Sermon Illustrations

• Dr. James Dobson writes in “Preparing For Adolescence” that there are several important things to note about emotions (Pgs. 124-136):

o They are cyclical-no one stays up to long or down to long…we go from high to low and back again.

o Don’t rely solely on impressions…be sure your inner voices are solidly Biblical and not impulsive.

o Emotions come into play particularly in the area of independence…teens especially feel strongly about feeling like “a baby” or “trusted”. Parents, it is important to prepare for your kids breaking away and let them do it in appropriate stages.

o The search for their own answers and identities…everyone must come to embrace things for themselves.