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More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But&...

on December 18, 2018 by

More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But Use of Opioids, Alcohol Falls

More Teens Try Pot Before Booze,...

on December 18, 2018 by

Rebellious teens used to reach for cigarettes or alcohol. Now, marijuana is increasingly their first choice, a new study reveals.

Girl’s inoperable brain tumor...

on December 18, 2018 by

….Doctors can’t explain it

Why ‘Passing On The Faith’...

on December 16, 2018 by

The church needs to be—a community that calls our young adults into the body, not as passive recipients, but as active members

Why Young People Leave The Church&...

on December 16, 2018 by

How Apologetics Can Address the Six Reasons Why Young People Leave the Church

Why Many Youth Pastors Don’t Make...

on December 16, 2018 by

I believe the following four principles capture a biblically grounded vision of what ministry to youth should entail

The Landscape Of Youth Ministry

on December 11, 2018 by

Here are 5 ways that youth ministry has changed since 1995

Teen Loneliness

on December 11, 2018 by

Much of our modern life leaves us less connected with people and more connected to simulations of them

How To Be A Good Grandparent Over...

on December 11, 2018 by

4 Ways To Be A Good Grandparent Over The Holidays

The Strange Phenomenon Of L.O.L....

on December 10, 2018 by

“Mystery” toys that kids peel open and cast aside speak volumes about consumer culture

Teachable Moments

on December 10, 2018 by

Why the Movie “Eighth Grade” Is Great for Digital Citizenship

 

Helping Parents Who Have Lost A...

on December 10, 2018 by

Book: “Cameron Cole candidly offers practical and biblical advice for those who mourn in Therefore I Have Hope

Christmas Without A Total Meltdown

on December 9, 2018 by

7 Ways To Get to Christmas Without a Total Meltdown

20 Memorable Family Christmas...

on December 9, 2018 by

Traditions are important for families because they provide opportunities to keep your family legacy going

America Is Addicted To Outrage

on December 9, 2018 by

But the greatest casualty of outrage may be judgment itself

Principal On Leave After Banning...

on December 8, 2018 by

Historically, the shape is a “J” for Jesus. The red is for the blood of Christ, and the white is a symbol…

What is Tumblr?

on December 8, 2018 by

Parent and Teacher Guide (Video)

Tumblr 18+ Content Ban Reviewed

on December 8, 2018 by

Tumblr 18+ Content Ban Causes Rise In Pedophilia On Twitter!?

Family Meals Make For Teens Who Eat...

on December 7, 2018 by

Teens and young adults who ate with their family more tended to eat more fruits and vegetables and less fast or takeout…

How High School Football Changes...

on December 7, 2018 by

A single season of high school football may be enough to cause structural changes to a teen’s brain

Better Sleep Can Improve College...

on December 7, 2018 by

As the college semester nears the end, an innovative experiment has shown the benefits of averaging eight hours of sleep for five…

Manufacturers Lack Of Labors Are...

on December 5, 2018 by

I’m 17 years old I have more training than most 30-year-olds. When I graduate, I’ll have a job. “It feels like I’m actually…

Top Bible Verses Of 2018 Deal With...

on December 5, 2018 by

“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I…

Flashback: How God’s Word...

on December 5, 2018 by

The “JESUS” film has been used in 7.5 billion gospel presentations. It is the most watched movie in history

What Kids Brag About On Social...

on December 3, 2018 by

We need to be aware of the temptation to indulge pride in front of our real and imagined online audience

Why 12 Year Olds Shouldn’t...

on December 3, 2018 by

5 Reasons Why 12 Year Olds Shouldn’t Have Social Media

Teens’ Social Media Habits and...

on December 3, 2018 by

Teens….express concern that these sites lead to drama and social pressure

School Blocks Chick-fil-A As Dining...

on December 2, 2018 by

Rider understands some may view the decision as a “form of exclusion.” wanted to be “faithful to our values of inclusion.”

Sex, Love, And Science

on December 2, 2018 by

While sex clearly belongs in this category- so does the relationship between science and faith. But first, Love

Grad Student Asked To Move Out Over...

on December 2, 2018 by

Harvard grad student told to move out after roommates find her legally owned firearms ‘uncomfortable’

One in Five U.S. High School...

on December 1, 2018 by

More than 20 percent of high school students use electronic cigarettes, risking nicotine addiction, lung damage and the temptation to try traditional…

Don’t Suppress Negative...

on December 1, 2018 by

New research contradicts the commonplace advice to avoid showing conflict and strong negative emotions around one’s children. It may be better to…

What’s Hot?

on December 1, 2018 by

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

Keeping Students Committed To...

on November 30, 2018 by

You can’t be a serious-about-faith-and-nurture parent, youth worker, pastor, or educator and not be concerned.

