Have you ever had a hard time connecting with your teen about their relationship with God? Maybe you’ve experienced something like this after a Sunday at church: “Hey, how was youth group today? Fine….Did you enjoy the lesson? Yeah…. What book of the Bible was the lesson from? Genesis…..” And after 12 seconds of such riveting dialogue, the conversation is over and you’re left feeling like your teen would rather have spent the last hour and a half at the dentist office!
Every new year I sit down to set some new goals. If you’re like me, you might scroll through social media on January 1 and find people who have given up on making New Year’s resolutions. Some argue what’s the point of writing things down that never get accomplished and are destined to fail? I’ve been there. But others have found the exact opposite to be true. And in reality, growth and progress is more likely to take place when plans and goals are created.