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Okay, parenting a teenager is hard work sometimes, isn't it? If you've ever thought, "What have I gotten myself into?" you're not alone. And that's good, because parenting a teenager isn't a job you can do alone!

And here's the good news: you don't have to.

Your church community is here to help you, and here's how — by connecting your kid with other adults they (and you) can trust. As a parent, you are the most important voice in your teenager's life, both now and for a lifetime, but in all of our time caring for teenagers, we've learned something important:

your best chance at influencing your teenager's faith and future is to recruit other adults to influence them with you.

Doctors Kara Powell and Chap Clark, authors of Sticky Faith, encourage parents to "develop a sticky web of relationships" for their kids. We love that idea!

Especially during the teenage years, when your kid is beginning to pull away from you in their search for independence, we want to come alongside you by giving you access to a community of trustworthy adults who can help you influence your teenager. Those adults are actively investing in your kid right now, and they're available for you to reach out to whenever you'd like!

So, this month, reach out to one of the adults impacting your kid. Get to know them. Get their number. Buy them some coffee.

Reach out, because they can be a powerful ally for you and your family!

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