Busting the Myths of Parent-Teen Communication

Brad M. Griffin | May 3, 2011

I’m always excited on E-Journal day, but today I’m especially thankful to be able to put three great new resources in your hands in this E-Journal.

At FYI we love to bust myths with research-based insights into issues that impact youth ministry and families of adolescents. This month’s interview with Terry and Sharon Hargrave (who happen to be some of my neighbors both at home and at work) helps bust one of those myths. Do the teenage years always have to mean an inevitable breakdown in communication between parents and kids? We went to the experts on this for some great insights, including very personal reflections from the parents of two post-teenagers. Listen to the interview and be sure to pass it along to other parents of teenagers and to your youth ministry team.

Brad M. Griffin

Brad M. Griffin is the Senior Director of Content for the Fuller Youth Institute, where he develops research-based training for youth workers and parents. A speaker, writer, and volunteer youth pastor, Brad is the coauthor of over a dozen books, including 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager, Faith in an Anxious World, Growing Young, several Sticky Faith books, Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating Our Digital World, and Can I Ask That? Brad and his family live in Southern California, where he serves as Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries at Mountainside Communion.


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