Description : It’s never too early to give young boys a resource that will help them learn the skills for making right choices in life. A Boy’s Guide to Making Really Good Choices is designed to help boys ages 8-12 learn how to think through their options, realize the possible consequences, and develop good decision-making skills. In this book, Jim George uses helpful stories and illustrations to walk boys through the kinds of choices they are likely to face each day—choices to... listen to their parents do their best in school, sports, and activities select friends with care be kind to siblings and others help out at home and use good manners Through the use of real-life scenarios, Jim George equips boys to build good character—the kind that will stay with them for life and honor God’s standards.
Description : Every girl is a beautiful creation, uniquely equipped by God to do His work in the world. But as girls are growing, changing, and making choices about the kinds of lives they will lead, they are bombarded with conflicting messages about what it means to be a woman. The media says one thing, boys say another, and friends seem obsessed with whatever is newest and coolest. As a result, girls too often hand their decisions over to those least qualified to make them. Into the breach steps Elizabeth George, bestselling author and beloved Bible teacher. With wisdom, gentleness, and tremendous grace, she guides tween girls ages 8 to 12 through the most challenging decisions they face, teaching them to let God—not the world—define who they are. Discussing such topics as attitude, friendships, crushes, parents, school, and avoiding bad situations, Elizabeth helps girls see that the very best choice of all is a choice to live within God’s will. Perfect for individuals, small groups, and mentoring.
Description : Guiding a boy toward making right choices will equip him to think carefully about his decisions, assuring a more fulfilling and successful life. In this book, Jim George focuses on all the high points of a young man’s life—the things that matter most. Teen guys will learn... why prayer and Bible reading are so essential what makes for the best kinds of friendships how school and social skills contribute to a strong future how to stand strong against temptation and peer pressure what contributes to healthy and biblical perspectives on dating and purity Young men will enjoy Jim’s balance of biblical insight, personal anecdotes, and candid forthrightness. And they’ll gain the skills they need for making right choices in response to all the challenges that come their way.
Description : Discover the deep and lasting fulfillment that comes when you make the decision to follow God in every area of your life. A Woman After God's Own Heart® Growth & Study Guide will help you take the scriptural guidance found in Elizabeth George's bestselling book A Woman After God's Own Heart® and apply it to your own season of life. Perfect for women's Bible study groups or individual study, this fun and challenging resource will give you the necessary tools for living out God's priorities when it comes to your husband, your children, your home, your walk with the Lord, and your ministry. With thought-provoking discussion questions, practical exercises, and a quiet time calendar, this guide will nurture you toward greater spiritual maturity—the kind that makes you a woman after God's own heart.
Description : The Bible can help you know how to find good friends, get along better with your family, make right choices, and grow into a stronger Christian. Take your first steps now to discovering how much God loves you!
Description : What is God’s take on the issues that are nearest to a teen girl’s heart? Issues like acceptance, loneliness, friendships, and relationships? How about getting along with your parents? Or finding your purpose and place in life? It’s amazing how relevant the Bible is—you’ll find yourself relating to the people and experiences in it. And you’ll discover promises from God that will help you through anything and everything. It all comes alive when you commit yourself to knowing the Bible. That’s what this book is all about—knowing the Bible, learning what it says, and making it your personal guide in all you do. Bestselling author Elizabeth George offers many great ideas for Bible study and practical application. You’ll love growing closer to God...and experiencing exciting changes in your life!
Description : Elizabeth George, author of A Young Woman After God's Own Heart (more than 230,000 copies sold), offers another life-changing teen book—A Young Woman's Guide to Making Right Choices. Today's teens are bombarded with choices about attitudes, behaviors, friends, clothes, finances, and college. And with the rise of alcohol, drugs, sexual issues, and crime, they must make serious decisions daily. Bible teacher Elizabeth George takes teens through the step-by-step process of making decisions that are life-affirming, godly, and wise in areas that include— managing emotions improving relationships developing confidence living in the center of God's will avoiding trouble and bad situations Teens will discover checkpoints to use as guides for making decisions, and they will learn to take the long view when considering consequences. Young women will also realize the tremendous wisdom, guidance, and answers available in God's Word. Great for individuals, small groups, and mentoring.
