“God calls us to pick up our cross and follow him. When cultures and ideologies teach teens to avoid pain, we need to teach teenagers that they have the capacity, with the Lord’s help, with your help, to face hard things.”
Listen in as Amanda Smith shares her story, exhorts youth pastors and parents to continue in biblical discipleship, and encourages us from the Scripture to persevere with our teenagers in love and hope. Amanda Smith is Director of Outreach at Redeemer Kansas City in Kansas City, MO.
- The Coddling of the American Mind:How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
- Mark 4:26-29
- Anxiety: Finding the Better Story by Liz Edrington