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reexamination of their spiritual and theological assumptions.
These personal crises may include: the death of a loved one,
an unwanted pregnancy, divorce of one’s parents, or coming
to terms with an emergent sexual identity.
Internal wrestling is normal. Such an experience, at its best,
can lead to a richer, fuller comprehension and practice of
one’s faith. Conversely, some students experience profound
disorientation that can be cause for concern. As a faculty
member, you may notice:
students becoming more absolutist in their assertions,
especially where class subject matter intersects with
faith/spiritual issues
previously engaged students becoming disinterested in
class participation/assignments
withdrawal
oppositional behavior in the classroom or in interactions
with other students or yourself