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A Youth Minister’s Back-To-School...

on August 18, 2017 by

3 Things You Might Forget…getting ready for the new youth ministry year

5 Things….Before You Send...

on August 18, 2017 by

A college administrator offers counsel on coming of age and higher e

Thou Shalt Not Bail

on August 18, 2017 by

The bailing trend is an understandable byproduct of a busy culture. But is it Christian?

Baseball Player Sues Coach…...

on August 17, 2017 by

$150,000 from now-former baseball coach on the grounds that his repeated benching constituted a pattern of bullying and harassment.

Flashback: 5 Pitfalls To Your Youth...

on August 17, 2017 by

Christopher Wesley

Cyberbullies More Likely To Attempt...

on August 17, 2017 by

Cyberbullies are 20 percent more likely to attempt suicide than others, according to a report

Mom Critically Injured While Saving...

on August 16, 2017 by

“It was terrifying,’’ “You heard the tree fall and didn’t know what happened, and then you hear a baby scream.’’

Female Bodybuilder 25 Dies Of...

on August 16, 2017 by

Coroners listed “intake of bodybuilding supplements” as one of Hefford’s causes of death, along with the disorder

9th Grade Is A Year Of Awakening....

on August 16, 2017 by

Rediscover your ninth grader with fresh eyes, and empower them to rediscover who they are.

Fitness Blogger…Focusing On...

on August 15, 2017 by

Whenever I see a picture of me, the first things which catches my eyes are my FLAWS

The Empty Promise Of Stuff

on August 15, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

Warning: The 8 Crucial Social Media...

on August 15, 2017 by

Please don’t mess up in this area. It’s easier than you realize!

Flashback: At Age 6, Girls Already...

on August 15, 2017 by

Let’s Affirm Girls

4 Essential Aspects Of Addressing...

on August 14, 2017 by

We shouldn’t shy away from teaching what the Bible says about sexuality, but proclaim it with grace and love.

The Number One Lie The World Tells...

on August 14, 2017 by

Attacking the Lie of Individualism with Our Kids

The Number One Lie The World Tells...

on August 14, 2017 by

Cameron Cole

Student Ministries Game Plan For...

on August 13, 2017 by

Summer time has gone by very fast and the school year has started for schools across the country

Samaritan’s Purse Box From Boy...

on August 13, 2017 by

It all started in year 2000 when a young Tyrel Wolfe from Idaho filled a box for the Samaritan’s Purse…

Ministering To The Fatherless

on August 13, 2017 by

Podcast

What’s Hot?

on August 12, 2017 by

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

Obesity In Teen Years Tied To Colon...

on August 12, 2017 by

Overweight and obese teens in Israel had about a 53 percent higher risk for colon cancer as adults

Teens Are Most Bullied On Instagram...

on August 12, 2017 by

Instagram is the network of choice for cyberbullies in 2017, with Facebook close behind

Disney Sued For Collecting Private...

on August 11, 2017 by

Disney has been accused of collecting personal information about children before..fined $3 million

Are You In Charge Of Your Kids Or...

on August 11, 2017 by

Are You in Charge of Your Kids or Are They in Charge of You?

Flashback: Five Reasons My Daughter...

on August 11, 2017 by

Let me tell you five decisions my daughter made that gave her such a great college experience

Values: The Impact Of A Gap Year

on August 10, 2017 by

Many people choose to abandon their faith when unable to defend it against secular humanism and other misguided worldviews

Values: Why Kids Are Walking Away...

on August 10, 2017 by

Last weekend I met some people who are tackling this reality head on… and I think they’re onto something

Book: Youth Ministry 2027

on August 10, 2017 by

A New Vision for Youth Ministry in This Present Future

Facebook Pulls The Plug On Teen...

on August 9, 2017 by

The teen-only social network aimed to rival Snapchat when it was launched a year ago

God’s Big Picture: Tracing...

on August 9, 2017 by

Scripture is “one story,”..understand the exact nature of that storyline. God’s Kingdom: God’s People living in God’s Place under God’s Rule, and…

America Has A Tattoo Problem?

on August 9, 2017 by

About 1 in 5 Americans have tattoos, and among 18-29 year-olds the latest figures peg those with ink at 40%

National Grandparenting Conference...

on August 8, 2017 by

Grandparents who want to be inspired and equipped to pass their faith on to their grandchildren

Discipleship In A Digital World

on August 8, 2017 by

Social media has created a world where students are living alternative lives

Team, Disqualified For flipping The...

on August 8, 2017 by

The social media post resulting in the disqualification for the softball 2017 world championship

