How is the worry and anxiety level in your home this week? According to statistics and studies, if you have a teen in your home, there is a 1 in 3 chance they are struggling with some form of anxiety. Thanks to the ongoing pandemic, phones, social media, and pressure surrounding sports and school, teen anxiety disorder is on the rise. It’s not surprising, but that does not mean we as Christians need to brush it off as lack of faith or spiritual weakness, either.
As a Christian parent, we need to take the time with our teen to talk about how they are feeling. Find out what is stressing them or what might be bringing on worry before it turns into something more. If it's helpful, check out the sample questions in the section above. Take time this week to sit down face-to-face as a family and check in on each other’s worries and anxiety levels.
This time of year is the time for new anxieties and stresses. Your Asbury family is praying for you! Let us know how we can pray specifically for you and your family or we if can put you in touch with a licensed professional counselor.