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Why My Teen Hates Your Small Group

on February 22, 2024 by

Maybe the issue is really just one of expectations

Training Your Volunteers Has Never...

on February 22, 2024 by

You set the date(s) and invite youth ministry volunteers, we provide the complete training… it’s that easy!

Youth Ministry Roundup

on February 22, 2024 by

Here are a few things in the youth ministry world this week

Small Church Youth Ministry Ideas

on February 21, 2024 by

Ideas to Help Your Teen Program Thrive

Trans Player ‘Injures 3...

on February 21, 2024 by

When the coach saw three more go down in the first half leaving him with five players, he made the call to…

Migrant Teens Behind ‘Heinous’...

on February 21, 2024 by

HHS Chief Xavier Becerra Subpoenaed for Records on Migrant Teens Behind ‘Heinous’ Crimes Against Americans

DISCERNING CULTURE. . . AND...

on February 20, 2024 by

By Walt Mueller

The State of Kids and Families in...

on February 20, 2024 by

For over 20 years we have been helping parents, educators, policymakers, industry leaders, and more understand just how important it is to…

How the Average Kid Gets Sex...

on February 20, 2024 by

Top 6 Ways to Protect Them

Tell America You Want PragerU In...

on February 19, 2024 by

Facts, and achievement are no longer a focus. Sign the petition to allow PragerU in schools!

Viral: Teen Car Wash Worker...

on February 19, 2024 by

Teen car wash worker has lemonade hurled at her, retaliates by spraying pressure hose at rude customer in viral video

Sk8r The Trans Movement Is Erasing...

on February 18, 2024 by

Sk8r Taylor Silverman: The Trans Movement Is Erasing Women in Sports

Is Marriage So Controversial?

on February 16, 2024 by

Why is noting married people are happier and kids do better with married parents so controversial?

The Awfulness Of Elite Hypocrisy On...

on February 16, 2024 by

The privileged classes would never dream of saying one form of family life is better than another. So why are they always…

Book: Get Married….And Save...

on February 16, 2024 by

Why Americans Must Defy the Elites, Forge Strong Families, and Save Civilization

Help Kids Identify Toxic...

on February 15, 2024 by

Here are some ways you can help them to come to their own conclusions about the health of their friendships.

Teaching Kids To Deal With...

on February 15, 2024 by

“For every action there is an equally powerful reaction.” What scientists have known for centuries many children seem to have difficulty understanding.

Now, why…

Study: Contributing Factors In...

on February 15, 2024 by

Positive Relationships W/ Parents, Adults During Childhood Helps Better Mental Health

Book: Love Thy Body

on February 9, 2024 by

Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality

Pastors Concerned With Growing...

on February 8, 2024 by

When thinking about ministry difficulties, pastors say they’re most concerned with growing people inside church and reaching those outside it.

Flashback: Inside The Church...

on February 8, 2024 by

When church switchers change congregations, they have a long list of important factors they are looking for in a new church.

Non-religious Americans Near 30% In...

on February 8, 2024 by

More ‘nones’ than Catholics

What Grieving Parents Wish You Knew

on February 7, 2024 by

I asked parents, “How can the church care for and support your other children?”

How Youth Pastors Can Advocate For...

on February 7, 2024 by

Discover practical tips and strategies on how to approach your church leaders and negotiate a salary increase. Don’t settle for less, learn…

2023 Youth Pastor Compensation...

on February 7, 2024 by

The “big number” of what youth pastors are making from 2022, and factors determining salary

Arizona’s Students Crush Academic...

on February 6, 2024 by

With Innovative School Choice Options

The Deconstruction Of Christianity

on February 6, 2024 by

What It Is, Why It’s Destructive, and How to Respond

On Sale $3. How To Lead When You&...

on February 6, 2024 by

Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority

How To Get Teens To Listen

on February 5, 2024 by

‘Emerging adults’ will listen to a parent’s unsolicited advice, but the parent has to lay the groundwork

Tik-Tok A Message From Walt Mueller...

on February 5, 2024 by

Culture-watcher Mark Bauerlein recently did all of us a favor in his First Things article, “What Parents Can Do About TikTok.

JOIN THE FIGHT: Stop TikTok from...

on February 5, 2024 by

What Parents Can Do About Tik Tok

Why Young Men Are Failing To Launch

on February 5, 2024 by

“For Gen Z men who feel purposeless and lost, the way off the couch is the way of the Cross.”

