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How a Teen Can React When Stuck in the Cyclic Effect of Victimhood

How a Teen Can React When Stuck In the Cyclic Effect of Victimhood

All of us are victims. Adam dealt us a death blow. And to complicate matters, we’re also blameworthy. We are guilty victims or victim sinners if you wish. It’s not a comfortable thought, but it’s an accurate one. Everyone practically possesses these two polarizing truths.… Continue Reading …

7 Conditions That Make It More Difficult to Help a Child

7 Conditions That Make It More Difficult to Help a Child

There are specific conditions where it’s more challenging to help a child change. It’s vital to know these things if your child is not walking with the Lord. The great news is that there is always hope because you can do something about it. Hope… Continue Reading …

7 Things to Know If You Want Me to Counsel Your Teen

A struggling teen is every parent’s concern. We all know that there is something dynamic happening to our teenagers, and the decisions they make during this season of their lives will set the course for the rest of their lives. If they are not doing… Continue Reading …

Day 1 – Teen Devotion: Let’s Begin the Journey

Day 1 - Teen Devotion_ Let's Begin the Journey

As you start your 31-day journey, here are six things for you to consider. Pick out the one that is the most challenging and then make a plan to change. Listen to the podcast Read Rick’s 31-Day Devotions 31-Day Marriage Devotion 31-Day Parenting Devotion 31-Day… Continue Reading …

Day 4 – Teen Devotion: Forget About Self-Esteem

Day 4 – Teen Devotion_ Forget About Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is one of the most corrupted teachings in our culture. Though you should love yourself as a unique individual made in God’s image, to ask someone who does not know the Lord or has a weak relationship with God to esteem—think highly—themselves is a… Continue Reading …

Day 5 – Teen Devotion: Wait Until You Get a Boss

Day 5 – Teen Devotion_ Wait Until You Get a Boss

Not getting all you want is a precursor to the rest of your life. Perhaps you believe that not getting what you want is just a child thing. It’s not! But I have some fantastic news for you. If you learn how to respond to… Continue Reading …

Day 6 – Teen Devotion: Life Is Mundane

Day 6 – Teen Devotion_ Life Is Mundane

Your grandparents had a different word for mundane. They called it real life, which they saw as an opportunity, not a boring sentence. As odd as it may seem, you will find some of your greatest blessings hidden from the natural mind. The world is… Continue Reading …

Day 7 – Teen Devotional: Your Mistakes Are Yours

Day 7 – Teen Devotional_ Your Mistakes Are Yours

It’s hard to hear, but you know it’s true: if you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault. Relax, adults also have a hard time with this idea. So, I won’t press the issue too much with you. But you must know it, especially if… Continue Reading …

Day 13 – Teen Devotion: Life Is Hard and Does Not Apologize

Day 13 - Teen Devotion_ Life Is Hard

Life is hard and does not apologize for what it gives you. In a word, it’s hard—on everybody. There are no exceptions to this rule, but you do have a choice. You can choose to resent how things are going for you, or you can… Continue Reading …

Day 24 – Teen Devotion: How to Make a Decision

Day 24 - Teen Devotion_ How to Make a Decision

When making decisions, you must be “in faith” about that decision, which is why the most critical question you will ever ask is, “Am I ‘in faith’ to (insert the thing you’re thinking about doing)?” I’m asking if you believe what you want to do… Continue Reading …