In more than 30 years of working in youth ministries, Darrell Good and his wife Cheryl have counseled, mentored and prayed teenagers through many of the uglier things that can happen in life -- the divorce of parents, not fitting in at school, car accidents and teen drug abuse, to name a few.
And in all those years, Good said there are three constants that he has seen in the teen life: the need for relationships, the need for acceptance and fear.
"Teens want to have friendships and they want to have a place where they belong. They are often living in fear of what their peers think and if they will be accepted by their peers. It doesn't matter what culture they are from, all have the same fears, and problems with acceptance and relationships," Good said.