Here at FBC Liberty, we understand that adolescence can be a time full of excitement as well as frustration and confusion. We want to help students and parents be able to enjoy adolescence together. We have compiled a list of resources to help you do just that. Our resources include websites, books and magazines. Most, if not all, books are in our library here at FBC Liberty waiting for you to check them out.
Dawson McAllister Live is a call-in show designed to meet the needs of teenagers and young adults. Those 25 and younger call to talk about life's deepest needs and issues, such as broken families, abuse, depression, addictions, etc. Dawson also provides an off-air HopeLine where teens and young adults can find answers to their problems in a one-on-one setting with a trained Phone Coach.
The weekend 22 is the premiere weekly national syndicated countdown show counting down the top 22 songs of the week according to the R&R Christian CHR charts. The weekend 22 is endorsed by R&R magazine and given permission by them for use of the charts. Some of the artists you'll hear being played and interviewed on the countdown are: Switchfoot, Newsboys, TobyMac, Stacie Orrico, ZoeGirl, Third Day, and much more.
Family Life Today
To effectively develop godly marriages and families who change the world one home at a time.
Insight for Living, the Bible-teaching radio ministry of Chuck Swindoll, is committed to excellence in communicating the truths of Scripture and the person of Jesus Christ in an accurate, clear, and practical manner. Their desire is for people to grow in their understanding of God’s plan for their lives and also to mature as authentic Christians.
If there's one word that sums up the essence of Focus on the Family, it is commitment. Using time-tested, Biblical principles and common sense, our founder Dr. James Dobson opened the doors of Focus on the Family with a commitment to helping families worldwide. Whatever your role in the family – as a mother or father, husband or wife, son or daughter – we're committed to discerning your needs and doing all we can to meet them.
Entertainment is a potent influence on our culture for both good and evil. Through our reviews and discussions of that entertainment, we hope to spark intellectual thought, family discussion, spiritual growth and a strong desire to follow the command of Colossians 2:8.
TroubledWith.com is a collection of articles, resources and referrals organized by topic around family issues and concerns. The goal is to help families by providing complete coverage of issues including a brief introduction to each topic, an overview of the issue at hand, Q&A with experts and tips for making things better.
The New Dare to Discipline
Children need love, trust, affection--and discipline. From one generation to the next, the challenge of helping children into responsible adults doesn't change. Dr. Dobson's classic Dare to Discipline, a practical, reassuring guide for caring parents, has sold over 2 million copies since its release in 1970. What gives a book that kind of staying power? The ability to meet a real, felt need in the marketplace. Today, a whole new generation of parents is turning to Dr. Dobson's wise counsel. Some things never change.
Bringing Up Boys
Boys are different! But with pressure to be "gender neutral," many try to mold children into a one-size-fits-all model. Dr. Dobson explains why boys are the way they are, how to understand their emotional and physical development, and the best way to motivate them to become godly men.
Preparing for Adolescents
Adolescence brings with it many physical, emotional and mental changes. This 10-session study, based on the bestselling series by Dr. James Dobson will help youth (ages 9-14) understand those changes-what they are, why they happen and their importance as steps in the process of becoming an adult. This guide is designed for use in group settings such as Sunday School classes, youth-group or small-group meetings.
Students will learn how to deal with feelings of inferiority, develop self-confidence, stand up to group pressure, say no to drugs and alcohol, make sound decisions based on God's will for their lives, understand their urges for independence and much more. This is an excellent program for any setting in which there are young teens and preteens to teach!
Life on the Edge
As a young adult, you will face crucial questions about identity, education, marriage, career, Gods will, and much more. Some of the most dramatic and permanent changes in life will occur during the critical decade--those ten years between 16 and 26. Are you prepared to make the right choices? You can be.
Like a trust friend who understands, Dr. James Dobson candidly addresses the issues that todays young adults face. In his warm, conversational style, he reveals principles to help you make right choices and get the direction you need in order to look forward to a bright and successful future.
The New Strong willed Child
Dr. James Dobson has completely rewritten, updated, and expanded his classic best seller The Strong-Willed Child for a new generation of parents and teachers. It offers practical how-to advice on raising difficult-to-handle children and incorporates the latest research with Dr. Dobson's legendary wit and wisdom. Helps parents deal with sibling rivalry, ADHD, low self-esteem, and other important issues. This book is a must-read for parents and teachers struggling to raise and teach children who are convinced they should be able to live by their own rules!
Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson
Kindlon and Thompson make a compelling case that emotional literacy is the most valuable gift we can offer our sons, urging parents to recognize the price boys pay when we hold them to an impossible standard of manhood. They identify the social and emotional challenges that boys encounter in school and show how parents can help boys cultivate emotional awareness and empathy--giving them the vital connections and support they need to navigate the social pressures of youth.
This is the groundbreaking work that poses one of the most provocative questions of a generation: Why are American adolescent girls falling prey to depression, eating disorders, suicide attempts, and dangerously low self-esteem? Dr. Pipher posits that it's America's sexist, look-obsessed "girl-poisoning" culture-one in which girls are constantly struggling to find their true selves. In Reviving Ophelia, these girls' uncensored voices are heard from the front lines of adolescence. Personal and painfully honest, this is a compassionate call to arms, offering strategies with which to revive these Ophelias' lost senses of self.
