“I understand that developing a relationship with someone ten plus years older than you can be uncomfortable. Here’s a cheat sheet of questions I’ve used to get the conversation rolling.
What is God teaching you right now?
What is a major life lesson that God has taught you through the years?
I am ____ years old (insert age). What would you tell your ___ year-old self? (Insert same age as before.)
Looking back at your life, what’s one thing you wish you have done differently?
Is there anything I can do for you right now? (This will get you involved in their life through service, which is a great way to get to know someone.)”
Why You Need Relationships with Little Old Ladies
Beecher Proch (Beecher is a man…I was confused at first when I started reading this article and didn’t know the author was male) at Lies Young Women Believe
“It is rare indeed when a person has the good fortune to meet a saint, but he came as close to it as anyone I have ever known.”
“God Made Me for China” — Eric Liddell Beyond Olympic Glory
Al Mohler at AlbertMohler.com
“…along with biblical boundaries, we must also help [our teens] curate a music playlist that stirs up and promotes godly emotions.
Music, Emotions, and Your Teenager
Nicole Whitacre at Girltalk
“Hurt people hurt people, and Paul says those who are hurting from any affliction can be comforted with the comfort we’ve been given by God. That’s messy, friends. There’s no way that’s not messy. To enter into brokenness, where years of hurt has induced hurt, and to say, I’m going to offer the comfort of a smile through my tears, laughter through my pain, and the hand of peace to the hand of neglect. That is messy, but that is also grace. ”
Lore Ferguson Wilson at Sayable.net
“Reinterpreting His commands to fit our desires is not obedience, and it’s not love.”
Clear as a Bell
Nancy Wilson at Femina