Your Favorite FYI Resources of 2013

Brad M. Griffin | Dec 23, 2013

Everyone likes a good favorite list this time of year, right?

Here at FYI we’re grateful for all of the ways you have been interacting with us throughout 2013. One of those ways is reading, sharing, and commenting on articles and blog posts. So if you’re wondering what the favorites (according to you) of 2013 were, here’s the top five list! Share it around with ministry leaders and parents you love this season.

5. Five Keys for Effective Mentoring: New Insights from Research.

Fuller grad Curtis Miller unpacks some of the most comprehensive research on mentoring to date and offers practical insights for ministry leaders.

4. Using Social Media to Strengthen Family Bonds: A Practical Guide for Parents.

Fuller DMin student and regional director Bradley Howell unloads tons of research-based tips for families.

3. Feelings Not Allowed: How our response to boys sabotages their relationships.

Marriage and Family Therapist Rhett Smith helps us think harder about the mixed messages we send to boys.

2. Twenty Ideas for Grandparents: FYI Favorites from Grandparents and Research.

Kara’s best take on ways grandparents and other senior adults can influence the lives and faith of teenagers. Super shareable practical ideas!

1. Conversations Between Parents and Teenagers: Improving Your Game

(Part 1 of a 3-part series. Here are parts two and three!). This was written by a mother-daughter team. We LOVE that you love helping parents and teenagers communicate better.

Here’s to another great year of partnering together to equip teenagers with the lifelong faith they need!

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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