Parent Guides: Know Your Teen's World
Talking about issues like smartphones, eating disorders, Snapchat, video games, and sexting with teens can be scary and complicated. But it doesn't have to be! We created these PDFs to help you understand the things your teens face, how to have conversations about them, and how to biblically disciple your teens into lifelong faith through it all. 
Parent Guides: Know Your Teen's World
Talking about issues like smartphones, eating disorders, Snapchat, video games, and sexting with teens can be scary and complicated. But it doesn't have to be! We created these guides to help you understand the things your teens face, how to have conversations about them, and how to biblically disciple your teens into lifelong faith through it all. 
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Bundles
Liturgical Year Bundle
5 Guides for the price of 4!
Though the modern Church has forgotten them, liturgies can bring deep meaning to our years. If you're interested in incorporating them in your home, this Guide is the place to start!
Guides in this bundle:
- Lent
- Holy Week & Easter
- Ordinary Time
- Advent
- 12 Days of Christmas
See Table of Contents for more info 
or descriptions of each below
$19.95 $15.96
Liturgical Year Bundle
Pornography Bundle
Pornography Bundle
3 Guides for the price of 2!
Porn is a threat for everyone, one that we can't afford to ignore. No matter how old your kids are, these guides are for you.
Guides in this bundle:
- Understanding the Porn Threat
- Talking to Girls about Porn
- Talking to Boys about Porn
NOTE: These guides cannot be purchased individually!
See Table of Contents for more info
$11.97 $7.98
5 Guides for the price of 4!
Though the modern Church has forgotten them, liturgies can bring deep meaning to our years. If you're interested in incorporating them in your home, this Guide is the place to start!
Guides in this bundle:
- Lent
- Holy Week & Easter
- Ordinary Time
- Advent
- 12 Days of Christmas
See Table of Contents for more info or descriptions of each below
$19.95 $15.96
3 Guides for the price of 2!
NOTE: These guides cannot be purchased individually!
Porn is a threat for everyone, one that we can't afford to ignore. No matter how old your kids are, these guides are for you.
Guides in this bundle:
- Understanding the Porn Threat
- Talking to Girls about Porn
- Talking to Boys about Porn
See Table of Contents for more info
$11.97 $7.98
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Featured Guides
Featured Guides
New! Teen Dating
The difference between how culture views dating and romance and how the Church views it can be so vastly different, one can't help but wonder if there's a happy middle ground. This Guide will help you prepare your kids for dating (or not) in the 21st century in a way that glorifies God and the people around them.

Length: 12 pages
Still undecided? Table of Contents
$3.99
New! Teen Dating
New! Tattoos
New! Tattoos
Despite what generations past felt, tattoos are becoming more and more mainstream, meaning it's highly possible our kids might ask if they can get one (or many). This Guide looks at the arguments for and against tattoos, offering constructive ways to talk to your teens about the controversial body art.

Length: 9 pages
Still undecided? Table of Contents
$3.99
The difference between how culture views dating and romance and how the Church views it can be so vastly different, one can't help but wonder if there's a happy middle ground. This Guide will help you prepare your kids for dating (or not) in the 21st century in a way that glorifies God and the people around them.

Length: 12 pages
Still undecided? Table of Contents
$3.99
Despite what generations past felt, tattoos are becoming more and more mainstream, meaning it's highly possible our kids might ask if they can get one (or many). This Guide looks at the arguments for and against tattoos, offering constructive ways to talk to your teens about the controversial body art.

Length: 9 pages
Still undecided? Table of Contents
$3.99
Individual Guides
Sabbath & Rest
In our age of being on the go and never stopping to even think (thanks, smartphones!), it's hard to slow down, to breathe, to reflect. But it's the best thing we can do for our souls. Written by Dr. Julie Canlis, this Guide makes the case for Sabbath in our modern day and offers easy ways to implement today.

Length: 9 pages
$3.99
Minecraft
Minecraft has been a huge hit with younger kids ever since its release in 2009. The Guide helps you know what's good about it, what to look out for, how to set healthy limits, and, most importantly, how to have good conversations about the game so that your kids have a healthy perspective before they ever start playing.

