Emerging Adulthood: A Time to Prepare for One's "Ministries" in Life
emerging adulthood, university, parenting, family
At the beginning of my doctoral studies at a large school in the eastern United States, I met some fellow students and introductions ensued. From our conversation they discovered that I was 26 years old and seeking a graduate degree while already married and the father of two children. With disbelief and a hint of disdain that I was already married and a father, one of my peers blurted out, “You are a fool!” I have told that story several times in professional settings, and people are usually in complete agreement that I was not a typical 26-year-old in the United States.
Original Publication Citation
Nelson, L. J. (2014). Emerging adulthood: A time to prepare for one’s “ministries” in life. In B. L. Top & M. A. Goodman, By Divine Design (pp.317-348). Provo, UT: BYU Studies.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Nelson, Larry J., "Emerging Adulthood: A Time to Prepare for One's "Ministries" in Life" (2014). Faculty Publications. 4723.
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