#166: Translating Teenagers with Drew Hill

“It’s impossible to connect with my teenager!” “My child is only 9, we aren’t battling teen issues yet.” “My relationship with the Father doesn’t REALLY impact my relationship with my kids.”

In the words of the great Dwight Schrute: FALSE! In this chat, Drew helps us understand how to approach hurdles with the teens we love.

Drew Hill is the author of Alongside: Loving Teenagers with the Gospel. He is also a pastor in Greensboro, NC and serves on the mission-wide leadership team for Young Life. Drew received his BA in Communications from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary. He is married to Natalie and they have three children: Honey, Hutch, and Macy Heart.  

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What we chat about:

  • Drew’s book Alongside: Loving Teenagers with the Gospel and his heart to connect teens and parents

  • what Drew learned through the book writing process

  • making sure our teens understand loving them is not contractual

  • extending grace and not projecting our fear of failure on our teens’ behavior

  • the myth that sharing with our mistakes with our teens will break their trust

  • care vs. cure mindset

  • practical ways to connect with your teens

Links mentioned:

It’s Not About the Nail
The Tech-Wise Family

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