Message: “19 Parenting an Angry Teen Who Won’t Communicate” from Rick Horne

Rick Horne - October 19, 2017

19 Parenting an Angry Teen Who Won’t Communicate

CCEF Conference:  Family

An angry teen takes a toll on every member of the family—including the parent’s relationships with each other and others at home. A teen’s unwillingness to talk civilly compounds family unsettledness and parents struggle to nurture cooperation and respect. While there is no magic potion, there are biblically wise and empowering principles for parents that can make a difference in volatile situations and patterns of dishonor. The gospel’s power also gives a Christian parent the joy of the Lord and offers ballast in the midst of the storm, even if the teen doesn’t change at the heart level.

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Embracing the Blessing. Facing the Brokenness. Family. What image springs to your mind? Big smiles and warm hugs? Dark looks and harsh words? An empty frame and yearning for what never was and may never be? Perhaps it’s more complicated than that–maybe the smile is real, but the eyes reveal something more. Perhaps blessing and brokenness are tangled together. Or perhaps we’re troubled when we compare the snapshots in our mind with images of family immortalized by Norman Rockwell or the picture we envision of what a “Christian family” is supposed to be. But what are we to make of the fact that in all of Scripture not one single family is held up as an idealized role model? How can that be? Because the Bible is no stranger to the complexities of family. At this year’s National Conference, we’ll be exploring the ways God forms and reforms family, how he shapes and reshapes us through family. Whatever our situation or experience, whether single or married, old or young, whatever roles we play, this conference will help us face the brokenness and embrace the blessing of family. Used with permission. This recording is copyrighted by the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF). This recording is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws and may not be reproduced, transmitted, displayed, prepared as a derivative work, or performed in any form without the prior written consent of CCEF. The distribution of this audio is done with full permission from CCEF. All rights reserved. For more information on classes, materials, speaking events, distance education and other services, please visit

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