Entries by Jeremy Myers

The Eeyore Complex: Miscalculations in Intergenerational Ministry

It is one thing to underestimate ourselves. It is another thing altogether to underestimate ourselves for someone else. Yet, that is precisely what is happening with many of our senior adults. Over and over again senior adults indicated that they did not pursue relationships with youth because of what they believed the youth thought of them. None of their assumptions of how the youth perceived them were flattering, but none of them actually came from the mouths of teenagers either.