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Book details
  • SubGenre:Life Stages / Teenagers
  • Language:English
  • Pages:154
  • eBook ISBN:9780989493475


Raising Teens in a Drowning Culture

by Candy Gibbs

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Working with a group of young “Lifeguards” throughout the book, Candy Gibbs gives struggling parents the life preservers they need to rescue teens from a drowning culture. With biblical insights and Candy’s own creative techniques, Rescue is the “Noah’s Ark” of parenting books, ensuring that today’s teens will pass on a legacy of godliness to generations to come.
Parenting teenagers is rocky and uncertain even in the best of times. The culture engulfing our children is one that promotes everything that Christian values take a stand against. I have seen countless examples of young men and women who have fallen prey to the lies of society, and, as a mother, I have decided enough is enough. Rescue addresses issues facing families today, from teen pregnancy to homosexuality, and it is a guiding light to parents trying to navigate the waters of raising teens. As we all try to make a way in this world, we will all make mistakes. The beauty of Rescue is that it addresses the family as a whole and is written not just from my point of view, but also from the views of young people who are not far removed from adolescence. By providing these two different perspectives, I believe this book opens the door for better understanding and increased communication across the generational lines. Rescue gives parents the information they need to swim confidently into the murky waters of parenting teens. As the parent of a teenager or more than one, you will have to be able to function in heavy seas. You will be submerged, required to hold your breath at times, and you will be tossed by twenty-foot waves all while your teen is sorting out their identity in Christ, place in your family, beliefs on sex, the rapidly changing technology and culture, and preparation for the future.
About the author
Candy Gibbs is the Executive Director of CareNet Pregnancy Centers in Amarillo, Texas. In 2013, CareNet saw over 11,000 clients. These clients come to CareNet for a variety of reasons: pregnancy tests, counseling, benevolence services, parenting classes, purity bible studies, and more. Under Candy’s leadership CareNet has grown exponentially with the expansion of CareNet Mentoring. CareNet’s own Speaking Team serves on 19 school campuses, many churches, and community groups each month. The mentoring impact has grown quickly and is having a large impact on the community. In 2013, over 11,500 students and 1,000 parents were equipped and encouraged with information and resources to be victorious in an immoral culture through the mentoring programs. In 2014, those numbers exploded to 25,000 students served and 2015 is on track to well surpass the reach of 2014. Candy has served as the national co-chair for the Campaign for Life in America. She is a national speaker, host of “The Truth of the Matter”, an Amarillo-based radio program, and the author of two curriculum-based works for young girls, entitled Pearls and Chosen. Candy and her husband Brian reside in Amarillo, Texas with their teenage son and daughter. Their adult son is a US Airman currently serving in Montana with their daughter-in-law and two precious grandchildren.