Growing With

Every Parent's Guide to Helping Teenagers and Young Adults Thrive in Their Faith, Family, and Future

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"Kara and Steve approach the topic of parenting with sound biblical wisdom and valuable practical tools. I will be applying these insights to my own parenting in these rapidly changing times."--Christine Caine, bestselling author; founder of A21 and Propel Women

"There is no joy or challenge or burden like that of parenthood. We're drowning in information; we crave wisdom. Growing With has both. It is an outstanding book."--John Ortberg, senior pastor of Menlo Church; author of I'd Like You More If You Were More Like Me

"As a dad of two teenagers, I couldn't wait for this book! The mix of real research and real families makes it a valuable addition to any parent's toolbox."--Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Finish

"Growing With is bursting with good news for all parents of teenagers and young adults: you don't have to feel alone, and you don't have to guess what to do next. This book gives you the best answers to your toughest questions about your maturing child's relationship with you, God, and our world."--Neil Clark Warren, chairman and cofounder of

"At a time when the generation gap feels wider and the parenting journey more confusing, Growing With offers a way forward through practical resources, thought-provoking questions, and real-life stories."--Tom Lin, president and CEO of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

"Kara and Steve's research is helping a generation of parents know how to raise kids who are healthy, loved, and ready to face the challenges of this world. This book is a must-read for parents everywhere."--Margaret Feinberg, author of Taste and See


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Steven Argue, Author

Steven Argue is associate professor of youth, family, and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary and applied research strategist at the Fuller Youth Institute. He also serves on the board for the Association of Youth Ministry Educators. Steve researches, speaks, and writes regularly on topics surrounding adolescence, emerging adulthood, faith, and spiritual struggle. He and his wife, Jen, love being the parents of three emerging adult daughters.

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Kara Powell, Author

Kara Powell is the executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary (see Named by Christianity Today as one of "50 Women to Watch," Kara serves as a youth and family strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or coauthor of a number of books, including Growing Young, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Essential Leadership, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum.

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