Parent Resources

The following resources have been compiled to assist parents in childrearing and students in healthy moral living. These resources have been reviewed by a parent committee, but are not officially endorsed by Trinity. We hope that you and your student will find this material very useful.

General Parenting
Web Resources:

Reading Resources:

  • The New Dare to Discipline by James Dobson, Ph.D.
  • The New Strong-Willed Child by James Dobson, Ph.D.
  • Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy Healthy Children by John Rosemond
  • A Family of Value by John Rosemond
  • Have a New Kid by Friday by Kevin Leman
  • 20 Rules and Tools for a Great Family by Steve Stephens
  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
  • The Heart of Anger by Lou Priolo
  • Teach Them Diligently by Lou Peril
  • How to Really Love Your Child by Ross Campbell, M.D.

Parenting Adolescents

  • Age of Opportunity by Paul David Tripp
  • Passport to Purity (CD & Workbook Series) by Dennis & Barbara Rainey. A very useful tool in assisting parents in addressing/introducing the subject of sexuality with a preadolescent or adolescent child.
  • So You're about to Be a Teenager by Dennis & Barbara Rainey
  • Parenting Today's Adolescent: Helping Your Child Avoid The Traps Of The Preteen And Teen Years by Dennis Rainey
  • Questions Kids Ask about Sex by Medical Institute for Sexual Health
  • Preparing for Adolescence by James Dobson
  • God's Design for Sex Series by Stan and Brenna Jones  (4 Volumes: The Story of Me, Before I Was Born, What's the Big Deal, and Facing the Facts: The Truth About Sex And You)
  • Interviewing Your Daughter's Date: 8 Steps to No Regrets by Dennis Rainey

Perspectives on Sexual Purity for Student Reading

  • Do Hard Things by Alex & Brett Harris
  • Passion and Purity by Elizabeth Elliot
  • I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris
  • Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship by Joshua Harris
  • And the Bride Wore White: Seven Secrets to Sexual Purity by Dannah Gresh
  • Secret Keeper 2005: The Delicate Power of Modesty by Dannah Gresh
  • The Rebelution. A website by Alex & Brett Harris (brothers of Josh Harris, author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye) encouraging a teenaged rebellion against the low expectations of an ungodly culture.

Movies & Media

  • Movie Guide: Movie Guide is a nonprofit organization that reviews movies currently showing at theatres around the country and makes recommendations based upon a moral and ethical evaluation.
  • Plugged In: Plugged In is a "Focus on the Family" publication designed to help equip parents, youth leaders, ministers and teens with the essential tools that will enable them to understand, navigate and impact the culture in which they live.
  • Catholic News Service: Reviews include an overview of the movie and a rating from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Office for Film and Broadcasting.

Internet Safety and Internet Filter Programs 

Sex and Gender Issues 
Web Resources

Reading Resources:

  • Questions Kids Ask about Sex by Medical Institute for Sexual Health
  • Passport 2 Purity (CD & Workbook Series) by Dennis & Barbara Rainey
  • God's Design for Sex Series by Stan and Brenna Jones (4 Volumes: The Story of Me, Before I Was Born, What's the Big Deal, and Facing the Facts: The Truth About Sex And You)
  • A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality, by Joseph Nicolosi, PhD
  • Growth into Manhood by Alana Medinger
  • Sex And The Supremacy Of Christ by John Piper & Justin Taylor
  • Hooked by Joe S. McIlhaney, Jr., M.D. and Freda McKissic Bush, M.D.


  • Family Life - A Christian ministry which provides resources for building healthy marriages and for rebuilding troubled relationships.
  • Focus on the Family - A Christian ministry which provides “essentials for healthy Christian marriage.”
  • Covenant Family Ministries - A local ministry seeking to equip married couples with Biblical principles for building their marriage and developing teamwork as Christian parents.

Abuse & Addictions

  • Troubled With - A web resource for dealing with addictions such as alcoholism, drugs, pornography, eating disorders, and gambling.
  • Strategies for Fighting Sexual Sin by John Piper. A Biblical approach to fighting sexual sin in one’s life.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
  • In The Know Zone is a one-stop resource for information on substance abuse, sexual and mental health issues.
  • Above the Influence is a website created by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy). This campaign reflects what teens across the country have said is going on in their lives and seeks to positively influence teens to avoid drugs.
  • Just Think Twice is a website of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) designed to educate parents and children about the dangers of drug use.
  • Drug-Free Kids - The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids translates the science of teen drug use and addiction for families, providing parents with direct support to prevent and cope with teen drug and alcohol abuse.


  • Choose My Plate - This site provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.
  • The No-Gimmick Guide to Raising Fit Kids: The Parents' Plan for Overcoming Childhood Obesity by Robert S. Andersen, MD

Learning Styles

  • Mind Styles™ Model by Dr. Anthony Gregorc. Scroll down to the “No Nonsense School Reform” section.
  • Learning Styles by Dunn and Dunn - This site contains learning style inventories, community, webinars, etc.
  • Personality Zone by Dr. David Keiser, author of Please Understand Me. This site is geared toward college age and above.
  • The Career Direct Complete Guidance System is a tool from Crown Ministries to assist individuals in assessing their abilities and identifying a career path.
  • Diseasing of America’s Children by John Rosemond & Dubose Ravenel, MD. This book takes a critical look at the diagnosis of ADHD and examines some controversies surrounding its medical treatment.
  • Unraveling the ADHD Fiasco by David Stein. Psychologist, Dr. Stein, offers a non-medicine alternative to treatment of the behavioral disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder.