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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

Flashback: “Riverdale”...

on November 4, 2018 by

but there needs to be a balance of the real-world issues…beyond the fantastical and downright inappropriate

Sabrina’ Underage Orgy Scene On...

on November 4, 2018 by

This content is not appropriate for anyone, but especially not for the teen audience it target

When Kids Give Up Pot, Their...

on November 3, 2018 by

Marijuana use in adolescents is associated with reduced neurocognitive functioning, but when adolescents stop using the drug, their verbal learning and memory…

Many Teens Are ‘Sextortion’...

on November 3, 2018 by

Parents of teens can add “sextortion” to the list of things to worry about, because a new study shows that 5 percent…

More College Students Seeking...

on November 3, 2018 by

Anxiety, depression and panic attacks are sending U.S. college students to mental health clinics in record numbers

For The Girls…Investing In...

on November 2, 2018 by

If only we as Christian ladies spent as much time on beautifying our spirit as much as we spend beautifying our bodies!

Digital Radio Theatre: The Legend...

on November 2, 2018 by

But few hear the story of the condemnation that dragged him outside America to a life in chains and what he discovered…

The Forgotten, Epic Adventure Of...

on November 2, 2018 by

The Pilgrim Fathers built the cornerstone for a nation dedicated to faith, freedom, and thankfulnes

Father Kills Gunman At McDonald&...

on November 1, 2018 by

“Because I can only imagine how it would’ve went if he wasn’t armed,” “We might not be here having this interview.”

Find Your School/Campus Discover...

on November 1, 2018 by

Find school, get trained, reach the youth of your city!

Homeschooling could be the smartest...

on November 1, 2018 by

Here are 5 reasons why

FREE DVD: One Nation Under God

on November 1, 2018 by

One Nation Under God, celebrates and explains the crucial role that God has played in America’s founding and development

The Benefits Of Trust And...

on October 30, 2018 by

Teen anxiety and depression more likely in kids who don’t trust or communicate with parents

Flashback: Why Youth Stay In Church...

on October 30, 2018 by

It is converted students who go on to love Jesus and serve the church.

Just Witnessing School Violence...

on October 30, 2018 by

For middle school students, witnessing school violence can be as bad as being bullied

What Is The Real Impact Of Violent...

on October 30, 2018 by

“ cannot ignore the comprehensive reviews that indicate violent game play has a significant effect on aggressive behavior, affect, cognition and empathyacross…

Processing The Tragedy Of School...

on October 29, 2018 by

We know this is not easy, so we’ve put together a few next-step resources you can utilize.

In The Darkness Of Death, Where Do...

on October 29, 2018 by

That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Saviour…

Another Tragedy…. School...

on October 29, 2018 by
Walt Mueller

How Can We Love The Next Shooter...

on October 29, 2018 by

Do you see the kid over in the corner, alone? He could likely be our next shooter. He needs a friend. He…

How to Engage Culture With Your...

on October 29, 2018 by

Jesus did not remove his disciples from the world but intentionally sent them into it

Parents Can Curb Kids’...

on October 28, 2018 by

Parents who are worried about their kids being materialistic can curb these tendencies by fostering gratitude for the things and people in…

40 Reasons To Avoid Adultery

on October 28, 2018 by

The enemy delights in targeting pastors and other leaders

Johnny Depp Booted From ‘...

on October 28, 2018 by

“I think Jack Sparrow will be his legacy. It’s the character he dresses up in to visit children in hospitals

Teens Are Being Bullied ...

on October 27, 2018 by

Harassment on the platform can be uniquely cruel, and for many it feels like there’s no escape

How To Use Technology To Connect...

on October 27, 2018 by

Ask the Gen Zers what they are using. Then, develop a digital strategy that will help your church

Tensions With My Senior Pastor

on October 27, 2018 by

You making an effort to show him that you support HIM will show him that he has your loyalty

The 5 Love Languages And Your Teen

on October 27, 2018 by

After more than 20 years of marriage and family counseling, I am convinced there are only five basic languages of love

Book: Your Teenager Is Not Crazy

on October 27, 2018 by

Understanding Your Teen’s Brain Can Make You a Better Parent

The 2018 Streamy Awards

on October 27, 2018 by

A celebration of digital content creators was broadcast live on YouTube

Satanic Temple Responds To Murder...

on October 26, 2018 by

I’m sure it will be established that these girls held no active role in any established form of religious Satanism

2 Girls Planning To Kill Students...

on October 26, 2018 by

The 11- and 12-year-old girls were Satan worshipers and were going to drink blood, eat flesh then planned to kill themselves

When Teens Are Out Of Control

on October 26, 2018 by

Yeah, I know we are supposed to love the kids…But what if they’re being a real pain?

