Do you know what the most common mental concern is in the United
States? It is Anxiety Disorder. It effects 40 million adults. It also is the most
common mental struggle for teens. Nearly 32% of adolescents have suffered
from serious anxiety at some point.
This month for our Online Parenting Class, we want to offer you some
helpful, loving advice and guidance. We do not want to ignore this growing problem that may also be impacting your family.
Not every feeling of anxiety and worry is sin or evil. We know that there
are many things that can affect your teen and their feelings of anxiety. Remember: we have a powerful God with powerful promises. Pray over your teen this
month, whether they're struggling with anxiety or not, and consider these verses:
Luke 12:22-26: May my teen not be worried or anxious about the
superficial things of this world.
– Ps. 27:1: God, allow my teen to realize that they can run to you in moments
of anxiety and you will protect them.
– Ps. 118:6-7: Guide my teen as they go through their day today. Allow them
to not worry about what other people say, think, or do.
– Phil. 4:6-7: Lord, give my teen peace in their heart and their mind.
We are available to talk, pray, or just listen to you and/or your teen. If you are
seeking professional advice or help, please also let us know. We can connect you to a Christian professional in our area to help your child and family with this difficult issue.