FEAR IS A NORMAL HUMAN EMOTION & AT TIMES A USEFUL ONE 1. Nervous tension prepare more thoroughly • Before giving a speech • Appearing in court • Going on a job interview • Anticipation of retirement 2. Fear of being mugged precautionary measures to avoid desolate areas in the middle of the night 3. Fear of a job lay-off seek retraining or develop other skills
FEAR CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE, CAN BE OUT OF HAND, DESTROY OUR LIFE & POISON PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Nuclear War Fears IMPRISION and KEEP US FROM forward movement in the road to MATURITY HAPPINNESSCrime TRUE LOVE
Parents are responsible for providing a secure environment for their children. No matter how good job parents do, young people inevitably experience fear.
CHILDREN TEENSIMPORTANT ISSUE DEPENDENCE INDEPENDENCECOMMON FEARS Monsters Career choices Wild animals and insects Personal appearance Ghosts Death Police Loss of a friend Relative Jesus/ SaintsSIMILAR FEARS Abandonment , death of parent, getting a bad report card, seeing parents argue, street violence, crime, drugs & natural calamitiesFEAR MOST Being humiliated To be popular & accepted ( self-image and sense of guilt ) ( fear of not doing the things that others are doing because you are afraid they won’t like you )PARENT EXPRESSION Fear may be disguised & will take Teens may push you away but patience to uncover that doesn’t mean they no longer need you. “BE THERE” for them. Parents can give advice AFTER they’ve LISTENED & really KNOW what’s really troubling a child.
Denial Of Peter During Christ’s TrialPUT YOURSELF AT THE SERVICE OF OTHERS. TRANSFORMED BY THE POWER OF GOD, PETER BECAME THE LEADER OF THE EARLY CHURCH AND LATER EMBRACED THE CRUCIFIXION HE ONCE DREADED.
OTHER RESOURCES1. Turn to prayer 5. Act decisively 6. Talk through2. Try controlling the your fear fear (relaxation techniques)3. Meet the fear head 7. Join a support on group4. Build your 8. Seek confidence professional help
• Fear is the enemy of happiness.• It can make us: • suspicious, self-centered, • immobile and full of self-pity.• In this way, we are put in hell little by little. But we were made for heaven and there is always grace.• God’s love is bigger than all our fears.• Trust in God and take heart.
Do not fear what may happen tomorrow.The same loving Father who cares for you today, will care for your tomorrow and everyday.Either He will shield you from suffering or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.Be at peace, then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginings. St. Francis de Sales