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Why Teen Mental Health Experts are...

on April 29, 2017 by

Some mental health experts say the show, “13 Reasons Why” could pose health risks for certain young people, such as those who…

Set Family Routines Cut Down on...

on April 29, 2017 by

Regulate meals, bedtime and screen time — and not only improve their child’s emotional health, but also cut down on the likelihood…

College Students May Forget Class...

on April 29, 2017 by

Forgetting content from a stressful math class may be one way to protect an individual’s belief that they are good at math

3 Lessons From “Over The Hill...

on April 28, 2017 by

“Over the Hill” youth workers have learned that the little hills will trip up a ministry repeatedly, until they grow into a…

Get Rid Of Sideways Energy

on April 28, 2017 by

Justin Knowles

How To Monitor Your Kid’s...

on April 28, 2017 by

TeenSafe lets you keep a watchful eye on your child’s online activities so they don’t become another victim of internet predators or…

Colorado Teen Sexting law...

on April 27, 2017 by

Dozens of states have amended child-pornography statutes in recent years in response to teen sexting

Teen Brawl At mall Involved Up To...

on April 26, 2017 by

Facebook posts suggest the fight was premeditated

Study: Female Genital Mutilation In...

on April 26, 2017 by

A new national campaign against “Female Genital Mutilation” that is commonplace in some immigrant communities

1,000 Shoot In Chicago So Far This...

on April 26, 2017 by

There were also 3,500 shootings, mostly concentrated in poor sections of the city with rampant gang and drug-related violence

Alone

on April 26, 2017 by

Teens need mentors

The Blockbusters Of 2017 (Part 1)

on April 25, 2017 by

Summer’s Biggest Movies…and the Themes in Them

Unglue App: End Screen Time...

on April 25, 2017 by

Too much screen time. It’s a problem all parents face. It’s not about parental control. It’s about teaching them to manage their…

Teen Train Robbery

on April 25, 2017 by

Takeover robbery: 40 to 60 teens swarm train, hold up riders

Book: Spiritual Parenting

on April 24, 2017 by

This book has been the most useful in understanding how to incorporate faith into the nitty-gritty everyday moments of life within the…

Melissa Etheridge Smokes Pot With...

on April 24, 2017 by

‘It brings you much closer’

Former ‘Bachelorette’...

on April 24, 2017 by

That’s not what love is. Love is not having to prove your sexuality. It’s so much more than that

What’s Hot?

on April 23, 2017 by

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

Regular Phys Ed Builds More Than...

on April 23, 2017 by

Frequent “phys ed” classes not only improve fitness, they also encourage healthy living, finds a study from Oregon State University

What American Teens Want To Be When...

on April 23, 2017 by

When it comes to careers, young people have stars in their eyes, hoping to one day be athletes, artists, or entertainers

How To Ruin Your Relationship With...

on April 22, 2017 by

The good news: most teenagers are very forgiving of parental missteps; they recognize their own faults and readily forgive others’

The Problem With Social Media Fasts...

on April 22, 2017 by

So what’s the solution?

Black Teens Are The Most Active&...

on April 22, 2017 by

​Instagram and Snapchat are Most Popular Social Networks for Teens

#War: Setting Captives Free

on April 21, 2017 by

We are key players in a “spiritual war” that’s focused on young people. We can, and must, play a strategic role in…

7 Traits of the BEST Student...

on April 21, 2017 by

Great student pastors are leaders, not event planners with theological degrees. And the best are servant leaders

Census: More Americans 18-to-34 Now...

on April 21, 2017 by

“There are now more young people living with their parents than in any other arrangement,”

Creating A Culture Of Discipleship

on April 20, 2017 by

“I was too focused on creating a culture of fun, rather than a culture of transformation.”

