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Sending My Teenage Son On A Church Youth Trip Backfired Big Time

His adult chaperone thought it would be funny to steal someone’s mascot and hold it for ransom

Photo by Sandy Millar on Unsplash

When my son was fifteen, some of his friends invited him to their church. I didn’t mind. I knew the church well because my sister had been a member there for over sixty years. That particular church…




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Ruby Lee

Ruby Lee

Mother, Wife, Teacher, Librarian, Teller of Stories. Author of The Marriage Wars by Leeanne Beasley Berry. Top Writer in Parenting, This Happened to Me, Humor

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