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suspending students from school can...

on July 21, 2019 by

May do more harm than good and could result in more crime in schools, neighborhoods, and communities

Nationwide study: teen ‘...

on July 21, 2019 by

The good news is that adolescent “sexting” is not at epidemic levels as reported in some media headlines

 

Trump Vouched For Jailed Rapper A...

on July 21, 2019 by

Post Malone, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill and Justin Bieber have taken to voice their support for Mayers.

The Future Of The City Is Childless

on July 20, 2019 by

Young families have found staying put with school-age children more difficult

How To Help Your Former Teens Grow...

on July 20, 2019 by

The first two years of their post-high school life has so much change; it can knock them off their spiritual journey

Turn Your Kid’s Drawing Into...

on July 20, 2019 by

How parents would do just anything to keep their kids’ artworks forever

Social Media: Dying For The Perfect...

on July 20, 2019 by

Tourists reportedly hospitalized after swimming in Instagram-famous ‘toxic dump’ in Spain

How Faith Heritage Relates To Faith...

on July 19, 2019 by

The idea of beliefs that transcend generations is beautiful, but is it also beneficial?

Students Surprised Obama Deported...

on July 19, 2019 by

We are a nation of laws. Undocumented workers broke our immigration laws.

YouTube Star ‘Ninja’...

on July 19, 2019 by

A lot of the doctors told my mom that I had…a number of diseases, and that I should be aborted

When A Student Fails To Show Up

on July 18, 2019 by

I don’t know about you, but I often feel like I’m not cool enough to warrant time with many of the students…

The One Thing Your Kid Needs Before...

on July 18, 2019 by

Helping your child transition from one phase to the next is never easy

Digital Distractions

on July 18, 2019 by

How to Help Your Kids Dodge Digital Distractions

“Generation Screen” And Self...

on July 17, 2019 by

For ways to build self-esteem with the screen generation

The reality of millennials Who Rely...

on July 17, 2019 by

‘I pay for lunch at work, and I pay for my Netflix account’

Man Beaten To Death After Stealing...

on July 17, 2019 by

Drove her child — and both of her boyfriend’s children — to the pizza place where her partner worked

Youthmin: Self Promotion And The...

on July 15, 2019 by

Help me to humble myself before Thee by seeing the vanity of honor as a conceit of men’s minds

Senate Hearing Uncovers...

on July 15, 2019 by

Children without stable families will be left vulnerable until these companies take a more proactive approach to protection

Protecting Kids From Porn

on July 15, 2019 by

Six dangerous to teach your kids about porn

What’s Hot ?

on July 14, 2019 by

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

Teens ‘Mocked’ By Their Parents...

on July 14, 2019 by

New evidence suggests that adolescent bullying and victimization may have origins in the home. Many bullies have parents who are hostile, punitive…

Teens Risk Seizures, Coma When They...

on July 14, 2019 by

Teens who use Spice, K2 or other synthetic marijuana products may risk medical harm, including coma and seizures

Helping Teens Fall In Love With A...

on July 12, 2019 by

How will these teens fall in love with a God they’ve been arranged to love from their birth?

Advice I’d Give Myself If I Were...

on July 12, 2019 by

Reggie Joiner

What Every Tween Girl Needs From...

on July 12, 2019 by

Here are a few things my mentors have taught me that I’d love to pass along to you

Reducing Moral Hazards With...

on July 11, 2019 by

We see more and more of these moral hazards happening before our very eyes

Gay Girl, Good God

on July 11, 2019 by

The story of who I was  and who God has always been

Americans Vastly Overestimate LGBT...

on July 11, 2019 by

Nearly 1 in 4 Americans are gay or lesbian. In reality, the number is much closer to 1 in 20

Stranger Things’ Broke ...

on July 9, 2019 by

3rd  Season

Teens Exchange Nude Selfies…

on July 9, 2019 by

Now, one must register as a sex offender

Suicide Rates Soaring Among Black...

on July 9, 2019 by

Suicide deaths among black females aged 13 to 19 rose 182% between 2001 and 2017

Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein...

on July 9, 2019 by

.”Epstein intentionally sought out minors and knew that many of his victims were in fact under the age of 18.”

