FamilyLife Today® Podcast

Teens are Not Adults … Yet

with Angela Haynes, Brian Haynes | January 27, 2017
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Brian and Angela Haynes, author of the book, "Relentless Parenting," remind parents that their teens are not adults. This means your teens are not in charge at home, and they still need you to set up some guidelines and non-negotiables, like going to church and dressing appropriately.

  • Show Notes

  • About the Host

  • About the Guest

  • Hailey Haynes' blog post telling her perspective on the transition their family made and how she found hope.
    Brian Haynes' blog post 'Should I make my teenager go to church?'

  • Dave and Ann Wilson

    Dave and Ann Wilson are hosts of FamilyLife Today®, FamilyLife’s nationally-syndicated radio program. Dave and Ann have been married for more than 38 years and have spent the last 33 teaching and mentoring couples and parents across the country. They have been featured speakers at FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember® marriage getaway since 1993 and have also hosted their own marriage conferences across the country. Cofounders of Kensington Church—a national, multicampus church that hosts more than 14,000 visitors every weekend—the Wilsons are the creative force behind DVD teaching series Rock Your Marriage and The Survival Guide To Parenting, as well as authors of the recently released book Vertical Marriage (Zondervan, 2019). Dave is a graduate of the International School of Theology, where he received a Master of Divinity degree. A Ball State University Hall of Fame quarterback, Dave served the Detroit Lions as chaplain for 33 years. Ann attended the University of Kentucky. She has been active alongside Dave in ministry as a speaker, writer, small-group leader, and mentor to countless wives of professional athletes. The Wilsons live in the Detroit area. They have three grown sons, CJ, Austin, and Cody, three daughters-in-law, and a growing number of grandchildren.

Brian and Angela Haynes, author of the book, “Relentless Parenting,” remind parents that their teens are not adults.

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Teens are Not Adults … Yet

With Angela Haynes, Brian Haynes
January 27, 2017
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Bob: We should say here—your daughter, Hailey, has shared on her blog her perspective on this season in her life, which was what?—three years?

Angela: Three years quietly; I would say, one year—

Bob: —openly?

Angela: —openly.

Bob: Yes; so if our listeners want to hear Hailey talk about her own experience, they can go to We’ve got a link there to her blog, and they can kind of read what she went through. They can get a copy of your book, Relentless Parenting, which we’ve got in our FamilyLife Today Resource Center as well. Again, all of that is at

Hailey, today—there has been a turn in her heart; right?

Angela: Absolutely. It’s a beautiful thing—I see prayers answered—I see in her a repentant walk with the Lord, being drawn back to Him and redeemed in that. I see that God called her out for a reason. He called her out of her brokenness for a reason, and she is taking advantage of that and doing great things in His name.


Bob: Well, again, I’d encourage listeners, who have heard us talk about this season as you have gone through it, to go to and click the link and read what Hailey shares about her own experience through this season. Of course, I’d encourage them to get a copy of the book, Relentless Parenting, not only to read about what you guys walked through, but about what you learned in the process and what we can all learn in the process as well.

We have copies of Relentless Parenting, by Brian and Angela Haynes, in our FamilyLife Today Resource Center. You can order, online, at; or you can call to order at 1-800-FL-TODAY. Again, online, the website is The toll-free number is 1-800-358-6329; that’s 1-800-“F” as in family, “L” as in life, and then the word, “TODAY.”



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And then I hope you can join us back on Monday. We’re going to talk about how important real friendship is in our spiritual journey. In fact, if you want your marriage to thrive, and your family to do well, you’re going to need friends—not just one another—but friends outside of the marriage relationship and friends outside the family. I hope you can tune in on Monday as we talk about the power of friendship.


I want to thank our engineer today, Keith Lynch, along with our entire broadcast production team. On behalf of our host, Dennis Rainey, I'm Bob Lepine. We will see you back next time for another edition of FamilyLife Today.

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