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Helping a Girl Who Longs for a Relationship with Her Mother

Many teenagers still long for a relationship with their parents, but they are unsure how to have one or what their role could be in thinking correctly about a parent and the possibility of restoring what the parent has broken. You may want to read:… Continue Reading …

7 Things That Will Bring Change to Any Angry Teen’s Life

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Teenagers don’t have to be angry or disconnected, but many of them are. Rather than speculating on why they are this way, some practical advice on how to change would be appropriate. This article is for that teenager who is looking for help to change… Continue Reading …

How Do I Help My Teen When He Does Not Want My Help?

How Do I Help My Teen When He Does Not Want My Help?

How do you help a teenage son when he does not want your help? You feel him distancing from you and the family, but he won’t communicate with you. Should you relax your expectations? Perhaps a more in-depth question is how is his behavior a… Continue Reading …

Day 3 – Teen Devotion: Parents Aren’t Perfect

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Everybody knows that people aren’t perfect. We can agree quickly on this truth until the imperfections of others affect us. One of the most painful life lessons for me was getting over the shortcomings of my parents. Listen to the podcast Read Rick’s 31-Day Devotions… Continue Reading …

Day 4 – Teen Devotion: Forget About Self-Esteem

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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 6 – Teen Devotion: Life Is Mundane

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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

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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 10 – Teen Devotion: You Don’t Get Time Off

Day 10 You Don't Get Time Off

School is one of the fun parts of life. I’m sure most students don’t have that perspective because they don’t have anything to compare it to their current experience. In school, you get lots of breaks, and at the end of the year, you get… Continue Reading …

Day 13 – Teen Devotion: Life Is Hard

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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 …

You Must Know This Before You Counsel a Teen

Sometimes stereotypical counseling can get in the way of what you want to do with an individual, especially if the person is a teenager. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If you want to comment on… Continue Reading …