The purpose of this retreat is to help teens claim healthy self-esteem as a gift of God's love and to examine the social pressures that threaten it. As beloved children of God, both parents and teens can joyfully claim their self-esteem. Society and other people present challenges that threaten this God-given sense of self. Knowing the characteristics of healthy self-esteem can help parents and teens understand the challenges. During this retreat participants will reflect on biblical passages about being God's beloved, become familiar with categories of self-esteem, and explore ways to support growth of self-esteem in teens.
While this retreat design was originally created for parents of teens, it would also work well with church educators who work with youth.
Parenting Study Used in This Retreat
- Building Self-Esteem in Your Teen