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Brace Yourself, Change Is Coming

on April 24, 2018 by

Sporadic attendance is becoming the norm.

10 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR TEENS

on April 24, 2018 by

Youth ministry “success” can be measured in different ways. But, numbers don’t always tell us the whole story…and without the whole story,…

Teen Takes Mom To Prom Because She...

on April 24, 2018 by

She missed the opportunity to attend her own high school prom, as she was caring for Nassir, a toddler at the time

My Kids Can’t Stop Playing...

on April 23, 2018 by

Should Parents be Concerned?

Youth workers And Teens A ...

on April 23, 2018 by

Walt Mueller

College Drinking Culture

on April 23, 2018 by

College Drinking Culture In Spain, Argentina, And The USA: An Examination Of Impulsivity, College Alcohol Beliefs, And Alcohol Outcomes

What’s Hot?

on April 22, 2018 by

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

More Young Adults Living With Their...

on April 22, 2018 by

According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 33% of 25-29 year olds lived with their parents or grandparents in…

Over 80% Of Teenagers Prefer iPhone...

on April 22, 2018 by

Eighty-two percent of teens of teens currently own an iPhone, according to Piper Jaffray’s “Teens Survey,” which questions thousands of kids across…

Teens Are Using ‘Fortnite&...

on April 20, 2018 by

This dude asked his girl to prom on fortnite… idk if I’m impressed or disappointed

I Almost Lost My Sons To ‘...

on April 20, 2018 by

How addictive it appears to be. Over spring break I noticed that my sons were waking up before 6 am. to get…

Transgender Youth At Higher Risk Of...

on April 20, 2018 by

New research finds that transgender and gender-nonconforming youth are diagnosed with mental health conditions much more frequently than young people who identify…

More Risks for Young Drivers

on April 19, 2018 by

Driving Remains a Dangerous Activity for Today’s Youth

Can We Talk?

on April 19, 2018 by

The sad reality is that many teens face hurt and despair in their lives. As you develop deep relationships with the students…

7 Elementary School Students Cut...

on April 19, 2018 by

“…When a child is trying to take their life because other students are picking on them, I think that is an emergency,”

Unwritten Rule For Parents That...

on April 18, 2018 by

Adults have made children a priority, however, there is an unintended consequence. Let me explain

Smartphone Use Tied To Anxiety,...

on April 18, 2018 by

Overuse of smart phones is just like any other type of substance abuse.

Over 3,300 Android Apps Improperly...

on April 18, 2018 by

They may be violating a US law protecting kids’ privacy

Flashback: Principal Dress Codes &...

on April 17, 2018 by

men are sexually distracted ( need to control your eyes)  “ladies should cover up” rather than be considered sex objects

Quebec: High School Relaxes Dress...

on April 17, 2018 by

Students say school rules should not unfairly restrict girls’ clothing

#Bracott Lizzy Martineez

on April 17, 2018 by

Lizzy Martinez, 17, was reprimanded by school officials at Braden River High School for not wearing a bra

Far too Many Youth Workers Want To...

on April 16, 2018 by

Remember the teenagers who need you now. They’re not your training ground; they’re your mission field. Be faithful in the little things…

Energizing Your Family’s...

on April 16, 2018 by

Energizing Your Family’s Spiritual Life: You Set the Pace Mark Holmen, a family ministry expert, tells a story about his days as…

Sex Traffickers Are Using Social...

on April 16, 2018 by

Making it easier than ever for pimps to target, groom and sell your children, top law-enforcement officials say

Inside New York’s Silent Sex...

on April 16, 2018 by

Taking kids who are in need of help, preying upon that need, developing a relationship and then turning against them and turning…

What’s Hot

on April 16, 2018 by

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

Creating An Inviting Culture

on April 14, 2018 by

Summer Camp Is The Linch Pin

How To Create An Inviting Culture&...

on April 14, 2018 by

Use Social Media Strategically

Flashback: Anxious Teenagers

on April 14, 2018 by

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

Hard To Reach Students

on April 13, 2018 by

Most hard-to-reach students aren’t actually that hard to reach; we just need to put in a little extra effor

Simplify Your Communication To...

on April 13, 2018 by

Phil Bel

Top 3 qualities I’m looking For...

on April 13, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee

The Death Of “The Great...

on April 12, 2018 by

51% of church goers do not know what the “The Great Commission” is. Take that in for a moment, the average “Christian”…

