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Teen Returning Wallet With $1,500...

on September 20, 2017 by

Melissa Vang is thrilled to see goodness lies in the hearts of teens. “God bless this young man’s heart,”

Youths Face Risks When Getting...

on September 20, 2017 by

“A lot of times when we launch our kids off to college, they come home for Thanksgiving with a tattoo,”

Trojan Sales Drop Blamed On ‘...

on September 20, 2017 by

“young people are having less sex because they are distracted by their mobile phones.”

College Transition Connection

on September 19, 2017 by

Campus Ministry Link is a way to connect students with campus ministries, on any college campus across the nation

Bitmoji Obsession Gives Snapchat An...

on September 19, 2017 by

People’s Bitmoji obsession gives Snapchat a quiet edge in augmented reality

Student Sprayed With Acid Forgives...

on September 19, 2017 by

I pray that the attacker would be healed..receive the forgiveness and salvation that can only come from Him

5 Reasons Your Youth Ministry May...

on September 18, 2017 by

Let’s make sure that we are doing everything that we can to grow our ministry!

Understanding Your Child’s...

on September 18, 2017 by

Paying attention to the way a child behaves and acts in different situations allows us to gain a better insight into our…

How To Talk To Your Kids About Body...

on September 18, 2017 by

Having a Biblical body image is something many of us desire to grow into. I know I do! It’s one in…

Is Abstinence-Only Education Really...

on September 17, 2017 by

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen people bashing abstinence programs. Back in 2004 a report prepared for House Democrats shredded abstinence…

Stalking Your Daughter

on September 17, 2017 by

Yesterday I told my friend Brian, “I hope you don’t mind, I stalked your daughter last week on her Instagram

Is Getting Wasted Really A Big Deal...

on September 17, 2017 by

“Mom, smoking weed really isn’t a big deal.”

What’s Hot?

on September 16, 2017 by

Hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Teens and Their Smartphone Habits&...

on September 16, 2017 by

78.9% of 12- to 17-year-olds in the U.S. will be smartphone users this year, putting them on par with the total…

Win The Heart Of Generation Z...

on September 16, 2017 by

So how do we lead a kid who is so difficult to impress?

Have Smartphones Destroyed A...

on September 15, 2017 by

More comfortable online than out partying…But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis

Better Family Engagement In...

on September 15, 2017 by

Search Institute’s Don’t Forget the Families Study…re-examining assumptions about family engagement

5 Ways To Engage Families As...

on September 15, 2017 by

Brad M. Griffin

Communication And Identity

on September 14, 2017 by

Here’s a simple breakdown of these three facets of communication and how they can work best for any ministry.

Navigating Sports Schedules

on September 14, 2017 by

Every fall offers the same challenge: clashing schedules of the sports and the youth ministry calendar

Self-Defense Product For Females

on September 14, 2017 by

Creeps and criminals, beware! Hand-held ‘Defender 24/7’ device takes pepper spray to the next level

Earlier Drinking By Teens Linked To...

on September 13, 2017 by

Teens who start drinking at younger ages are more likely to have their first sexual encounter earlier than others, according to a…

Young Cyberbullying Victims Are...

on September 13, 2017 by

Children and young people under-25 who become victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to enact self-harm and attempt suicide…

Suicide Of Teen Who Made Sex Video...

on September 13, 2017 by

Suicide of teen who made sex video shows dilemma for schools

Inviting Grandparents In

on September 12, 2017 by

Even if your relationship with your parents isn’t all that you wish it could be, your parents want to be a part…

5 Brutal Facts About Children’s...

on September 12, 2017 by

What You Can Do About It

5 Facts About Millennial Households

on September 12, 2017 by

More Millennial households are in poverty than households headed by any other generation

6 Strategies For Engaging The...

on September 8, 2017 by

What would you tell Courtney? The question of pain and suffering is one we face a lot in youth ministry

5 Reasons I Recommend The Youth...

on September 8, 2017 by

After many years in youth ministry there is now a news resource that I can recommend and encourage you to use…

Another Argument For Starting...

on September 8, 2017 by

Teens Sleeping in Would Save the U.S. $9 Billion a Year

Youth Workers Are You Giving...

on September 7, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

Youth workers are you giving parents bubbles

‘Roasting’ Cyberbullying Trend&...

on September 7, 2017 by

About one in five young Canadians have been cyberbullied or cyberstalked, Statistics Canada reports

Fellow College Students, Please...

on September 7, 2017 by

We should have the same reaction to Christian college students who are not joined to a local church

