You are Jewish; your husband, a lapsed Catholic. Neither of you believes, much, in God, although occasionally you like to meditate and you both would go hiking more if you could. And then you have kids.
I had grown up in a great church, had a high regard for the Bible, and was confident I was a Christian. But early in college I was accosted with the actuality that there are not just millions, but billions of people in the world who are not Christians. Did that mean they are all wrong?
This beautiful Heaven and Earth Wall Calendar will draw you to a theme each month to reflect upon. A passage of Scripture for each month allows for meditation on the theme for that specific month. This wall calendar will surely cause you to appreciate those wonderful graces the Lord gives us.
Adolescent spirituality with the support of adults. Adolescence can be a trying time for adolescents and those with whom they share their journey, directly or indirectly. In a fast-paced world where adolescents want to conform to their youth or popular culture, the adolescent may become inundated and confused with all that is continuously taking place in their social context.
As youth pastors we daily meet some very interesting young people. Especially when you realize that the same students you daily meet, will one day be the next generation of church leaders. And you have the opportunity to shape young men and women into the church leaders of the future.
In a consumer society like ours, is there a danger teens consider life to be about the acquisition of stuff? Are they too busy rushing from one experience to the next chasing achievement or thrills? Or are they seeking some meaning beyond the material world?
A parent's prayer for their teenager can have so many facets. Teens face so many obstacles and temptations every day. They are learning more about the adult world and taking so many steps to live in it. Most parents wonder how the little infant that they just held in their arms yesterday could have already grown into what is now almost a full man or woman.
Children and teens experience life transitions, trauma, and other issues differently than most adults. They are also facing new challenges in this day and age such as, cyber bullying and video game obsession. Therapy can be a fun and safe place for children to work through their problems.