The argument over the last donut. The cry of nothing to wear a half hour before school. The “I’m the only one whose parents make them . . .”
Teenage hassles that disrupt parents’ lives? Or prime opportunities to connect with, listen to, and nurture our kids?
Paul Tripp uncovers the heart issues affecting parents and their teenagers during the often chaotic adolescent years. With wit, wisdom, humility, and compassion, he shows parents how to seize the countless opportunities to deepen communication, learn, and grow with their teenagers.
“Age of Opportunity is a marvel. It brims with fresh, rich, honest truth. Tripp will get you looking in the mirror before you go looking at your teen. He’ll get you seeking—and finding—your own Father’s help.”
“Opens the door to hope for parents and teens alike by showing us how God can transform the hearts of whole families. . . . You won’t be able to put this book down.”
—Tremper Longman III
“A wealth of biblical wisdom and a treasure of practical steps for understanding and shepherding your teen’s heart.”
“Provides a superb road map for raising teenage children . . . [and] experiencing with them the challenges, victories, and joys of our journey to maturity in Christ.”
“Optimistic, positive, biblical. . . . In a world that has made an industry out of dysfunction, it is refreshing to read a book that assumes that God . . . has made ample preparation for parents and teenagers to succeed.”
A Helpful Resource For Many Years
I have been given many books by the administrators where I work over the past 6.5 years, and this one was gifted to me in 2006. Although I am not the parent of a teenager (I have two girls - 4 and 7), this book has provided me practical strategies for teaching the sixth graders in my classroom. It has also reminded me how the truths of God's Word can empower me in every situation. I have countless opportunities to be used as an instrument of change, and I simply need to trust that God is accomplishing His redemptive purpose in every situation. Paul David Tripp is the brother of Tedd Tripp, the author of another book I recommend - Shepherding a Child's Heart.