Gen Z Is Coming To Your Office

on November 30, 2018 by

The generation now entering the workforce is sober, industrious and driven by money. They are also socially awkward and timid about taking…

Makeup Brand Targets Girls Aged...

on November 30, 2018 by

Petite ‘n Pretty: The Makeup Brand Winning Over Gen Z Influencers

Teens: Leave Us Alone Social Media...

on November 30, 2018 by

Mostly, kids are using social media to brag and talk about their families

What Is Silent Disco All About...

on November 28, 2018 by

Noise restrictions? Amplified sound ordinances? These are things of the past. Take back your musical freedom and throw an event anywhere your…

Silent Disco Makes Social...

on November 28, 2018 by

Dancing alone together is a ‘perfect metaphor’ for modern society

The State Of Sacred Dialogue

on November 28, 2018 by

a  free Barna research sample of Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age

Unleashing youth as co-participants...

on November 27, 2018 by

5 Essentials to help unleash the passion and creativity of young people in your church

Don’t miss these holiday...

on November 27, 2018 by

A gift for your church, your ministry, and your home

Flashback: Why Youth Ministry…...

on November 27, 2018 by

Accurate beliefs come only from Scripture-centered ministry and spirituality.

Are Sugar-Sweetened Drinks...

on November 26, 2018 by

According to a new study involving teen participants, sugar-sweetened beverages may be quite addictive and can lead to withdrawal symptoms when a…

Parents Should Have Ongoing Talks...

on November 26, 2018 by

When it comes to your teens, one vague and generic conversation about sex is not enough.

What’s Hot?

on November 26, 2018 by

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

Canada’s Mixed Pot Message To...

on November 24, 2018 by

Marijuana is legal now, but please don’t smoke it

More Suicide Attempts linking To &...

on November 24, 2018 by

A survey of youths at high risk of suicide found that half had watched at least one episode of the Netflix series

Wives, Porn And Busy Church Leaders

on November 24, 2018 by

Here’s some steps to help you grow in wise, effective pastoral care for a hurting wife

Books For Parents

on November 23, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee is the author of over 20 books to parents, teenagers, and youth workers

Beyond Her Selfie

on November 23, 2018 by

Teaching Your Daughter to See Beyond Her Social Media Feed

Who Is Gen Z?

on November 23, 2018 by

In Gen Z Lab we’ve gathered thought leaders to help you understand the unique challenges facing Gen Z and equip you to…

Tough Topics

on November 22, 2018 by

Five ways to teach on tough topics

Wolverine WILL Return?

on November 22, 2018 by

Hugh Jackman rules out working with ‘relentless’ Ryan Reynolds for Deadpool crossover movie

U.K: Child Gambler Epidemic

on November 22, 2018 by

Experts blame the explosion of TV advertisements for the sharp rise

Recreational Pot Is Now On Sale In...

on November 21, 2018 by

Massachusetts residents voted to legalize the use, distribution and cultivation of recreational marijuana in a 2016 referendum

Pot Linked To Teen Psychosis

on November 21, 2018 by

Psychosis describes the mental condition of losing touch with reality, such as experiencing hallucinations or delusions

Legal Pot And Car Crashes: Yes,...

on November 21, 2018 by

More drivers admit to using marijuana, and it is showing up more frequently among people involved in crashes,”

Viral Christmas Video Be Grateful...

on November 20, 2018 by

spread the message of gratitude!

Kids With Disabilities Face Many...

on November 20, 2018 by

Children with certain types of chronic health conditions are much less likely to attend religious services —

 

Ohio passes ‘heartbeat bill&...

on November 20, 2018 by

Bill heads to Senate. The proposed law would effectively ban abortions after the first six weeks of a woman’s pregnancy

Junior Highers And Discipleship

on November 18, 2018 by

by Kurt Johnston

Does Living Together Build A...

on November 18, 2018 by

Is cohabitation really a smart move for couples interested in a healthy, lasting marriage?

