I would like to ask for all y'all's prayers regarding a very troubling family matter. My brother disclosed to me that my nephew, who's still in HS and supposed to graduate this year, has tested positive for some serious drug usage- marijuana, cocaine and meth. In addition to this, he has threatened to drop out of school and move in with his half-sister. He's also told my brother that he no longer believes in God and that "It's all manufactured BS to control the populace." Honestly, I sometimes feel that him moving out might be a better alternative to him living with my brother and sister-in-law. Those two, though they mean well I believe, are constantly fighting with and emotionally manipulating each other. In the 15 years of their marriage, I cannot recall a time where their home was absent of drama. I'm fairly certain that this background has most certainly facilitated my nephew's drug usage. Imagine wanting to escape an environment, yet lacking the resources to do so!?!
My mother really wants me to call my nephew and talk to him. I want to do this, but at the same time I'm worried that I'll just tick him off or that I won't be able to reach him. Plus, I don't even know that my brother would consent. I keep thinking back to when I used to hold him as a fat little baby with this ear-to-ear grin and I just break down.
During your own prayers, if y'all remember, could you please pray for my brother and his family. And if I am granted permission to call my nephew, please also pray that I'll know what to say.
PS- In the past, it seems that posters were steered away from giving advice to the petitioners. I tend to think that was just out of respect for those asking for prayers. Well, with the moderators' permission, feel free to add your thoughts.
Thanks a million!