Your teenager asks if he can sit down and talk to you for a little while because he has something important to say. You’re thinking it will be one of those moments that he showers you with compliments every parent desires to hear. Then out of nowhere, your teen begins to tell you about this …Read more →
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If you are reading this, your heart is probably sick and broken to know your little girl or young man is no longer sexually pure. The thing you dreaded happening has happened, or you have good reason to believe it may have happened. Before you get overwhelmed with, “If I had only…” let me say …Read more →
Every 90 minutes in America, a young person kills himself. One-third of all teenagers in the United States say they have considered suicide – 15% have thought about it seriously and 6% have actually tried to kill themselves, according to a Gallup Poll.
Forty-seven percent say it is because of family problems, 22% say they …Read more →
We have such a media-craved, media controlled society that it has diverted attention away from interaction and personal relationships with parents and friends. If people can’t get along, can’t work out a situation, or are just tired of being with people, it’s easy to retreat to a machine – something they don’t have to argue …Read more →
What do you do if your teen has no real Christian friends?
Most young people have two sets of friends – their church friends and real friends at school. They hang around their church friends every week because their parents drag them to church, but those are not people they would choose to be around …Read more →
It’s easy to discuss the idea of what other people are doing. You think, “I’m not really a part of that; I’m not really shaped by the culture of the world.” Oh, yeah? All of us have the potential of being deceived and shaped by what we see and hear. It’s easy to think, “Well, …Read more →
Getting your teens a cell phone is not just a communication device from you to them. It opens up a whole world of communication with peers in ways that you may never know about, and a whole world of media they are exposed to and can access at any time.
Have you enabled text on …Read more →
How Many iPods or Other MP3 Players Does Your Family Own?
Do you know what songs are on your kids’ iPods? Is there an approval process in your home for acquiring music? Have you taught your children proper music listening etiquette? From the beginning, our kids knew when they first got CD players that they …Read more →
At about 12 or 13 years of age, it’s as though a timer has gone off that has gone off that tells teens they need to make their own decisions. With their shoulders back and their head held high, they inhale and say, “After all, I have lived 13 years on this earth. I ought …Read more →