Cohabitation On The Rise In U.S

on November 18, 2018 by

Living together is becoming more popular than marriage for young American couples

Social Media Linked To Mental...

on November 17, 2018 by

The first experimental study examining use of multiple platforms shows a causal link between time spent on these social media and increased…

Parents Can Curb Kids’...

on November 17, 2018 by

Higher levels of gratitude are associated with lower levels of materialism in adolescents across a wide range of demographic groups,

Parenting My Adult Children

on November 17, 2018 by

No matter what the age of your child you will be able to relate to this touching article

Grace First

on November 16, 2018 by

The point is – if God was going to say one major thing to us – it is a message of love….

Juul Quits Social Media

on November 16, 2018 by

As part of the company’s response to the FDA’s call for changes to curb underage e-cigarette use

How To Talk To Your Son About Sex

on November 16, 2018 by

The last thing you want is for your son’s first discussions about sex to come from anyone else

Trumps Criminal Justice Reform...

on November 15, 2018 by

Dr. Darrell Scott explains how the bipartisan First Step Act will ‘right the wrongs’ of past administrations

Snap Subpoenaed By Justice...

on November 15, 2018 by

…..over its IPO disclosures

68% Have Quit/Taken A Break From...

on November 15, 2018 by

She Decided To Quit Instagram This Year. Had Also Helped Create It

Teen Helped Save “The Bachelor”...

on November 14, 2018 by

But then the teen noticed that next door, “The Bachelor” estate was in flames

Nurse Body-Shames Her 13-Year-Old...

on November 14, 2018 by

Mom Gives Perfect Response

More US Kids Get Paralyzing Illness...

on November 14, 2018 by

This year, there have been 90 cases spread among 27 states

Why Do We Over-Schedule Our Kids&...

on November 13, 2018 by

Families fret over finances for college. But all this craziness comes at a cost to parents and children

Social Media Detox For Your Teen Or...

on November 13, 2018 by

How to host a social media detox for your teen or tween

Digital Media Is ‘Like...

on November 13, 2018 by

Some doctors refer to behaviors resulting from overexposure to digital devices as “virtual autism.”

Alarming Number Of Teens Using...

on November 12, 2018 by

Doctors Warn of Potentially Risky Results

Happy Childhood Memories Linked To...

on November 12, 2018 by

Fond memories of childhood are linked to better health, less depression and fewer chronic illnesses in adulthood

Almost Half Of U.S. Births Happen...

on November 12, 2018 by

Signaling cultural and economic shifts that are here to stay

Communication: Conflict Management

on November 12, 2018 by

What Are Your Conflict Blocks?

5 Questions Parents Are Asking...

on November 9, 2018 by

If you’re a parent of a preschooler or a parent of a college student, I’m pretty sure some of the questions we…

Sign Up For This Week’s Top...

on November 9, 2018 by

The Youth Culture Report

Leveraging Social Media To Reach...

on November 9, 2018 by

If you want to reach parents these days, you have to have an active presence on social media

Arizona: Education Savings Accounts...

on November 8, 2018 by

Despite Tuesday’s vote, education savings accounts are alive and well in Arizona—and have plenty of room to grow

What’s Lost When Only Rich...

on November 8, 2018 by

The income disparity in youth athletics has effects on health and success that stretch far into adulthood

American Meritocracy Is Killing...

on November 8, 2018 by

When these kids move to the travel team, you pull bodies out of the local town’s recreation league,

A Fortnite Guide For Parents

on November 7, 2018 by

Fortnite is everywhere and has proven to be more than a game but rather, a cultural phenomenon

Book: How ‘Diversity Ideology’...

on November 7, 2018 by

“The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.”

When To Leverage (And Not Leverage)...

on November 7, 2018 by

What’s happening in culture should be important to every youth leader. Why? Because culture reflects the world our student

The Dark Side Of Kids Screens...

on November 6, 2018 by

A dark consensus about screens and kids Begins To Emerge In Silicon Valley

Flashback: The Tech Industry’s...

on November 6, 2018 by

How psychology is being used as a weapon against children

Parenting Lessons From The...

on November 6, 2018 by

3 Unusual Things the Christopher Robin Movie Taught Me About Parenting

God Don’t Make junk

on November 5, 2018 by

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and…

God Don’t Make junk

on November 5, 2018 by

God Don’t Make Junk

By George Lockhart

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you,…

Navigating Emotional Teenagers

on November 5, 2018 by

If you let your emotions lead when navigating your emotional teenager, you will likely cause them to shut down further.

The Content Behind “The Chilling...

on November 5, 2018 by

What will young viewers see as they watch the latest rendition of “puberty meets sorcery”?

Book: Sex Matters……By...

on November 4, 2018 by

Our culture creates a lot of confusion about sex. Honestly, sometimes it’s difficult to know who’s telling the truth