youth resources

recommended reading

book, "The 5 love languages of teenagers"

In this adaptation, Dr. Gary Chapman explores the world in which teenagers live, explains their developmental changes, and gives tools to help you identify and appropriately communicate in your teen’s love language. Get practical tips for how to:

  • Express love to your teen effectively
  • Navigate the key issues in your teen’s life, including anger and independence
  • Set boundaries that are enforced with discipline and consequences
  • Support and love your teen when he or she fails
  • Tech is everywhere. It’s omnipresent. It’s the first thing many teens (and, in all likelihood a similarly large percentage of adults) check when they get up in the morning. We want to give you concrete tools to help you navigate this ever-shifting realm, in terms of what’s out there, why it’s important and how you might respond. And as culture shifts and changes, this document will too, as we add new information, content and links to ensure that you have what you need to engage this critically important issue.

    article, "Parent's guide to today's technology"

    helpful videos

    video, "navigating the dangers of online connection"

    We’ve got to remember our kids are grappling with their identity, where they belong, and what their sense of purpose is. While social media gives positive answers to these three questions, it also answers them negatively, plummeting our kids’ self-worth and increasing their sense of self-doubt. Because social media and the internet are so easy to get addicted to, it’s not uncommon for our kids to become defined by technology.Start having conversations with your kids about who they’re talking to online, what they’re seeing, how they’re responding to it all. Some of these conversations will be hard, but we want our kids to come to us first with the hard stuff.
    God designed your child’s brain to grow exponentially during the teen years. By thoughtfully understanding how neuroscience and God’s timeless truth integrates you can be empowered to approach your teen with empathy, grace and love. Jeramy and Jerusha Clark come alongside parents of tweens and teens to help them understand how their child’s brain is growing and developing ,what scripture says, and give them hope to persevere in their relationship with them.

    video, "understanding how your teen thinks"

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