Summer Book Club: Earning Trust (and Gaining Freedom)

From the LYWB Blog Team: Hey, girls! We’ve been studying Family: How to Love Yours (and Help Them Like You Back) by Jessie Minassian this summer! We simply love this resource—its pages are packed with biblical truth and practical wisdom to help you love the members of your family well. Because loving and serving our families brings glory to God! Even if you don’t have a copy of the book, we hope you’ll keep watching Jessie’s vlogs every week and joining the discussion. PS: Every week, we’re giving away a copy of Family!

In chapter five of Family, we discovered the unexpected joys of “limited freedom” and six tried-and-true tips for earning your parents’ trust.

(Not related to the chapter, but also true: The location for this shoot is called “Aspen Hollow,” and I want to become a tree nymph and live there always.)

So what’s “limited freedom,” and why is it actually intended for our good? Let’s take a look:

Like I mentioned in the vlog, you’ll find my six tips for earning your parents’ trust on pages 90–95 in the book. You can also take my “Can I Be Trusted?” quiz on pages 215–217, or you can download it here.

Join the discussion in the comments below, where we’re answering this application question: Have your parents ever told you that you couldn’t go somewhere you wanted to go and, in the end, their decision kept you from getting hurt?

Chapter 6, “Becoming the Best Big Sister,” is next! I’ll see you again soon for another installment of our Summer Book Club!

Log on to the giveaway widget, and answer the discussion question for a chance to win a copy of our Summer Book Club pick, Family: How to Love Yours (and Help Them Like You Back).

You can also peruse our blog archives to find more wisdom on earning your parents’ trust! Check these out:

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About Author

Jessie Minassian is a speaker, blogger, and the author of ten books and Bible studies, including Crushed, Unashamed, and Backwards Beauty. She is the "resident big sis" at, a Q&A website for teen girls. Her work for teens and their parents has been featured internationally through outlets such as Focus on the Family, Parenting Today’s Teens, She Reads Truth, Axis, Revive Our Hearts and YouthWorker Journal. She and her husband live and serve at Hume Lake Christian Camps in California, and have two daughters.

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