Lion-hearted Mothers, Rev. Kent Matthies

Modern mothers face a plethora of ever changing challenges. Adolescent psychologist Ron Taffel writes that in many ways adolescents and teens live in their own world “supported by technological forces unlike anything we’ve ever experienced.” Many kids today are not involved in a rebellion against their parents, “because they are, in many ways, already gone, immersed in a second family, which includes pop culture and peers.” Thank goodness we have so many creative and lion-hearted mothers. We need (parents, neighbors, and mentors together) to keep making big effort to listen, understand, and connect with our kids.

A life-long Unitarian Universalist, Kent came to USG in 2002, bringing a vision for the church to “empower people as disciples of love.” Among his other responsibilities as lead minister he preaches 2 or 3 times per month. He also represents Unitarian Universalism in the community. Kent lives in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia with his wife Kristin and their two sons. For more, see his bio on the Staff Page.

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