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When Your Teen Says ‘No’ to Church

For plenty of families who go to church on a regular basis, there will come a day when your teen (or pre-teen) starts pushing back and doesn’t want to attend anymore. So, should you force them? Or let them work it out on their own? In this episode, Mark Gregston and Wayne Shepherd tackle these questions and share why it’s important to take the age of the teen into account when evaluating what to do. Don’t miss this great discussion!  

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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.