Equipping Youth in the Home to Face the Challenges of Today and Tomorrow

by Dr. Edward E. Moody Jr.

D6 Family Ministry Journal (Volume 1)



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Abstract: As young adults, many Christians have experienced difficulty applying their faith to everyday life. In this paper we examine dilemma discussions, a cognitive developmental technique that has been found to successfully impact behavior. A model is proposed whereby parents can utilize dilemma discussions to help their children effectively address problems they face in everyday life while preparing them to apply their faith to successfully navigate adulthood.

Keywords: dilemma discussions, applying faith to everyday life, D6

Dr. Edward E. Moody Jr. is Chair of the Department of Allied Professions, and Professor of Counselor Education at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina and Pastor of Tippett’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Clayton, North Carolina.