We had some very disappointing situations for the boys in the Juv'D center today that brought up the discussion of people letting us down and how to overcome that with depending on God.
Those disappointing moments will always happen in life which is why it is so important we teach them now; to trust Jesus in everyday situations.
Being open about our own lives is when the boys really pay attention - my personal situation of being laid off Friday was not fun to share but you could see it really had an impact on them seeing how we "live" depending on Jesus. You have to be HONEST and OPEN with teenagers if you really want to get through to them and show your own weakness and need for Christ.
Personal note: I used the analogy of marriage to talk about putting our trust in Jesus because even a spouse can let you down...a staff member that was in the class came up to me afterwards and said how much impact that had on him; he just bought an engagement ring yesterday. You never know how God is going to use you do you.