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The Live Show | Part 1 - Life in Teenage Quarantine

April 24th, 2020

We know that this time has been a huge adjustment for us all, but this is what we are experiencing and seeing with your teenagers.  

 

1. What is our experience with teenagers during this time?

2. What can we learn from teenagers during this time?

3. How can we prepare for reentry into normal life with teenagers?

 

We talk about all of these questions and interact with you all during this live podcast experience.

 

Article Referenced: "The Reason Zoom Calls Drain Your Energy" - BBC

Stressors | How much are we contributing to a teenager’s stress? Is it helpful or hurtful?

April 2nd, 2020

This episode is all about stress.  It is an inevitable human experience and for the teenager, it can be all too consuming for them.  Take a listen and find out how stress can actually be helpful when our response to it is healthy.  

 

Scripture Referenced: Luke 22

Resources Referenced: 

"Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls" - Lisa Damour, Ph.D.

tps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4274618/

Authenticity | It Is What Your Teenager Wants

March 3rd, 2020

On this episode, we get real with y'all.  Between the brain of a teenager, the internet, and general relational dynamics, teenagers crave authenticity above most things in their life.  

We explore Scripture that points us to our need for authenticity while examining interactions and experiences we have personally had with teenagers that make this true.

 

Scripture Referenced: Matthew 5 & 23

 

Music by: Philanthrope & Sleep Fish - "Space Cadet"

Conflicting Views | What do I do when my teen has a different view than me?

January 21st, 2020

All parents are confronted with issues of conflict with their teen.  It is inevitable.  What do we do when we are confronted with a point of conflict with our teen?  Is this forever? When do I give in and when do I stand my ground?

 

All of these questions and more are answered on this episode of Biblical Application into Adolescent Drama series.  

 

Scripture Referenced: 

Luke 2:41-52

 

Resource Referenced:

"The Teenage Brain" by Frances E. Jensen, MD

Saving Face (The lengths we will go to maintain our personality)

November 25th, 2019

We will go above and beyond to deceive others and ourselves in order to put off some sort of personality.  This is what we would call, identity preservation or 'saving face.' This habit begins in childhood but roots itself during the teenage years.  From social media to different friend groups, we choose to portray an image of ourselves that we think others should know about us while avoiding our true selves.  Why do we do this?  Why is this such a big issue for teenagers? How can Scripture shed light on the issue?

 

Scripture Referenced:

The Gospel according to Luke

1 Kings 3 & 11

Ephesians 4:22-24

 

Book Referenced: 

"The Whole-Brain Child" by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. & Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

 

Jumping Off The Bridge (The Power of Influence)

October 14th, 2019

Jumping off the Bridge (Why do teenagers have to do what their friends are doing?)

Everyone tends to follow the crowd, but teenagers are more susceptible to influence.  We will focus on the question, "if your friend jumped off a bridge, would you jump too?" What does the Bible teach us about influence and how to enter into our teenager's life regarding this issue?

 

Scripture Referenced: 

Genesis 3:1-6

Proverbs 13:20

Romans 12:2

 

Book Referenced:

Dr. Dan Siegel - "Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain"

Two Realities, One Life

September 18th, 2019

We are rolling out a new series entitled, "Biblical Application into Adolescent Drama" This series is all about picking out things, items, or moments in the life of an adolescent (ages 12-24) and using the Bible as a guide for instructing us on how to handle or anticipate these moments.

This episode, "Two Realities, One Life" is all about the internet.  We are simultaneously living in two worlds, the real world and the virtual world of the internet.  What is the internet doing to us and our teenagers?  How is it creating drama in our lives?  Why does this awesome resource create so much difficulty in our teenager's life?  

Scripture Referenced: 

1 & 2 Peter

Luke 18:18-30

Matthew 6:19-24

2 Timothy 3:1-7

 

Music: Beats By Con

Parent Orientation 2019

August 30th, 2019

Find out all you need to know as a parent of the Kirk Student Ministry from 2019-2020 calendar year right here.  For the visual format of this podcast, go to thekirk.org/event-info

What is The Purpose of The Church? - IHOQFY Ep. 4

July 19th, 2019

We often confuse the role of the church with the role of culture and the role of school.  There are definitely ways where they cross over and we will talk about those.  We will also address where the church is called to stand out in the life of a teenager.  This episode we bring in Jonathan Jakes to answer this question.  What is the purpose of the church is a loaded question, but we want to address it specifically with teenagers in mind. 

How Do You Parent in a Culture of Fear? - IHOQFY Ep. 3

June 3rd, 2019

Fear is such a dominant experience in today’s culture and it seems to be consuming our relationships. We wanted to approach this question because we struggle with it just as much as anyone else. So, we share our own experience with fear while looking to Scripture as a guide to overcoming the consumption of it.

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