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What do you do when that huggable son or daughter suddenly sprouts needles? Trusted family life educators and seminar leaders David and Claudia Arp help frustrated parents discover the secrets of communicating with their teenage 'cactus.' Through the 'four Rs' of regrouping, releasing, relating, and relaxing, the Arps help parents launch their almost-thirteen into the teen years, using the 'Teenage Challenge' and yearly 'Birthday Boxes.' Other topics include choosing 'majors and minors,' promoting spiritual growth, and communicating when things have gone wrong. Suddenly They're 13 is the textbook for parents who are serious about growing responsible and caring adults.
Claudia Arp and David Arp, MSW, are founders and directors of Marriage Alive International, a ground-breaking ministry dedicated to providing resources and training to empower churches to help build better marriages and families. Their Marriage Alive seminar and 10 Great Dates program are popular across the U.S. and in Europe. The Arps have authored over 30 books including the 10 Great Dates series, No Time for Sex and the Gold Medallion Award-winning The Second Half of Marriage. Frequent contributors to print and broadcast media, the Arps have appeared as marriage experts on the NBC 'Today' CBS 'This Morning', Public Television and Focus on the Family. Their work has been highlighted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. David and Claudia have been married for over 40 years and have 3 married sons and 8 grandchildren and live in Northern Virginia. Visit their website at www.marriagealive.com. SPANISH BIO: Claudia Arp y David Arp, MSW, fundadores de Marriage Alive Interntional, son educadores, voceros conferencistas populares, y frecuentes contribuyentes a la prensa y los medios de comunicacion. Han aparecido en NBC Today, CBS This Morning, y Television Publica. Sus articulos han sido publicados en USA Today, Reader's Digest, y Focus on the Family. Sus numerosos libros incluyen 10 Great Dates Before You Say I Do y The Second Half of Marriage, este ultimo, merecedor del premio Gold Medallion.