Resources for Teens

Recommended Books

50 Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die – John Piper
Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis
Crazy Love – Francis Chan
Don’t Waste Your Life – John Piper
My Utmost for His Highest – Oswald Chambers
The Knowledge of the Holy – A.W. Tozer
Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream – David Platt
Forgotten God – Francis Chan
Not a Fan – Kyle Idleman

Helpful Websites
www.studentlife.com
www.268generation.com
www.desiringgod.org
www.biblegateway.com
www.bible.org
www.theresurgence.com

Parent resources
www.pluggedin.com
Plugged In is a Focus on the Family publication designed to help equip parents, youth leaders, ministers and teens with the essential tools that will enable them to understand, navigate and impact the culture in which they live. Entertainment is a potent influence on our culture for both good and evil. Through their reviews and discussions of entertainment, they hope to spark intellectual thought, family discussion and spiritual growth.

www.cpyu.org
The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding is a nonprofit organization committed to building strong families by serving to bridge the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers. At a time when an already confusing youth culture is changing quickly, CPYU helps parents, youth workers, educators, and others understand teenagers and their culture so that they will be better equipped to help children and teens navigate the challenging world of adolescence.

www.focusonthefamily.com
Focus on the Family is the organization founded by Dr. James Dobson, which is dedicated to helping preserve traditional values and the institution of the family. It contains a wealth of resources in such areas as family ministry, college student ministry, community impact, business, government and public policy and various other topics.

www.troubledwith.com
TroubledWith.com is a collection of articles, resources and referrals organized by topic around family issues and concerns.

www.thesource4parents.com
Helping parents build relationships and teach Biblical values.

www.stickyfaith.org/parents
How to help your child build a Faith that sticks.

Device Management Apps

Our Pact - OurPact gives parents the ability to block internet, block apps, and manage screen time on their children’s Android devices on demand or using schedules. Parents can enforce bedtime, set dinnertime, manage study time, and schedule family time through the day from a Web App accessible from any device.

Secure Teen - SecureTeen Parental Control App helps filter out all the cheesy and harmful content so your teens of impressionable age can enjoy all the good that the internet has to offer. This app lets you enhance your child’s online experience by ensuring that they stay safe from stalkers, cyberbullying, mature content, porn, and a whole host of other harmful online elements. This all encompassing tool allows parents to control apps that their teens download, stay aware of their location and remotely monitor their devices.

Net Nanny - Net Nanny is a custom mobile browser that becomes your child’s default browser. Manage which apps your child can or cannot use on their mobile device. Manage your child’s settings and devices, view reports, add users and much more from the web-based console.