A colleague of mine doing youth ministry in Booneville Indiana shared this link with me.
It really hits home for me, and I believe it will for you parents as well. If any youth want to read this, it will hopefully help them examine themselves...who am I going to be when I finish school or enter college?
Ultimately, we aim to make disciples in the church...students, doer's, and followers of Christ and the word of God. The author of this article is serving in student ministry in our own state; but up North in Wheaton Illinois, so he is hardly unacquainted with the context and struggles of church attendance and faithfulness in our particular area. Really a great read.