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The Challenges Of Being A Teen - Infographic

Just like any year, there were both positive and negative events that shaped our society. Teens in 2013 were exposed to a multitude of new challenges that parents and youth workers need to not only be aware of but be able to sit down and talk to their teens about. 

This infographic was created to provide parents and youth workers a road map to help them understand what their teens were exposed to in 2013.

Being a Teen in 2013 - Year in Review

Courtesy of: Help Your Teen Now


After bumping into this site by accident, I could not help but read and feel a bit sad by the anger of many comments here. Truth be told, the American church, regardless of denomination or theological perspective, suffers from the "IT'S ALL ABOUT ME" complex. What has happened to the sense of "shared community?"
It is true no matter what a pastor or elder board or deacons do, not everyone is going to agree. Even the apostle Paul recognized those among the fellowships who caused disruption because they did not get their way in the faith community. As a result there was trouble and divisions. Too many people expect the local church to be the "solution" to their problems. There seems to be the unwritten expectation that the church is there to meet your unmet needs be they physical, psychological or spiritual. When these matters are not addressed, blame is thrust upon the pastor, staff, or other leaders. If we all want to be honest, everything in our life this side of eternity is tainted by "sin". Frankly, there needs to be wholesale repentance from church leaders who have sold out to the world by their own agendas as well as letting the Holy Spirit heal those who have left. Remember this scripture: "Let us not give up meeting together as some are in the habbit of doing, but let us encourage one another all the more as you see the Day approaching". (Hebrews 10: 25, NIV) We need one another, brothers and sisters in Christ, especially as we get closer to the time of the Lord's return. You may grace the doors of a hundred congregations, but you'll never find peace or acceptance if you just continue to walk away.

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Good word...certainly we are coming to church with a consumer mindset...Church is about worship our Lord Jesus and being a part of His instrument to build His is all about HIM, not us.

Your story is true of so many others, people slipping through the cracks...often times because we are more concerned with building programs rather than developing and discipling people.

It was a great day for me when I realized that even my own salvation was not about me. It was a growing revelation that started with the baby steps of the me-centred Christian (a place we all enter through). Then there was a time when I considered it was about us, the Church, a very important place to spend some time. Ultimately though, I came to the understanding that it is about Him. All of it! All of me!

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I would never consent to any "exit interview". It's not necessary and the bottom line is they don't want to hear the truth of why people leave anyway unless it's to tell them they are wrong and to guilt or force them back again in some way through intimidation tactics to be controlled by the church again. Abusive churches are everywhere and this is one of many tactics that they use. Unfortunately there are abusive churches out there who don't even want to admit they have such a problem (or that there is one). It is always disguised as the problem of the ones being abused and never the church.

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