Building Deeper Relationships 
Through Important Conversations
Parent Guides: Your New Best Friend
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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Understanding tricky issues like gender, pornography, suicide, and drugs as well as philosophical concepts like evangelism, leadership, identity, and relationships with teens can be missed in the busyness of life. These topics are a tool for drawing parents and teens closer together. These video conversation starters help you learn and discuss these important issues with your teens. Conversation Kits bring generations together around a common gospel.
Use one of these Conversation Kits with your teen starting today:
Collection 3:
Family.
Friendship.
Romance.
Do I really need a best friend when my Snapscore is so high and I have tons of followers on Instagram? Is it possible to make a real romantic connection via the Internet? And why should I talk to someone face to face when I can just text? On one level, these are questions students ponder. But on a deeper level, there’s a longing for more, for the deep, dynamic, rich relationship for which God created us. Yet in this era of technology and “followers,” teens don’t know where to look for nor how to cultivate such relationships.
 
Depression.
Anxiety.
Self-Harm.
The number of teens hospitalized for suicidal thoughts and actions has doubled over the last decade. Now, with shows like 13 Reasons Why, the suicidal teenager has taken center stage in our culture. Yet the Gospel offers life, hope, and compassion for eternity and for the here and now. We need to carefully understand the topics of anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts and to examine the relational, natural, and spiritual forces that contribute to these heartbreaking problems.

Addiction.
Prevention.
Escapism.
The cartel has been replaced by the medicine cabinet; marijuana is being legalized; and many teens believe God has nothing to say about any of it. But just because something is permissible doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good, and just because something is acceptable in one context doesn’t mean it’s acceptable in every context. As our culture continues to normalize recreational drug use, this presentation will apply the overarching Biblical narrative to gain wisdom about the topic of mind-altering substances.

Masculinity.
Femininity.
Calling.
Who am I, and what does God want me to do with my life? What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to be God’s son or daughter? The need for affirmation of identity has never been greater. In a world plagued by FOMO, where so many life options can make us feel paralyzed and unable to choose, we struggle to figure out how we should live because we forget who we are. This presentation will explore the core questions of identity and purpose, especially as they relate to teens who are about to graduate high school

Collection 2:
What it is.
Why to trust it.
How to read it.
What is the Bible? Not just what it says, but how it made its way onto our coffee tables and nightstands. Do we know if our translation accurately represents the Word of God? Is the Bible trustworthy? And if it is, are we reading it and using it in a way that is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness?

Pockets.
Consequences.
Healing.
With the availability of smartphones and the internet, pornography is easy to access and its free. Men and women by the thousands are becoming enslaved to the addictive properties of pornography every day. Pornography is heartbreaking because it takes something that is a beautiful part of God’s creation and perverts it.

Upside Down.
Identity. 
Entrepreneurship.
Christians all over the United States will tell you that as Christians we are called to be leaders. And for students, in a world with faster and more constant streams of communication it is easier to lead than ever before. It should lead students to consider, how can I keep God’s mandate to cultivate and protect the Earth and the people in it today?

Conversation. 
Intimacy. 
Results.
Constant conversation is something that's possible now with things like social media and smartphones, something that God has done with humanity since creation. Many of us agree that we would like to pray more. But how do we actually do that? And how do I know that my prayers aren’t just words disappearing into thin air? 

Collection 1:
Gender Confusion. Sexual Identity.
On Being Human.
Is it even possible to have a conversation about gender and sexual identity with the next generation? Is the battle for clear gender definition and marriage already lost? Join us as we compassionately and courageously build a case for human dignity and the beauty of God’s design for gender.

Abortion. 
Adoption. 
Life.
This conversation goes beyond the Pro-Life/Pro-Choice debate, examining how we can compassionately protect the precious lives of the unborn. We can create a culture that champions life and helps protect and cherish some of the most vulnerable members of society: unborn children and their mothers.

Burnbook. 
Cyber-Bullying. 
World-of-Mouth.
The way we communicate has drastically changed. Smart phones and social media apps have created so many new, easy, “guilt-free” ways to hurt and slander others. What does the Bible say about bullying and gossip? How can we use 21st-century communication in a way that builds up the body of Christ?

Awkward? 
Preachy? 
Door-to-Door?
How can we share our faith in a world where “tolerance” is the ultimate virtue? If King Solomon were alive today, what advice would he give us? In this session, we dig deep into the book of Ecclesiastes and find that the ancient audience it was written for is not that different from modern-day readers.

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