You may be noticing that the sweet little guy or girl who used to hold your hand is changing. They are growing up and the teen years are just ahead. Chris Brooks talks with marriage and family experts Dave and Claudia Arp about 8 conversations you can have with your pre-teen on issues important to both of you. With practical help and a dose of laughter, you can embrace this journey from child to teenager to adult!
David and Claudia Arp, founders of Marriage Alive, are the creators of the 10 Great Dates program, which is popular across the U.S. and internationally. Frequently appearing in national media, the Arps have written more than thirty books, including The Connected Family and Suddenly They're 13--Or the Art of Hugging a Cactus.
Married for over forty years, the Arps bring a wealth of experience and real credibility to their work in marriage & family education.
Chris Brooks is the Senior Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is the author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of 6 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.