Perhaps your teen is facing a serious challenge or has a friend who is struggling. If you're looking for online resources to share with your teen, here are articles written for them on a variety of topics. We address the following topics:
Drug and Alcohol UseEating DisordersSelf-Injury (Cutting)Grief and LossStepfamiliesDespair and Suicidal ThoughtsAbstinence (written for girls)Abstinence (written for guys)Pornography (written for girls)Pornography (written for guys)Wicca and WitchcraftSpiritual GrowthAbsolute Truth vs. RelativismEntertainmentMedia DiscernmentViolence in the MediaFriendship Difficulties
The Vicious Truth About Drugs and AlcoholThis resource discusses the dangers of drugs and alcohol, what the Bible has to say about getting high, how a teen can help a friend involved in substance abuse and resources for drug abuse. Previously titled "Lethal Haze: The Vicious Truth About Drugs and Alcohol."
The Truth About Eating DisordersYour teen will learn what causes eating disorders, what the root of the problem is, factors that could lead to the development of an eating disorder, what the Bible says about beauty and how to avoid the trap of eating disorders. Previously titled "Beyond Appearances: The Truth About Eating Disorders."
Self-Injury (Cutting)A former cutter shares her talks about her years of self-injury and how she broke free from cutting. This article includes information on spotting a cutter and helping them get out of self-injury. Previously titled "Hurting Beyond Words: The Silent Agony of Self-Injury."
Healthy GriefThis article teaches teens how to deal with the grief that comes from the death of a loved one. It includes the stages of grief and provides teens with ideas on how to walk through the process of grief. Previously titled "Good Grief: A Healthy, Courageous Response to Loss."
Living in a StepfamilyTeens with a stepmom or stepdad will learn how to manage the emotions surrounding a new stepfamily and how to adjust to having a stepparent and stepsiblings. Previously titled "Life in a Blender: Living in a Stepfamily."
When You Feel HopelessTeens facing despair and struggling with thoughts of suicide will find hope in this booklet as well as learn how to handle the intense feelings they're experiencing. Includes the salvation message. Previously titled "What's the Alternative?"
Sex Without RegretsTeen girls will learn about abstinence, the difference between love and infatuation and the effects of sexual intimacy outside of marriage. They'll also hear the perspective of several guys on the issue of chastity. Previously titled "Forever: Sex Without Regrets."
The Power of Sexual ThoughtsTeen guys will learn about abstinence, the difference between love and infatuation and the effects of sexual intimacy outside of marriage. They'll also hear the regrets of a guy who got involved with pornography. Previously titled "Crossing the Line: The Power of Sexual Thoughts
Girls Snared by Porn & CybersexIf your daughter has been repeatedly looking at porn, this article may help. Girls who struggle with pornography will find hope and healing in this article. They'll learn how to get out of a porn addiction and discover what healthy sexuality is.
Resisting the Power of PornographyGuys will learn why pornography is a problem and what lies it teaches young men. Topics covered include breaking free from porn, getting back on the road of purity and renewing their minds. Previously titled "In Your Face ... In Your Mind: Resisting the Power of Pornography."
The Hidden Traps of WiccaThis article talks about what Wicca is, what its followers believe and what God thinks about Wicca. There is also discussion about why Wicca has become more mainstream and popular in today's culture. Previously titled "Breaking the Spell: The Hidden Traps of Wicca."
Spiritual Growth for TeensChristian teens can learn about the nature of God and how to grow in their faith. Specific topics addressed include how to pray, getting involved in church, tips for reading the Bible and handling times of doubt. Previously titled "Now What? The Next Step With God."
Absolute TruthThis article explains absolute truth and what it means in a culture that embraces relativism. It includes evidence on the reality of God, Jesus and the Bible, and talks about growing in Christian faith and beliefs. Previously titled "Ultimate Truth: Discovering Absolutes in a 'Whatever' World."
Making Wise Entertainment ChoicesToday's entertainment is far reaching and has slowly desensitized us to sex and violence. Learn how to make wise decisions about the movies, music and shows you take in! Previously titled "What's Up With Today's Entertainment? Separating Trash From Treasure."
Media DiscernmentTeens can learn about the influence of entertainment and how to make wise choices about music, movies and games. Previously titled "Soul Food: Which Nature Are You Feeding?"
Violence in the MediaTeens will learn about how violence in song lyrics, video games and movies can negatively influence behavior. Includes the importance of using discernment in entertainment choices. Previously titled "The New Rage: Violence in the Media."
Developing Relationships That LastTeens will learn how to make meaningful friendships, characteristics of a true friend, what to look for in a friendship and how to work through common friendship problems. Previously titled "Friends: Developing Friendships That Last."