Drug Reduces Risk Of HIV Infection...

on September 6, 2017 by

Can safely reduce HIV risk for those under 18

Connecting On School Campuses

on September 6, 2017 by

Here are a few ways we’ve been successful in connecting with school campuses

Discussion: Mom Shames Daughter For...

on September 6, 2017 by

Discussion Starters for Student Small Groups

Dear College Freshman: 5 Ways To...

on September 5, 2017 by

Perhaps you already know today’s typical college scene isn’t hospitable toward serious followers of Christ. In reality, it’s quite inhospitable, a spiritual…

Flashback: Why Teens Leave the...

on September 5, 2017 by

“How do we get our teens to stay connected after they graduate high school?”

Flashback: Why College Students And...

on September 5, 2017 by

The gap between the congregation and the youth ministry is growing, when they graduate all they know is the youth ministry

Flashback: Canadian Study Of Young...

on September 5, 2017 by

Hemorrhaging Faith: Why and When Canadian Young Adults are Leaving, Staying and Returning to Church

India Highest Number Of Deaths...

on September 5, 2017 by

With 19 of the world’s 49 recorded selfie-linked deaths since 2014

SEE YOU AT THE POLE Wednesday, Sept...

on September 4, 2017 by

SYATP is still about students uniting themselves in prayer before God interceding for their generation

Dare 2 Share Live Student Outreach...

on September 4, 2017 by

Inspirational Gospel training event…the Saturday before See You at the Pole!

Forcefield: Child Internet Safety

on September 4, 2017 by

The preferred parental control software solution of Focus on the Family.

Dating app Tinder finds gold at...

on September 3, 2017 by

Tinder for the first time became the top-grossing app in Apple’s online shop, topping the likes of Netflix, Pandora and hit mobile…

Guiding Students Toward Christ...

on September 3, 2017 by

Kirsten Peyton

Resources For Parents Wanting To...

on September 3, 2017 by

We wanted to provide our viewers with resources for more information, support and how to help others

Social Media Culture Can Lead To...

on September 2, 2017 by

Risky social media posts…might be a deliberate strategy to fit in with the wider social media culture that makes people believe ‘it’s…

Energy Drink….May Hike Risk...

on September 2, 2017 by

Researchers suggests young adults who regularly consume highly caffeinated energy drinks may be at risk for future substance use.

One Teenager May Require More ?...

on September 2, 2017 by

There are differences among teens in how much sleep they need to maintain the best daily mood.

Many ‘Practicing Christians’...

on September 1, 2017 by

We have observed and reported on increasing pluralism, relativism, and moral decline among Americans and even in the Church.”

7 Ways To Deal With Doubt

on September 1, 2017 by

Two-Thirds of Christians face doubt

Empathy To Manners Eroding Because...

on September 1, 2017 by

5 Skills — from Empathy to Manners — That Tech Might Be Eroding (and What to Do About It)

Don’t Fumble This Amazing...

on August 31, 2017 by

30% of students never make the transition from the children’s ministry to the youth ministry

Houston ISD Students Will Receive...

on August 31, 2017 by

This waiver will give our families one less concern as they begin the process of restoring their lives. It will also provide…

Flashback: Better Planning For A...

on August 31, 2017 by

Now is the time to plan to make the most of each moment. Here are a few enhancements that you can make

Principal Offers $100 To Students...

on August 30, 2017 by

Tech Talk Tuesday #82

The Ever-Increasing Impact Of...

on August 30, 2017 by

Is It Changing Kids From the Inside Out?

Back To School Conversations

on August 30, 2017 by

Jonathan McKee

Help Dads Fight Pornography

on August 30, 2017 by

68% of men in church view pornography on a regular basis

The Power Of Teachers…Its...

on August 29, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

Snapchat Video Shows Girls Drinking...

on August 29, 2017 by

Police Chief: I would speak to our teens and young adults out there: You’re not invincible

Snapchat Clip Shows Teen Shooting...

on August 29, 2017 by

Deputies are investigating an alleged case of animal abuse in Guilford County after a video surfaced on social media this weekend

The Winners From The 2017 MTV VMAs

on August 28, 2017 by

The complete winners list

I DON’T Want My MTV

on August 28, 2017 by

Houston didn’t come up at the star of tonight MTV VMA awards out in Hollywood

Kids Under 10 Make Up 10% Of Porn...

on August 28, 2017 by

Most experts claim that 11 is the average age for exposure to pornography, but that number is obsolete

Christian Group Sues SPLC and...

