When it comes to relating to your teenager, it's normal to feel tension and confusion. Parents may feel like blaming the culture for family problems or may be tempted to make decisions out of fear, trying to protect teens from "the world."
Brian Housman encourages moving past unhealthy "us vs. them" mentalities and leading teens to redeem the culture instead. He helps you become a greater influence in your teen's world, reveals which values motivate teens, and offers practical ideas on how families can together engage the world through service and love.
"No one has done a better job than Brian Housman of helping parents think carefully about the culture their teenage children live in. He shows parents how to turn their hearts toward the hearts of their teenagers so they can respond to the culture together rather than as adversaries. Busy parents only have time for a few key books on parenting and "Engaging Your Teen's World" should be one of them."--Richard Ross, professor of student ministry, Southwestern Seminary; founder of True Love Waits
"Brian helps parents engage--not avoid--the issues teens face. Whether you're a Christian, Jew, Muslim, or agnostic, this is an excellent book that can benefit all."--Judith Sachs, former editorial director, ParentingTeensNetwork
"Brian Housman has done an excellent job navigating the pop culture that surrounds all of us. This book challenges preconceived notions, brings fresh insights, and is a treasure chest of practical ideas. Readers will be enriched and enlightened."--David Bruce, editor, HollywoodJesus.com
"Brian's message hits home with great clarity. If you read, listen, digest, and put into practice the principles Brian offers here, your relationship with your teen may become what you never dreamed was possible."--Ryan Fontenot, founder, RAGE Ministries
"Recommended to anyone looking for a guide to connecting with and empowering teens. Brian's message is profound in its simplicity: as we walk through life honoring others and ourselves, we also honor God."--Harriet Turk, director, PowerChoices, Inc.show more