‘Child-Shaming’ Trend

on April 12, 2018 by

Parents punishing children on social media

Flashback: Digital Heroin

on April 12, 2018 by

How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies

Need Help Recruiting

on April 11, 2018 by

Don’t Miss These 3 Great Recruiting Ideas

Instagram Nametags, Its clone Of...

on April 11, 2018 by

New feature called Nametags that lets you create a special image that people can scan with the Instagram Stories camera to follow…

Youtube Is Improperly Collecting...

on April 11, 2018 by

A coalition of more than 20 consumer advocacy groups contends that YouTube is collecting and profiting from the personal information of young…

10 Apps Teens Are Using That...

on April 10, 2018 by

Burn Book — Post anonymous rumors about people through audio messages, tests, and photos

Flashback: 9 Ways Your Kid Will Be...

on April 10, 2018 by

By default, every device that connects kids to the internet also connects kids to porn

Flashback: How To Protect Your Kids...

on April 10, 2018 by

Everyone knows that porn is ubiquitous online, a danger to be aware of and avoid vigilantly

Flashback: Porn And 10 Year Olds

on April 10, 2018 by

One In 10 Visitors To Graphic Porn Sites Are Under 10 Years Old

Church Planting as Youth Ministry...

on April 9, 2018 by

Two Views of the Role of Youth in the Mission of the Church

Church Planting as Youth Ministry....

on April 9, 2018 by

An ongoing column which draws together insights from two crucial spheres of ministry: youth ministry and church planting

Uk: Why Generation Z Become...

on April 9, 2018 by

Even fewer spoke about other church youth activities or specific courses on Christianity popular in England like Alpha or Christianity Explored

Kids, Smartphone Addiction…...

on April 8, 2018 by

According to a January 2018 poll of parents, 47% think their children are addicted to their smartphone device

Parental Control Mobile apps Might...

on April 8, 2018 by

“The takeaway here is that parents should not treat parental control apps as a magic bullet to keep their teens safe online,”

On Netflix And Teenagers

on April 8, 2018 by

On Netflix, a Growing Wave of Shows for and About Teenagers

Virtual Reality and Negative Health...

on April 8, 2018 by

58% Of Parents Concerned About Negative Health Effects In Children Using Virtual Reality

 

Childhood Friendships Tied To...

on April 7, 2018 by

Boys who spend more time with friends tend to have lower blood pressure and lower BMI as men

Cutting, Self-Harm Greatly Raise...

on April 7, 2018 by

Teenagers  diagnosed with a “self-harm” injury, the risk of suicide in the next year was nearly 27 times higher than the U.S

uK: Children In School Uniforms...

on April 7, 2018 by

In  a decade London hospitals have gone from treating men in their twenties for knife and gun wounds to children still in their…

Book: Why Should the Devil Have All...

on April 6, 2018 by

Larry Norman and the Perils of Christian Rock

What Pastors Need To Know About ...

on April 6, 2018 by

The death of Christianity in America has been announced many times—and yet Christianity continues to thrive

Flashback: Facebook ‘No Place...

on April 6, 2018 by

More than 100 child health experts are urging Facebook to withdraw an app aimed at under-13s

Apathy And Lack Of Commitment In...

on April 5, 2018 by

Do These 4 Things

Daughters Should Know…

on April 5, 2018 by

8 Things Every Father Must Teach His Daughter

Protecting Your Daughter Through...

on April 5, 2018 by

Here are 3 ways a protective father can see his daughter through

Are Called Into Youth Ministry?

on April 4, 2018 by

How Do You Know if You Are Called Into Youth Ministry?

5 Ways To Reach Apathetic Teenagers

on April 4, 2018 by

How to appeal to the students in your youth group who just don’t seem to care.

Cheaper 2018 iPad Is A Steal For...

on April 4, 2018 by

Apple’s new iPad may be aimed at schools but it’s also a great deal for consumers.

3 Investments you can make to have...

on April 3, 2018 by

No investment in yourself, your family and friends or others outside of your ministry, you will find yourself with a potentially broken…

Is Your Ministry Informational Or...

on April 3, 2018 by

Here are a few ideas to take your ministries from informational to transformational:

He Is Risen…Mom Tased Teen...

on April 3, 2018 by

Teen needed to wake up for church on Easter. His mother tased him

Tinder And Instagram Are ...

on April 2, 2018 by

Dating apps are giving us too many options, and other apps give us an excuse to be “psychologically gone.”

