The Word Among Us

Advent 2021 Issue

Mercy Will Win Out

How Conflict in Our Family Led to a New Christmas Tradition

By: Tom Williams*

Mercy Will Win Out: How Conflict in Our Family Led to a New Christmas Tradition by Tom Williams*

“I don’t know what to say,” I told my wife, Lynn, still in disbelief. “I don’t either,” she replied. We had just gotten off the phone with our oldest son, David, who had shared that he was in a relationship that he knew we wouldn’t approve of. “I don’t think this will last,” we assured one another. But that wasn’t much comfort. We had been down this road before.

When Lynn and I were first married, we were determined to raise our children to believe in Christ and to form a living relationship with him....

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