From Paul Tripp.

1. Accept. We must greet the sin of our teenagers with the accepting grace of Christ. 

2. Incarnate.  We are called to incarnate the love of Christ in all our interactions with our teenagers.

3. Identify.  We must not act as if we’re people of a different sort or stand self-righteously above them. There is no struggle that our teenager might have that we have had or aren’t still having.

4. Enter. We must take the time to enter the world of our teenager. That means spending as much time asking good question and listening as it does speaking.

Read the whole article here. And look for my forthcoming booklet, The Power of the Heart.