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Chaperoning High School Students on a Pilgrimage

Watching over teenagers is, shall we say, a somewhat complicated task. You want to balance trying to protect them from doing risky things and allowing them to venture out on their own and learning things on their own. You can't always tell them what to do; instead you need to find a way to connect with them so that you would earn their respect.

Being a chaperone for a youth pilgrimage gave Andrew Askins a glimpse of what it's like to watch over teenagers. And on the trip, he was able to find peace with the things he was going through in his life at that moment. Read more from Andrew Askins.

(Image credit: Andrew Askins)

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