Kids wander. It’s true, whether it’s disappearing on a tour of Lambeau Field (a good place to be lost) or in the racks at JC Penney (not a good place to be lost), kids will wander away. The same is true for students and families in our youth ministries and churches. Sometimes they go to another church down the road, and sometimes they just stop going to church. Either way, it’s hard on us as youth workers, because we take it personally. How do we balance our emotions with the reality that some people are simply going to wander away, because that’s what people do? We hope our honesty and conversation is helpful as we talk about Things We Cannot Change.