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You might say Courageous Identity is my passion. It is my mission to support parents in their God-given mandate to teach their family: who He is, who they are, and what their purpose is. 

My experience with developing a Biblical God-view, a growth mindset, and powerful resilience through the journey of conquering my own childhood trauma, enables me to minister at a heart deep level. I’m also a veteran Homeschooling Parent, Childhood Development Specialist, Curriculum Specialist, Certified Life & Leadership Coach, Certified Mental Health Coach, a professional Resilience Coach with many years of training and experience, and I’ve developed a compassionate, heart-focused approach to teaching and offer “growth hacks” and simple strategies that develop leaders.

Courageous Identity – Teen Edition FAQ

Here are the 10 most frequently asked questions so far…

I would say between 13 and 16, BUT it is for anyone 13+. I have had several parents ask me if they could use it with their 12 year olds…my answer is: The 12-year-old MIGHT be ready, IF they are either being drawn to or influenced by culture in a major way that can’t wait for a little more maturity. Parents know their child best. But ideally, 13+ is the target. 
As much as they want or feel they need to be. The Parent’s Guide gives the parent a summary of each week’s topic, heads up notices when a particularly gritty topic is being addressed, and other tips to help if necessary. Some parents will want to discuss the topics with their students, while others are more hands-off. Either is perfectly fine and equally effective – you all know your student best. This course offers you that flexibility. 

There is currently a digital only Parent’s Guide. There may be a print version offered in the future, depending on the demand. Also included in the Parent’s Guide (digital product) is a link to a complementary copy of The Warrior in the Mirror Women’s Bible Study Journal digital product.

This course is set up to cover a 180-day school year. This doesn’t mean that your specific student will be comfortable with that pace…you may want to spread it out over a longer period of time. Each day’s work is a two page spread (there are a few exceptions to this, with several one-page lessons) which should take your student between 30 and 45 minutes per day. However, please allow them the time to really process the concepts at a deep level.

This is a FULL elective or Bible credit. It might even be more if your student really digs in and spends time doing other, related research or projects.

The Scripture quotes are either ESV, NLT, NKJ, or KJV. However, the student is welcome to use their own preferred Bible version for the course.
Short answer: no. Longer answer: most of the pages throughout the entire book require writing of some type. If you purchase the digital version, PLEASE plan on using it with a tablet and stylus or iPad and Apple Pencil. The student MUST have access to all pages of the course.
No. This is a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive Biblical Life Coaching course written for Christian teens living in THIS TIME PERIOD.( I will cover what is studied in the next question and answer.)

This course begins with helping the student figure out and articulate where they are in their lives – in their relationship with God, with themselves, with others around them, and with the culture. Next, we talk about controlling technology and learning how to train our automatic thought patterns. Then we dive into the good stuff…studying the foundations of WHO God is according to His Word, Who He says we are, and finally, what our purpose is here on earth. Along the way, the students learn logic and leadership skills that are the foundation of Holy-Spirit-fueled life habits, and cement-solid arguments to know without a shadow of doubt that the Bible is the trustworthy Word of God Himself.

You can read the entire Scope and Sequence here.

My life’s story has been one of overcoming incredible strongholds of evil in my own life. As a child, I experienced long-term traumatic abuse (especially spiritual) neglect, and absolute life-shattering lies about who God is, who I am, and what my purpose is – yet I have been healed, set free, and proclaimed CHOSEN by the God of the Universe. Isaiah the Prophet says it best in Isaiah 61:1 “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.” (ESV) Over the last few years, I have worked to earn my certification through the American Association of Christian Counseling in Mental Health Coaching and a Teen Life Coaching Certification through the John C. Maxwell Life Coaching Training program. Courageous Identity – Teen Edition is a culmination of ALL of the experiences, lessons, and training I have come through in my life. 

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