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Beginning Your Journey of Authenticity

Parenting teenagers is no walk in the park — especially when your child is going through a difficult phase and declaring they don’t need you anymore. If you have unresolved hurts in your own heart, their behavior can leave you feeling lost and rejected. Mark Gregston shares a heartfelt devotional about how important it is for you, as a parent, to spend time reflecting on who YOU are and any lingering traumas you may have so that you can begin a true journey of authenticity with your child.  

For more on working through emotional wounds that might affect your parenting, read Mark’s article, ‘Forgiveness,’ at

Author: Mark Gregston

Mark Gregston began working with teens more than 40 years ago as a youth minister and Young Life director. He has authored nearly two dozen books, has written hundreds of articles, and is host of the nationally-acclaimed Parenting Today’s Teens podcast and radio broadcast.