#MennoCon 19 – July 2-6, 2019

Kansas City, Missouri
Click on the MennoCon19 link to view a photo slide show of our trip. MennoCon19kansas
A report from Helen Peters, Youth Sponsor.
First of all thank you so much for supporting all of us to go to conference this year! We had a great experience! I still find myself singing all the worship music out loud and in my head.  I went to a few seminars myself as well and one of them was on the impact of Pornographery on the developing brain.  Chris Shaffner was the speaker and he talked about the impact pornographey has on culture and the individual. Pornographery changes the brain and how we experience sex. Compulsive and obsessive consumption of Pornographery is wrecking the lives of young people and they are oblivious to it. The speaker went into detail about how Pornographery impacts brain development and our ability to connect with people the way God intended....The big eye opener is how much porn is out there and how easy it is for young people to get.
I took another session with Chris S. called “ Reimagining Adolescence “ and how kids growing up today are living in a world that is fundamentally different than the ones their parents grew up in, posing challenges to even the most adept adult.  We looked at how systemic cultural changes are creating a whole new developmental experience for our kids as they attempt to find their true identity and place of belonging. We explored the developmental and spiritual challenges of raising adolescents in a contemporary society . Helen Peters
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