Twenty-two, sixteen, fourteen, and twelve. Boy girl boy girl. One lives down the road and around the corner. The next will be done with high school before I know it. Where is the time going? Oh, yeah, dishes and laundry. It makes me sad to think of it. But, time moves on, and all of our children are growing up before our eyes. There are a hundred things we want them to know before they leave home.
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This is exactly what lead David and Bernice Gudgel to write it all out and have weekly discussions with their soon-to-fly-the-nest children. David was asked by others to put it all down in written form and share it. After listening to him mom and dad say, "Just one more thing," all his life, he decided the perfect title for this book would be Just One More Thing: Before You Leave Home. Written directly to the young person, this book is intended to be read, one chapter at a time, individually, by both child and parent, guardian, or other caring adult. Then, the idea is to discuss it over breakfast, dinner or maybe a soda out.
Gudgel writes from a Biblical perspective about hot topics including: choices, roommates, love, debt, spending, priorities, planning, career moves, drinking, gambling, intimate relations, p*rn*graphy, fear, failure, grief, relationship with God, and practical home tips. He really hits the gamut.
Written in an intelligent, adult to adult manner, Gudgel is very matter-of-fact about issues adults young and old face. He is a preacher, but he is not at all preachy. Rather, Gudgel leads the young adult into thinking through actions and choices so that he or she can make the best decision possible and recognize those things that are eternal truths because God says so.
This is a book that I expect to use with my daughter during her senior year of high school, but it could certainly be used with young adults as well. It would even be of benefit if they read it on their own.
About the book: This is the book we wish our parents gave us.
Just One More Thing: Before You Leave Home is a packed guide to help young adults enter life on their own. In the book, the Gudgels use stories, perspectives, and dialogues to discuss 30 indispensable topics to help teens survive, including: worldview, financial challenges, use of time, career moves, moral dilemmas, sex, painful experiences, and spiritual life, among others. Written from a Biblical perspective, the book is more of a guide to making good decisions than a lecture on how to live., It's perfect for a parent and teen to go over together or to give as a thoughtful gift. This is a book they'll reference for years to come.
Meet the authors: Dave & Bernice Gudgel are committed to walking intentionally with God and helping others do the same. Bernice has a degree in Psychology and has focused her adult life on raising three kids and leading various ministries in the church where people can connect with God and each other. Dave is a pastor and teaches for Walk Thru the Bible.
Learn more at: http://davidandbernice.com
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