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Category Archives: Teens

2016 BCC Global Conference: Revive the Nations | June 5th - 7th, Chicago, IL

God’s Counsel About Counseling Youth

Proverbs is about easy sex, easy money, good and bad friendships, beauty, fear of what others think of me, careless lending, laziness and work, pleasure and pain, impetuous angry reactions, unguarded careless speech, a good or bad reputation. The list goes on and on. Pithy statements about hundreds of life experiences that concern young adults and God’s wisdom for them all: that’s Proverbs. Proverbs is a young adults’ book. Continue reading

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A Parent’s Role in Counseling Teenagers

There is a spiritual battle raging for the hearts and souls of our youth. Cynicism gives the enemy a victory. Hope defeats the enemy! Teens need to know that you are in their court and that you love them and so does God. They need to know that you believe in their potential to follow Christ (1 Timothy 4:12). Continue reading

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The Seductive Lie of Immodesty, and Re-Claiming Your Identity in Christ

This is not another article on Matthew 5:28, hem lengths, or the horrors of uncovered shoulders. Today I’m writing more as the concerned mother of a teenage girl than as a biblical counselor. I want to take an unflinching look with young people of both sexes at the reality behind immodest dress; the desire to be desired; and where it can lead. Continue reading

Topics: Approval-Seeking, Dating, Friendships, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Control, Self-Esteem/Self-Image, Sexual Purity, Teens, Women/Wives | Tags: , , , , ,

Rape, Sexual Assault, and Consent

With the prevalence of sexual violence, it is important to have a clear definition of sexual assault and consent. Many victims are not sure if what happened to them was assault, and the shame and pressure to remain silent lead to a recurring cycle of traumatization. Continue reading

Topics: Fear/Worry, Guilt, Men/Husbands, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Abuse, Teens, Women/Wives | Tags: , , ,

8 Ways to Protect Your Children from Sexual Abuse

Here are eight ways you as a parent can protect your children from sexual abuse. Continue reading

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The Pre-Sex Talks with Adolescents

The goal of this post is to connect these conversations about sex to the main land of parenting by describing two parts of parenting in the early years of a child’s life that lay a healthy foundation for talking about sex. Continue reading

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