A few weeks ago I entered into my 30's. For some of you that's old, and for others of you that's young. I haven't made up my mind yet. But one of the things I've noticed as I've gotten older is the difference in how ministers and parents approach me.
When I first started in ministry I felt that parents looked down at me because of my youth.
And I felt other ministers didn't always give me the benefit of the doubt. What this created was a passive aggressive interaction with the people I needed the most. I was often on the defense: if you didn't like my idea, I didn't like you. As I grew older, got married, and joined the ranks of parenthood, I felt my interactions with adults, both parents and other ministers, needed to improve. And, over time, they did. However, for me to solely attribute this change to the fact that I'm older, married, and a parent would be na?
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Brock Morgan has been a youth worker for over 22 years and co-authored A Parent’s Guide to Teenage Guys. Brock is the youth pastor at Trinity Church in Greenwich, CT.