Just One More Thing: Before You Leave Home

Just One More Thing: Before You Leave Home


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Just One More Thing: Before You Leave Home by David Gudgel

Is your teen successfully prepared to leave home? Before You Leave Home: Just One More Thing is filled with practical advice to help teens transition out of the house and into the rest of their life. In the book, the Gudgels use stories, perspectives, and dialogues to discuss 30 indispensable topics to help teens survive on their own, including: worldview, financial challenges, use of time, career moves, moral dilemmas, sex, painful experiences, and spiritual life, among others. Written from a Biblical perspective, the book is more of a guide to making good decisions than a lecture on how to live. It's perfect for a parent and teen to go over together or to give as a thoughtful gift. This is a book they'll reference for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484820582
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/20/2013
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Dr. Dave Gudgel currently serves as the Lead Pastor of Bridges Community Church in Los Altos, CA. Dave loves to teach, play golf, and travel. He and his wife Bernice have three children, two daughter-in-laws, and five adorable grandchildren. Dave has been a pastor for thirty years and a faculty member of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries for the past twenty five years. As an author, Dave has written four books: Owner's Guide to Using Your Bible, Before You Live Together, Before You Get Engaged and recently Just One More Thing: Before You Leave Home.

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Just One More Thing: Before You Leave Home 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
lauraofharvestlanecottage More than 1 year ago
Twenty-two, sixteen, fourteen, and twelve. Boy girl boy girl. One lives down the road and around the corner. The next will be done with high school before I know it. Where is the time going? Oh, yeah, dishes and laundry. It makes me sad to think of it. But, time moves on, and all of our children are growing up before our eyes. There are a hundred things we want them to know before they leave home. Thanks for sending me a free copy for review, Litfuse. This is exactly what lead David and Bernice Gudgel to write it all out and have weekly discussions with their soon-to-fly-the-nest children. David was asked by others to put it all down in written form and share it. After listening to him mom and dad say, "Just one more thing," all his life, he decided the perfect title for this book would be Just One More Thing: Before You Leave Home. Written directly to the young person, this book is intended to be read, one chapter at a time, individually, by both child and parent, guardian, or other caring adult. Then, the idea is to discuss it over breakfast, dinner or maybe a soda out. Gudgel writes from a Biblical perspective about hot topics including: choices, roommates, love, debt, spending, priorities, planning, career moves, drinking, gambling, intimate relations, p*rn*graphy, fear, failure, grief, relationship with God, and practical home tips. He really hits the gamut. Written in an intelligent, adult to adult manner, Gudgel is very matter-of-fact about issues adults young and old face. He is a preacher, but he is not at all preachy. Rather, Gudgel leads the young adult into thinking through actions and choices so that he or she can make the best decision possible and recognize those things that are eternal truths because God says so. This is a book that I expect to use with my daughter during her senior year of high school, but it could certainly be used with young adults as well. It would even be of benefit if they read it on their own. Well done! "Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
richardblake More than 1 year ago
A Unique Perspective on Parental Counseling – Preparing Your Teen for Independence Just One More Thing: Before You Leave Home is the result of the concerted efforts of David and Bernice Gudgel; originally used as a unique approach they used as they “counseled” their oldest son during his senior year in high school. The concept incorporates 30 chapters divided into 10 important topical themes emphasizing Biblical principles and practical guidelines.   The book is made of up stories, various viewpoints, and topics for interaction in helping the teen understand and develop their worldview, financial independence, prioritizing their time, their career choices, and moral issues. Guidelines for making good choice for maintaining sexual purity, dealing with disappointment, and the importance of developing their spiritual life are also considered. The format of the book adds to the value of the material. Charts, illustrations and interactive exercises help the reader identify with, understand, and assimilate the importance of each of the principles considered. David served on the staff of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries for 25 years. He currently is the lead pastor of the Bridges, a California community church, and has authored four books. He and his wife Bernice are the parents of three adult children. They share from their experiences in parenting, Biblical principles, and common sense, to provide the reader with practical advice to teens to help them move from living at home to the reality of life beyond high school.  Highly recommended; I suggest you get two copies, one for the parents and one for your teen. A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.