on August 28, 2017 by

D. James Kennedy Ministries…against the Southern Poverty Law Center and Amazon for defamation

What Do Moms Of Tweens Worry About...

on August 28, 2017 by

These days, it seems that our generation of mothers face more challenges than every generation before us

Close High School Friendships...

on August 27, 2017 by

The quality of your friendships…influence mental health through young adulthood

What’s Hot?

on August 27, 2017 by

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

Many Parents of Teens Against Later...

on August 27, 2017 by

Although physicians and sleep experts agree that teens should have later wake times, a new study finds that about half of parents…

Beloit College Mindset List Class...

on August 26, 2017 by

Beloit College Releases the Mindset List for This Year’s Entering Class of First-Year College Students

Why Teen Girls Are at Such a High...

on August 26, 2017 by

A number of factors make girls as young as 11 more likely than boys to experience depression

Back To School: How To Avoid...

on August 26, 2017 by

As back-to-school season approaches, here are some other things parents should keep in mind

HOW BOYS LEARN DIFFERENTLY THAN...

on August 25, 2017 by

Girls are wired to learn through being social and relationships, boys are hardwired for activity and movement

HOW GIRLS LEARN DIFFERENTLY THAN...

on August 25, 2017 by

There are no differences in what girls and boys can learn. But there are big differences in the way to teach them

…Level Up As A Leader

on August 25, 2017 by

Questions To Ask Yourself To Level Up As A Leader

Hot New Anonymous Messaging App

on August 24, 2017 by

Popular with U.S. teenagers and in a growing number of other countries, Sarahah

Better Parent Meetings

on August 24, 2017 by

It’s time to start thinking about what the parents need. Consider the following

Effective Ways To Motivate...

on August 24, 2017 by

by Greg Stier

Marijuana Tied To High Blood...

on August 23, 2017 by

The longer they used Marijuana the more likely they were to have hypertension

Facebook Usage Among Teens Set To...

on August 23, 2017 by

Facebook-nevers, many children aging into the tween demographic that appear to be overlooking Facebook

For Millennials, Eloping Is The New...

on August 23, 2017 by

“People just want to start their life. They don’t feel like they have to follow traditional norms anymore.”

Millennials And Narcissism In Our...

on August 22, 2017 by

1 in 10 millennials fuel their narcissism daily by doing this…

Snapchat vs Instagram

on August 22, 2017 by

46% Of Influencers Say They Would Give Up Snapchat If They Were To Abandon One Platform

Flashback: Instagram Stories Hits...

on August 22, 2017 by

Over 200 million people now use Instagram Stories every day to keep up with friends and accounts they love

Memes Are Not Your Friend

on August 21, 2017 by

Relational intimacy in a digital world has been re-imagined

Improve Your Relationship With Your...

on August 21, 2017 by

6 Steps to Improve Your Relationship with Your Lead Pastor

Flashback: “Squirt Gun Assassin...

on August 21, 2017 by

High School Principal Warns Parents About Risky ‘Squirt Gun Assassin’ Game

Snapchat Deadly Stunt

on August 21, 2017 by

Driver smashed into cottage while attempting to reach 100 mph for Snapchat video, killing friend

What’s Hot?

on August 20, 2017 by

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

Fatal Opioid ODs On The Rise Among...

on August 20, 2017 by

Drug overdose deaths among older teenagers in the United States has taken a turn for the worse, a new federal report finds,…

Family Research Council Advises Day...

on August 20, 2017 by

“We are no longer talking to each other – only screaming at one another. We are like a married couple in crisis.”

Why Your Family Needs To Play And...

on August 19, 2017 by

The opposite of play is not in fact work, as you might have guessed, but it’s actually depression

Non-Grandparents Ministering To The...

on August 19, 2017 by

94-Year-Old Installed a Neighborhood Pool After His Wife Died to Fill His Yard with Laughter

Millennials Burning For Burning Man

on August 19, 2017 by

Bound for Burning man, but First the Costume

A Youth Minister’s Back-To-School...

on August 18, 2017 by

3 Things You Might Forget…getting ready for the new youth ministry year

5 Things….Before You Send...

on August 18, 2017 by

A college administrator offers counsel on coming of age and higher e

Thou Shalt Not Bail

on August 18, 2017 by

The bailing trend is an understandable byproduct of a busy culture. But is it Christian?

Baseball Player Sues Coach…...

on August 17, 2017 by

$150,000 from now-former baseball coach on the grounds that his repeated benching constituted a pattern of bullying and harassment.