Parenting Today's Teens

April 03, 2024

Life Lessons from a Near-Drowning Experience

In today's episode, Mark shares a deeply personal and harrowing experience that serves as a powerful reminder of the challenges and unexpected twists life can bring. During a snorkeling trip, Mark found himself in a life-threatening situation that forced him to confront his mortality and left him with invaluable insights. Mark explains how his experience now reminds him of the struggles families encounter in the ever-changing landscape of parenting. As he reflects on his near-drowning incident, he shares the parallels between his battle for breath and the feelings of helplessness that many parents face with struggling teens. This is a powerful episode, so tune in!

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About Parenting Today's Teens

A daily podcast released every weekday, the Parenting Today’s Teens Podcast features Mark Gregston, a parenting expert who has worked with teens and parents for over 45 years. Enlightening, up-to-date, practical, and something every parent would enjoy listening to. Raw at times, challenging at other times, but always hopeful to get your family to a better place in an adolescent culture that is sometimes a little contrary to what you believe and want for your teen.

About Mark Gregston

Mark has taken all the experience he has gained in working in the various youth ministry experiences and developed resources to help parents nationwide. He’s authored 18 books, has written hundreds of articles about parenting teens in a difficult culture, and is also the host of the nationally acclaimed radio program, Parenting Today’s Teens, which was honored to receive the 2014 Program of the Year award from the National Religious Broadcasters. These programs are heard on over 1,700 radio outlets throughout North America.

From his 45 years of experience of working with teens and their families, Mark shares his insight and wisdom through seminars, retreats, and conferences, taking up all his free weekends. Mark’s wit and wisdom, shared through stories and reflections of his involvement with teens brings biblical insight and practical help to all who hear him share his heart about families and teens.

Mark and Jan, have been married for 45 years and have two children, both of whom are married and have blessed them with four wonderful grandchildren. Heartlight is family oriented, and family run. Their children work with them insuring there is always hope and help for families searching for something different in their parenting style.


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