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Adolescent spirituality with the support of adults

Anastasia Apostolides
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 73, No 4 | a4332 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v73i4.4332 | © 2017 Anastasia Apostolides | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 October 2016 | Published: 22 June 2017

About the author(s)

Anastasia Apostolides, Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology, University of South Africa, South Africa


Adolescence can be a trying time for adolescents and those with whom they share their journey, directly or indirectly. In a fast-paced world where adolescents want to conform to their youth or popular culture, the adolescent may become inundated and confused with all that is continuously taking place in their social context. This article argues that with the support of adults, adolescents may be guided to explore, experience and live out their spiritual identities through their popular or youth culture in a healthy way.


Adolescents; identity; spirituality; popular culture; youth culture; adult support; social media


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