“They bullied my friend and now she is dead!” A high school girl made this comment to me last week in Texas. She told me that she was a close friend to a girl who ended her life just two months into her junior year of school. I don’t know whether or not her friend […]
About Jeffrey Dean
Jeffrey Dean is an ordained pastor, communicator and author. He is the founder of Jeffrey Dean Ministries, whose mission is to equip people to know and grow in Christ. A 22-year veteran of teen and family ministry, Jeffrey has risen to become an authority on teens and teen culture.With his innate ability to zero in on today’s youth culture, Jeffrey connects with teens by speaking their language, understanding their dilemmas, and resonating deep within their hearts on the issues that matter most. As a true evangelist and one who is passionate in calling students to a deeper commitment to Christ, Jeffrey has spoken to more than three million people in churches, conferences, prisons, public and private schools and music festivals.A lover of writing, Jeffrey has a column in Forward and Direction Magazines. Additionally, he writes for other publications including Horizon Magazine, The Brink, Fusion Magazine and Stand Firm. Jeffrey is also the writer of the six-volume curriculum Flood, published by Serendipity House Publishing, and acclaimed books Between the Lines: One-Liner Wisdom for Today’s Girls and Between the Lines: One-Liner Wisdom for Today’s Guys, published by Random House Publishing.The Graduate Handbook, This Is Me and Watch This, are bold, interactive resources for teen girls and guys, respectively, offering relevant solutions and practical applications to the current issues plaguing them most today, including, relationships, parental conflicts, graduating, evangelism, dating and more. His most recent release for parents The Fight Of Your Life is a shockingly truthful and reassuringly practical book highlighting the “must-know” information every teen influencer needs to help guide and guard this generation.Jeffrey makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and their two daughters.
Note: This article was just published in the March issue of Forward Magazine 2017. Helping a teen transition post-high school is an important responsibility for parents. Helping them choose a new church home in their college or career city is critical. A friend of mine is a musician in Nashville. He moved to Nashville years […]
NOTE: Lately I’ve been hearing more and more from girls struggling with confidence, appearance, and value. Several months ago, I posted this blog for teen girls. I hope it can be of help to you as a parent if your daughter or a girl you know is having similar struggles. On many TV shows, in movies, […]
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. Proverbs 3:27 When it comes to successful communication with your child, tailoring a specific plan of action can help, especially when dealing with difficult or sensitive issues. Here are a few strategies to consider: Schedule […]
NOTE: If you’ve missed Helping Your Teen Win The War Against Porn (part 1 & 2), I hope you’ll read each before reading this post. 6. Develop a strategy for the future. It is unrealistic to think that just because you remove sources of temptation from the home your teen will never again be tempted to use porn. […]