What's Right about Adolescence?

Artwork for Growing Up in God's Family

If we are not careful we could easily get the impression that adolescence is a disease with headaches and heartaches, pressure and pain as its only symptoms. Not so! Adjustments and struggles may be present, but not to the exclusion of tremendous growth and remarkable achievements. These can be some of the most exciting years of one's spiritual pilgrimage. All adolescents are not horizontally irresponsible and vertically insensitive. As we shall soon discover, there are cases on record in Scripture where people this age lived exemplary lives in spite of the odds against them.