NOTE: This article appeared in Direction Magazine, Summer 2015. View article here. I also published this blog to jeffreydeanblog.com. Hoping this will be helpful to you as a parent & will provide for a healthy discussion with your teen. Congratulations, you are almost there! After twelve years of fall break, Thanksgiving break, teacher in-service breaks, Christmas break, spring break, […]
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.
The first confirmed death in the United States by an Internet sexual predator was in 2002. The victim was a thirteen-year-old girl. She was popular, made good grades, and was a cheerleader co-captain at her private Catholic school. But she met a guy online and eventually met him in person. He killed her. This tragic […]
The idea of fighting for your teen may scare off some parents. Hey—you’re just trying to pay the electric bill, pick up the kids from soccer practice on time, and serve something for dinner that doesn’t come from a drive-thru. But I won’t sugarcoat what’s happening in your teen’s world. As a parent, you […]
Have you heard of the Guinea worm disease? The Guinea worm is one of the largest human parasites. People get infected when they drink or swim in parasite-filled waters and unknowingly ingest the larvae of Guinea worms. In about a year, the worms pierce the intestinal wall, grow to adulthood, and mate. The worms eventually […]
By now, you’ve probably heard about the hacking scandal a few weeks ago that resulted in nude photographs of many celebrities such as Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst and Mary Elizabeth Winstead being posed on several sites, including 4Chan, Reddit, Twitter, and Tumblr. I’ve seen numerous interviews and read several articles from those attacked. […]