What is a Rite of Passage?

rite-passageA rite of passage is a formal invitation for a child to enter into adulthood. It is a specific time where the adults in a child’s life say “We recognize you as an adult now. You are now responsible for the choices in your life and we are here to help you behave like an adult!” In other words, it is a blessing you speak over the future of your growing child.

Because of our lack of a formal rite of passage in our modern culture, young people are looking to other things to affirm their adulthood. And more often than not, the places they are looking are not good, and the rites they engage in drive them away from God and further from their purpose and destiny in Him.

This is where you as a parent can have a tremendously positive effect on the future of your child. When you hold a rite of passage for your son or your daughter, you are equipping them to enter into the world of adulthood with your blessing and equipping them to make good, life-affirming choices.

For information on organizing a rite of passage, including what you can do to prepare your son or daughter for one, we highly recommend the following resources:

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The GOV Team

The GOV Team

Volunteers at Generations of Virtue
The GOV team is comprised of 8 full-time volunteers in their 20s and 30s. With a desire to equip the nations to live a lifestyle of purity, the team diligently works to create events, speaking and print material, and helping young people see how God’s message of purity translates into our current culture. Whether the GOV team is on the road or hanging out at home, they are sure to be drinking way too much coffee. One of their favorite pastimes is jamming to worship songs. The team is blessed to live in the majestic mountains of Colorado and the beautiful countryside of western New York.

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