Resources

For Parents


Parenting Teens with Love & Logic by Foster Cline, MD and Jim Fay

Psychiatrist Cline and educator Fay’s “Love and Logic” parenting method advocates raising responsible children through practice. “Helicopter” parents hover around their children while “drill sergeant” parents give orders to theirs, they claim. Neither of these styles permits teens to learn how to make choices and learn from the consequences. In the context of a healthy, loving relationship, “Love and Logic” parents teach their teens responsibility and the logic of life by solving their own problems, providing skills for coping in the real world. After laying out the principles of “Love and Logic,” the authors provide “parenting pearls,” which are strategies for applying the method to actual situations such as curfews, driving, dating, etc.

Parenting Teens With Love and Logic

The Five Love Languages of Teenagers by Dr. Gary D. Chapman

At no other time in American history have parents, teachers, and mentors been more desperate to find proven ways to reach teens. According to Dr. Chapman parents must learn to express their love in a language that makes sense to their teenager. Learn practical guidance on how to discover and express your teen’s primary love language- the way that he or she will best receive love.

The Five Love Languages of Teenagers

Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

Dr. Tedd Tripp draws on over twenty years of experience as a pastor, counselor, school administrator and father in giving this valuable help to parents. This book is about how to speak to your child’s heart and serves as a guide for defining your goals as a parent while providing the Scriptural methods for accomplishing them.

Shepherding a Child’s Heart

Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens by Paul David Tripp

Are you hoping to merely survive your teenagers? With compassion, wit and wisdom, Tripp uncovers the heart issues affecting families during the often chaotic adolescent years. Gain assurance of God’s provision for parenting success and discover ways to seize the countless opportunities to deepen communication, learn, and grow with your teens.

Age of Opportunity

Parenting Today’s Adolescent Helping Your Child Avoid The Traps Of The Preteen And Teen Years by Dennis and Barbara Rainey

Barbara and Dennis Rainey, parents of six teenage or older children, map out the unfamiliar, demanding landscape of both pre-adolescence (ages 10-12), as well as the teen years that follow. “Preadolescence is when convictions are shaped; adolescence is when convictions are tested,” they advise parents. In Parenting Today’s Adolescent the Raineys help children and parents build a satisfying relationship while forging a vision for a productive, God-honoring life-before, during, and after adolescence.

Parenting Today's Adolescent

Preparing for Adolescence: How to Survive the Coming Years of Change by Dr.James Dobson

Within the pages of this paperback, Dr. Dobson delivers a powerful message to adolescents, helping them to understand the challenges of their teen years. They’ll discover how to develop self-confidence, handle peer pressure, understand physical changes, make sound decisions, and learn the truth about real romantic love.

The Purity Principle, God’s Guardrails on Life’s Dangerous Roads

God has placed warning signs and built guardrails to keep us from plunging off the cliff. This book covers training our children in sexual purity, protecting purity in dating (at any age), and maintaining purity in marriage.

The Purity Principle

TeenVirtue 2: A Teen Girl’s Survival Guide to Relationships by Vicki Courtney

This mega-book focuses on a teen girl’s relationships with friends, family, guys, and God. Easy-to-read articles such as “Life Lessons from Barbie and Ken,” “Online Diaries: Are you sharing TMI?” and “Google a Sinner,” are sure to make this Teen Virtue a favorite among girls.

Teen Virtue 2

Teen Virtue by Vicki Courtney

Teen Virtue addresses common issues girls face and points you to just the right passages in the Bible. With a layout similar to that of a magazine, inside the pages of this guide you’ll find short, easy-to-read articles and quizzes about girl politics, boy problems, breakups, embarrassing moms, roller-coaster emotions, broken hearts and much more.

Teen Virtue

Technical Virgin: How Far is Too Far? by Hayley DiMarco

The reality is that while you may have decided to save sex for marriage, you may still be having physical encounters-just not going all the way. Knowing when to draw the line will help save you the pain “everything but sex” can bring. This book can help you start over with a clean slate if you’ve already “messed up” and keep your purity intact if you’re just starting to get physical with guys.

Technical Virgin

Every Young Woman’s Battle by Shannon Ethridge

The world you live in promotes sex as the answer to just about everything. This book can help you achieve or reclaim sexual integrity, while guiding you through the temptations and pressures of young adulthood. You can live your life to the fullest–without regrets.

Every Young Woman's Battle

Creative Correction by Lisa Whelchel

If you’ve tried everything and your child is still more Billy the Kid than Billy Graham, it’s time for this book! Wife, mom, homeschooler and actress Lisa Whelchel offers hundreds of refreshing ways to discipline children. Organized for busy parents, it’s full of ideas for those times when you don’t know what to do.