“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
X’s and Y’s aren’t just chromosomes anymore—they’re generations!
Generation X – born in the years 1965 to 1982 in the video and home computers era. Other nicknames are The MTV Generation/Baby Busters, with a dramatic drop in birth rate.
Generation Y – born from 1983 to present in the digital era. Other names for them are Boomerang/Peter Pan Generation, with many choosing to move back home.
X—enjoyed the great indoors with video games, cable TV, Velcro, computers, VCR’s, microwaves, and love to socialize at Starbucks or Internet Cafés.
Y— digital communications have created international online communities. Instant gratification with ‘on demand’ and ‘downloading’ as a way of life. YouTube, Google, and Wikipedia have replaced trips to the local library with information at our fingertips.
X—have opted to not stress out for success like their parents. Many aren’t committing to marriage until after 30 years old to keep from having unhappy marriages and jobs like their parents did.
Y—Millennials want to work mobile and expect employers to allow them to do so. Prefer marriage but want to do it right the first time.
X—began to redefine the family by veering away from traditional values of a mother and a father. Choices are based on feelings. Multi-partnering, in sexual relationships, is no longer considered ‘living in sin’.
Y—marriage is not a must when having a child and support for same sex marriages is on the rise.
X/Y—the attack of 9/11 left all generations depending on efforts for ‘homeland security’ to protect us from a different kind of war.
X—their Boomer parents lost faith while X’s never had faith.
Y—48% believe in ‘a’ God, 20% do not, and 32% are unsure God even exist.
“Not all X’s and Y’s support these values, of course, but the trends of the world are moving towards a road to destruction. God’s plan is to prosper you, keep you from harm, give you hope, and a bright future.”