Tag: youth ministry
We Need to Talk About “The Talk”
It’s every parent’s least favorite conversation and every youth minister’s most awkward lesson. For the kids, it ranges from excruciating to titillating. It’s got cutesy euphemisms out the wazoo, like “the birds and the bees” or “the facts of life,” signaling our collective discomfort with the topic. It’s the sex talk. Because the Bible talks…
Christian Parents: Talk to your kids about their mental health.
Chrisitan parents, the kids are not alright. And they haven’t been for awhile. In 2012, I was 16 years old, and just beginning to deal with severe anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. At the time, I thought I was the only one because no one else was talking about it. Now, 10 years later, I…