Current research shows what many in the Christian community already know: young people are leaving the church. This raises important questions: Why are young people leaving? How can the church respond? What if the best response isn't to strengthen our theology or tighten our hold on the lives of young people? What if the best response is a posture of love that lets young people go? Read an excerpt from Jason Lief's newly published book, "Poetic Youth Ministry: Learning to Love Young People by Letting Them Go"