We also talked about how "Behind-the-wall" conversations do not need to defend against "On-the-wall" conversations (conversations happening in culture and the world). "Behind-the-wall" conversations can help make sense of "On-the-wall" conversations in a way where God is infused within the world all around us and is telling God's story everywhere.
With the upcoming holidays take some time to ask your extended family members to talk about their faith and why they find it important. Ask them to share a struggle they have had as well as a time where they felt God was close to them. As a parent/guardian we are encouraged to share our stories as well, yes our youth/children may roll their eyes at us and pass us off as being weird, but eventually they will take parts of our story with them out into the world!
Faith Tool Focus
Behind-the-Wall- There's nothing special about starting a behind-the-wall conversation with your youth. These conversation starters below are designed to get your "behind-the-wall" conversation started with your student. You can begin with a question or by sharing something and then inviting youth to respond.