Itamar Elizalde

An Open Letter to My Teenage Sisters

An Open Letter to My Teenage Sisters

It’s hard to be teenage girl! There is so much advice out there, it can be overwhelming! Still, I believe the best resource in counseling, supporting, loving and challenging young ladies lies in God’s Word.

Here are some lessons I’ve learned from Scripture and personal experience. In fact, most of these lessons I’ve learned the not-so-easy way. In many ways, I lived the exact opposite of this list and have found the consequences to be less-than-pleasant and totally avoidable.

"Neither Here Nor There": A Perspective on Reaching Second-Generation Americans

"Neither Here Nor There": A Perspective on Reaching Second-Generation Americans

I think in two languages. Sometimes I even forget what language I’m speaking. The truth is, I feel most comfortable when I can switch between the two. Many children of immigrants face this “neither here nor there” sensation—we don’t fit in fully with American culture, but we are also different from our parents with their international roots.