Having done scores of both parents’ seminars and youthworker seminars over the years, I can promise that in this book, parents and youthworkers will find the thoughtful, thorough guide we need – no dodging hard questions, no ducking controversial topics, no easy answers. And how refreshing to read a book that invites us to reframe these discussions using the biblical language of wisdom, not by shrinking down the complexity of real psychological problems, but by focusing on the sufficiency of biblical insight.
Duffy Robbins, Professor of Christian Ministry, Grove City College, Pennsylvania
As he examines common issues facing parents and youth today, John Kwasny combines the Word of God with practical insight to illumine the path to wisdom (Psalm 119:105). This book will work to strengthen your ministry of discipleship by providing a measure of confidence as you help God’s people walk with Christ in the midst of the daily struggle with our fallen nature.
Dr. Stephen Estock, Coordinator, PCA Discipleship Ministries
It is not often I get the privilege to read a book deeply committed to a thoughtful, biblical approach to counseling teens. It is for the parent, the youth worker, the caring adult who wants to think well and wisely about the culture of our young people. If you want to understand the struggles teens are facing, the importance of a strong theological perspective and godly influences in their lives, read this book.
Julie Lowe, Counselor and Play Therapist, Faculty Member at CCEF
There are few people who are as qualified as John Kwasny to write this kind of guide for those who counsel and disciple teenagers. John writes as someone who knows teenagers well, having raised teens himself and also counseling them over his many years in the church. Whether you need an overall orientation to counseling teens or need help dealing with the details of particular issues, this book offers quality biblical wisdom that you will not find anywhere else. I am especially thankful for how practical this guide is, being rich with case studies, questions to ask, and “pointers” for counselors. Most of all, I am thankful that he is tackling very difficult, complex issues in a way that never compromises the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Chase Maxey, Executive Director and Counselor, Biblical Counseling & Training Ministries
… not only provides us with practical tools but also trains us in the theological foundation needed to broach these hard topics with our students! Dr. Kwasny is thoughtfully clear in his words and faithful to Scripture in his counsel, but more importantly, he takes us to our resting place that is only found in the Great Counselor, the person and work of Jesus Christ. … fills a needed gap in our ministry to teenagers!