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The Power of Positive Affirmations

Comments people make to teens, especially negative or hurtful ones, can leave a lasting impact on their hearts for years to come. In this devotional, Mark Gregston recalls how he was personally impacted by naysayers — along with how he was uplifted and motivated by mentors who believed in him. Your children need your encouragement to chase God’s calling for their lives!  

If you’re looking for more insight on how to effectively communicate with your teen, read Mark’s article, ‘Navigating Your Teen’s Universe,’ 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.