Our teens are adults under construction. It’s our responsibility and privilege as adults and parents to show them the way. Teens learn as we patiently work beside them to help them take the reins of their own lives. This learning process is a partnership between teens and parents as we share with them how to assume responsibility, make life decisions, and learn practical skills.
Too often adults toss out the “don’ts” and consider that to be a sufficient education. We tell our teens all the things that they should avoid—don’t have sex; don’t cheat; don’t dress like that; don’t talk like that; don’t drink; don’t do drugs—yet fail to show them what they can do and how to accomplish it.
This breath-taking podcast and the book “When will my life not suck -authentic hope for the disillusioned” is a reminder that we have a choice, every day, to give thanks. And with a heart of thanksgiving, we realize that no matter what we face, God doesn’t just work to change our situations and help us through our problems. He does more. He changes our hearts. His power, through hearts of gratitude and focused minds on Him, releases the grip our struggles have over us. We’re strengthened by His peace, refueled by His joy. God’s Word is filled with many reminders of how powerful and vital a thankful heart can be in this world. I have no doubt your faith will be renewed when you listen to Cameron.
Cameron Presson is a nineteen-year-old freshman at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. He grew up in Spring Hill, Tennessee with his two wonderful parents Ramon and Dorrie and his older brother, Trevor. Cameron is currently a Communications major with a minor in Christian Leadership, with the intent to work in a church, although like most college kids he’s not entirely sure. He began writing in elementary school, starting with short stories he tried to sell in his neighborhood. As he grew up, he continued to love to write, and this culminated in him co-writing a book with his father last year, the Teen Edition of “When Will My Life Not Suck?” Cameron called it the most meaningful experience he’d had in his life, and he’s excited to talk about it in this podcast.