Outside Resources

The following websites provide helpful resources for understanding youth culture and for parenting children in the church.

http://www.cpyu.org/ The Center for Parent and Youth Understanding provides many resources for parents on understanding youth culture, ideas for parenting and handling different temptations, and resources on many different youth related topics.

http://www.ccef.org/ The Christian Counseling and Education Foundation is a go to source for a Christian approach to counseling and issues that you and your teens may be dealing with. From depression and anxiety to self-injury, anger, sexual temptation and so many more topics, these resources are immensely helpful.

http://www.thegoodbook.com/ The Good Book company has many good resources for personal devotions, bible studies, and practical growth in discipleship.

Jim Burns, Ph.D., is President of HomeWord, which seeks to advance the work of God in the world by educating, equipping, and encouraging parents and churches to build God-honoring families from generation to generation. Parents can sign up for a free monthly parent email newsletter.

http://www.pluggedin.com A website of Focus on the Family where parents can find reviews of music, television, movies, and video games.

http://www.newgrowthpress.org New Growth Press is particularly helpful for their minibooks, a series of short reading on many topics related to youth, parenting, temptations, suffering, and other struggles in life.

http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/ The Gospel Coalition offers helpful commentary and articles on many topics, from youth ministry, to parenting, to theology, to arts and culture, to specific issues you and your teens might be wrestling with.