It’s Tough Being A Teen Today


*This devotional/faith-based book came from my burden regarding the incredible pressures teens are under, and the insecurities and uncertainties I battled with at that age. Here is a quote from Tough Guys and Drama Queens by Mark Gregston that I used in the book:

Their world is different, so their responses are different. What was abnormal to our generation has become their normal. What was unacceptable to us has become acceptable to them. Our blushing has become their humor. Because of repeated overexposure, teens have become numb to images and words that once aroused and offended people. They don’t understand why parents make such a big deal over something that, in their world is ordinary. They dislike when parents question their standards and interpret their parents’ attempt to curb their digital intake and verbal output as an effort to curb their social interaction. (Pg. 32)

*This book took over two years for me to finalize from the jotting down of notes until the 6th submission (ugh!) for “Interior Review” to Amazon. The chapters were intentionally kept short with subtitles for a quick, and hopefully impactful read.

*The book’s audience can be adults, pre-teens, teenagers, or college students (okay, everyone except toddlers) 🙂 It may be used as an individual or group read, extended study, youth group series, or possibly a give away to a young adult looking for answers in one of the key areas mentioned in the book. I wanted people to be able to hand it to someone and say something like, “Hey, would you read Chapter 2 about dating and marriage, and then we can talk about it later?”

*Many thanks to Kelly Rische and Amber Wynn for editing, proofreading, and helping me expand my vocabulary 🙂

*The book is available on my Store page, online from Amazon or Barnes and Noble, or directly from this Amazon Create Space store page link:

*Please let me know what you think through comments, Facebook, or email

Thanks & blessings to you 🙂


About David Rische

Christian, husband, father, grandfather, principal, teacher, writer and encourager. David lives in Keller, Texas and has been in public education for over 19 years. He enjoys family time, biking, reading, NFL and MLB, magic, board games, movies and making people laugh.
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2 Responses to It’s Tough Being A Teen Today

  1. Gail Rische says:

    Are you ordering copies? If so, can you order me one?


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