Mean Girls: Facing Your Beauty Turned Beast
Sugar and spice and all that's nice? Not quite. It's tough to be a girl. Girls are mean to each other. Most girls will admit that they have been a victim of a mean girl. In fact, many will say that all girls are basically mean. Whether they're arguing about a boy, teasing a girl because of how she looks, or making up rumors to torment others, girls can be just plain ruthless. This one-of-a-kind book can help end the cycle of meanness. Mean Girls is a call to spiritual strength. A call to stand firm. It calls girls to face the beasts in their lives head on. In short, it's the answer girls need for the problem they never thought could go away.
Idle Girls: Whats Your Obsession?
From Paris Hilton and Britney Spears to ipods and video games, teen culture is full of obsessions. Obsessions that have become a way of life. Whether its cell phones or boys, grades or body image, girls are easily consumed by people and things that have become gods in their lives. Idol Girls speaks directly to the hearts of teenage girls who are suffering mental, emotional, and spiritual fallout as a result. Idol Girls exposes both good things (relationships, exercise, religion, eating, cleanliness) and bad things (self-condemnation, cutting, sex, addiction) that can take the place of God. Pulling no punches, Hayley calls teens to take a serious look at whoor whatis the Lord of their lives.
Sexy Girls: How Hot Is Too Hot?
Every teenage girl wants to be sexy--she wants to be noticed, to be attractive. But what is 'sexy,' really? Do teen girls know what they are saying about themselves by the way they dress? Popular author Hayley DiMarco wants to help them figure it out. Sexy Girls is an honest and provocative look at everything sexy--from clothes and self-presentation to body image.
This interactive guide takes up where Dateable left off and walks teens through the Bible's insights about men and women. Guys will learn that God loves adventure and that there's a difference between a spiritual and a physical adventure. They'll also learn how to be a gentleman (open her door and carry the box of leftovers from dinner, etc.) Girls will learn that beauty is defined by God, not supermodels, and that if they talk too much, they lose. They learn the secrets of staying confident and letting a guy lead.
Technical Virgin: How Far is Too Far?
Every teenage girl craves male attention. But how does she know when and where to draw the line? What if she's already stepped over that line? And how can she find her way back? In a culture where hookups and friends-with-benefits are commonplace, how far is too far when it comes to the physical?
Stupid Parents: Why They Just Don’t Understand and How You Can Help
Let's face it--parents don't get it. Or at least that's what their teenaged children think. Most teens think their parents don't know anything about life--especially not teen life. Stupid Parents helps teens understand how to communicate with their parents to improve their relationships. It answers common questions teens have, like: how do I get my parents to be less embarrassing?; how do I get them to give me more freedom?; how do I tell my parents about things that are important to me?; what do I do if my parents are mean to me?; what are my parents thinking?, and many more. Teens, parents, and youth leaders will find Stupid Parents entertaining, educational, and, like all Hungry Planet books, utterly relevant.
Not-So-Stupid Parents: Why Your Kids Think Youre Weird and How to Prove Otherwise
Teen expert Hayley DiMarco helps parents learn to communicate with their teens to improve their relationships.
Every Young Mans Battle: Strategies for Victory in the Real World of Sexual Temptation
In this world you’re surrounded by sexual images that open the door to temptation. They’re everywhere–on TV, billboards, magazines, music, the internet–and so easy to access that it sometimes feels impossible to escape their clutches. Yet God expects his children to be sexually pure. So how can you survive the relentless battle against temptation?
Steve Arterburn and Fred Stoeker, the authors of the hard-hitting best-seller Every Man’s Battle, now focus on the temptations young single Christian men like you face every day–and they offer workable, biblical strategies for achieving sexual purity.
Every Young Woman’s Battle: Guarding Your Mind, Heart, and Body in a Sex-Saturated World
Guys Aren’t the Only Ones Fighting a Battle for Purity.
The world you live in promotes sex as the answer to just about everything. The pressure to go along with the crowd is greater than ever before, and it’s easy to compromise in little ways that are a lot more harmful than they seem. You and your friends may become caught up in destructive relationships or sexual activities without even knowing how you got there. You just want to be normal–to fit in, to be liked, to look attractive to the opposite sex. But are you paying too high a price?
Thin enough: My Spiritual Journey Through the Living Death of an Eating Disorder
Some 95% of eating disorder sufferers are girls between the ages of 12 and 25. The teen and college years are a crucial time for girls, when positive or negative views about their bodies often become manifest.
Written to eating disorder sufferers who are at this critical age, this book provides hope that, through faith and trust in God, they too can rise above the living death of eating disorders and arise as God’s daughters, full of life and with a promising future.
What Your Daughter Isn’t Telling You: Expert Insight Into the World of Teen Girls
Many daughters are hesitant to share their deepest thoughts and questions with their moms for fear of being misunderstood or laughed at. Many moms don't know how to communicate with their teen daughters. Taken from real-life questions submitted by teen girls and by moms, this book guides moms through their daughters' tough teen years and covers broad topics such as communication, trust, and overprotectiveness as well as more focused issues, including modesty, boys, and curfews.
Secret Power for Girls
Secret Power for Girls addresses, head-on, the questions and crises that torment young girls ages 1116, the issues of self-esteem. It directs students to a turning point, taking them on a life-changing journey that helps them discover and implement the powers God has promised them. Age-old spiritual truths, presented in a package of contemporary talk and design, will encourage young women in a dynamic way.
Since 1990, Breakaway magazine has been encouraging teen guys to break away from the pressures of the world around them and to get real in a relationship with Jesus. As our theme verse says, "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will" (Romans 12:2).
Brio is an Italian word that means full of energy, life and enthusiasm. It's the name of our magazine because it's a terrific definition of our readers! For more than 15 years, Brio has been teaching, entertaining and challenging teen girls toward a healthy self-concept and closer relationship with Jesus Christ.