I’ve worked in youth ministry for more than a decade now. I’ve come to know countless teenage hearts, but their depth still amazes me. Their burdens are overwhelming. Teen problems are real and painful. But teens are often too afraid to admit many of their struggles to their parents.
More than once, I’ve had teens divulge secrets they’ve never admitted to another soul, including their own parents. Other youth ministers and teachers have had similar experiences. Here are 5 of the most common teen problems your kids tell us but are too afraid to tell you.