Concordia Theological Monthly
young people, adolescence, religion, christian, faith
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
To offer a satisfactory summary of the problems which confront young people, particularly those of the late high school and college age, would require at least a semester's work, and therefore we can at best point out only those features of guidance which seem to require the most attention on our part. Let it be dated at once that the most difficult phases of work in the early stages of adolescence cannot be discussed at this time, partly because the amount of time at our disposal will not permit a satisfactory rehearsal of the most significant points, partly because most of the embarrassments of this period have been left behind by college students, particularly the girls. That is, the awkwardness and lack of co-ordination of bones and muscles, which are so marked in the immediate postpubertal age, have disappeared, and at least a certain amount of nerve control and poise have replaced them in both sexes. There is apt to be another source of mortification remaining, namely, that of an inadequate elimination of the sebaceous glands of the skin, so that young people, especially young men, will suffer with acne, a condition which may make them keenly self-conscious. It is self-evident that the leader of youth, understanding the temporary character of the affliction, will meet the difficulties associated with the situation with kindness and tact.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
1 Corinthians 1:18-25; Romans 12:2; 1 John 2:15-17; 1 Corinthians 6:19; Ephesians 5:7-12;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Kretzmann, P. E.
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 13, Article 77.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol13/iss1/77