Puritan Board Freshman
Teens are meant to be rebellious. Their “rebellion” informs them to find jobs, leave their parents, start families, make their parents happy, and come back with their wives and toddlers to church. Where would we all be without teens asking frightening questions and genuinely coming to faith?
I learned a lot from rebellious teens who asked embarrassing questions and eventually won answers. Some of the most rebellious I know are most reliable, faithful Christians today in middle age.
They are not meant to be rebellious. Growing more independent, processing what they have been taught and confess, working through hang-ups, doubts and questions, sure.
Not rebellious. "Honor your father and your mother..."