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4 Views On Talking To Teenagers...

on February 16, 2019 by

It reflects the thoughts, experiences, and practical advice of four in-the-trenches youth workers, who have spent years having these conversations

Facial Recognition At Taylor Swift ...

on February 16, 2019 by

Surveillance at concerts is just the beginning, as fears grow around an unregulated, billion-dollar industry

Book: ‘In The Closet Of The...

on February 15, 2019 by

Eighty per cent of priests working at the Vatican are gay, although not necessarily sexually active

Abuse Of Faith

on February 15, 2019 by

Investigation reveals 700  victims of southern Baptist  sexual abuse over 20 years

The SBC Sex Abuse Crisis

on February 15, 2019 by

There is a BIG difference between privacy and secrecy

Love Is

on February 14, 2019 by

Love is to be celebrated but not worshiped. It is easy in our culture to worship a quality that is not a…

Teens Editing Themselves

on February 14, 2019 by

A photo series has shown the lengths some young people go to to edit their appearance before posting pictures on social media

Flashback: Plastic Surgery To Look...

on February 14, 2019 by

“A new phenomenon called ‘Snapchat dysmorphia’ Patients are seeking out surgery to help them appear like the filtered versions of themselves,

Youth Workers Remain Strong

on February 13, 2019 by

Without an anchor, we drift along with the prevailing winds of the spirit of the times. Without a stake in the ground…

Why We Ought To Reimagine Youth...

on February 13, 2019 by

If we don’t reach our kids with the gospel by middle school, we have already lost our chance

Teen Convicted In Text Suicide Case...

on February 13, 2019 by

Involuntary manslaughter conviction where an absent defendant, with words alone, encouraged another person to commit suicide

Grammys 2019 And Drake’s Speech

on February 11, 2019 by

Complete winners list

Battle Ready?

on February 11, 2019 by

George Lockhart

Attracting Millennials To Church

on February 11, 2019 by

By embracing technology, we are able to intimately and intentionally connect

Inside The Weird World Of YouTuber...

on February 10, 2019 by

What’s it like to have millions of fans when you’re 10? What’s it like to have thousands of people insult or adore…

Chris Pratt Slammed For Attending...

on February 10, 2019 by

Hillsong Church Senior pastor Brian Houston the church does “not affirm a gay lifestyle.” No “gay people in positions of leadership,”

What’s Hot

on February 10, 2019 by

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

Witches of the social media...

on February 9, 2019 by

Meet three witches who believe the social media era is transforming the way people view witchcraft

Tom Brady Jokes Superstitious Wife

on February 9, 2019 by

Lol

Flashback: Witches Outnumber...

on February 9, 2019 by

Wicca, Paganism Growing ‘Astronomically’

Using Screens in The Dark Can...

on February 8, 2019 by

Preteens who look at a phone or television screen in the dark an hour before bed are at risk of not getting…

Supervised Aerobics May Hasten Teen...

on February 8, 2019 by

Teen athletes who sustained sports-related concussions recovered more quickly when they engaged in a supervised aerobic exercise regimen

Many Parents Conflicted About...

on February 8, 2019 by

American parents aren’t sure whether their teen and young adult children should be prescribed opioid painkillers, and many don’t know there are…

Parents who study with kids promote...

on February 6, 2019 by

This means that student success isn’t determined by genetics, but by parenting

13-Year-Old Boy Committed Suicide...

on February 6, 2019 by

Martin was tormented on the school bus over his weight, glasses and braces in the months leading to his death

Flashback: How to Quit Porn

on February 6, 2019 by

Six essential steps

Book: Meet Generation Z

on February 5, 2019 by

Understanding and Reaching the New Post-Christian World

Gen Z, “Snackable Content” &...

on February 5, 2019 by

Here are some things our teams come up with and ministering to GenZ

Obesity-Related Cancers Rising...

on February 5, 2019 by

If the obesity epidemic continues, fat-sensitive cancers will explode in the years to come

Going Deeper….

on February 4, 2019 by

“If you know me, you know I…. but if you reallyknew me, you’d know…”I gave them an example

The Source For Youthministry And...

on February 4, 2019 by

We’ve amped up the amount of new content we’re adding to each site! Mobile friendly and easier to navigate

High School Crowd Sings National...

on February 4, 2019 by

The recording of the national anthem wasn’t able to play before North Polk and Roland-Story tipped off,” reps for the station wrote….

