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Teen Girls

Think back on your life as a teenager.  For some that will be a few years, for others a few decades. However long it’s been, however different the circumstances or variables, today’s teens face similar challenges, but with an intensity that has never been felt before. Everything in their lives is public thanks to social media and cell phones. The world is smaller today with more opportunities—and challenges—than ever before. Women's Ministries can play a pivotal role in the lives of the teen girls in their churches and communities. The resources below are intended to be a starting point for incorporating teen ministry into your WM programs.

Mentoring Young Women

This course provides insights into the needs of teenage girls, helping you to be better equipped to mentor them during a transitional time in their life and learning tools to create a safe atmosphere in your church for youth.

The G2G website and social media platforms offer a place for young women to ask tough questions anonymously and read encouraging and empowering articles to help them make healthy decisions. 

  • “Real Love” walks teens through boys and dating from a biblical Adventist perspective, helping them to identify what they must have in a guy, what they won’t tolerate, what they’ll do when a date goes bad, what guys are thinking about how they dress, and what God wants.

  • “Real Me” helps teens understand who they are and why they do the things they do. It looks at personality, how our brains impact who we are, our passions and interests and reinforces that God created each of us uniquely and intentionally to be who we are and play an impacting role in this world.

  • “Real Friends” looks at friendships, the good, the bad, the ugly and how to navigate the ups and downs, be a good friend and explores the friendship God desires with us.

  • “Real Beauty” explores what beauty is, who defines what is beautiful, what our appearance says to others (especially guys), and the beauty that God sees in us.

This document outlines helpful information for understanding the changes your teen girl is going through and ways you can support her.

Recommended Reading for Mentors
  • “Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood," Lisa Damour, Ph.D.

  • “Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls,” Lisa Damour, Ph.D.

  • “The Power of Encouragement: Determinations that Define Your Destiny," Deborah Hill, Adventist therapist

  • “Queen Bees and Wannabees,” Rosalind Wiseman

  • "Growing Young,” Fuller Youth Institute

  • “You Lost Me,”  David Kinnaman

Recommended Reading for Teens
  • “Cherish," Vicki Courtney

  • "Reflect," Vicki Courtney

  • “Date or Soulmate,” Neil Clark Warren

  • "Me, Myself, and Lies,” Jennifer Rothschild

  • "Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl's Heart," Kristen Clark & Bethany Beal

Happy Friends

Teen Girls

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