Good evening. I write this with a broken heart. My daughter, who I once affectionately called “God’s little firecracker of faith,” has told me that she no longer believes in Jesus. What makes this so hard to swallow is that she is the one who introduced me to apologetics by way of Ravi Zachariah’s YouTube videos. Sadly, college has changed her in a way that she’s become unfamiliar to me. We used to go on nightly walks and talk about our faith and our love for the Lord. Now, I cannot mention God or Jesus without her looking at me as if I’m talking about imaginary things, like mentally ill persons often do. Admittedly, when she first informed me about her disbelief, I flew off the handle and did not properly address the issue, and now she will no longer entertain a conversation with me about the subject.
Now my youngest daughter has started college and has shared with me how people have already begun to challenge her faith. One student, she said, explained how he used to believe in “that stuff,” until he became educated and learned that it is all a lie. He said that it’s only a matter of time before she, too, will learn the truth, which is that Jesus will not be coming back.
Today, she was approached by female students who invited her to a bible study and who proceeded to explain how women are powerful and that God had a wife because He couldn’t have children without one. They apparently cited a verse in Matthew to back up their claim.
Can someone give me guidance on how to deal with this situation? I feel so much guilt over my oldest daughter’s departure from faith because I sent her to a college that brainwashed her. I don’t want the same thing happening to my youngest. Any input will be greatly appreciated!