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Free Topical Bible Study Lesson on

Family Life

Lesson FL007– Small Group Bible Study on Parenting Teenagers


Look up the following Scriptures. When reading these verses ask yourself the following questions:

    1. Who is talking/writing?
    2. Who is the audience?
    3. What do these verses have to say about our main topic?
Galatians 5:13; 1 Peter 2:15-17; Colossians 3:20; 2 Timothy 3:2; Deuteronomy 13:4



Read the following article that relates to our topical Bible study.

Freedom: The Teen Addiction
By Shaunti Feldhahn and Lisa A. Rice
Learn why freedom is so important to teens and how to help them channel that freedom without causing a revolution."Read More This article should take less than 5 minutes to read

Important Tip! For Optimal Learning and Comprehension, Print the article and grab your highlighter.

As you read the article, highlight the sentences, statements or paragraphs that you find most profound, confusing, revolutionary, fundamental or inspiring.  Mark each highlight with the reason you choose it.  Use the corresponding word or letter. P = Profound , C = Confusing , R = Revolutionary , F = Fundamental , I = Inspiring.

After you have done this for the entire article, force yourself to narrow your favorite sentences, statements or paragraphs down to your top 5. Then top 3. Then 1. This will prepare you for in-depth group discussion.

Not only will this technique improve overall reading comprehension, but will act as a discussion outline for your small group.  This method also provides a jump start if you choose to do a written summary of the article.



Answer the following questions after reading the article above:

  1. After studying the verses in Step 1 above, which one impacted you and why?

  2. Why is freedom so important to teens?

  3. Explain how a teenagers brain might work differently than an adults?

  4. Compare the pros and cons of too much freedom vs not enough.

  5. What kinds of discipline or consequences do you as parents use when your teen abuses the freedoms they have?

  6. Discuss the relationship between fear of parents and fear of God as your teen matures.


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Class readings are presented in variable lengths as indicated by the SM - MED - LG - XL ratings. Each article will be ranked by these symbols and should give you an idea about the time committment needed to finish the reading assignment. If you think you don't have 5 minutes to spare, click here.