TODAY’S GUEST – Allie Anderson-Henson is an author and credentialed private investigator who oversees the research arm of SkyWatch TV and Defender Publishing. Her exploratory works have appeared in numerous books, documentaries, magazines, and television specials. Her new book, Unscrambling the Millennial Paradox: Why the Unreachables May Be Key to the Next Great Awakening, probes deeply into the issues of modern society’s young adult population, revealing the shocking reasons that they are leaving the church today.
On today’s podcast we discuss the skyrocketing suicide rates among teenagers and Millennials and the many reasons for high levels of anxiety, depression, and isolation. This is the most “connected” and technologically advanced generation, but also the most disconnected when it comes to community and personal relationships. We also touch on the communication gap between Millennials and the older generation, the identity crisis, and why so many young people have left the church.
Book description on Amazon:
“Millennials. It seems the very mention of the word draws equally passionate and polarized responses from people of all ages. With labels such as The Unreachable Generation, The Me Me Me Generation, and The Worst Generation, it is no wonder that our young people are the most notorious this world has ever seen.
But beneath the surface, crises linger which drive an individual to wonder what is really going on within the minds of our youth. Suicide rates among this age group have escalated to an all-time high, while drug and alcohol abuse-related conditions have become top reported killers. Simultaneously, this populace is leaving the church by the scores, while the New Age, Wicca, and Islam grow in popularity.”
Are Millennials really the narcissistic, self-centered, entitled, and lazy collective that they are accused of being, or is there a deeper problem lurking which creates division between this generation and those previous? Are young people of today truly the worst the world has ever seen, or has our modern church missed the opportunity to reach the most cause oriented, activist generation in the history of the world?