Building A Next-Level Volunteer...

on August 7, 2017 by

We all want long-term, invested volunteer leaders in our ministries. We want to build a connected and cohesive team, willing to follow…

Update…Miami MiddleSchool...

on August 7, 2017 by

He escaped a classmate killer’s hit-list. Now he’s a sworn Miami-Dade police officer

A Teacher…Just Saved Two Kids...

on August 7, 2017 by

A teacher’s nosiness on a plane just saved two kids from sexual abuse

The Facts About Online Predators...

on August 6, 2017 by

Talking to kids and teens about online predators gives them the tools they need to handle themselves in a web-based world

Flashback: 5 Ways To Retain Juniors...

on August 6, 2017 by

The number one thing you need to do is connect students to…

How Birth Order Affects Your...

on August 6, 2017 by

Sometimes as a parent, it can be helpful to understand “why they act the way they act

Smartphones..Possible Causes Of...

on August 5, 2017 by

Suicide rates for teenage girls are at a 40-year high. For boys aged 15 to 19 has increased more than 30%

Parents Sue School For Treating ...

on August 5, 2017 by

Cal civil rights law, prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender, biological..“gender identity and gender expression.”

9-Year-Old Applies For Alien...

on August 5, 2017 by

I have also seen the show Marvel Agents…I am great at video games. I can learn to think like an Alien

Get Your Youth Ministry Report Card...

on August 4, 2017 by

If you set goals it is time to evaluate how you did.

Praying For Our Kids

on August 4, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

Book: The Teen’s Guide To...

on August 4, 2017 by

21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World

Hearing Loss Rates Steady For U.S....

on August 3, 2017 by

Vaccine that prevents ear infections may have counterbalanced surge in headphone use, expert says

Teenage Clicks

on August 3, 2017 by

Facebook subsidiary Instagram has courted Snapchat fans with its own “Stories” feature

Is Social Media Causing Depression...

on August 3, 2017 by

The Darkside of social media

Book: Help Your Family Become Tech...

on August 2, 2017 by

gives a vision for a life of beauty, relationships, and creativity not enslaved to technology

Book: The Next Story..Faith, Family...

on August 2, 2017 by

“instant message” culture, many of us feel disconnected, and we question if all this technology is really good for our souls.

Book: 12 Ways Your Phone Is...

on August 2, 2017 by

Do You Control Your Phone — Or Does Your Phone Control You?

Teen Summer Bucket List Goes Viral

on August 1, 2017 by

Go to a party,Have sex, Give two blow jobs, 8 hoe pics for Instagram,Hook up with Jacob again,Get a boob hickey…

Dangerous Ties

on August 1, 2017 by

Are Today’s Troubles Linked to Tomorrow’s Tragedies?

Flashback: How To Evaluate Your...

on August 1, 2017 by

Summer offers a good time for evaluation

The Definitive List Of Volunteer...

on July 31, 2017 by

For any student ministry to be effective having dedicated and quality adult volunteers is essential

Young People Are Developing An...

on July 31, 2017 by

Confronting these is especially threatening to an entitled person because it violates their worldview of self-superiority

Top Questions To Ask College...

on July 31, 2017 by

The first 2 weeks in college is crucial. Students make key decisions about sex, drinking, and church or on-campus ministry.

Starting School Early May Impair...

on July 30, 2017 by

New research now suggests that the youngest pupils in each school year group could be at risk of worse mental health than…

2 Reasons You Should NOT Be...

on July 30, 2017 by

You might look at that title and raise an eyebrow. Isn’t independence what we are going for?

Lookout….”Smartphone...

on July 30, 2017 by

Honolulu becomes the first major U.S. city to pass legislation aimed at reducing injuries and deaths from “distracted walking.”

Low School Civic Education...

on July 29, 2017 by

Poor high school civics courses are contributing to the rise of political intolerance on campus

Study:Video-Games Still Do Not Harm...

on July 29, 2017 by

Another study has debunked the oft-repeated myth that violence in video games handicaps our ability to empathize

Middle School Madness

on July 29, 2017 by

After surviving seventh grade, you might be thinking, The end…it’s almost over. But don’t

Why I’m Still Doing Middle School...

on July 28, 2017 by

Marko

Son Of A Teen Mom To The World&...

on July 28, 2017 by

How Amazon founder Jeff Bezos went from the son of a teen mom to the world’s richest person

The 4 Types Of Students On Every...

on July 28, 2017 by

There are only 4 types of teenagers that go on mission trips. See if you can recognize them in their habitat

Mother Son Transition Transgender...

on July 28, 2017 by

A transgender mother and son from Detroit are transitioning together to become father and daughter.

