Samson’s father was absent when the angel of the LORD appeared to his wife. So he asked God to let the angel return to tell him how he should raise this child, who was to save Israel from the Philistines. God answered his prayer. However, even when God tells us how to raise our children, we do so imperfectly. We must remember that all we do is through God’s strength. Moreover, despite our best efforts, our children have free wills to make their own choices. Please open your Bible to Judges chapter thirteen, and listen to Pastor Ray Viola shed more light on this important topic.