The childhood questions, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” becomes central in the mind of emerging adults. The third developmental task of emerging adulthood is to discover vocation. Vocation is a means by which the individual fulfills purpose in their life. “We do not live by breath alone, sex alone, success alone, and certainly not by instinct alone. We require meaning. Continue reading
In order to aid adolescents during the maturation process, we must have an idea of what being an adult is all about. Adulthood is something that is hard to define. Humans do not step over a line of maturation that instantly makes them an adult. Maturation is a gradual process, and leaves many individuals at various ages asking the question, “Am I there, yet?” Sharon Parks describes the difficulty in defining what it means to become an adult.
I believe in purity. I believe in purity rings. I believe in setting physical boundaries in relationships in order to keep from hurting ourselves and others. This is something that is often taught, lectured, and discussed in Christian circles. However, I think we are missing something. Something BIG. Continue reading
I hated math all through school. I remember pounding through assignments day after day. Being a perfectionist, I always had to first do the problems, and then go back and check them again. I wasn’t bad at math, I just didn’t like it. To all of you who for whatever reason are looking for a reason NOT to do the math, Continue reading
I was not the perfect example of stewardship during my college years, but I have learned quite a bit through others. Here are some thoughts to help you through the college years without having to donate blood for money, or eating only Ramen Noodles.