All School And No Work…New...

on July 8, 2019 by

Teenagers (16–19-year-olds) have shifted away from working or seeking work, with a total decline in teen labor force participation of 15.9 percentage…

Early, Regular Cannabis Use Seen To...

on July 8, 2019 by

Early and regular cannabis use by youth and alterations in brain circuits that support aspects of executive functioning

Pot Use By U.S. Teens Has Jumped 10...

on July 8, 2019 by

As society relaxes its rules around marijuana, U.S. teens seem to be responding by using the drug in much bigger numbers than…

Tuning Into Emotions Can Prevent ...

on July 7, 2019 by

Teens who can describe their negative emotions in precise and nuanced ways are less likely to experience depressive symptoms after stressful life…

Neuroscience: Why Instagram Is So...

on July 7, 2019 by

In the age of smartphones, social media, followers, and likes, reward-seeking behaviors in teens is increasingly associated with approval online. Instagram has…

Teens With Strong Connections At...

on July 7, 2019 by

Teens who feel understood by their parents and teachers may grow up to be healthier adults

4 Things To Do When Starting A New...

on July 5, 2019 by

I am a little anxious walking into this new role but so excited to see how God will work in this new…

Yankees 16 Year Old Too Good To Be...

on July 5, 2019 by

“It was a bit shocking and very impressive,’’ Yankees international scouting director Donny Rowland said of watching

‘Mini AOC’ Ends Parody...

on July 5, 2019 by

AOC…crying over little more than a few police officers and an empty parking lot

3 Barriers To Spiritual Growth...

on July 3, 2019 by

For Christian teenagers, growth in godliness sometimes tends to take a back seat if someone’s not behind them really speaking in their…

A Call To Teenagers To Be Free

on July 3, 2019 by

John Piper

Let’s Hear It For The Average...

on July 3, 2019 by

To the student who does all the homework in his hardest subject and turns it in promptly…But

My Quiet Times Are Anything But...

on July 3, 2019 by

I have come to believe that many women are not reading their Bibles consistently

The Tyranny Of Summer Expectations

on July 3, 2019 by

Am I worried that I’m messing them up? Absolutely

How To Talk To Young People About...

on July 3, 2019 by

Dr. Kara Powell

Becoming A Dad

on July 3, 2019 by

10 Things I wish someone had told me before fatherhood

No Teen Is Too Far Gone

on July 3, 2019 by

There is more grace in Christ than there is sin in the greatest of prodigals

When Motherhood Feels Like Death

on July 3, 2019 by

The endless, nebulous work of motherhood…

The First 60 Days Of A New Job

on June 25, 2019 by

Pray that I stick to these things as I begin to learn this new church culture and learn… just learn.

Sexting can ruin a relationship

on June 25, 2019 by

There are some surprising consequences of hitting send on that sexy picture

Nipsey Hussle Movement Crips And...

on June 25, 2019 by

A tentative cease-fire

BET Awards: Tyler Perry Powerful,...

on June 24, 2019 by

When he was 11 or 12, his route to school took him past “pimps, prostitutes” and through a graveyard

BET Awards 2019

on June 24, 2019 by

The List

Teen Sexting, Risky Behavior And...

on June 24, 2019 by

Teen sexting is associated with mental health issues and risky behavior, according to a new study

Teen Vogue: Sex Work Is ok…....

on June 24, 2019 by

God’s good gift of sexuality is being distorted and denigrated in a variety of ways. What was once unthinkable is now normalized

When Should Kids Get Smartphones?

on June 24, 2019 by

We asked a group of 1,000 Americans, including men and women of all ages, when kids should get smartphones

What’s Hot

on June 23, 2019 by

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

U.S. Youth Suicide Rate Reaches 20...

on June 23, 2019 by

Suicide rates among teens and young adults have reached their highest point in nearly two decades

States That Legalized Pot Now...

on June 23, 2019 by

“Underage kids have unbelievable access to nuclear-strength weed,” Poses serious risks to adolescents’ physical and mental health

The Character Of Discipleship

on June 21, 2019 by

The development of character and virtue often feels like a lost art form to the extent that we’ve even begun to lose the…

Parents Fighting At Kids Sports...

on June 21, 2019 by

Colorado youth baseball game erupts into brawl as parents slug it out on the field

Horns Are Growing On Young People&...

on June 21, 2019 by

The prevalence of bone spurs at the back of the skull among young adults.

Flashback: Managing The Anxiety Of...

on June 20, 2019 by

I didn’t realize how anxious I would feel. My mind raced with thoughts like: What if the group doesn’t grow?

