Teenager Resources

Teenager Resources

Romance Without Regret by Jason and Crystalina Evert
This excellent DVD is a must see for all parents and their teenagers. A presentation on sexual honesty is given to a high school group of teenagers in a dynamic,funny,riveting and powerful approach that will help all understand how to find authentic love and sexual integrity.

Theology of the Body for Teens by Jason and Crystalina Evert and Brian Butler
This DVD series includes 12 dynamic 25-minute presentations, as well as a textbook and workbook for youth to appreciate and understand the wonderful theology of the body and how it impacts relationships, sexuality, and vocation. A 40-minute presentation and summary are provided specifically for parents. Separate guys and girls segments are designed to help the foster in-depth discussion of the material presented. This package is of tremendous help to parents, teenagers and all those who work with teens.

When we take long drives, our teens love to listen to the free audios from Car Talk. Hilarious, informative, captivating and fun, you can download them for free at www.npr.org/podcasts

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RECOMMENDED READS:

Perfectly Yourself by Matthew Kelly
A great book encouraging readers to really become the best version of themselves in so many ways. Great for teens and adults.

Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul by John Eldredge
A great book on manhood for teen boys. My guys loved it.

To Be a Man: Life lessons for Young Men by James Stenson
A super great read on the inner qualities that make for terrific men.

The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make by Sean Covey
Filled with great advice on helping teens succeed in many areas of their lives.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey
This great book applies the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they have to face. Entertaining in style, Covey helps teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve goals, get along with parents are more.
A great gift grade 8 graduation and even a good read for parents!

What Smart Students Know by Adam Robinson
This is a great book for kids wanting to do well academically in high school and university. Lots of practical ideas and insight into studying, writing essays, preparing for exams and how to enjoy the learning process.

The Best Things in Life by Peter Kreeft
Written by a professor of philosophy this is one book among many great works. Written as a conversation between Socrates and different students, this engaging book explores values like success, power, and pleasure. We are left seeing more clearly what really are the best things in life. Excellent for the teenager in his final years of high school.

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Pure Love by Jason Evert
A small inexpensive booklet that’s jam packed with excellent wisdom for teens on dating, love, and marriage. Wonderfully presented in a natural way with strong, logical reasons why we should save our hearts and sexuality for marriage. We give this to our kids a few months before starting high school.

Real Love by Mary Beth Bonacci
This is a dynamite book for every Catholic teenager. Comprehensive, dynamic, very captivating. Candidly looks at friendship, relationships, and marriage in relation to the teachings of the Catholic Church. We leave this book lying around for our teenagers to leaf through.

If You Really Loved Me: 100 Questions on Dating, Relationships, and Sexual Purity
by Jason Evert

A humorous, friendly and blunt approach to sexuality, helping teens know the difference between love and lust. Evert provides straight answers to tough questions and affirms authentic love in the process. A great read for parents and teenagers.

I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris
This is a great book for high school and university students who are into the dating scene. Filled with numerous anecdotes and great perception, this book helps the reader deeply examine the purpose of dating, sincere love, purity and purposeful singleness. It is by no means “a downer”. An excellent read.

The ABCs of Choosing a Good Husband by Stephen Wood
The ABCs of Choosing a Good Wife by Stephen Wood
It’s not easy to find a good spouse in our materialistic, pleasure-seeking, divorce-plagued society. These unique new books offer practical and insightful advice on how to choose a partner for life. Easy to read, engaging and full of insight. Great for teens, young adults and even older men and women who are wondering if the person they are dating is the right one. Order fromwww.familylifecenter.net

GOOD WEBSITES:

www.trendsfashion.ca
A national fashion and image project for TEENS by TEENS – A wonderful initiative to promote great fashion. Provides also good articles and links to relevant websites.

www.purefashions.com
Pure Fashion is a faith-based program that encourages teen girls to live, act, and dress attractively with style.

www.pureloveclub.com
An incredible resource for teens and parents done in a question and answer format on all aspects of dating and sexuality put out by Jason Evert and his wife Crystalina.

www.reallove.net
Mary Beth Bonacci, international speaker on teen chastity offers excellent articles and books on-line.

www.peterkreeft.com
Peter Kreeft is a philosophy professor with a passion for building critical thinking about life, love, God, meaning and purposing through his work. He provides numerous articles and talks on-line and offers an excellent array of books and CDs for sale. Excellent for our teenagers who are searching for good arguments and reasons for living life to its fullest.

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