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Talking With Our Kids About Katy...

on June 27, 2017 by

What will our kids hear from Katy this time around? More importantly, how can you talk with them about what they hear?

When Teens Regret What They Post

on June 27, 2017 by

Jonathan McKee

The Blockbusters Of 2017 (Part 2)

on June 27, 2017 by

A List of Summer’s Biggest Movies…and the Themes In Them

The Blockbusters Of 2017 (Part 1)

on June 27, 2017 by

Summer’s Biggest Movies…and the Themes in Them

Teen Student Drinking Declines, But...

on June 26, 2017 by

CDC report

7 Family Ministry Essentials

on June 26, 2017 by

A Strategy for Children’s and Student Ministry Leaders

Smaller Church Youth Ministry

on June 26, 2017 by

No Staff, No Money, No Problem! Small churches can have a big impact on the faith journey of their young people

GENERATION Z MINISTRY

on June 25, 2017 by

TOP 10 THINGS TO CONSIDER AS YOU START DOING GENERATION Z MINISTRY

4 BOOKS THAT ARE PERFECT FOR NEW...

on June 25, 2017 by

…how to disciple students after a decision?

5 GOALS EVERY YOUTH WORKER SHOULD...

on June 25, 2017 by

But it is important to have goals in your ministry and for you personally as the minister

What’s Hot?

on June 24, 2017 by

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

Most U.S. Teens Aren’t “Doing...

on June 24, 2017 by

Sex is everywhere in the media, and so you may be convinced that today’s teens are always looking to “hook-up.” But new…

Childhood Bullying Linked to...

on June 24, 2017 by

Childhood bullying may lead to long-lasting health consequences, impacting psychosocial risk factors for cardiovascular health

Volunteers:How to Find Them, Train...

on June 23, 2017 by

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry

Legal Pot And Car Crashes: Yes,...

on June 23, 2017 by

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

Transgenderism

on June 23, 2017 by

But at the same time, no one deserves special rights, protections, or privileges on the basis of their eccentricity

How To Set A Solid Calendar For The...

on June 22, 2017 by

A healthy ministry knows why it exists. It’s a ministry that knows that there are great ideas…but

Anti-Semitic Views: By Half Of...

on June 22, 2017 by

Almost 50 per cent of newly-arrived young Austrian Muslim migrants hold anti-Semitic views

The Rowdy World Of Rap’s New...

on June 22, 2017 by

SoundCloud rap is growing fast…

Aligning Next-Gen Ministries In...

on June 21, 2017 by

Part 1

Aligning Next-Gen Ministries In...

on June 21, 2017 by

Part 2

Aligning Next-Gen Ministries In...

on June 21, 2017 by

Part-3

Free Speech Has Been Sacrificed On...

on June 20, 2017 by

….in the name of political correctness

Teens Are Getting As Little...

on June 20, 2017 by

A significant majority of teenagers don’t get the recommended 60 minutes of exercise per day,

10 Big, Biblical Reasons Teens...

on June 20, 2017 by

Clearly a Biblically comprehensive case against smoking weed

Dad Convinces Thousands of Teens To...

on June 20, 2017 by

Kids as young as 7 are emailing him about their struggles with pornography! Yikes!

Parents Who Fight in Front of Kids...

on June 20, 2017 by

New study says arguing in front of kids may alter the way they think

Colorado Group Wants To Ban Sale Of...

on June 19, 2017 by

Retailers who sell a phone for use by a pre-teen…may face fines from $500 to $20,000

Youth Ministry Hazard

on June 19, 2017 by

We’re susceptible to the hazard of emotional affairs for many reasons

How To Use Your Head To Guard Your...

on June 19, 2017 by

A 3(D) Guide To Making Wise Media Choices – 10 Pack

“Tri-Parenting”

on June 19, 2017 by

Modern family: More courts allowing 3 parents of 1 child

What Does It Take To Be A Good...

on June 18, 2017 by

Interview with Josh McDowell

Dad And The Right Priorities

on June 18, 2017 by

I’ve been thinking a lot about my dad. At the end of his life he taught me a lot about “right priorities

Dads And Culture

on June 18, 2017 by

94% of teenagers ask the internet for advice before their Dads

How To Pass Your Faith To Your Kids

on June 18, 2017 by

God specifically places the responsibility for nurturing a child’s spiritual development on parents — not the church!

