Youth Leader Resources

The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God

by Tim Keller

Whether you are single, dating, engaged or married, this book will help you to set a foundation with your students Scripturally about what the real definition of marriage is. I’m sure you’ve heard about this book since it’s a classic, and maybe you have used it in your own marriage, but I encourage you to begin by redefining love with teens like Keller does in his writing. That’s a great place to start!

Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture

by Mark A. Yarhouse

“Few topics are more contested today than gender identity. In the fog of the culture war, complex issues like gender dysphoria are reduced to slogans and sound bites. And while the war rages over language, institutions and political allegiances, transgender individuals are the ones who end up being the casualties. Mark Yarhouse, an expert in sexual identity and therapy, challenges the Church to rise above the political hostilities and listen to people's stories."

Podcast: How to Communicate the Beauty of Christian Sexual Ethics

“We often approach the topic of sex through the lens of truth, which is foundational. So we often are going, ‘What does the Bible say about sex?’ I don’t want to undermine what’s foundational, but I do want to supplement it, pointing out that God’s vision for sexuality is actually beautiful and good as well.”

The Gospel Coalition Podcast

Alongside: Loving Teenagers with the Gospel

by Drew Hill

Alongside is a much-needed resource for both parents and those in youth ministry. In this transformative book, Drew Hill unpacks the challenges teenagers face and how youth leaders and parents can share the gospel with them at this crucial age. Full of practical insight and biblical knowledge, Alongside is an invitation to love teenagers well with the hope of the gospel.