The Power Of A Story In Evangelism

on April 2, 2018 by

Sharing my own story through listening first

How To Lead When Your Not In Charge

on April 2, 2018 by

Learning to cultivate influence without authority is foundational to navigate culture today

 

He Is Risen! …

on April 1, 2018 by

Resurrection song

It’s Getting Easier For Teens...

on April 1, 2018 by

WITH ACCESS TO more audiences, channels, today’s kids can achieve stardom before graduating high school

 

Teens Sexting Not What You Think

on April 1, 2018 by

Sorry New York Times, sexting is NOT normal for teens, and should not be celebrated

What’s Hot?

on March 31, 2018 by

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

Parental Conflict Can Cause...

on March 31, 2018 by

Children who regularly witness parental conflict may be sustaining lasting harm to their emotional processing abilities.

Smoking Tied To Higher Risk Of...

on March 31, 2018 by

A young person smoking at least 10 cigarettes a day increases the risk of psychosis when compared to non-smoking young people.

Pressures For Perfection Pt1. ...

on March 30, 2018 by

What is known is that smart, successful, gifted teens are committing suicide in increasing numbers

Pressures For Perfection Pt 2. ...

on March 30, 2018 by

This 16-year-old’s suicide letters are a cry for help and a national call for change

Pressures For Perfection Pt 3

on March 30, 2018 by

Internet a ‘Lord of the Flies’: Teen suicide rise started after Instagram, Snapchat began

Is Your Student Ministry As Healthy...

on March 29, 2018 by

Here are 6 areas of health that need to be in top condition

The Scary Truth About What’s...

on March 29, 2018 by

The increase in depression and suicide rate correlates to the iPhones being released.

Sexual Harassment Training After...

on March 29, 2018 by

After getting complaints from teachers about being sexually harassed, not by their co-workers, but by their students

R Kelly: New Sexual Allegations...

on March 28, 2018 by

R. Kelly’s ex-girlfriend alleges singer ‘trained’ 14-year-old girl to be his ‘sex pet’

Creating An Inviting Culture: Pt1

on March 28, 2018 by

Do A Student Lead Series

Creating An Inviting Culture: Pt2

on March 28, 2018 by

Take A Good, Hard Look At Your Service

The Missions Relationship Factor

on March 28, 2018 by

What does the Mission Relationship Factor do for your church?

Prince’s Cause Of Death…...

on March 27, 2018 by

For those unfamiliar, fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is said to be 50 times more powerful than heroin

District Arms tTeachers With Rocks...

on March 27, 2018 by

Arming teachers and students with buckets of rocks in what the superintendent says would be a last resort should an armed intruder…

Utah Passes America’s First &...

on March 27, 2018 by

We are refusing to let them learn the lessons of self-reliance and problem-solving that they will need to be successful as adults.

Why Tiesto Thinks The Album Is Dead

on March 26, 2018 by

“People don’t have the attention span anymore to listen to whole albums,” he says. “The album used to be a journey, and…

Parenting Middle Schoolers

on March 26, 2018 by

More Than Just Surviving This Transitional Phase

Digital Life By The Minute…...

on March 26, 2018 by

An In-Depth Look at Constant Connectivity…and What It’s Costing

One Key Trait All Great Parents...

on March 26, 2018 by

Patience is Christian parents’ greatest need. Here are six areas of parenting where I’ve learned (and am learning) to exercise patience.

Power Of Grandparents

on March 26, 2018 by

Intergenerational is cultural

Teen Suicide Is Soaring

on March 25, 2018 by

Although black kids kill themselves less often than white youth do, the rate of increase was higher — 77%.

Kindergarten Kids Start Caring...

on March 25, 2018 by

Long before kids are old enough to start collecting “likes” on social media, they do appear to care what others think about…

March For Our Lives Could Be The...

on March 25, 2018 by

From Washington D.C. to Paris, young voices resound in protest against gun violence

Gen-Z Relieved to Escape Their...

on March 24, 2018 by

Gen Z are relieved when placed in a situation where they are unable to access their smartphones for several weeks

Social Media At 10 Reduce Wellbeing...

on March 24, 2018 by

Increased time spent on social media at age 10 and reduced wellbeing in later adolescence—but only among girls.

1 In 3 Young Adults Ride With...

on March 24, 2018 by

one-third of young adults report having been in a vehicle with a driver impaired by alcohol or drugs, a new study finds.

Book: Wired Child: Reclaiming...

on March 23, 2018 by

A practical guide to building your child’s bond with family and fostering school success amid the allure of digital screens

The Tech Industry’s War On Kids

on March 23, 2018 by

How psychology is being used as a weapon against children

Six Tips for Planning Your Youth...

on March 23, 2018 by

Todd Jones