The Fear Of The Unknown

on June 17, 2017 by

Heidi Burns

6 Reasons Sarcasm Kills...

on June 17, 2017 by

By Shaunti Feldhahn

Inspiring Story Of Lynsi Snyder:...

on June 17, 2017 by

I’m a total In and Out Burger Fan. I’m even more a fan of the owner of In and Out, Lynsi Synder….

College Students, Poor Sleep Habits...

on June 16, 2017 by

College students with irregular patters of sleep and wakefulness also had lower grade point averages.

Overweight Kids Pay A Heavy Social...

on June 16, 2017 by

Overweight kids are excluded and ostracized by classmates in school more often than their thinner peers, new research indicates.

Struggling Moms Of Teens Can...

on June 16, 2017 by

Mothers who do not feel in control of their lives and who struggle with their teenage children can benefit from having a…

Managing Conflict In Youth Ministry

on June 15, 2017 by

10 Principles For Conflict Management

Killer Girlfriend Revealed…

on June 15, 2017 by

Girlfriend sent texts encouraging him to kill himself left a suicide note thanking her for her support

Getting Students Back Into Youth...

on June 15, 2017 by

4 tips for getting students to come back when they haven’t been in awhile

Helpful….. New Free Resources...

on June 14, 2017 by

We have posted some really helpful free resources in the last month or two. I wanted to highlight a few in case…

The #1 Surprising Thing Your Church...

on June 14, 2017 by

Gen Z is upon us and if we confuse these students with Millennials we’re going to miss out on connecting with them…

Teens And Adult Beverages

on June 13, 2017 by

The Good News and Bad News in Today’s Alcohol Trends

Health Tip: Graduating Teens, Take...

on June 13, 2017 by

Heading to college after high school graduation represents a big transition, including the need to take care of yourself

Cop Lets Stoned Driver Go, She...

on June 13, 2017 by

Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that drug intoxication was ethonal, cocaine and amphetamines in her system

Teens And Texts: Teen Urged...

on June 13, 2017 by

The blockbuster Suicide case exposes risks of teens text messaging.

Dad Interviewed His Daughter On The...

on June 13, 2017 by

Now She’s Graduating. This particular project is surely a reminder for us to look around and appreciate those we love today

Pornography: Necessary Talking...

on June 12, 2017 by

By Walt Mueller

Sex Attacks At Swedish Festivals...

on June 12, 2017 by

“All cases are reported to the police. It is young teenage girls who have been victims,”

Ramadan Rage 2017 Hits Grim...

on June 12, 2017 by

Including, women, children and families

Night Phone Use A Danger For...

on June 11, 2017 by

Adolescents’ late-night mobile phone use was directly linked to poor quality sleep, which subsequently led to poorer mental health outcomes, reduced coping,…

New Teen Drivers Face Triple The...

on June 11, 2017 by

Newly minted teen drivers in the United States have almost triple the risk of being involved in a deadly crash than adults,…

Witnessing Parental Psychological...

on June 11, 2017 by

Childhood exposure to parental psychological abuse appears to be more damaging to children’s future mental health than witnessing physical violence between parents

Teen Pregnancy Rates Drop As...

on June 10, 2017 by

Study: budget cuts to sex education classes may have contributed to lower rates of teenage pregnancy in England

4 Questions To Ask About Your...

on June 10, 2017 by

But as leaders we need to get used to knowing that every decision you make isn’t going to please everyone… and that’s…

Harvard Withdraws 10 Acceptances...

on June 10, 2017 by

The Facebook messaging group was at one point titled “Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens.”

Soon, iPhones Will Block Texts...

on June 9, 2017 by

Apple will introduce a new iPhone feature that will do away with that annoying — and dangerous — urge to look at…

5 Things All First Graders Have In...

on June 9, 2017 by

Life with a first grader is talkative, energetic and fun one. Remember, it’s just a phase. . . so don’t miss it.

79-Year-Old Grandma Does Keg Stand...

on June 9, 2017 by

“Everyone was egging her on and she was excited,” Munoz told Inside Edition. While partygoers were shocked, they all thought it was…

Dealing with Drug Problems

on June 8, 2017 by

Preventing and Treating Drug Abuse

Friendship More Important For...

on June 8, 2017 by

…our social circle has a greater impact on our health and well-being than family does, a new study finds

Ariel Winter’s Mother: ‘...

on June 8, 2017 by

Furious Ariel Winter calls estranged mother ‘toxic’ for publicly slamming actress for her racy outfits

New Generation Is Fighting For...

on June 8, 2017 by

‘lunacy’ of 60 professors signing letter backing students at Evergreen College who forced professor off campus who did not support ‘day…

Marijuana May Make Your Gums Go To...

on June 7, 2017 by

People who use it frequently twice as likely to have periodontal disease, researchers say

Study: Elite High Schools Breed...

on June 7, 2017 by

Rates are two to three times higher than national norms

Gen Z Power List: Meet The Brands,...

on June 7, 2017 by

From AwesomenessTV to Zendaya, these are the names to know

Please Don’t Copy This Student...

on June 6, 2017 by

It looks slick and successful.

