A tough age for girls

Teenage girls navigate a tough landscape. There are tools the church can offer them.


A teenage killer’s brain

A review of Sue Klebold

You can never fully know your child’s interior life. You cannot know the measure of sadness or rage that may be unfolding within them.


The Giver’s temptations

If ever a movie with a teenage protagonist was tailor-made for sermon illustrations, it is this one.


The Ambitious Generation, by Barbara Schneider and David Stevenson

Adolescence has a relatively brief history. It did not emerge as an identifiable life stage until the early 20th century. Perhaps the most important influence on its development was capitalism's second technological phase, which rendered the unskilled labor of youth unnecessary and unwanted.