Farley, William P.
The argument over the last donut. The cry of nothing to wear a half hour before school. The "I'm the only one whose parents make them..."
Teenage hassles that disrupt parents' lives? Or prime opportunities to connect with, listen to, and nurture our kids?
Paul Tripp uncovers the heart issues affecting parents and their teenagers during the often chaotic adolescent years. With wit, wisdom, humility, and compassion, he shows parents how to seize the countless opportunities to deepen communication, learn, and grow with their teenagers.
Table of Contents:
Part One: Clearing the Debris
1. Age of Opportunity or Season for Survival?
2. Whose Idols Are in the Way?
3. What Is a Family? A Definition
4. What Is a Family? A Job Description
5. Parents, Meet Your Teenager
Part Two: Setting Godly Goals
6. Goals, Glory, and Grace
7. There’s a War Out There
8. Convictions and Wisdom
9. Life in the Real World
10. A Heart for God
11. Leaving Home
Part Three: Practical Strategies for Parenting Teens
12. Three Strategies for Parenting Teens
13. Small Steps to Big Change
Paul Tripp is president of Paul Tripp Ministries, the Professor of Pastoral Life and Care at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas, the Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care in Fort Worth, Texas, and has taught at respected institutions worldwide. As an author, Paul has written ten books on Christian living that are read and distributed internationally. He has been married for many years to Luella, and they have four grown children.
“Age of Opportunity is a marvel. It brims with fresh, rich, honest truth. Tripp will get you looking in the mirror before you go looking at your teen. He’ll get you seeking—and finding—your own Father’s help.” — David Powlison
“Opens the door to hope for parents and teens alike by showing us how God can transform the hearts of whole families. . . . You won’t be able to put this book down.” — Tremper Longman III
“A wealth of biblical wisdom and a treasure of practical steps for understanding and shepherding your teen’s heart.” — Tedd Tripp
“Provides a superb road map for raising teenage children . . . [and] experiencing with them the challenges, victories, and joys of our journey to maturity in Christ.” — Ken Sande
“Optimistic, positive, biblical. . . . In a world that has made an industry out of dysfunction, it is refreshing to read a book that assumes that God . . . has made ample preparation for parents and teenagers to succeed.” — Jay Kesler