Get Outta My Face! How to Reach Angry, Unmotivated Teens with Biblical Counsel
“Get Outta My Face journeys beyond the clash of teen’s desires for respect, privileges, freedom and ‘being treated better than they deserve’ with the harsh realities of personal responsibilities under others’ authority. Drawing upon the lessons from the Biblical book of Proverbs, Dr. Horne teaches to gently come alongside teenagers, jointly uncovering what they don’t want, and formulating wise solutions they will desire to embrace. In this way students confront themselves and, with a mature mentor, engage to responsibly change self–destructive (or self-deluding) behavior. Over the last ten years I have admired the way Rick and Betty Horne have applied these truths in their own family (through some tempestuous years) as well as at the school and am grateful Rick has codified them for our instruction and the sake of the next generation.”See All
Family Ministries Pastor, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia
“I can’t say if it’s because I’m a professional youth worker or if it’s because I’m not a professional counselor—maybe it’s all of the above—but, what I can say is that I found this book, Get Outta My Face, to be especially helpful. I’ve known Rick Horne and his ministry for a long time, and this book really demonstrates the values that give his counseling ministry such integrity. First of all, he’s down–to–earth and practical. Secondly, he knows real, live teenagers with real world issues. He’s not afraid to bump against the ‘messiness’ of authentic relationships—whether those relationships are parent to child, youth worker to student or student to teacher. And, most of all, Rick treasures the wisdom that comes to us in God’s Word. He understands it to be more than just platitude and ‘niceness’, kind of a watered down Mr. Rogers Goes to the Holy Land. The four process features of his Wisdom–Framed, Solutions–Initiated Youth Counseling (SI Counseling) offer parents, teachers, counselors and youth workers an excellent resource for dealing with some of the hard issues we have to reckon with if we really love our kids.”See All
Professor of Youth Ministry, Eastern University, St. David’s, PA
“Rick Horne knows teens—the kind that won’t talk and those that won’t stop talking. If you have a teenager, you need this book. In fact, don’t wait for the teen years! Arm yourself now with the timeless truths from this book that counsels moms and dads with gospel–hope for teenage trials.”See All
Sovereign Grace Ministries and author of When Sinners Say "I Do"
Read a review at the Biblical Counseling Coalition Get Outta My Face!.
Here’s a fact. Angry, unmotivated, and disinterested teens, whether Christian or not, are confused, insecure, and often blind to everything except what they want right now. Their desires and actions have been corrupted and polluted by sin.That’s why they have a problem.
Here’s another fact. Angry, unmotivated, and disinterested teens, whether Christian or not, are made in the image of God. This means that beneath their corrupted desires and actions the image of God remains. That’s the key to solving their problem.
Far from dismissing or sugar–coating sin, this approach opens wide the door to evangelizing the unsaved teen and to helping the Christian teen grow in holiness and wisdom. This book will teach you how to build a bridge to young adults on the basis of the ways in which their desires and actions reflect the image of God and the blessing of common grace.