b'the pervasive instability or collapse of nuclear families the testimony of many young adults that they have never witnessed a successful romantic relationship among older adults distrust of social institutions (government, churches), regardless of ideological leanings the sense among young people that they are the inheritors of massive social and political problems from their parents generation that they cannot ignore the launching of lone individuals into cyberspace by way of their computers an all-encompassing consumer culture offering an endless stream of products Those factors have influenced a wandering, seeker type of spirituality among students, who often describe themselves as being spiritual but not religious. Being spiritual connotes being on a quest, a journey, something not yet completed; whereas for many students religion means something fixed, completed, handed down. Student spiritual development is at times a journey replete with potholes, troublesome turns, and detours. Students who seek spiritual connection may find themselves wrestling with a faith as they experienced it before college, exposure to different interpretations of their faith tradition, or attraction to another tradition altogether. Once they are confronted with a personal crisis, some students undergo a crisis of faith, a period of doubt and questioning as part of aGeneral Concerns123'