Catch Them Doing It Right

on June 6, 2017 by

We realized that a lot of teachers, much like many parents, were so programmed to correct kids behavior that they had…

Facebook Developing ‘Talk,&...

on June 6, 2017 by

Social media powerhouse reportedly seeks to extend its reach to a younger demographic

Meet 16-Year-Old Baby Ariel,...

on June 6, 2017 by

How a Florida Teen Became Queen of Gen Z’s Favorite Video Platform—and a Top Brand Influencer

75% Of Black California Boys Don...

on June 5, 2017 by

3 of 4 African-American boys in California classrooms failed to meet reading and writing standards on the most recent round of testing,…

Pregnant Christian Teen Banned From...

on June 5, 2017 by

But there’s another value that’s gone unnoticed in all of this. That’s the value that effects the child

Bodybuilder Writes Honest Letter...

on June 5, 2017 by

She writes about the struggles she’s gone through in dealing with the body feature and how it’s affected her life since she…

More Than A Third Of Teenage Girls...

on June 4, 2017 by

Depression in many children appears to start as early as age 11. By the time they hit age 17, the analysis found,…

What’s Hot?

on June 4, 2017 by

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

Link Between Adolescent Lying And...

on June 4, 2017 by

Adolescents who have a greater tendency to lie to their parents are also more likely to start using alcohol at an earlier…

High School Says Pro-Life Club Is...

on June 3, 2017 by

– but here’s what they allow

Facebook’s Imperfect Fight...

on June 3, 2017 by

Her nude photos leaked online. Now she’s fighting back

Book: When Parenting Isn’t...

on June 3, 2017 by

Jim Daly

How To Deal With College Debt

on June 2, 2017 by

7 in 10 College students graduate with an average of $40,000 in debt

Student Debt Is Making Young People...

on June 2, 2017 by

That rising student debt is one factor that explains why young people get married later these days than in the past

Evergreen Evacuates Campus Due To ...

on June 2, 2017 by

…. will remain closed Friday

Snapchat Statatistics And Facts

on June 1, 2017 by

Get the full report here

5 Days of Snapchat Discover –...

on June 1, 2017 by

32% of all teens in US at the age 13 to 17 years old use Snapchat

13 Reasons Why … There is Hope

on June 1, 2017 by

This may be a GREAT video to rip and play for your students who are struggling. With all of the 13 Reasons…

How To Evaluate Your Youth Ministry

on May 31, 2017 by

Summer offers a good time for evaluation

THE REALITIES OF BEING A WOMAN IN...

on May 31, 2017 by

“I think I want to be a Youth Pastor,” My parents were quiet a moment and said, “That’s great. You just need…

Shame Youth Ministry And The Imago...

on May 31, 2017 by

Self-image is a complex beast. If we have a distorted image of ourselves it becomes very easy to fill our thoughts with…

‘Tinder For Teens’?

on May 30, 2017 by

The dark side of a teen app called ‘Yellow’

Why Is The Teenage Brain So...

on May 30, 2017 by

A neurobiologist explains

The Secret Online World Of British...

on May 30, 2017 by

How streaks, deep likes and ghosting define young lives

3 Leadership Hats You’ll Need...

on May 29, 2017 by

Does your church website have an online volunteer sign up process? Do you text your volunteers to stay in touch?…

Chicago Teens Getting Pregnant At...

on May 29, 2017 by

But the city’s teen pregnancy rate still eclipses the national average. There were 32 births per 1,000 females aged 15-19 in the…

Islam On Track To Overtake...

on May 29, 2017 by

Pew Research Center study projects Muslim population in America will double by 2050

Parents’ Digital Distractions...

on May 28, 2017 by

Low amounts, interruptions to parent-child time caused by digital technology are associated with child behavior problems

Psychologist Debunks Claim That...

on May 28, 2017 by

Fidget spinners have absolutely no scientific studies behind them…They’re a toy, not a treatment