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Possible “Conflict Of Visions...

on November 17, 2017 by

Does The Vision Of Your Ministry Line Up With Your Senior Pastor?

Communicating Like A Social Media...

on November 17, 2017 by

How many hours do you put into managing your social media accounts?

3 Ways To Get Students To Read...

on November 17, 2017 by

According to Ed Stetzer, “only 45 percent of those who regularly attend church read the Bible more than once a week.”

When iPhones Become Babysitters

on November 16, 2017 by

What Do They Need Most?

Book: Understanding Your Teen…...

on November 16, 2017 by

Shaping Their Character, Facing Their Realities

Parent Guides: Your New Best Friend

on November 16, 2017 by

Talking about issues…with teens can be scary and complicated. But it doesn’t have to be

The Adolescent Anxiety Epidemic

on November 15, 2017 by

What You Can Do

A Dangerous New Twist on...

on November 15, 2017 by

A new study warns of a strange twist in which kids anonymously post hurtful messages

‘Social media suicide’...

on November 15, 2017 by

Japan has the highest suicide rate of any Group of Seven (G7) industrialised nation, with more than 20,000 people taking their own…

Why Kids Need Exegetical Bible...

on November 14, 2017 by

“If anyone asks you how your ministry is doing, always reply with this: ‘I’ll tell you in ten years how my ministry…

3 Things Our Culture Is Doing To...

on November 14, 2017 by

Mary C Wiley

6 Reasons Youth Pastors Leave Youth...

on November 14, 2017 by

The one thing these six can lead to that will ultimately cause you to walk away

Evangelism In Youth Ministry

on November 13, 2017 by

5 Reasons why you need to make evangelism a serious priority in your youth ministry right away

Does Your Gospel Presentation Need...

on November 13, 2017 by

Greg Stier

Parenting Out Of Weakness

on November 13, 2017 by

How Parenting Out of Weakness can Strengthen your Relationship With Your Teen

What Parents Can Do To Stop Sexual...

on November 12, 2017 by

Misogyny and harassment happen everywhere — including in our schools and among our children

Engaging “Me Too” Teens

on November 12, 2017 by

3 Tips

The 30 Most Influential Teens Of...

on November 12, 2017 by

Here’s who made this year’s cut

YouTube’s Users Now Watch 100...

on November 11, 2017 by

Every day, YouTube users watch 100 million hours of its content on TV sets, through smart TVs and devices like video game…

Why Some Teens Less Likely To Meet...

on November 11, 2017 by

Teens who are dependent on marijuana and alcohol are less likely to marry, go to college, or work full time

What’s Hot?

on November 11, 2017 by

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

The worrisome effects of teenage...

on November 10, 2017 by

Psychologists are worried about the effects of the smartphone on our kids

Teen Boys Discuss The Pressures Of...

on November 10, 2017 by

‘Confusing’ and ‘frustrating’

Participate In Harvard Survey On...

on November 10, 2017 by

The Harvard Graduate School of Education are looking for your opinions on issues related to students digital lives

It’s Time To Hit The Reset Button

on November 9, 2017 by

If things are getting crazy for you, here’s how reset things…

Teen Smoking Pot Down

on November 9, 2017 by

That’s the finding of a new study that tracked more than 1 million teens from 1991 to 2016

10 Reasons Teenagers Are More...

on November 9, 2017 by

We’ve created an environment that fosters anxiety rather than resilience.

Ditching Smartphones

on November 8, 2017 by

‘Dumbphones’ With Basic Functions Appealing To Some

Teens And Technology

on November 8, 2017 by

Podcast interview with  Jonathan McKee

“lift Up Your Hearts”...

on November 8, 2017 by

Pope Francis urges priests and bishops to not use their cellphones during Mass and to focus on God instead

 

Grandparenting On Purpose

on November 7, 2017 by

“If you do not have a grandparent in your home; go buy one!”

