Let’s start this out by getting one thing straight: I am not an expert in youth ministry.
Furthermore, I am not an expert in parenting, especially since, you know, I don’t have children of my own.
What I do have is my Core Four.
Five years ago, God called me into youth ministry although, at the time, I had no idea He was doing that. (He is so sneaky sometimes.) All I thought I was doing was fulfilling an internship requirement for my second major (youth and nonprofit leadership) in college and spending a summer with the girls at my church, forming a “program” for them that would a) give them the Gospel and what it means to be a woman according to the One who designed womanhood and b) fulfill the aforementioned class requirements.
God had other plans.