Length: 8 pages
$3.99
Fortnite
If you haven't heard of Fortnite yet, you will. The game took the gaming world by storm. So why do teens like it so much? Should you be worried if they're playing it all the time? Are there parental controls? How can you talk to them about it? And most importantly, how is a free game costing you so much money?! All this and much more in this guide.

Length: 12 pages
$3.99
Teen FOMO
Ever been afraid your friends and family are doing fun, exciting things without you? Ever felt like your life is so boring compared to others'? If so, you've experienced Fear Of Missing Out, a human experience. But teens today face FOMO on steroids, thanks to social media. This Guide gets to the heart of the issue, offering lots of ways to point teens back to true Joy.

Length: 12 pages
$3.99
Marijuana
Is marijuana really all that bad? It can't be if so many states are legalizing it, right? This Guide takes a biblical approach to what we currently know scientifically about cannabis to help you guide your teens into a better understanding of God's best for their lives. 

Length: 11 pages
$3.99
Ordinary Time
The day in and day out of our lives can be wasted if we're only looking at it as the moments between what actually matters. So how can we use this part of the Liturgical Year well? How can we teach our kids that the flashy and exciting have their place, but so does the ordinary, and that all is imbued with the glory of God?

Length: 10 pages
$3.99
LGBT+ & Your Teen
LGBTQQIAAP? What does all that mean? How is it all affecting my kids? How can I talk to them about it? What does the Bible say about it all? How can I love others while sticking firmly to the Truth of God's Word? Is that even possible? Do my Gen Z kids think it is? Check out this Guide for help with all of these questions!
Length: 13 pages
$3.99
Vaping/
Juuling
New stats show that teens are starting to vape (i.e. use e-cigarettes) at a high rate, despite the lack of research into its risks and harms. This Guide looks into what vaping is, what can be vaped, how it can be concealed, how risky it is, how easily minors can access it, and more.

Length: 8 pages
$3.99
Smartphones
Smart-phones
Good news! It is possible to use smartphones well and to keep them from becoming our kids' entire world, even if they've already had phones for awhile. This guide offers a theology of technology, tips for preparing kids for the first phone, and much more.

Length: 9 pages
$3.99
iOS
Wondering how to implement parental controls on an Apple device? Or what to do if your teen keeps finding ways around them? This guide is for you! With tons of helpful images, you will better understand these devices that are like second nature to teens.

Length: 8 pages
$3.99
Android
Wondering how to implement parental controls on an Android device? Or what to do if your teen keeps finding ways around them? This guide is for you! With tons of helpful images, you will better understand these devices that are like second nature to teens.

Length: 8 pages
$3.99
The Sex Talk
"The talk." Most parents dread this awkward conversation, hoping to avoid it as long as possible. But in our sexualized culture, we can't afford to let others educate our kids in this area. This Guide offers a framework for talking about sex in appropriate ways so that we can shape our kids' imaginations about God's good plan for sex.
Length: 10 pages
$3.99
Purity
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Singleness
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Body Positivity
Coming soon!
Back to School
Coming soon!
Teen Dating
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Teen Privacy
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GenZ's Love of Music
With unprecedented access to unlimited music, new generations are often being raised by music and artists as much as they are by their parents. But that doesn't have to be a negative thing, nor does music have to be a source of tension in families. This guide offers lots of practical helps for how to enjoy this God-given gift!
Length: 10 pages
$3.99
Instagram
As a must-have in every teen's arsenal of social media profiles, we need to understand Instagram's pros, cons, risks, and impacts. More importantly, we must converse with our teens about these topics in order to help them be healthy, loving followers of Christ, even in the digital world.

Length: 12 pages
$3.99
Snapchat
Updated: Feb. 2018
Why are teens so obsessed with Snapchat?! And what do they even do on it? This guide will help you better understand the app itself, why it's appealing, and how to have conversations about it with your teens.