Description : Does your young daughter talk endlessly about invisible friends, dragons in the basement, and monsters in the closet? Is your teenager about to start high school or being victimized by bullies? Is your son mortally afraid of certain insects or of injections at the doctor's office? Compiled by two seasoned clinical psychologists, The Parents' Guide to Psychological First Aid brings together articles by recognized experts who provide you with the information you need to help your child navigate the many trying problems that typically afflict young people. Written in an engaging style, this book offers sage advice on a raft of everyday problems that have psychological solutions. The contributors cover such topics as body image and physical appearance; cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol; overeating and obesity; dental visits; the birth of a sibling and sibling rivalries; temper tantrums; fostering self-esteem; shyness and social anxiety; and much more. Each expert article provides an overview of the issues, offers reassurance for minor problems and strategies for crisis management, and discusses the red flags that indicate that professional help is needed. In addition, the book is organized into various categories to make it easier to find information. For instance, the "Family Issues" section includes articles on Blended Families, Divorce, and Traveling; the "Adolescent Issues" section covers such topics as Dating and Driving; and the "Social/Peer Issues" section explores such subjects as "Sportsmanship," "Homesickness," and "Making Friends." An encyclopedic reference for parents concerned with maintaining the mental health of their children, this indispensable volume will help you help your child to deal effectively with stress and pressure, to cope with everyday challenges, and to rebound from disappointments, mistakes, trauma, and adversity.
Description : Adam Sandler movies, HBO's Entourage, and such magazines as Maxim and FHM all trade in and appeal to one character the modern boy-man. Addicted to video games, comic books, extreme sports, and dressing down, the boy-man would rather devote an afternoon to Grand Theft Auto than plan his next career move. He would rather prolong the hedonistic pleasures of youth than embrace the self-sacrificing demands of adulthood. When did maturity become the ultimate taboo? Men have gone from idolizing Cary Grant to aping Hugh Grant, shunning marriage and responsibility well into their twenties and thirties. Gary Cross, renowned cultural historian, identifies the boy-man and his habits, examining the attitudes and practices of three generations to make sense of this gradual but profound shift in American masculinity. Cross matches the rise of the American boy-man to trends in twentieth-century advertising, popular culture, and consumerism, and he locates the roots of our present crisis in the vague call for a new model of leadership that, ultimately, failed to offer a better concept of maturity. Cross does not blame the young or glorify the past. He finds that men of the "Greatest Generation" might have embraced their role as providers but were confused by the contradictions and expectations of modern fatherhood. Their uncertainty gave birth to the Beats and men who indulged in childhood hobbies and boyish sports. Rather than fashion a new manhood, baby-boomers held onto their youth and, when that was gone, embraced Viagra. Without mature role models to emulate or rebel against, Generation X turned to cynicism and sensual intensity, and the media fed on this longing, transforming a life stage into a highly desirable lifestyle. Arguing that contemporary American culture undermines both conservative ideals of male maturity and the liberal values of community and responsibility, Cross concludes with a proposal for a modern marriage of personal desire and ethical adulthood.
Description : Anna Francelli had a modest row home in a blue-collar town where her son Johnny and his friends hung out during their formative years in the sixties. They were good, fun-loving kids who did what kids do until they were gradually drawn into the troublesome events unfolding around them: a divisive war in Vietnam, raucous protests, and strained race relations. But through it all, Anna's home remained a refuge and, for a core of the boys, Anna became a pillar of strength for over forty years. Sweeping through almost half a century, Anna's Boys provides insight into the unique perspective of a baby boom generation that fought one war in its youth and, in later years, watched another develop in the Middle East. At times funny and heartwarming, at times moving and poignant, Anna's Boys tells a timeless story of personal commitment, loyalty, sacrifice and triumph, with characters you will learn to love, set in a small town that could very well be your own