Our young people leave home, church, and school with a particular set of beliefs. Some are correct, but some are dysfunctional. They take these beliefs into their careers, marriages, and relationships. We must help lay a FOUNDATION of workable and biblical beliefs, or they will in some cases, be left to FLOUNDER.
Sometimes people are not aware of how much wrong beliefs growing up have impacted their lives. I call these teachings "hidden hurts." They are teachings that are simply accepted without questioning, but later in life cause much adversity in spiritual maturity and life in general, particularly in marriage and relationships. These beliefs can come from negative family environments, school, society in general, or even incorrect church or biblical teaching.
Between the ages of 20-30, I believe all young people could benefit from "mid-course corrections" to help identify and correct any wrong beliefs that are not bringing positive results in life, relationships, and in one's spiritual and emotional growth.
We must bridge the gap that exists between what young people are being programmed to believe and what is really working for them in the real world. This includes providing correct biblical teachings along with the tools, resources, and strategies to deal with emotional and relational issues.
I have developed 12 life assessment areas which help build a solid foundation of biblical and functional beliefs. Our young people can know that they are going into the real world with beliefs that they know work because they are biblical, functional, and they have seen them modeled by others.
I am going to begin writing articles on these 12 assessment areas. My ministry is uniquely designed to help Christian young people, especially men, develop correct thinking early in life to avoid adverse consequences later.
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