Working with teens and young adults can be terrifying. Here are 5 tools any person can use to impact teens and young adults.
Last night I watched the heart of man. A person speaking in the movie said, "Shame drives my compulsive behavior... I’m never going to be enough so I’m entitled to do ________." Shame is a trap. It speaks a number of lies to us.
Today, instead of writing a typical blog, I will instead be sharing a short prayer. I hope this prayer is both a blessing and an encouragement as you begin your week.
Transparency is a buzzword today. It is thrown around in all spheres from business to ministry as something crucial for leaders. Yet, in Christianity, transparency is needed for all believers and not just in leaders. So much of the talk and teaching on transparency is truly just honesty, and not actual transparency. So what is the difference between transparency and honesty and how do we move past an honest life and into a transparent one?
Despite how everything may seem to say otherwise, you are loved. You are more loved than you will ever know.
Contentment is often tied to happiness. Yet, the apostle Paul's life as an apostle is marked by anything but happiness. If being content is not the same as being happy, what then is it?
Adults, whether parents or mentors, should be preparing teens for adulthood. As children become teens, adults in their lives should begin looking to connect with them instead of always correcting.