Why Kids Choose Sports Over Your...

on July 27, 2017 by

Passing thoughts from a youth pastor leading a youth ministry while also balancing being a “sports dad” to two athletes of my…

Big 8th Grader Receives Multiple...

on July 27, 2017 by

Standing 6’4 and weighing in at 286, Jaheim Oatis has become one of the most sought after recruits in the SEC

Teacher Panhandles For Her...

on July 27, 2017 by

Making $35,000 a year, dig into her own pocket for supplies, spending around $2,000 to $3,000 a year

How Living Counter-Culturally Can...

on July 26, 2017 by

There are four ways we can inadvertently allow that to happen

Justin Bieber Is Starting His Own...

on July 26, 2017 by

‘You already know the reason’: Justin Bieber DENIES he cancelled remainder of tour to start a church as he grabs sushi in…

Third Of California Households Have...

on July 26, 2017 by

…..are at risk of financial ruin

Flashback: Chance…Black Boys...

on July 25, 2017 by

Chance also is an activist for justice, a voice of reason and a vivid reminder that young black men are worth fighting…

90 Hospitalized, Underage Drinking...

on July 25, 2017 by

“A ‘typical’ concert is around 20-30 transports. 60 would be very bad. We had 70 once and 90 last night,”

Flashback Statistics: Media Use By...

on July 25, 2017 by

“Young people average 2 hours a day listening to music”

Conservative Students Fear...

on July 25, 2017 by

Conservative students were particularly concerned about having their grades docked by professors and being criticized by classmates who find their opinions “offensive

Heavy Drinking In Teens Can Damage...

on July 24, 2017 by

Research looking at the effects of alcohol among young people found that heavy drinking can cause brain changes resulting in disastrous short-term…

25 Year Outcomes In Adolescents Who...

on July 24, 2017 by

A new study has found that teenagers who self-harm are more likely to experience substance abuse and psychosocial problems as adults

How To Monitor Your Kids Smartphone

on July 23, 2017 by

6 Ways to talk to your kid about smart phone monitoring

What’s Hot?

on July 23, 2017 by

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

Keeping The Spark In Your Marriage...

on July 23, 2017 by

Over time, every couple’s relationship can become predictable. Romance, sex, and even conversation can become routine or nonexistent

Study: Religious People More...

on July 22, 2017 by

Researchers at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium…

Bennington’s Suicide ‘Cowardly,...

on July 22, 2017 by

Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch Calls Chester Bennington’s Suicide ‘Cowardly,’ Clarifies Statement Later

The 20 Top-Selling Songs Of 2017,...

on July 22, 2017 by

Bruno Mars, the Chainsmokers, Justin Bieber, and Quavo each have two of the 20 bestselling songs of the first six months of…

Media Influence…

on July 21, 2017 by

It reveals what parental concerns regarding media influence in today’s world

Kids Listen Better When You Appeal...

on July 21, 2017 by

Kids are also deeply concerned with fairness

Chronic Depression In Young Teens...

on July 21, 2017 by

Research carried out by scientists investigating depression in early teenage years and the use of marijuana later in life has found a…

Values: Counter Cultural Parenting&...

on July 20, 2017 by

“When Parent Must Contradict Culture”

Book: A Practical Guide To Culture&...

on July 20, 2017 by

Helping The Next Generation Navigate Today’s World

Book: From Good To Grace

on July 20, 2017 by

Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel. The “goodness gospel” looks like a life driven by exteriors: a perfectly decorated room, well-mannered children,…

Teenage Consumer Spending...

on July 19, 2017 by

Statistic Brain Research Institute

Help Students Keep The “Camp High...

on July 19, 2017 by

5 things we do at camp everyday that we need to do at home to keep up this feeling of closeness to…

Does Your Family Matter?

on July 19, 2017 by

We can fall into the trap of thinking that because our kids are surrounded by our ministry, they are a part of…

11-Year-Old’s Invention Could...

on July 18, 2017 by

A device that will sit on a car seat and detect movement if a baby is left in the car. It will…

Your Teenager Can Outrun You

on July 18, 2017 by

You can’t control them, but you can be honest with them about your fears and your hopes

FBI Issues Urgent Warning About...

on July 18, 2017 by

Record kids’ conversations, reveal their location and even allow perverts to TALK to them directly

How To Survive Student Ministry

on July 17, 2017 by

One Simple Principle That Helped Me Survive Student Ministry

What A Huge Failure!

on July 17, 2017 by

6 lessons I’ve learned about making mistakes in ministry