Category: Young Adult

Information & encouragement for our young adults.

Strategies for Success in College

As it relates to the pursuit of education, the Lord blessed me to achieve my ultimate goal. I have successfully earned two graduate degrees. I must admit, however, that when I look back at my undergraduate college experience, I could have done much better academically. My inability to effectively handle the pressures and distractions of college life caused my grades…

Putting Your Parents in Their Place

I love the title of this column because it leads you to believe that I’m going to discuss how to get your parents out of your business and off your back. My intent is actually to emphasize how important it is to have your parents involved in your life as you navigate through the twists and turns that are sure…

Finance 101

There are so many things that I wish someone had told me when I was in college. One of the major things I didn’t know was how important it was to make good, sound financial decisions. I know what you’re thinking. It’s tough to make financial decisions when you don’t have much money to make those decisions with! Actually, this…

The Choice is Yours

Life is full of choices. The crazy thing about that statement is that just one decision—good or bad—could change your life for the rest of your life. I have seen many college students deal with dilemmas as they navigated through their college experience. Which major should I choose? Who should I date? What group of people should hang around? These…

Falling in Love With God

As a young person, you might be at the point in your life where you are truly ready to begin a commitment to God. You’ve been to Church, you’ve read about God, you’ve faced situations in your life when you’ve needed his intervention and now you want to strengthen your relationship with Him. In order to have a closer walk…

Keeping Your Conscience

One of the most significant challenges a college student faces is maintaining his or her integrity in the midst of a college environment. Let’s face it—there are a lot of temptations for the young adult who is on the college campus. Sex, alcohol, drugs, cheating and stealing are just some of the pitfalls that college students are vulnerable to. As…

Getting Closer to God this Summer

For college students, the month of May is both stressful and relaxing. On one hand, final exams occur in early May and that certainly is a stressor for most people. However, relief comes in mid-May when the semester is over and the summer break begins. Many students have summer responsibilities like an internship, or a job, or summer school. I…

Introducing Your Friends to Christ

Going to college is first and foremost about getting a good education. Students from around the world descend on the college campus in hopes of beginning to prepare for a successful career and ultimately, a successful life. While the classroom should be the college students’ priority, most students find some time to have fun in college too. Meeting new people…

A New Beginning

The beginning of a new school year is often a time for setting new goals. When I was in school, one of my recurring goals was to do better academically than I did the previous semester! Sometimes, I achieved my goal, sometimes I didn’t—but it did feel good to at least shoot for something. As you look forward to this…