For this week’s Health feature, Allan Handysides and Kathleen Kuntaraf demonstrate one of the most important qualities young people can have.
Handysides, what are you doing with that cork?
Playing with this cork but it is actually a rubber cork. I want you to watch it, when I drop it in the water it doesn’t sink – it keeps coming to the surface. You know, this cork is what I would call “resilient.”
Now resilience is something that is very important in young people, you run a program called Youth Alive.
Yes, reduce at-risk behavior.
You reduce at-risk behavior by building resilience in the young people and young people get resilient when they have meaningful relationships.
Yes, relationship with God and relationship with one another.
Handysides And then tobacco, when you smoke, they say, “no.” Alcohol – no, no – I am not going to take that. You can push them down but they will always come to the top because they have faith, hope and belief and that is what we need to build in our young people, resilience, so like a cork, they will always float to the top.
They will always reflect Christ’s character.
Because He is in them.