By Adriane Dorr
The Church rightly spends a great deal of time speaking to and about married couples, families, grandparents and babies, but too often, it forgets about the youth.
That is why the February special issue of The Lutheran Witness is specifically for young adults! It’s written to them, for them, by them.
It deals with what they deal with: choosing a vocation, particularly one within the Church; “sexting” and why sending compromising photos to a member of the opposite sex isn’t a healthy way to build a relationship; marriage and what to look for in a Christian spouse.
It uncovers the problem of bullying and the way in which Christ delivers His children from their accusers, getting along with parents and understanding the Fourth Commandment, praying and the reasons why it’s even OK to ask God for things that seem impossible.
It takes a hard look at dating and the search for contentment, whether a person is single or not; why our Lord would have them save sex for marriage; and how young Lutherans can defend the faith among peers and teachers, friends and parents.
Finally, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison uses his monthly “From the President” column to encourage youth in remaining faithful to Christ, writing, “The Church has a future because Jesus has a future, and He’s made you His very own for eternity.”
Pastors, parents, teachers and youth are encouraged to read and discuss the articles and to engage in discussion about Christ’s grace and mercy. Attendees at this summer’s National LCMS Youth Gathering, July 1-5 in San Antonio, will be able to download the issue to their smartphones at no cost.
To subscribe to either the print or digital versions of the magazine, go to www.cph.org/witness.
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Adriane Dorr is managing editor of The Lutheran Witness.
Posted Feb. 13, 2013