Discerning Culture

on November 7, 2017 by

Four Questions That Can Help You Talk to Students About Pop Culture

6 Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied

on November 7, 2017 by

What Parents Can Do

Five Warning Signs Of Teenage...

on November 6, 2017 by

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

Supercharge Your Youth Group...

on November 6, 2017 by

…by starting an argument

Opioids, Heroin And Youth Ministry

on November 6, 2017 by

Ignorance is No Longer an Excuse the Church Can Hide Behind

“Welcoming Schools”...

on November 5, 2017 by

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality

Teen Depression in U.S. Jumps by...

on November 5, 2017 by

A new study finds a startling rise in depression among all Americans, with youth demonstrating the most rapid increase over the last…

Stronger Self-Worth, Less...

on November 5, 2017 by

A new study found when parents acknowledge the perspectives of their teens and encourage them to express themselves, the kids have a…

What’s Hot?

on November 5, 2017 by

weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Book: Reclaiming Conversation

on November 4, 2017 by

The power of talk in a digital age

app Helps Parents Figure Out If...

on November 4, 2017 by

If it spots something fishy, whether your kid created it or received it, it sends you a real-time alert. Cannot view the picture

Manage Your Family’s Screen Time&...

on November 4, 2017 by

Put down your phone and get back to your life

Do Smart Phones Make Us Smarter? ...

on November 3, 2017 by

You will consult your phone about 80 times a day, or almost 2,400 times a month, about 30,000 times a year

When “Connected” Means ...

on November 3, 2017 by

“The new 2018 Ford F-150 with SYNC Connect and available Wi-Fi means you and the family can stay connected.”

Wingin’ It In Youth Ministry

on November 3, 2017 by

We don’t stumble into youth ministry that produces life-long disciples of Jesus. We aim for it with intentionality and planning

3 Ingredients Catalyzing The Spike...

on November 2, 2017 by

And How a Caring Adult Can Actually Help

Performance-Based Culture Is...

on November 2, 2017 by

“performacist” culture is now this: We’re valuable only when we perform well in this economy.

Woody Allen Film Features Sex...

on November 2, 2017 by

While Hollywood comes to grips with its culture of powerful men sexually harassing and abusing women, Woody Allen’s new film,

New Healthy Media Habits For Young...

on November 1, 2017 by

Now that screen time recommendations are more flexible, it’s time for new rules

The Future Of Youth Ministry

on November 1, 2017 by

As Culture, Media, and Schools Move Further from Christian Values Students will require Daily Discipleship to Survive Adolescence

Tarot Is Trending…

on November 1, 2017 by

Tarot-deck sales in general are up 30 percent this year, after rising 30 percent in 2016 — the highest in 50 years

3d Guide To Making Wise Media...

on October 31, 2017 by

Leaders Guide

Stranger Things…3d Cultural...

on October 31, 2017 by

I cannot emphasize enough just how important and necessary it is to teach kids these skills

3d Media Reviews

on October 31, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

Sex And Drugs

on October 30, 2017 by

U.S. study links marijuana use to more intercourse

Making Our Lives Seem Glamorous On...

on October 30, 2017 by

Rich kids are renting grounded jets for social media photoshoots

12-Yr-Old Boy Attempting Suicide,...

on October 30, 2017 by

Driver Killed After 12-Year-Old Boy Attempting Suicide, Lands On Her Car

An Inside Look At The Museum Of The...

on October 29, 2017 by

Chairman of the board Hobby Lobby Steve Green sits down with Judge Jeanine to discuss the importance of the Bible

Mom Drove Off Cliff, Killing...

on October 29, 2017 by

Patrick Orr, a spokesperson with the sheriff’s department, declined to comment on Bankhead’s motive

iPhone apps That Silently Turn On...

on October 29, 2017 by

How to see what apps can use the camera

Drinking And Drugs Down…...

on October 28, 2017 by

Big Declines in Substance Abuse, Delinquency Among U.S. Teens

Morality In America

on October 28, 2017 by

A Growing Share of Americans Say it’s not Necessary to Believe in God to be Moral

Smartphones Compromise Teens’...

on October 28, 2017 by

Young people are sleeping less than ever before with the sleep void potentially damaging their physical and mental health.

Students Learn More Effectively...

on October 27, 2017 by

Students said they performed better when reading on screens. But their actual performance tended to suffer

When Teens Wish They Could ...

on October 27, 2017 by

(Interview with Jonathan McKee)

American Children ‘Immersed In A...

on October 27, 2017 by

‘Shut up, mom. You don’t know what you’re talking about.’ … Kyle is 10 years old.”

