Help! My Teen is Rebellious

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A small book offering Biblical counsel to parents of rebellious teenagers.

Help! My Teeen is Rebellious

Dave & Judi Coats were stunned when their teenage daughter said to them, “You are not going to tell me what to do!” Struggles with their teens drove them to their knees in prayer and to the Word of God for answers about teenage rebellion. Here they share the truths they discovered, the practical advice that helped, and the hope they found in the power of the gospel and God’s grace to change.

Intended Readership:

  • Parents and families of teens
  • Christian counselors
  • Pastors and church ministry teams
  • Small-group leaders
  • Youth workers
  • Teachers

Chapter Titles:

  • Introduction
  • Identifying Different Kinds of Rebels
  • The Rebel in Each of Us
  • Responding to Rebellion
  • It’s All about Discipleship
  • Conclusion
  • Personal Application Projects
  • Where Can I Get Further Help?


  • Dr. Dave Coats is head of Men’s Discipleship at Northland International University in Dunbar, Wisconsin. His wife, Judi, chairs the English Department. They have three grown children who are preparing for local church ministry and foreign missions.

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.