Being Trustworthy Leader

on October 26, 2018 by

4 Traits of a Trustworthy Leader

Wise Words For Busy People

on October 25, 2018 by

Ever had a busy season in your life?  I’ve found that this fall has been an extremely busy time

Developmental Appropriateness Of A...

on October 25, 2018 by

7 questions to help you

$9B In Halloween Spending

on October 25, 2018 by

A wide range of Halloween toys that appeal to the whole famil….all the way up to teens and tweens

Boys Birthday Party Ruined By No...

on October 24, 2018 by

Sometimes this happens with our kids in youth group

Ministering To Your Grandkids

on October 24, 2018 by

4 Things I want to be for my grandkids

The Parent Your 18 Plus Kid Needs...

on October 24, 2018 by

Your 18-plus kid needs you to be today and going forward, consider these 3-crucial parenting pivots

Snapchat not Number one Teen...

on October 23, 2018 by

According to Piper Jaffray’s recent bi-annual teen survey, Instagram is the #1 platform for teens, beating Snapchat.

Boy Dies While Playing ‘...

on October 23, 2018 by

Tia Bodkins is urging parents to monitor their children’s online activity after the death of her 11-year-old son Carson

Video Of High School Student Using...

on October 23, 2018 by

Why school officials have not disciplined a student seen using a racial slur in a video posted on social media.

Growing Up With Alexa

on October 22, 2018 by

The first four words my toddler understood were “mom,” “dad,” “cat” and “Alexa.”

The Ugly Sides Of Instagram

on October 22, 2018 by

Let’s talk about two elements, porn and cyberbullying

Witches Outnumber Presbyterians In...

on October 22, 2018 by

Pew Research Center…discovering that  1 to 1.5 million people, identify as Wicca or Pagan

Now Uninstalled Apps Can Track You

on October 22, 2018 by

If it seems as though the app you deleted last week is suddenly popping up everywhere, it may not be mere coincidence

What is the reason for our troubles...

on October 21, 2018 by

The cultural narrative pushes the expectation and pursuit of pleasure and the total avoidance of pain and difficulty

Why Rites Of Passage Are Clutch

on October 21, 2018 by

It is only in looking backwards that I can understand that these rites were not in place to torture me; they were…

How To Get Your Kids To Do What You...

on October 21, 2018 by

Practical faith is something that is caught, not taught

Criminals Target Children During...

on October 20, 2018 by

Women are subjected to sexual assault and rape. Children too

Racist “Gas Station Gail”

on October 19, 2018 by

The manager of a station called the police on a group of children and parents who had stopped in to purchase drinks

Unvaccinated Child Dies From The...

on October 19, 2018 by

Unvaccinated child dies from the flu in Florida first pediatric deaths of the flu season

Movie: ‘Halloween’

on October 19, 2018 by

Thursday night preview $10 million

Morality: What Teens Believe

on October 18, 2018 by

23 percent of Millennials believe each individual is his or her own moral authority

Missing Wisconsin Teen, 13, Is In...

on October 18, 2018 by

Two days after her parents’ mysterious death, Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs remained “endangered”

How To Keep The Next Generation in...

on October 17, 2018 by

5 Ways On How To Keep the Next Generation in Church

Pastor’s Kids

on October 17, 2018 by

It can be so important for students to see you interact with your kids and be an example of the type of…

Lawnmower Parents And Snowflake...

on October 17, 2018 by

We are creating a generation that has no idea what to do when they actually encounter struggle

Phantom Community… Belonging?

on October 15, 2018 by

We have moved from being in community to having a sense of community

Pornography Is Destructive

on October 15, 2018 by

How to have an impact for conversations  with students about porn