I saw this post earlier this week from Kara Powell (Fuller Youth Institute, author of Sticky Faith) and LOVED IT! I’m always on the lookout for great questions to have in my back pocket to bring up with students, and this is a great one. Check out her thoughts below, then head over to the Fuller Youth Institute blog for the rest of the post.
I’ve always believed there’s great power in good questions. I saw that last weekend with my own kids.
Last weekend, we had more discretionary free time than usual. My husband decided to build a treehouse for our kids (I know, I know, it feels like a flashback to the 50s). While he was in our backyard with the kids doing that, I told the kids they could each pick one fun thing to do with me alone, and that we’d go out for a treat afterward.
Nathan chose tennis. Krista chose ice skating. Jessica went with a scavenger hunt (an unconventional choice, but the youth worker in me has introduced scavenger hunts to our family over the years).
My favorite part of getting treats with the kids – especially when I have just one of them – is the conversation we get to have. Thanks to some questions I received from one of the churches in our Sticky Faith Cohort last year, I had a whole list of questions that parents could ask kids.
I asked Nathan a question I’ve never asked him before: What do you think young people your age tend to lie about to their parents?