Youth Issues

Spiritual Encouragement for Gen Z: Those Most Stressed Over the Coronavirus

“Everywhere I go I find that people—both leaders and individuals—are asking one basic question: ‘Is there any hope for the future? Is there any hope for peace, justice and prosperity in our generation?’” —Billy Graham Although the coronavirus outbreak has been stressful for many, Generation Z is said to be among those taking it the …

Made for God’s Purpose, Not Your Own

According to a 2019 study, 90% of young people in Britain feel that their lives lack meaning and purpose. But the Bible teaches us that God made each and every single one of us uniquely and for His purpose – that He has a plan for each of our lives – a plan that will …

Nearly 90% of young Britons feel that their life lacks meaning and purpose

A worrying new survey has revealed that 89 percent of 16 to 29 year-olds in Britain believe that their life lacks purpose and meaning. However, this number significantly drops to 55 percent with the older generation (over 60s). Experts have suggested that a person’s purpose may become clearer to them with age. But younger generations …

Is it wrong to fantasise about being famous in the future?

“I dream a lot about how great it would be to be famous someday, like a movie star or recording artist. I enjoy singing with some of my high school friends, and I think it would be cool to be a celebrity. Is it wrong to think like this?”

What’s Billy Graham’s one message to the youth of today?

“If you could deliver just one message to the youth of our world, what would it be? It seems like they have so many problems that we never faced when we were growing up, and I wish I could help them in some way to get on the right track.”

Did God put us here for a good time?

“Why did God put us here? I know this seems like a simple question, but sometimes I wonder if my life has any purpose to it, or if I’m just here to have a good time. What do you think?”

Should we be worried about today’s youth?

“I worry about our grandchildren, because it seems like they have so many more pressures on them than we did when we were young. But I’m not sure their parents even see it this way. Am I right to be concerned?”

What Would Jesus Do with the World Wide Web? 3 Ways to be a Light Online

Today (29 October) marks 50 years since the first internet transmission took place. Back then, UCLA professor Leonard Kleinrock and his student were only able to send the letters “lo” from one computer to another before the system crashed—three letters short of their intended word: login. But never question humble beginnings. Today, the internet can be …

Struggling with an Eating Disorder

“We’re very concerned about my niece because she’s gotten very thin and eats almost nothing. The reason is, she thinks she’s too fat—which isn’t at all true. How can someone deceive herself so much?”

Overcoming Discouragement with Truth: A Message for Young Adults

Today’s 20- and 30-somethings face a unique set of challenges. Studies show Millennials have the highest levels of stress and depression than any other generation at the same age. And the pressures of life have left many feeling lonely, confused and seeking something better. Maybe you can relate as a young adult trying to navigate …

How to Make Your Twenties Matter

Your twenties are full of self discovery and figuring out what it means to be an adult. Often it’s a stage of limbo between living under the wings of your parents and being a full-fledged, self-supporting adult. Scary words like “calling,” “vocation” and “responsibility” stare you straight in the eyes. Soon enough, the newness of …