The Benefits Of Continuing With...

on February 3, 2019 by

Success in student ministry doesn’t always happen while they are students in your program. It often happens years later. That is why…

Bivocational Youth Ministry

on February 3, 2019 by

Being a bivocational youth ministry worker comes with a unique set of challenges—like two bosses, two workplace

“How do I build my Ministry If I...

on February 3, 2019 by

“How did you steward what I gave you faithfully?”

Same-Gender Friendships Key To...

on February 2, 2019 by

Skills such as stability, assertiveness, intimacy, and social competence–that correspond most closely to the skills needed for success in adult romantic relationships.

Screen Time Inhibits Toddler...

on February 2, 2019 by

kids 2-5 years old who engage in more screen time received worse scores in developmental screening tests

What’s Hot?

on February 2, 2019 by

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

Disturbing Cultural Trends...

on February 1, 2019 by

Part 1

Disturbing Cultural Trends...

on February 1, 2019 by

Part 2

Stop Yelling A Your Kids

on February 1, 2019 by

3 Ways to Avoid Yelling at Your Kids

Infringing Desires

on January 31, 2019 by

By: George Lockhart

“Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’”

‭‭Matthew‬…

Beyond The Scrolling…...

on January 31, 2019 by

Seeing the deeper longings behind teenagers and social media

What Teenagers Need From Us More...

on January 31, 2019 by

Our kids need a wall of support that doesn’t withdraw or abandon them. Even when they withdraw from us—

Book: Growing With

on January 31, 2019 by

Access a wealth of tools to help you nurture faith and family relationships when you preorder Growing With

Redeeming Love For Run-Down Parents

on January 30, 2019 by

Multiple times during any particular week, this season often feels overwhelming, stressful, and just hard.

How Hard It Is to Parent a Teen?

on January 30, 2019 by

I need to be honest about how there are times when I don’t even recognize my own children and how lonely that…

Beware The Idol Of Parenting...

on January 30, 2019 by

“Ultimately, when we worship parenting success and achievement, we find our worth in….what our children accomplish.”

Helping Student Athletes Win On And...

on January 29, 2019 by

How to Help Your Student Athletes Win On and Off the Field

5 Dangerous Apps Parents Don’t...

on January 29, 2019 by

Parenting a teen has never been an easy feat, but in today’s digital age, tracking a teen’s behavior has become almost impossible

Kevlar-Covered Bulletproof Backpack...

on January 29, 2019 by

An Israeli company with ties to the country’s military has released a Kevlar-covered backpack to protect students

Parents Can Now Monitor Teens With...

on January 28, 2019 by

Runaways, kids doing drugs or skipping school, or teenagers getting mixed up with the wrong crowd

Live Your Life Offline, Pope Tells...

on January 28, 2019 by

“It is not enough to be connected all day long. To feel respected and asked to get involved, is greater than simply…

Exposing The Times’ Anti...

on January 28, 2019 by

It’s rare to see a major media outlet be so honest about its ideological bias

SAG Awards Winners

on January 28, 2019 by

Complete list

Games for Your Next Glow Night...

on January 27, 2019 by

5  more glow stick games

support for socialism “comes...

on January 27, 2019 by

Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus said

Nick Sandmann Speaks Out

on January 27, 2019 by

See a clip from Savannah Guthrie’s exclusive interview with Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann

Negative Experiences On Social...

on January 26, 2019 by

Using social media does not appear to reduce feelings of loneliness. In fact, it can make you feel more lonely

Millennials’ Depression Rise With...

on January 26, 2019 by

Millennials struggling with depression aren’t being helped by their use of  social media

Movie Violence Doesn’t Make Kids...

on January 26, 2019 by

PG-13 movies became more violent between 1985 and 2015, overall rates of murder and violence actually fell.

Gospel-Centered Parenting And...

on January 25, 2019 by

Continue to expose and free us from the faith-less, grace-less, law-heavy ways we parent, Father. Free us from over-stressing our kids and…

Podcast For Parents: Mom, Dad, What...

on January 25, 2019 by

Parents who want to give their kids a healthy view of sex centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ

Book Review: Mom, Dad, What’s Sex...

on January 25, 2019 by

Giving Your Kids a Gospel-Centered View of Sex and Our Culture is a treasure

Netflix’s “Sex Education”

on January 24, 2019 by

…is either addressing or exploiting—you decide—the subject that isn’t talked about much in most homes

Oscar Nominations 2019

on January 24, 2019 by

Full List

When Soccer Trumps Youth Group

on January 24, 2019 by

You know the drill. You get super fired up for a student ministry event your team has been planning….

