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Parenting teens can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be hopeless.  Gospel Coalition’s Mellissa B. Kruger shares the common pitfalls parents fall into, how to avoid them, and how to raise teens who will live for Jesus. Melissa’s new book is Parenting with Hope: Raising Teens for Christ in a Secular Age. In today’s conversation, you’ll learn:

2:38 What will always stay the same with teens 

4:25 How to help our kids be on board about being a follower of Christ 

10:20 How to turn your child’s relationships into blessings 

12:08 Wait, we can all be idolaters??!! 

14:49 Recognizing when a good thing may be turning into an idol

21:58 How can we overcome the fear of missing out for our children 

26:14 Understanding that as our kids grow, we also have to shift in our parenting mindset

Melissa B. Kruger serves as Vice President of Discipleship Programming at the Gospel Coalition. She speaks at conferences across the country. She and her husband Michael have three young adult children.  

Find out more about Melissa and her book Parenting with Hope on her website

Read Melissa’s articles on the Gospel Coalition

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