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Home Improvement Ministries Raising a Trailblazer: Rite-of-Passage Trail Markers for Your Set-Apart Teens

Life is full of transitions - especially during a child's teenage years when many of these transitions are difficult, complex and frustrating. Teenage rebellion, the generation gap, poor choices with long-term effects - these describe the journey of all too many teenagers. In this book, author and speaker Dr. Virginia Friesen proposes a series of rite-of-passage celebrations - or trail markers - at the significant birthdays of 13, 16, 18, and 21 to help get teens through the difficult transitions in positive, life-giving ways. This is a much-needed and relevant resource for our times when it is so easy for our children to be led down a wrong path. Reading this book will not only equip you to blaze the trail and bless your teen, but it will also give you the confidence and tools you need to enjoy the hike.
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Date:November 10, 2008
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Amy Looker
This book is AWESOME, a must read for anyone with children of any age! Virginias writing is clear, heart-felt and insightful. The excerpts from her daughters are equally helpful in viewing parenting through the eyes of teenage girls as they explain what was successful and why. Using Virginias model, encouraging words, and a lot of intentional parenting, our hope is to raise children whose faith is authentic and personal, not just something they did when they were young. This book is, and will continue to be an invaluable tool for us as we strive toward raising three young Trailblazers.
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Date:October 31, 2008
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molly vazquez
We loved this book. It helped us celebrate each of our teen's birthdays in a special way this year as they hit the milestones of 13, 16 and 18. They felt honored and loved, not only by us, but by God, too. When our oldest son turned 18 last month, we surprised him with a celebration to welcome him into adulthood. Several of our male family and friends wrote letters to encourage him in his faith and growth as a man of God which we read with him. We concluded by presenting him with an authentic star wars light saber (he is a star wars scholar) and gathered around to pray for him. God was clearly present!! Thank you Virginia!
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Date:October 29, 2008
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Melissa Collins
This is an excellent book for raising your children. Wish it had come out when my son was little - but now we are using it for the grandchildren. It is easy to read, funny, and very sound advice with options for those of us less creative. This is an important book for today and future generations.
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