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Happy

All the Feels

Happy, sad, angry, guilty, shameful, fearful … the list of the emotions we can experience goes on and on. While they may feel overwhelming or confusing at times, our emotions are a gift from God. But God did not give us the gift of emotion so we would be controlled by our emotions. God desires for us to understand our emotions, so we can process and respond to them in healthy ways. God even gave us the perfect example of how to do this: Jesus. As fully human, Jesus experienced every human emotion. Jesus was happy. Jesus was sad. Jesus was angry. Jesus was fearful … and so on. When we look at emotions through the lens of Jesus, we can learn how to rightly experience and order our emotions. Using Jesus as the framework, Happy helps teens get in touch with their emotions. Over 14 (and a half) days, teens will discover how to acknowledge and respond to their emotions, so they can live a life of joy.

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  • The Mission

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    Happy is a self-guided retreat that helps teens better understand the many emotions they may experience in their lives by exploring the emotions Jesus experienced during His life.

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    - Includes 14 and a half reflections on emotions and dispositions teens experience in their daily lives

    - Highlights the emotions of Jesus through a variety of Scripture stories

    - Invites readers to expand their prayer life by writing a closing prayer for each reflection

    - Encourages readers to incorportate journaling into their prayer life

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    Joel Stepanek has been actively and passionately involved in ministry for over ten years. What began as a simple internship in a parish youth ministry office evolved into an incredible adventure that led him on numerous middle school lock-ins, high school retreats, parish missions, and ultimately to meet his wife, Colleen. Joel is the Vice President of Parish Services for Life Teen, loves cooking, weightlifting, spending time with his family, and raising awareness about the disgustingness of kale and all things kale related. Contrary to popular belief, he does not have narcolepsy and does not randomly fall asleep in odd situations.

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Who Needs It

Any teen who wants to examine their emotions and learn how to live a truly joyful life.

Using This Book

Happy is designed to be a personal retreat for teens, but teens may journey through this retreat with a small group. It is a great follow up to the Mood series from May 2020 Life Support.