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Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens

Written byPaul David Tripp

For a parent, the teen years are years of unprecedented opportunity—years of penetrating questions and exciting new discussions, years that open the door to a teen’s heart. In this wise and hopeful book, Paul Tripp shows parents how to connect with their children as never before, drawing on practical strategies shaped by God’s Word. This revised and updated edition features fresh, heart-focused discussion questions for each chapter as well as a bonus Q&A section.

About the Author

Paul David Tripp is president of Paul Tripp Ministries and author of a number of books, including bestsellers such as Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands. Now an international conference speaker, he has also taught at Westminster Theological Seminary and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Luella, have four grown children. Learn more about his ministry at

Book Details

256 pages
Publisher: P&R Publishing
Publication Year: 2001, 2022 (revised & updated)
Study Guide and Leader’s Guide can be found at


Part 1: Clearing the Debris
Chapter 1 – Age of Opportunity or Season for Survival?
Chapter 2 – Whose Idols Are in the Way?
Chapter 3 – What Is a Family? A Definition
Chapter 4 – What Is a Family? A Job Description
Chapter 5 – Parents, Meet Your Teenager
Part 2: Setting Godly Goals
Chapter 6 – Goals, Glory, and Grace
Chapter 7 – There’s a War Out There
Chapter 8 – Convictions and Wisdom
Chapter 9 – Life in the Real World
Chapter 10 – A Heart for God
Chapter 11 – Leaving Home
Part 3: Practical Strategies for Parenting Teens
Chapter 12 – Three Strategies for Parenting Teens
Chapter 13 – Small Steps to Big Change
Questions and Answers with Paul Tripp

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