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Having conversations with teenagers is a challenge. Having meaningful conversations with teenagers can feel impossible at times!
Drawing on her experience as a mom, ministry founder, and Life Purpose Coach®, Dr. Katie Brazelton offers insights and wisdom in How Your Teenager is Wired on understanding how teenagers are wonderfully and uniquely created-and how to transform that understanding into dynamic conversations about who they are, how God wired them, and where their lives are headed.
Other than the topic of choosing to follow Christ, the most important conversation parents can have with their teenagers is the one about their personal surrender to God's will for their lives. You have the privilege and opportunity to talk with your children about the awesome and bold purpose God has in mind for them.
In How Your Teenager is Wired, you'll discover the three calls on the life of each Christian and how you can explore these calls with your teenager: the primary call of being transformed into Christ-likeness; the secondary call of thriving in seasonal roles; and the "This I Must Do" call to be part of something that is larger than yourself, unfeasible to do on your own, and impossible to ignore.
You'll learn how to have the best possible parent-teenager relationship, why teenagers genuinely do want to understand their life purpose, how to amaze your teenagers with your conversational skills, and how to launch them into answering God's call on their life.
Katie also provides engaging scripts and exercises to equip you to talk with your teenager about such important topics as:
- Understanding spiritual gifts, best qualities, and core values
- Rethinking motives, relationships, and use of time
- Knowing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
- Praying for courage, perseverance, and miracles
- Writing a Lifetime Dream Statement
- Surrendering all to Jesus
You'll find this book a particularly effective companion to The Way I'm Wired, a devotional that explores over 200 Scriptures to help teenagers discover who God created them to be.
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About the Author
Katie Brazelton, PhD, MDiv, MA, is a bestselling author, Rockbridge Seminary professor, and founder of Life Purpose Coaching Centers InternationalÆ. Having written seven books, she is a popular radio/tv guest and speaker for the American Association of Christian Counselors. Katie served previously as a licensed minister at the purpose driven Saddleback Church. She is a proud mom and grandmother.
Table of Contents
Foreword Doug Fields I
Part I Preparing For Change
Chapter 1 How to Have the Best Possible Parent-Teenager Relationship 3
Chapter 2 How to Get the Most From This Book 17
Chapter 3 Three Large Elephants in the Room 35
Chapter 4 10 Ways to Amaze Your Teenager With Your Conversational Skills! 47
Part II Parent-Teenager Conversations
Chapter 5 Understanding Your Spiritual Gifts, Best Qualities, and Finest Values 59
Chapter 6 Rethinking Your Motives, Relationships, and Use of Time 71
Chapter 7 Knowing Your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats 91
Chapter 8 Praying for Courage, Perseverance, and Miracles 103
Chapter 9 Writing Your Lifetime Dream Statement 119
Chapter 10 Surrendering All to Jesus 139
Appendix A Memory Verse Chart 158
Appendix B Improving Your Conversational Skills 159
Appendix C How to Make a Commitment to Jesus 161
Appendix D How to Cooperate With God Regarding Your Life Purpose 162
How to Contact the Author 163