It should be obvious, but whatever makes your 7-year-old daughter light up, will not do the same when she is 12-years-old.
Somewhere along the way, we move from the innocence of childhood to a search for meaning – even if that search is unconscious.
What is the point? Why am I here? What does it all mean?
These are questions on the meaning of life.
And none of them are small.
Girls in eleventh and twelfth grades often become bored in settings like youth group and school. We can easily see the same things happen in our groups at Daystar. Why do these girls become bored? Partly because we continue to teach them at seventeen the same way we taught them at twelve. We instruct rather than stir. The other reason is that these girls are ready —physically, emotionally, and spiritually —to experience purpose. It is how they want to be described.
-Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff, Raising Girls