Have you had a talk with your son or daughter about your teens faith development? Do you know what to say or Not to say? This is a tough conversation to have with you teen if only because you recognize the eternal value such a decision can make in your child’s life. Author Jeremy Bouma talks about his own faith journey, and how he came to a place of ownership. He also provides some good tips for parents looking to have these types of conversations with their own children.
If you’re a parent and have a teen struggling with this issue you need someone to talk to. Please click the “LIVE CHAT NOW” button at the top of the page so we can help. By keeping your issue a secret you are giving it power to destroy your teen, your family, and your life. The shame you may feel as a parent can spread as a cancer into your thoughts, actions, and relationships – often hurting your marriage the most. Isolation is the worst way to live a full life, because it convinces a person that no one needs to know, that no one really understands, and ultimately, that no one really cares. That’s not true! Life on life community, and sharing these issues with people who truly care about you and your family, is the best way for anyone to flourish in their understanding of self, others and God. However, when we spend all our energies protecting our secret from the world this mindset can create an independence stronghold that feels true but is a lie really killing you from the inside out.