Parenting Tag

Parents – ever wondered what your kid actually does at youth group?

Youth ministers – ever wondered what your teens tell their parents when they get home from church?

I have experienced the ups and downs of raising teenagers. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked one of my kids about school, youth group, a social event, or a retreat that they attended – and the only response I got was “good” or “fine” or “okay.” And despite my attempts to pry deeper by asking questions, I often had no idea what my kids experienced.

My child is gay – what do I do? It can be a pretty terrifying thing for a person with same-sex attraction to share that part of their lives with others. Even as our culture gets more and more permissive, many people who have these feelings...