The Rise of Anxiety and Depression...

on October 26, 2017 by

We can’t afford the risks associated with these realities, so it’s best to be proactive in helping teens develop a more positive,…

Why American Teenagers Suffering...

on October 26, 2017 by

Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means…

Media Use By Kids Age Zero To Eight...

on October 26, 2017 by

42% of 0-8-year-olds have their own tablet (compared to 7% in 2013)

Engaging Young People With Stranger...

on October 25, 2017 by

by Jonathan McKee

Millennials Ditching Religion For...

on October 25, 2017 by

Millennials are much more open-minded

#MeToo

on October 25, 2017 by

Cal Thomas: My daughter and granddaughter, too

While Your Kids Need Five Adults In...

on October 24, 2017 by

Who are your kids’ five? Who will they text and who will they call when they don’t know what to do?

Practicing Faith Skills With Your...

on October 24, 2017 by

Four faith skills that we want every kid to learn and practice

The Masked Generation

on October 24, 2017 by

Five Ways to Build Confidence

Come To The Table: Networking With...

on October 24, 2017 by

Doug Clark

Bullied 9-Year-Old Girl Afraid To...

on October 23, 2017 by

A New Jersey mom says she spent weeks out of class after school officials refused to let her switch classes due to…

Teens Stand Up To Atheists And...

on October 23, 2017 by

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based group of atheists, agnostics and freethinkers, sent a letter to the local school district demanding…

The First Social Media Challenge...

on October 23, 2017 by

by Jon Acuff

9 Leadership Principles You Need...

on October 22, 2017 by

Leadership. Without it organizations crumble, potential is never met, people are left puzzled and frustrated, and everything suffers

What Happens When A Teenager...

on October 22, 2017 by

These three simple steps can help (re)set a foundation for teens– or anyone dealing with loss.

Sexual Harassment And Harvey...

on October 22, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

Nearly 1 In 4 Girls Depressed At...

on October 20, 2017 by

UK Study

Five Steps To Teach Students To Be...

on October 20, 2017 by

We are often emotional more than rational beings

Get Inside Your Adolescent’s...

on October 20, 2017 by

To effectively counsel teens about dangers associated with substance use, think in developmental terms

The Social Life Of The App Addicted...

on October 19, 2017 by

Infographic on teens being addicted to social media. Practical and insightful. The Social Life of the App Addicted…

Video: Real Communication With Your...

on October 19, 2017 by

‘Real Communication with Your Teenager.’ Click here for link to video

We Need More Risk Takers In Youth...

on October 19, 2017 by

The Bible is filled with stories of risk takers who were willing to lose it all so that God’s name and fame…

Sometimes The Victim Is Also The...

on October 18, 2017 by

Students  anonymously posted something mean about themselves online

 

Third Of College Kids Think ADHD...

on October 18, 2017 by

29% of students at nine U.S. colleges thought that stimulant medications, such as Ritalin and Adderall, boost school performance.

Twenty Percent Of U.S. Teens May...

on October 18, 2017 by

More than 13,000 U.S. teens finds that as many as one in five may have suffered a concussion, and contact sports might…

12 Ways To Really Love Your...

on October 13, 2017 by

Everything we do should begin and end with love.

Thousands of Christian Women Take a...

on October 13, 2017 by

Praying for racial unity, ending abortion, and critiquing feminism.

The Rise Of Drone Crime And How...

on October 13, 2017 by

Drone with a lunchbox full of drugs…

Energy Drink Leaves Father With...

on October 13, 2017 by

Too much consumption of energy drinks almost cost them everything.

DOES MY CHILD MEASURE UP?

on October 10, 2017 by

A Milestone comparison trap

New Book By Timothy Eldred Alone...

on October 10, 2017 by

Tells the story of aloneness and untangles the many lies of life..

What Exactly Is NextGen?

on October 10, 2017 by

What if the kids ministry and student ministry began to align around the same outcomes for parents, volunteers and kids?

The #1 Thing I Tell People Who Want...

on October 10, 2017 by

So many people come into Youth Ministry disillusioned as to the reality of what ministry really is. They know they