How Enneagram Helped My Ministry

on January 22, 2019 by

You may be a skeptic or have confusion about the Enneagram and thats okay. These have just been a few ways the…

Note To My Younger Youth Worker...

on January 22, 2019 by

Ys

Note To My Younger Youth Worker...

on January 22, 2019 by

Ys

EIGHTH GRADE’ Film Discussion...

on January 20, 2019 by

Cpyu

“EIGHTH GRADE” FILM

on January 20, 2019 by

“EIGHTH GRADE” FILM: A YOUTHWORKER ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

Beyond The Scrolling…....

on January 20, 2019 by

Engagement Online Tells Us About Searching In Real Time

What’s Hot?

on January 19, 2019 by

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

Parents Often Unaware Of Kids’...

on January 19, 2019 by

When children are having suicidal thoughts, their parents may often be in the dark, a new study shows.

Teen Birth Control Use Up,...

on January 19, 2019 by

Today’s teens are better at using birth control when they first become sexually active, but many unexpected pregnancies still occur, new research…

2019 Youth Pastor Compensation...

on January 18, 2019 by

In my experience there are two big factors that drive people out of professional youth ministry…

2019 Youth Pastor Compensation...

on January 18, 2019 by

This is the second year that Dan has published the results of his massive, online survey of youth worker compensation

2019 Youth Pastor Compensation...

on January 17, 2019 by

This is the second year that Dan has published the results of his massive, online survey of youth worker compensation

 

Teens Who Attend Church Often Stop...

on January 17, 2019 by

Two-thirds of American Christian teenagers who regularly attend worship at a Protestant congregation for at least a year quit going for at…

Pot Altered The Brain After One...

on January 17, 2019 by

More teens are vaping pot because it seems safer

Teen Popularity

on January 17, 2019 by

How to help teens handle popularity and social media

Parents Sue District Over Bring...

on January 16, 2019 by

Students, have a First Amendment right to express a religious viewpoint to another student, including distribute flyers

Family Relationships Over Ministery

on January 16, 2019 by

Because I am in ministry, I’ve gotten my vocation mixed up with my relationships in Marriage, Children and God

Virtually Child Psychiatrist

on January 16, 2019 by

Remote video consults are helping pediatricians fill the gap in some communities

Teaching Your Kids Self Control

on January 15, 2019 by

“Choosing to do what you should do, not what you want to do.”

Hero Dad

on January 15, 2019 by

Mother of armed robber shot dead by man defending his children: ‘Why did he shoot him five times?

Tracking Phones?

on January 15, 2019 by

I gave a bounty Hunter $300.  He then located our phone

Want Grateful Kids?

on January 14, 2019 by

Consider owning less

‘Adulting Day’ For Students

on January 14, 2019 by

Teaching high school students responsibilities

Millennials The Burnout Generation?

on January 14, 2019 by

How millennials became the burn our generation

Social Media Linked With Depression...

on January 13, 2019 by

Connection between social media use and depressive symptoms in 14-year-olds, and that connection may be much stronger for girls than boys

Teens Who Hurt Themselves More...

on January 13, 2019 by

Teens who harm themselves are three times more likely to commit violent crimes than those who don’t, a new study reveals

What’s Hot?

on January 12, 2019 by

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

Gospel Lite In Youth Ministry

on January 8, 2019 by

The gospel is the announcement of grace for sinners through the life, death, resurrection, and eventual return of Jesus Christ

Join The Tech-Wise Family Challenge

on January 8, 2019 by

So over the 21 days of The Tech-Wise Family Challenge, we’ll all get to do some

You Can Lock Your Kid’s Phone...

on January 8, 2019 by

For parents who are worried their kids are ignoring their texts, one dad has developed a phone app to make it impossible

What Do Our Youth Need Most?

on January 7, 2019 by

A kid in pain… do I craft a lesson around emotional pain and how Jesus can be salve for…

Do “Something” In The New Year

on January 7, 2019 by

I don’t know if you are like me, but I enjoy blowing stuff up….

Aquaman

on January 7, 2019 by

It’s also a comic book movie where the heroes are truly heroic