Being a teen is hard enough...
Being a teen whose family is experiencing divorce is even harder.
Getting through life can be difficult at all ages, but dealing with your parents' divorce as a teen is particularly difficult. Teens have a much harder time both mentally and emotionally with stress and loss. Why is this?
- Teens' brains are still developing. The frontal lobe is the part of the brain that holds everything together with logic and reason. This isn't fully developed until a person reaches their mid-twenties.
- Teens are going through hormonal changes. This creates not only minor changes in mood but huge mood swings, as well.
- Teens are experiencing many different feelings and changes for the first time, and they feel them in a more heightened way.
Teens mainly spend their days surrounded by more teens who are just as emotionally unbalanced as they are.
The Journey: Divorce Through the Eyes of a Teen is a small group curriculum designed to lead teens through the journey of recovery from the tragedy of divorce. This curriculum is filled with practical activities and hands-on tools to empower teens to make healthy choices, The Journey includes a detailed and Biblically based Leader's Guide, as well as an interactive Student Workbook designed to specifically apply to their own unique family circumstances. The kit also includes an Activity Guide that is filled with over 60 different topic-related activities to keep your teens engaged in the healing process.
Divorce can have a major impact on families, but it doesn't have to destroy them. The Journey: offers hope and healing to teens and their families who are going through this difficult and often challenging time. Give your teens the tools they need to keep their parents' divorce from defining their future, tools that will help them fulfill their God-given destiny.