Twenty-somethings in America are creating a new season of life wedged between adolescence and adulthood: something that Al Mohler recently blogged about in “Why aren’t emerging adults emerging as adults?” Parents and young adults should take a few moments and check out Al’s blog. It is detailed and thought-provoking.
As discouraging as cultural trends may be, when I look around at Sola meetings or at Crossway gatherings, I find it a wonder of grace that there are so many young adults who are more than certainly “emerging” into adulthood. Examples abound!
- David and Krista Oliver, married now at a young age (compared to their peers in America) are choosing a lifetime of commitment over the “freedom” of co-habitation and the non-committing spirit of our age.
- Holly Devries, a dear single sister, chooses to pour out her life in commitment and service to the Body of Christ. She consistently shows up and demonstrates the power of God’s grace in an “emerging adult”. Talk about being counter-cultural.
There are so many other examples. Please share your own!