We can remind our struggling teens that we have a Savior in Jesus Christ who knew quite well how it felt to be friendless.
Prayers for a Teenager Struggling With Loneliness
God Our Refuge, help him to remember and be keenly aware that he is never truly alone. You, our heavenly Father, see him when no one else does.
Root my child to what’s true of them according to Christ; not their peers, not their achievements, not their failings, and not their successes.
If you are not a tree planted firmly by the streams of living water, then the whirlwind of fraternity culture will blow you away like chaff.
These friends remind me that my student ministry is in fact God’s ministry and that his word will accomplish its purpose.
Kampakis ends with encouragement to “live in hope“ because Good Friday was followed by Easter; that is the pattern of the Christian life, even when we cannot see the Easter sunrise yet.
We’re all busy, and we can fill our calendar to the brim with commitments that center around our kids. But in order to build healthy friendships, we need to create opportunities.