Length: 6 pages
$3.99
Video Games
Teens love video games, and their love for them only increases each year. In fact, many parents have asked us how they can keep them from playing all day every day. If you don't understand games at all or just want to take a bird's eye view of the modern world of gaming, check out this guide.
Length: 8 pages
$3.99
YouTube
If you've ever wondered how teens can spend hours upon hours watching random videos on YouTube, you're not alone! YouTube is a phenomenon that has bypassed many of us adults to win over Gen Z. As the social network they "can't live without," we need to know all about it so we can help them think about it biblically.
Length: 9 pages
$3.99
YouTube Stars
Logan Paul? PewDiePie? HolaSoyGerman? Jenna Marbles? As the preferred video platform of Gen Z, YouTube's stars have tremendous influence on today's teens. So who are they? How do we keep track of them? What if our kids wants to be YT stars, too? This guide will help you navigate the new age of influencers.
Length: 10 pages
$3.99
Musical.ly
(NOTE: Musical.ly is currently being replaced by TikTok!) What in the world is Musical.ly? Why are teens and tweens obsessed with it? What should concern me about it? Should I let my kids use it? If you've ever had any of these questions, this Guide is for you. Get a crash course in the app and how to disciple your kids around it.

Length: 9 pages
$3.99
Teens & Alcohol
Partying and drinking can be huge temptations for teens, especially if their friends, shows, songs, influencers, celebs, and video games all portray it as a desirable and fulfilling. So how can we impart a biblical understanding of and relationship to alcohol to our kids? And what do we do if we find out they're addicted?
Length: 13 pages
$3.99
Doubting Teen
Doubts can be alarming, but they don't have to be! Packed full of resources, this Guide encourages you to let the conversations flow as you join your teens in  their search for truth in the midst of a culture that preaches "tolerance" as king. 

Length: 12 pages
$3.99
Sexting
Why are teens sexting? What will happen if my teen sexts? How do I have an open and loving conversation with my teen about sexting and its dangers? All these questions and more are discussed in this guide.

Length: 7 pages
$3.99
The Bible
Reading and interpreting God's Word are difficult tasks for anyone, but add in the controversies surrounding different methods and viewpoints and you've got enough to make any teen want to give up. This Guide will help you and your family gain new perspective on the Bible so that your love of God's story will be renewed.
Length: 10 pages
$3.99
Internet Filtering
Delving into the world of Internet filters & monitors can be overwhelming, which is why we've got your back! We looked at 23 different options, weighing their pros and cons to offer some recommendations. No matter the age of your kids, you'll want to check out this guide before making any final decisions!
Length: 14 pages
$3.99
Evidence for the 
Resurrection
It's easy to take the event that's so central to our faith for granted if that's all we've ever heard. But did it actually happen? Do we have evidence? This event changes history whether true or not, so this Guide is a crash course in the evidence we have!

Length: 7 pages
$3.99
Teens & Opioids
Opioids and prescription drugs, though legal, are not always safe. And while teen opioid use is declining (yay!), teen overdose-related deaths are increasing. This guide will help you understand opioids, their risks, conversations to have, and preventative steps to take within your home. 
Length: 9 pages
$3.99
Twitch.tv
Twitch.tv has taken the gaming world by storm, making something known for its ability to isolate players into a more communal experience. But as with all social interactions, teens need to be discipled in how to use it with wisdom, discernment, kindness, and moderation

Length: 7 pages
$3.99
Discord
Why is my gamer asking to use Discord? What does it do? How do I set up parental controls? This Guide explains the ins and outs, pros and cons of the Discord platform, as well as helpful screenshots. If this is your teen's preferred communication app, this will help you know all about it!

Length: 13 pages
$3.99
Depression & Anxiety
Depression and anxiety are all too common, yet Christians have very little guidance as to how best to combine spiritual and medical treatment. This Guide offers that guidance so you can help your suffering teen.

Length: 11 pages
$3.99
Suicide/ 
Self-Harm Prevention
With rates of both on the rise, we can't afford to not talk with our children about these difficult topics. Learn what God says about both, how to initiate conversations, and how to get help.

Length: 10 pages
$3.99
Ready Player One
This best-selling novel and film appeals to gamers, sci-fi enthusiasts, and '80s kids alike, giving families a chance for common enjoyment and deep conversations. If your teens love RPO, this guide can help make sense of the good and the bad and offers lots of discussion questions.

