Away From God: When Teens Walk Away From Church

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For many parents, it can be heartbreaking to have their children walk away from the church they were raised in. You may be worried that this could have severe repercussions on their happiness and moral foundation. This is a valid concern, but it is important to keep in mind that this is a natural process and every person must develop their own spirituality. Often this means leaving the church you were raised in and trying to find your own path. It is even common for many individuals to leave a religion and rejoin later in life. This can be a difficult process for any parent to accept, but it is important to remember that trying to force your own beliefs on your progeny will only drive them away from you and harm their spiritual development. This isn’t what any parent wants to occur and can be easily avoided by approaching this issues in a careful and considered manner. By approaching this problem in a constructive manner, you can be sure that you will guide your child towards the right outcome of this difficult transition.

Zion Educational Systems can find help for anyone struggling to come to terms with their religious beliefs and can be reached today at 866-471-8579.

Allowing Your Child To Define Their Own Spirituality

There can be a number of different reasons for a teen to begin to question the religious foundations they were raised with. However, regardless of the reasons for your teen starting to question their spirituality, the time it takes to find answers that satisfy them will undoubtedly be a difficult period in their life. A person who is unsure about their relationship with God may feel unmoored and lash out at the people around them as a result. By having a positive support system in place, this difficult period can be substantially more mild than it would otherwise have been. During this period, a concerned parent’s goal should be to provide support without pushing particular conclusions. This will give your son or daughter the space they need come to their own conclusions and form their own beliefs.

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