Grand Rapids, MI (February 26, 2019)
Parenting teens and young adults can feel both complicated and futile. Yet the experts at Fuller Seminary’s Fuller Youth Institute believe they have unlocked some of the mysteries of parenting this often maligned and overwhelmed segment of families. Building on 10,000 hours of research, over 1,300 interviews and focus groups, and decades of world-class scholarship from the Fuller Youth Institute, co-authors Kara Powell and Steven Argue tackle the ever-evolving challenges and the unique opportunities parents of 13-to 29-yearolds face in their landmark book, Growing With: Every Parent’s Guide to Helping Teenagers and Young Adults Thrive in their Faith, Family, and Future.
According to Powell and Argue, “When it comes to relationship with God, us, and our world, it’s never too early or too late to fight for your child, not against them.” By combining their research-based savvy with their own parenting highs and lows, the authors propose a new parenting posture: “We as parents need to take steps toward our teenagers and young adults in a mutual journey of intentional growth that trusts God to transform us all.”
Kara Powell is the executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminar. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women to Watch,” Kara serves as a youth and family strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences.
Steven Argue is associate professor of youth, family, and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary and applied research strategist at the Fuller Youth Institute. He also serves on the board for the Association of Youth Ministry Educators. Steve researches, speaks, and writes regularly on topics surrounding adolescence, emerging adulthood, faith, and spiritual struggle.
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