Youth Ministry Group Lessons –

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Emotional abuse can erode your feelings of self-worth and chip away at the happiness you deserve. How can you help your youth ministry students recognize the signs of abuse so they can take steps to protect themselves?

On TV and in the media there are tons of unrealistic images of women. Unfortunately, that rubs off on the female members of your youth ministry. Chances are they feel the need to have unrealistic weight goals and a distorted body image.

If your youth ministry students don’t learn to control their anger, they can destroy the relationships in their lives and can also cause physical and emotional harm to everyone. Here is a great breakdown on anger to share.

One of the issues your youth ministry students will deal with is guilt. Whether or not your students think they actually “deserve” the guilt, you must express to them that it’s never a healthy emotion to hold onto in your life.

Unfortunately, tragedy will touch all members of your youth ministry at some point. In the moment, nothing can lift your spirits and pick you up, but as time goes on, there are certain coping mechanisms you can adopt to move forward.

Practicing positive thinking allows us to focus on our strengths and accomplishments, which increases happiness and motivation. This, in turn, allows us to spend more time making progress, and less time feeling down and stuck.

Here is a handout to print out or e-mail to the parents of  your youth ministry students! Teen’s feelings, views and opinions have worth, and you should make sure you take the time to sit down and listen openly and discuss them honestly.

Self confidence can be a difficult thing for a teen to wrap their head around. Here is a handout to share with your youth ministry students on the topic of deal with self confidence. Read this one out loud and get a discussion started!

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