Category: Family faith

Supporting Grieving Children, Teens and Families

Our community is grieving the loss of two Conestoga High School students in the past week, and it has been a time of many deep emotions among students, families, friends, teachers, coaches, neighbors and many others whose lives were touched by such young and vibrant boys. So many are grieving, and so many teens in the high school community are processing the grief, confusion, anger, despair and other deep emotions that can all accompany loss. The school administration and faculty are... Read More
at Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Self Care is About Looking Up

As my husband Andrew and I were thinking about what we wanted to talk about on our retreats for our High School and Middle Schoolers, we kept thinking about how busy and tired and exhausted they seem to always be. We thought about what it might be like if our young people really believed that life was more than a checklist, more than being overwhelmed with everything they needed to do. Originally we called our Retreat, “Treat Yo Self,” because we really wanted them to know and... Read More
Posted by Sarah Hostetter at Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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Why Is Faith Important to Families?

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health recently published a paper that concludes that a religious upbringing is linked to better health and well-being during early adulthood . At first, I thought this was great news, since we’ll do anything to improve our kids’ chances of being happy and healthy adults, right? Then I started considering the real reasons we think faith is important to our family. It’s a lot more complicated than just wanting them to be... Read More
at Thursday, October 4, 2018
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How to Have Faith Conversations with Youth

There are not many universal truths out there. People will argue about whether God is love, or if all people are created equal, but few care to challenge this truth: parenting a teenager is difficult.  I am certain it always was difficult, because just looking at what is happening inside teens’ bodies and minds is enough to make any parent pray for reinforcements, but I think it has gotten more complicated over the years. Now not only are teens changing quickly, but society with it... Read More
Posted by Andrew Hostetter at Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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Helping Your Family Grow in Faith -- Together

We are so excited to launch our first online resource that will help families grow in their faith together. This new WPC Parent blog will enable our online community to share issues, ideas and inspiration that can help us feel supported, equipped and empowered. We hear from so many parents that faith is important to them, and they want their children to have a faith foundation, but our lives are so busy and our culture is just so demanding and distracting that we can’t always get to... Read More
Posted by Elizabeth Castleman at Sunday, May 6, 2018
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