Being a man in today’s world can be challenging. Life’s pressures impact us daily and personal pain can increase, even when we are not fully aware of its effects. It can be difficult to consistently do what we truly desire–especially if we are attempting to live a Christian lifestyle–and experiencing failure after failure leads to additional problems.
Having an adolescent in the home can be a challenging time for the entire family. A once obedient and happy child can become a frustrated young man. Sometimes this frustration comes out as anger, anxiety, depression and/or drug and alcohol use.
Humans are relational beings; we need to be with others. Whether it be an acquaintance in the neighborhood, family members or a committed relationship the situations can seem overwhelming. The fact is people hurt people. Our past experiences can prevent us from moving forward or cause us to hurt others.