Today in class, we were talking about family ministry, and one of my students (who is young) said that when one of his young people talk to him about a problem and then he tries to talk to the parent about it, the more he talks to the parent, the more the young person moves away from him, as if he had betrayed confidence.
I responded to him that it has a lot to do with his age and the fact that probably, the young person looks at him as a friend more than as a mentor or pastor. I’m not sure if that’s right. I was just taking a guess at it. I thought it was an interesting insight that he had about ministry here in Mexico, and I thought it would be good to share it with you.