BP This Week: Wilberforce Weekend, Ben Sasse, and Perpetual Adolescence

John Stonestreet and Ed Stetzer ask a tough question: Are Americas youngest adults stuck in perpetual adolescence? U.S. Senator, Ben Sasse thinks so, and offers suggestions for parents working to bring the next generation into adulthood. John has just co-written a book with Brett Kunkle of Stand to Reason, and devotes a chapter to precisely this issue. At our annual Wilberforce Weekend conference, the Colson Center just honored longtime Alliance Defending Freedom president, Alan Sears, for his tireless work on behalf of Christians whose constitutional rights have been threatened. For resources mentioned on this week’s program, check out the links below.


‘Adult’ is Not a Verb
  • John Stonestreet
  • BreakPoint
  • May 16, 2017
How to Raise an American Adult
  • Ben Sasse
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • May 5, 2017
Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage?
  • Susan Dominus
  • The New York Times
  • May 11, 2017
The Twelve Survivors of the Sexual Revolution
  • Jennifer Roback Morse
  • The Ruth Institute

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  • jason taylor

    Yes. Part of the fault is the education system which has promulgated the meme that an inflated time period spent in artificial surroundings is necessary to survive but gives no proportionate rewards. Part of the fault is bad standards of discipline. Part is simply aesthetic; a lot of people are perfectly responsible citizens but continue the tastes and mannerisms they had as adolescents many of which are harmless and even rather charming in themselves. Part is the fault of an overly easy going welfare state. In fact there are a lot of variables. In fact I have to admit to perhaps being a perpetual adolescent and how much of that is my fault or a fault of any kind really cannot be decyphered.