Age of Opportunity
A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens
Paul Tripp skillfully applies the Scriptures to parenting teens. Those difficult years are actually years of great opportunity to mold your child’s life for the Lord. Paul Tripp uncovers the heart issues affecting parents and their teenagers during the often chaotic adolescent years. With wit, wisdom, humility, and compassion, he shows parents how to seize the countless opportunities to deepen communication, learn, and grow with their teenagers.
Parenting teens is a privilege and a gift. This is one resource that will equip you to make the most of those teenage years. They are indeed years which are an age of opportunity.
One of this book’s greatest strengths is that it is marked by the author’s deep sense of vulnerability and humility, qualities lacking in too many parenting books today. From his opening challenge, to his guidance on setting godly goals, to his practical strategies for parenting teens, Paul Tripp has given parents a book they will identify with. This book will help you deepen communication, learn and grow with your teenagers.
“ Age of Opportunity is a marvel. It brims with fresh, rich, honest truth. Tripp will get you looking in the mirror before you go looking at your teen. He’ll get you seeking—and finding—your own Father’s help.”
—David Powlison, author of Seeing With New Eyes
“Opens the door to hope for parents and teens alike by showing us how God can transform the hearts of whole families. . . . You won’t be able to put this book down.”
—Tremper Longman III, author of The Fear of the Lord is Wisdom
“A wealth of biblical wisdom and a treasure of practical steps for understanding and shepherding your teen’s heart.”
—Tedd Tripp, author of Shepherding a Child’s Heart and Instructing a Child’s Heart
“Provides a superb road map for raising teenage children . . . [and] experiencing with them the challenges, victories, and joys of our journey to maturity in Christ.”
—Ken Sande, author of The Peacemaker
“Optimistic, positive, biblical. . . . In a world that has made an industry out of dysfunction, it is refreshing to read a book that assumes that God . . . has made ample preparation for parents and teenagers to succeed.”
—Jay Kesler, author of Raising Responsible Kids
- Age of Opportunity or Season for Survival?
- Whose Idols Are in the Way?
- What is a Family? A Definition
- What is a Family? A Job Description
- Parents, Meet Your Teenager
- Goals, Glory, and Grace
- There’s a Way Out There
- Convictions and Wisdom
- Life in the Real World
- A Heart for God
- Leaving Home
- Three Strategies for Parenting Teens
- Small Steps to Big Change