Providing Innocent Laughter

Originally published April 15, 2011.

Innocent laughter is when someone, preferably the teens whom we love, breaks out in giggles and joy from something simple.  Not contrived laughter.  Not schemed laughter.  Just simple laughter that happens when there is safety and relationships.

This frivolity of fun is a part of youth ministry.  Yes, it is not one of those more spiritual parts.  Or is it?  I believe providing a place for innocent laughter is an important part of youth ministry.  So much so that it must be planned.