There has been a lot of talk lately about church youth groups and whether they are actually a bad thing for the church. The current trend seems to be that youth groups create “peer dependency” and isolate the youth from the rest of the church. Some homeschoolers I know have chosen not to involve their kids in church youth groups.
Last weekend, I got to see many of my old friends from my youth group days. It was a joy to see them again and helped me realize what an impact that group has had on my life and on all of us. As a homeschooling parent, it’s tough to know whether church youth groups are always, or ever, a good thing for my homeschoolers. What do you think? Are youth groups a bad influence on homeschoolers?