The Boys' Growing Up in the Lord

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Question

Hello,

I am socially awkward. For the last about year I have been going to my church's youth group and sitting in the corner listening. In the last month I started to be more social with the people. I went to a weekend camp with my youth group recently and had a good time. As a teenage boy I have crushes and found myself very depressed when I found out that we are moving at the end of the summer. I have been living here for about six years and it took me until a month or two ago to actually start being social. I do not want to start this loop over. What should I do?


Answer

I'm positive your parents are moving because it is necessary. Likely they would prefer to stay in one spot too. However, it is not workable for them, so they must move and you have to move with them.

You had some growing up to do in order to get to the point where you were willing to reach out to other people for friendship. The greatest asset is that you don't have to repeat the growing up again. You know how to meet people and form friendships. Hang on to your current friends. Write to them and connect with them on some social network site. Then add to your friends with the people you meet in your new location.

See this as an adventure and a chance to expand your horizons.