Jennessa Terraccino is the author of The Princess Guide: Faith Lessons from Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty (Servant Books).

She has earned a MA in Theological Studies and an Advanced Apostolic Catechetical Diploma from the Christendom College Graduate School. She also holds a Certificate in Youth Ministry accredited by Franciscan University of Steubenville. Jennessa spent several years actively serving teens through her service as a volunteer and full-time Youth Director in the Arlington Diocese. She is passionate about serving teens and young adults and seeks to enrich their lives through her speaking and writing apostolate. Jennessa currently resides in New England with her husband and children.

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Getting the keys to the family car has been a symbol of independence ever since there were cars. You’re not a kid anymore, and you can make your own choices — speed, route, direction, destination. It’s a fantastic journey that can take you nearly anywhere, as long as you follow the signs.

That’s a lot like your spiritual life. You can take the wheel of your faith, get out there, and go. And just like a good road trip, your spiritual life can be full of adventure, joy, and exhilaration. But there are also signs to watch out for and hazards to avoid.