What a senior year. COVID has upended everything (now that’s an understatement), and many parents could make the case that 2021 seniors have had as many or more disappointments during their last year of high school as the 2020 seniors had. We will be making sense of all that has happened for years to come, but we can take this to the bank: God’s word holds true in the midst of upheaval. God’s grip on His children is firm, in the midst of disease and political tension and racial injustice… and in the transition from high school to college.
Below are some resources from the Rooted blog for parents of high school seniors:
Why We Don’t Have to Fear Sending a Child Off to College by Carolyn Lankford. “Letting them go is nothing less than an act of faithfulness. As we make up their beds in a tiny freshman dorm and reverently organize their stuff within the new storage bins, we are saying “yes” to God, the perfect and supreme parent of our children.”
Dear Parent of a High School Senior by Anna Meade Harris. “Because of the Gospel, I know that the ‘good old days’ have not passed us by; the best is yet to come.”
Three Reminders for Our College Bound Kids by Kristen Hatton. “Because my husband had been a campus minister for nearly eight years, we were well aware of the predominant hook-up and drinking culture on college campuses.”
God’s Goodness in Parenting Transitions by Katie Polski. “It’s truly beautiful to see a child grow and mature and contribute to society, but it’s equally challenging to let them go.”
Dear Parent of a COVID- 19 Senior by Anna Meade Harris. “All of Scripture reminds us that God resurrects what was dead and redeems what was lost.”
Preparing Teens For Homesickness in College by Alice Churnock. “We are all homesick for the place where we don’t have to pretend to be the perfect version of ourselves, for the place where we can rest.”
Five Ways to Send Your Kids to College With Confidence in the Bible by Keri Folmar. “Whether they’re students in high school, graduates about to go to college, or young adults entering the working world, it’s vitally important for our children to know the Bible is true and applies across times and cultures.”
Rooted Recommends: Anchored Passion, Resources for College Students and Young Adults by Cole Shiflet. ‘Developed by college students for college students, Anchored Passion provides gospel-centered encouragement to young people who are venturing out into the world for the first time.”
Rooted Recommends: Surviving Doubt for College Students Taking Religion 101 by Rooted. “In Surviving Doubt: Six Videos Providing Answers to Difficult Questions About the Christian Faith, Dr. Michael Kruger of Reformed Theological Seminary speaks directly to college students taking Religion 101 early in their college careers.”
Finally, check out these devotionals on our Rooted Resources page. Any of these would make great graduation gifts for your child and their friends.