Is Youth Culture A Thing Of The...

on April 20, 2017 by

Peter Watts

4 Ways Youth Culture Has Changed...

on April 20, 2017 by

Kevin Mahaffy Jr

5 Pitfalls To Your Youth Ministry...

on April 19, 2017 by

By Christopher Wesley

Should I Get My Kid A Smartphone?

on April 19, 2017 by

Adam Mclane

Alone…..

on April 19, 2017 by

Making Sure No Kid Lives That Way

13 Reasons To NOT Recommend 13...

on April 18, 2017 by

Nevertheless, there are a LOT of good conversations that can occur if this show is watched in the right environment

Flashback: 13 Reasons Why Shows...

on April 18, 2017 by

The series begins a week after she has committed suicide, leaving no note: she did, however, leave behind cassette tapes, 13 of…

13 Reasons…..Why Looking For...

on April 18, 2017 by

Walt Mueller: Since watching “13 Reasons Why,” I’ve been thinking about how to best respond

Tips For Camps/Retreats

on April 17, 2017 by

camps and retreats…. It accelerates the depth and vulnerability of the students’ willingness to engage with youth leaders and other students

‘Fate Of The Furious’...

on April 17, 2017 by

Blew away the record worldwide launch of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ Record $532.5M Global Start

Comparison: A Dangerous Word For...

on April 17, 2017 by

It is easy to jump on Instagram, Facebook or even hear about another church’s youth ministry event from your students and begin…

Berkeley Cops Sit In Patrol Car And...

on April 17, 2017 by

VIDEO: I tell a police officer I’ve been seeing people get beat up all day and they haven’t been around. “Okay, and?”…

Teens Can’t Get Enough of Mobile...

on April 16, 2017 by

Seven in 10 teen smartphone users spend at least three hours per day watching video on their phones

Millennials Lag Behind on...

on April 16, 2017 by

Differences in how 25- to 34-year-old millennials are living today, compared to baby boomers back in 1980

What’s Hot?

on April 16, 2017 by

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

Lent Questions Day 39 “It is...

on April 15, 2017 by

by George Lockhart

Trying To Pick Your Best Selfie For...

on April 15, 2017 by

Research has suggested the images we pick ourselves are less likely to convey a good impression

Some Parents Upset Pasco Schools...

on April 15, 2017 by

How dare you undermine the Christian religion and the observance of the strictest of Christian holy days?”

Teen Accidentally Kills Himself As...

on April 14, 2017 by

“There was about 40 to 50 kids outside,”…I guess when it happened they just ran over here.”

Winning In Ministry

on April 14, 2017 by

Three Steps to Develop Grit

Opioid Epidemic…..A Parents...

on April 14, 2017 by

Will began his path to addiction as a freshman at College after being introduced to the prescription stimulant Adderall

MS-13 Gang Far Greater Threat Than...

on April 14, 2017 by

MS-13 gang members’ link to a quadruple murder and a litany of other crimes around the nation shows we have a foreign…

How The Pharmaceutical Industry...

on April 13, 2017 by

An in-depth look at the relationship between money and addiction

20 Questions To Connect With New...

on April 13, 2017 by

Here are a few things to remember about these questions…

Flashback: 20 Myths About A Great...

on April 13, 2017 by

These myths may be preventing many “real” potential Youth Workers from serving in Youth Ministry

Popular Kids In Danger In Their 20...

on April 13, 2017 by

Cool Kids are at greater risk…

Book: Tuning In

on April 12, 2017 by

Six Ways to Reclaim Your Life from Technology

How To Respond To Teenager Attitude...

on April 12, 2017 by

So based on the research with 3,000 teens and pre-teens…here are 3 actions to take whenever you see or hear an attitude

5 BoundariesTo Engage Continually...

on April 12, 2017 by

The Big 3 Continual Critics

Commentary: Teen Binge Drinking

on April 11, 2017 by

“alcohol causes more damage to the developing brain of teenagers than was previously thought, injuring them significantly more than it does…

Lent Questions Day 38

on April 11, 2017 by

by George Lockhart

Adulthood Passage Rituals Can...

on April 11, 2017 by

The most effective youth ministries employ such things as retreats and mission trips to help youth journey toward a mature faith

MTV scraps gender-specific...

on April 10, 2017 by

This could severely effect female nominees in the future,”. “We already know that women are severely underrepresented in many categories

Lent Questions Day 37

on April 10, 2017 by

by George Lockhart

Making Sure Kids Know the Gospel

on April 10, 2017 by

A Gospel Catechism for Teenagers

Why Our Teens Dont Know They Need...

on April 10, 2017 by

Kristen Hatton

The Highs and Lows of Teens’...

on April 9, 2017 by

Teens’ use of the photo-sharing service Instagram has both risks and benefits, a new study suggests. Frequent use was linked to a…

