Age of Opportunity

A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens
In his revised and updated 25th anniversary edition of Age of Opportunity, Paul David Tripp reveals what Scripture has to say about parenting. Instead of trying to control behavior, Age of Opportunity will give you biblical wisdom and goals for walking alongside your child.

Discover the Biblical Approach to Raising Teens

This revised and updated edition features fresh, heart-focused discussion questions for each chapter as well as a bonus "Ask Paul Tripp About Parenting Teens" Q&A chapter that will help you discover the exciting possibilities about parenting your teens!
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"Lauren and I first read Age of Opportunity almost fifteen years ago, and it served as a foundation for how we have tried to parent. Through the peaks and valleys of raising our three kids, we came back to this resource several times. I couldn’t be more excited about this revised and expanded version."
Matt Chandler
Lead Pastor, The Village Church
"Age of Opportunity avoids a formulaic how-to approach to rearing children and instead shows how to apply the gospel to the unique spiritual struggles of your child’s heart. . . . Though I have read dozens of parenting books, two or three have profoundly reshaped my whole approach. Age of Opportunity is one of those."
J.D. Greear
Pastor, The Summit Church, Raleigh, North Carolina
"We need this fundamentally hopeful book about parenting teens. The hope in this book is not grounded in practical helps—although Tripp offers many. The hope in this book is not distant from the battles; it shines in the dark. The hope is grounded in the God who sent his Son to save us. Parents of teens, take up and read—and hope!"
Kathleen Nielson
Author, Prayers of a Parent Series; Speaker
"Age of Opportunity is a marvel. It brims with fresh, rich, honest truth. Tripp will get you looking in the mirror before you go looking at your teen. He'll get you seeking-and finding-your own Father's help."
David Powlison
counselor, Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF); editor, Journal of Biblical Counseling.
"Age of Opportunity is a wealth of biblical wisdom and a treasure of practical steps for understanding and shepherding your teen's heart."
Ted Tripp
author, Shepherding a Child's Heart

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Meet the Author

Paul David Tripp (DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a pastor, award-winning author, and international conference speaker. He has written numerous books, including the best-selling daily devotional, New Morning Mercies. His nonprofit ministry exists to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. Tripp lives in Philadelphia with his wife of 50+ years, Luella, and they have four grown children.