Christian teenagers face massive barriers to their growing faith in this godless world. While growing mentally, emotionally, and physically can be distracting when their spiritual growth takes the backburner. God calls us to raise our children according to His Word and to “be not of this world.” Yet, in our current era, technology and emerging ideologies can distract Christian teens from the promise of eternal life and tempt them instead with the promises of an increasingly ungodly world.
While things like social media have connected people and Christians like never before, it’s also connected us to the poisons of a world increasingly hostile to Christians and made us more susceptible to them. None are more vulnerable than Christian teens. Prioritizing their spiritual growth is something teens tend to forgo when there isn’t a parent or guardian whispering the wisdom of God in their ear.
The youth culture is obsessed with self. While being the most diverse generation is something to be applauded, it also comes with downfalls. Christian teens typically don’t wake up in the morning and ask, “How can I structure my day around God?” With distractions such as video games, streaming services, social media, and even school, Christian teens are tempted daily to turn their backs on God.
So how can we help our teens grow in their faith and relationship with God while also allowing them to be teens and discover the world around them? As parents and guardians, we must step in when we believe our teens are losing their faith to the world. Teen mental and spiritual health often clash, leading to new emotions and deepening doubt about themselves and their relationship with God. Often, these can be difficult conversations to have.
Christian counseling services, like those offered at NuWell, can be instrumental in helping Christian parents navigate the tribulations of teen adolescence in a Godly and loving way. When conflict or crises arise with our teens, godly guidance can help strengthen not only faith but also relationships. NuWell Christian Counseling will find you and your teen the best Christian counselor for your situation that will provide a safe and compassionate place to grow and change by utilizing therapeutic methods grounded in the Bible and the grace of God.