Take Courage! There Are No Exemplary Families in the Bible

It is easy to despair when we realize how far we fall short as husbands, wives, fathers and mothers. Below is an excerpt from Eugene Peterson’s book Like Dew Your Youth: Growing Up with Your Teenager (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1998). It has been a source of tremendous encouragement for me … Continue reading Take Courage! There Are No Exemplary Families in the Bible

Help Teenagers Form Their Identity in Christ

Conformity and peer pressure threaten to squeeze the individuality right out of teenag-ers. As they’re confronted with choices and expectations, kids are often terrified to be identified as different. Discouragement and hopelessness can leave teenagers even more vulnerable to unhealthy, unsafe pressures. In The Religious Life of Young Americans, George Gallup Jr. and Robert Bezilla … Continue reading Help Teenagers Form Their Identity in Christ