Sexual Abuse May Cause Early...

on April 9, 2017 by

A new study finds that girls with a history of sexual abuse entered puberty eight to 12 months earlier than those who…

What’s Hot?

on April 9, 2017 by

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

Lent Questions Day 36

on April 8, 2017 by

by George Lockhart

Flashbach: SCREENAGERS (Official...

on April 8, 2017 by

A film by physician Delaney Ruston, explores the affect of extended teen cell phone use and internet gaming on adolescent …

Flashback Video: Teens Gave Up...

on April 8, 2017 by

What Happened When 9 Teens Gave Up Their Cellphones For A Week

Flashback: Digital Cold Turkey

on April 8, 2017 by

Students Give Up Phones as Part of Today Show Television Episode

Hilarious Video Shows How Social...

on April 7, 2017 by

The pitfalls of trying to get engaged in the Valencia-tinted Age of Instagram

Lent Questions Day 35

on April 7, 2017 by

George Lockhart

Half of US working families are...

on April 7, 2017 by

1 in 3 Americans (31 percent) don’t have at least $500 set aside to cover an unexpected emergency expense

What Graduating Seniors Show You...

on April 6, 2017 by

by Andy Blanks

Danger In The Front Seat

on April 6, 2017 by

3 Major Mistakes Young People Make Behind the Wheel

Lent Questions Day 34

on April 6, 2017 by

George Lockhart

How Will Canadian Marijuana...

on April 5, 2017 by

They believe that it will keep marijuana out of the hands of minors. What do you think?

Winning The Hearts Of Students

on April 5, 2017 by

We choose the easy route and appease students, giving them their requests. It makes life easier, at least in the moment

Lent Questions Day 33

on April 5, 2017 by

George Lockhart

Lent Questions Day 32

on April 5, 2017 by

GL

Dealing With Disruptive Kids In...

on April 4, 2017 by

By Walt Mueller

What Happens In An Internet Minute...

on April 4, 2017 by

The statistics are mind-boggling and put in perspective how scalable platforms have taken over the world

Pope Warns Against ‘False&...

on April 4, 2017 by

Don’t let yourselves be led astray by this false image of reality! Be the protagonists of your history; decide your own future

‘I’m sorry. I Was...

on April 3, 2017 by

He called the sheriff’s offices for both counties and told them “they needed to get him off the road before he hit…

Lent Questions Day 31

on April 3, 2017 by

George Lockhart

Boy 14 Charged In Facebook Live&...

on April 3, 2017 by

CPD arrested 1st of several juvenile offenders in Facebook sexual assault incident

Most Teens Who Abuse Opioids First...

on April 2, 2017 by

Most American teenagers who abuse opioid drugs first received the drugs from a doctor, a new study finds

Synthetic Pot Linked to Risky Sex,...

on April 2, 2017 by

Teens who use synthetic pot are at a heightened risk for violent behavior, risky sex and abuse of other drugs, a U.S….

What’s Hot?

on April 2, 2017 by

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

Lent Questions Day 30

on April 1, 2017 by

GL

Black Lives Matter Students Get...

on April 1, 2017 by

‘I don’t deal in demands’

Lent Questions Day 29

on March 31, 2017 by

George Lockhart

My 16-Year-Old Wants Instagram&...

on March 31, 2017 by

Where kids actually adopt their values

Transgender “Privacy”...

on March 31, 2017 by

NC Keeps Core of HB2 Sexual Privacy Law While Ending Sports Boycott

‘Good Girl’ Poster For...

on March 31, 2017 by

Stanton prom dress message draws sharp criticism, national attention

Equip Parents/Grandparents To Be...

on March 30, 2017 by

There comes a point when their children/grandchildren need to learn to grow in their own walk with Jesus; they can not just…

Encouraging Parents

on March 30, 2017 by

What can we do to encourage the dads and moms who bring their children in our clubs?

Lent Questions Day 28

on March 30, 2017 by

George Lockhart

Lent Questions Day 27

on March 29, 2017 by

George Lockhart

Gamer’s Death Pushes Risks of...

on March 29, 2017 by

Anytime they leave their computers, they risk having followers peel away to another channel. The resulting lifestyle is often unhealthy, requiring long…