Self-care and youth ministry truly go hand-in-hand. Taking care of oneself is as important as serving those around us. At Jesus Is My Hashtag, we realize just how important that is. Raising a teen or preteen can be hard. Volunteering with middle and high school youth can also be hard. Wherever and however you are serving, it’s critical to make sure you are investing in self-care that includes rest, reflection, and renewal. Oh, and laughter! In my experience, lots and lots of laughter helps when you are working with youth.