Length: 8 pages
$3.99
Netflix
Netflix is here to stay, so how can we approach it with wisdom and discernment and teach our kids to do the same? This Guide offers practical advice and tips for enjoying the service without letting it take over.

Length: 6 pages
$3.99
Stranger Things
Stranger Things has undoubtedly made its mark on our culture! This Guide will help you understand the show's themes and, more importantly, how to start meaningful conversations with teens about its messages.

Length: 11 pages
$3.99
Dungeons & Dragons
Thanks to Stranger Things and the rise of "liveplay," D&D has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. But is it safe for kids to play? Or was the "Satanic Panic" of the 1970s and '80s fair? This Guide looks into the game and its history, offering insight for parents as to whether this roleplaying game is worth delving into.
Length: 6 pages
$3.99
Amino Apps
Amino, though not well known in the adult world, is highly popular with teens and pre-teens. How does it work? Is it safe? What are its dangers? Why are teens drawn to it? Should we let our kids use it? Packed with screenshots, this Guide will help you understand Amino in order to have good conversations with your kids about it.
Length: 13 pages
$3.99
Antiheroes
Modern films, shows, video games, & books are filled with bad guys gone good, "heroes" who fight for justice in unconventional ways. As entertaining as they are, without wise adults to point teens toward true justice and heroism, an entire generation could grow up believing men in masks are our hope.

Length: 8 pages
$3.99
Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are on the rise. We not only need to understand the culture around them, but also how to have conversations about them and where to go when our teens need help. This is a great starting point.

Length: 7 pages
$3.99
Advent
Sometimes we forget to take time to reflect on how meaningful and beautiful the Christmas season is. This Guide offers a look into what Advent is, how to start new Advent traditions, and why it's so important for our understanding of all God has done for us. 
(Note: This is not a devotional.)

Length: 7 pages
$3.99
Netflix's Big Mouth
Possibly the most popular animated show on Netflix right now, and you can be sure it is educating your teens and their friends on puberty, sexuality, and what it means to become a teenager.

Length: 7 pages 
$3.99
Teen Slang
Updated: Jan. 2018 
If you're struggling to keep up with what your teens are saying, this is a great resource to have! Understand what different words mean and how they're typically used.

Length: 4 pages
$3.99
Thanks-giving
As joyous as the holiday is supposed to be, it can also be stressful, painful, or pressure-filled. This Guide looks at the Thanksgiving heritage to help families experience true gratitude this year.

Length: 7 pages
$3.99
12 Days of Christmas
4 calling birds, 3 french hens, 2--Wait! That's not what the 12 days are at all. Use this Guide to learn about the real 12 days of Christmas, why they matter, and how to begin more meaningful Christmas traditions.
(Note: This is not a devotional.)

Length: 12 pages
$3.99
New Year's Resolutions
"A new year, a new you!" shout all the ads. But we're all familiar with the reality: only 10% of people actually keep resolutions! So why should we even try? This Guide makes a case for using resolutions to teach teens about much more than success.

Length: 7 pages
$3.99
Valentine's Day
The romance holiday can be a lot less exciting than movies and our daydreams make it out to be. But with our guidance on romance, relationships, sex, and true love, teens don't have to fall prey to the disappointment, pressure, or sadness. 

Length: 7 pages
$3.99
Lent
Lent, when done well, can be a beautiful time of preparing our hearts to celebrate Christ's resurrection. But it's easy to get bogged down in our preconceptions of it. This guide will help you rewrite your family's story and habits this Lent season. 

Length: 9 pages
$3.99
Spring Break
How did Spring Break become what it is today? What pressure do teens and college students feel to join in? How do we talk to them about it? What's the correct response to the "Spring Break phenomenon"? What does it mean to actually take a break? All these questions and more are answered in this insightful guide. 

Length: 10 pages
$3.99
Easter
Sometimes we do things so much, it can be easy to forget their significance. For us Christians, Holy Week & Easter can become one of those things. This year, allow this Guide to help you regain an appreciation and deep grasp of just how significant this time is, as well as help you communicate that in meaningful ways to your kids.
Length: 9 pages
$3.99 
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