I’m an Episcopal Youth Event parent. It matters that I stop, hear my daughter’s story – and listen for what God has done in it.
My daughter is learning to trust her sense of herself and her vocation. So am I.
I started to very intentionally work prayer into our daily conversation in ways that didn’t feel forced or hokey.
I asked our church’s youth what mattered to them.
I may not be a parent, but I sure am praying for you who are – especially as you have hard talks with teens.
Adults have much to offer to teens, and teens have much to teach us. This is hard work. Let’s get started.
It’s time to be completely honest: my family hasn’t been attending church regularly. After thirteen years, we decided we needed a break. Over a year later, I’m ready for us to return. Will my family want to come with me?
No parent, not matter how old your child is, wants to watch his or her child to be hurt. We need to find ways to rebuild our children so that they want to continue to pursue their goals. This time, we did this by praying for those who wish us to fail.
Tonight I was blessed with a three-generation discussion about the Bible. I’m still pinching myself.
After surgery, homemade prayer cards from my teen daughters were truly a blessing.