Whoopi May Have A Point On Bella...

on June 20, 2019 by

What happens in the cloud doesn’t necessarily stay in the cloud

MTV Movie And TV Awards Ratings...

on June 20, 2019 by

In the ratings department Monday, as the Zachary Levi-hosted show fell 46% from last year

Mistakes You Might Make In Your...

on June 19, 2019 by

The real value of family vacations is not in the activity. It’s for your kids to know you’re crazy about them

New: This Summer Try Vision Casting...

on June 19, 2019 by

The more time you can invest in your leaders this way, the more likely your fall is going to start off strong

 

Lies We Tell Ourselves As Youth...

on June 19, 2019 by

The Top three lies

Dads Your Kids Are Watching You

on June 18, 2019 by

Our kids are watching us!

Teaching Kids The Hows And Whys Of...

on June 18, 2019 by

One of the most valuable lessons parents can teach their children about money is how to appropriately give it away

Social Media And Anxiety In Teens

on June 18, 2019 by

What parents need to know about  anxiety in teens by social media

How To Lead A Mission Trip Parent...

on June 17, 2019 by

The mission trip parent meeting can be one of the most dangerous meetings for a youth worker to lead

1 In 10 Young Protestants Have Left...

on June 17, 2019 by

Younger Christians are more keen to recognize sexual abuse—and less likely to put up with it

No Teen Is Too Far Gone

on June 17, 2019 by

Don’t give up on them

I love Parenting Teenagers

on June 16, 2019 by

“You think parenting is hard now? Just you wait.”

What John Teaches Us About Youth...

on June 16, 2019 by

What do we do when you go astray

Sticking With Youth Ministry For...

on June 16, 2019 by

If you’re feeling discouraged or out of gas in this season of leading, this article is for you

Teen Vogue How To Get Abortion W...

on June 15, 2019 by

“having access to abortion should be your right, regardless of your parents’ beliefs.”

Teen Fired From Christian Camp...

on June 15, 2019 by

He did not personally align with our statements of faith (in particular, one regarding sexuality) we determined we could not use him…

HBO’s Controversial ‘Euphoria...

on June 15, 2019 by

Searching for euphoria? She’s searching to numb, to dull, to quiet. Through sex drugs and nihilism.

Breakfast Cereals Still...

on June 14, 2019 by

Cheerios and Nature Valley products, test positive for herbicide that may increase the risk of cancer

Phone Use Linked To Teen Anxiety?

on June 12, 2019 by

The journal Child Development shows nighttime usage of a cell phone can increase anxiety and depression in teenagers and reduce self-esteem

Child Drownings Linked To Phone...

on June 12, 2019 by

Lifeguards warn parents to put phones away

Kid Collects 1,000 Jars Of PB&...

on June 12, 2019 by

Donated 1,033 pieces of PB&J to nine schools including her own

How To Face The Pressure Points Of...

on June 11, 2019 by

I wish I had read this book before I went to college, and would encourage any incoming college students to read it

For The Freshmen Of Tomorrow

on June 11, 2019 by

Six Guiding Lessons for Graduates

The Pressure To Perform

on June 11, 2019 by

The pressure today’s kids feel to perform

Book: Helping Students Follow...

on June 8, 2019 by

A great  Gospel centered book for youth workers parents and students heading to college

Helping Students Stay In Church...

on June 8, 2019 by

As your students graduate high school, are they graduating from church too?

Encouragements For Your Graduate

on June 8, 2019 by

Here are six encouragements for parents to give to their graduate that focus on who they are

The Next Step In Growing A Healthy...

on June 5, 2019 by

When you invite students to be co-creators of their own ministry, it boosts their ownership of and commitment to what you are…

The Cancer Hiding Inside Your...

on June 5, 2019 by

relational ministry” was threatening my most important relationships.

Summer Is A Liar

on June 5, 2019 by

We actually spend more hours working over the summer than any other season

School To Remove Christian Symbol...

on June 4, 2019 by

Same  School that was prohibiting all Christmas-related symbols, including candy canes, Christmas carols, and red and green items, at the school

Pray For Those “In High...

on June 4, 2019 by

He ministered to President Trump before public prayer; explains why he did it

Church To Screen ‘Arthur&...

on June 4, 2019 by

We want children to be educated so they can see there’s not just one type of family. Everyone should feel represented. I think…

What’s Hot

on June 1, 2019 by

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

Many Anorexia Patients Recover Over...

on June 1, 2019 by

A long-term Swedish study of around 50 people who struggled with anorexia nervosa in their teens shows that the majority were healthy…