I wanted to give them better than what I had. It wasn't easy.
Teenage girls navigate a tough landscape. There are tools the church can offer them.
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.
Encounters with God happen, and they are known by their liberating effects. How can confirmation class support such encounters?
If ever a movie with a teenage protagonist was tailor-made for sermon illustrations, it is this one.
Despite bleak forecasts, many of today’s teenagers refuse to buy the marketed temptations to despair and fear. They’ll find a way.
We youth ministers have often tried to make our ministries cool enough to compete. But every teen knows that the church is not cool.