Angelic Advice for Young Adults

Editor-in-Chief Colleen Hughes shares the inspiring words that helped ease her worries about raising a teenager.

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On a lark today I went to beliefnet.com and clicked on the Angel of the Day feature. Who greeted me but the Guardian Angel of Young Adults.

I happen to have been thinking a lot lately about the young adult in my house. Louisiana will soon turn 14—a very young young adult, but a mini adult nevertheless. These days teenagers have to make adult-type decisions all the time, like whether or not a website is appropriate or trustworthy, for example.

I don’t monitor Louisiana’s computer use the way I used to. In fact, I don’t monitor a lot of areas of her life the way I used to. And I’m pretty sure I can trust her. She is a wonderful girl, and I couldn’t be more proud of her. She’s bound to make mistakes, and I hope I’ve raised her to take responsibility for them and learn from them—and to come to me right away to help make things right!

“I am guided and protected as I begin to choose my path in life,” says the message from this guardian angel. Louisiana is guided and protected. I believe that with all my heart.

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