening to Barbara I thought about how God has forgiven me and how I need to love her the way Christ loves me. Love never fails.

    • Corum says:

      Thanks for sharing, Paula. Nothing about your situation sounds easy, but thankfully we experience love and grace. I pray things go well between you and your daughter in the future.

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