Teen & Adolescent Counselors
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Without a doubt, not one person was born without God creatively sculpting them with love, laying out our destiny, gifts, and purposes with a smile on his face. The Lord treasures each life.
One of the biggest challenges facing young people can be found in not knowing who they are in Christ. Adolescence is a pivotal stage in all of our lives, and can be one of the most challenging to navigate. This is the time when we begin to reconsider all that we have learned from our parents, church, friends, and society, and begin to form our own opinions and establish our own moral compass.
This is also the time when we begin making decisions about our preferences and desires that can have long term consequences on our lives. We begin thinking about what type of person we might like to marry, what career path might be of interest to us, and more.
There are so many decisions and responsibilities that are all new at this stage in our lives. To top it off, this is when we can be at our most vulnerable in relationship to the messages we receive from peers, television, social media and many other voices—all competing for our belief in their agendas of who we are, who we should be, and how we don’t measure up.
The enemy is about stealing the identity of our youth to twist and pervert their calling. In our practice at Crossroads, we have come to realize that there is much to be gained in the lives of our younger generation if we will only take the time invest in them in a way that is direct and loving. We have seen lives and families transformed in our work with teenagers.
If you or your teenager are in a place of difficulty or despair we urge you to have hope. In fact, we have found that our most tormented young people are those who have the greatest purpose and destiny for their lives. “
Here at Crossroads, our goal is to come alongside these youth and walk with them, and to allow them to feel heard—all the while walking with Jesus, and loving them like Jesus. Grace and mercy should be extended quickly so that this generation will not live under condemnation but in freedom. Grace and love will win every time over judgment and punishment. God’s goodness draws all men to Him, and under the blood of Jesus is where these teenagers will find their identity, their place in this world and their calling in The Kingdom of God.
Contact us today to find out how we can help your adolescent loved one find comfort and assurance on their path.