Zuck… Failure To Address The Harm...

on February 1, 2024 by

Thirty-seven percent of teenage girls between 13 and 15 were exposed to unwanted nudity in a week on Instagram

Instagram Reportedly ‘Helping...

on February 1, 2024 by

Instagram’s own algorithm was promoting the discoverability of victims for pedophiles seeking child abuse material

The Pet Shop Boys Release Long...

on February 1, 2024 by

Their 40th anniversary celebration will be featured in more than 1,400 theaters in 50 countries across the globe

Shepherding Children Through...

on January 28, 2024 by

When troubles find our children, here are three ways we can support them

The Latest Findings On Gen Z As...

on January 28, 2024 by

“I’m Coping and Hoping” This mantra is my summary of research from Gallup, McKinsey, and the Pew Research Center

The Gift Of January: Caring For...

on January 17, 2024 by

by Amy Diller

Gen Z Drawn To Unorthodox Political...

on January 17, 2024 by

Why Gen Z Conservatives Are Drawn To Unorthodox Political Outsiders

The Powerful Influence Of Moms In...

on January 11, 2024 by

I used the following excerpt because it just seemed fitting since I just wrote about how my mom still is influencing me…

The Powerful Influence Of Moms In...

on January 11, 2024 by

The Powerful Influence of Moms in Christians’ Households

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on Barna.com, and Homeword.com. I…

A Mother’s Loving Correction

on December 25, 2023 by

 A Mother’s Loving Correction 

“Mama Said Knock You Out.”  This is straight from LL Cool…

Identity Curation And Gen Z

on December 24, 2023 by

Yearning for Authenticity

Anxiety And Gen Z

on December 24, 2023 by

Longing for Deep Peace

UK Parents Are Winning Against The...

on December 24, 2023 by

UK rules on kid transition proves parents can beat the woke mob

Illegal Immigrant Murdered High...

on December 11, 2023 by

The Democrats and Biden ministration refused to close the border

Conservative Parents…Raise...

on December 11, 2023 by

liberal parents are more likely to have a permissive parenting style and “are the least likely to successfully discipline their children.”

Coming Soon Documentary— MIA:...

on December 11, 2023 by

What does it mean to be a man in America today?

Rooted’s 2023 Awards: Best New...

on December 9, 2023 by

Honorable Mentions

Rooted’s 2023 Awards: Best New...

on December 9, 2023 by

Honorable mentions

Rooted’s 2023 Awards: Best New...

on December 9, 2023 by

Honorable mentions

Keeping Jesus In Youth Groups...

on December 9, 2023 by

We asked our Rooted writers to tell us how they are seeking to keep Jesus at the center of their youth ministry…

Book: The Great Dechurching

on December 2, 2023 by

Who’s Leaving, Why Are They Going, and What Will It Take to Bring Them Back?

Suicide’s Are Up, Believer’s...

on December 1, 2023 by

Men older than 75 saw their rate rise to the highest of any age group, to 43.7 per 100,000. Overall, men comprise…

Study: Death By Selfie Young...

on November 30, 2023 by

Selfie-related deaths are…a silly youthful mistake. An unhealthy extension of our celebrity culture and social media pressures

5 Questions To Ask In A Youth...

on November 30, 2023 by

If you can’t find a way to ask the questions you need answers to, then don’t take the job until you can

Flashback: 20 Interview Questions...

on November 30, 2023 by

Remember that you are interviewing a potential church in the same way they are interviewing you! Ask good questions

Book: The Anxious Generation

on November 28, 2023 by

How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness

Kim Kardashian’s ‘Push...

on November 28, 2023 by

It pushes you up and makes you look like all the supermodels with that gorgeous look we all want

Way Forward For An Anxious...

on November 28, 2023 by

Haidt and Moore discuss the alarming rates of anxiety and depression among children and adolescents

Parents Partnering With God

on November 25, 2023 by

God, in his grace, equips parents for the task of discipling their children.

Reaching The Dechurched Is A Whole...

on November 25, 2023 by

The Great Dechurching: Who’s Leaving, Why Are They Going, and What Will It Take to Bring Them Back?

TikTok, YouTube Videos Promote AI...

on November 25, 2023 by

AI-generated nudity has spread to a high school in New Jersey, where school officials now worry about new cyberbullying tactics

Study: Campus Antisemitism Linked...

on November 24, 2023 by

The rise in antisemitism in colleges and universities in the U.S. was linked to $13 billion in undisclosed funds from foreign countries

Thanksgiving Is More Than An ...

on November 22, 2023 by

Recalibrate their thankfulness around the eternal promises of God?

200 Muslim Men In Gaza Seek Christ...

on November 22, 2023 by

More than 200 Muslim men in Gaza have converted to Christianity after reportedly seeing Jesus in their dreams, said Christian professor Michael…

Building An Advent/Christmas Series...

on November 22, 2023 by

Here are three ways youth groups can study Christmas and Advent while keeping Jesus’ birth central

The Reality Of Thanksgiving Hate...

on November 21, 2023 by

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AI Tools Pushed/Used To Create Teen...

on November 21, 2023 by

AI-generated nudity issue has already reportedly spread to a high school in New Jersey, where school officials now worry about new cyberbullying tactics

School COVID Closures‘ Most...

on November 21, 2023 by

Despite its concern over the closures’ harm to kids, New York Times in 2020 advocated for school closures despite the risks

Billboard Music Awards 2023 Winners

on November 20, 2023 by

The List

Book: The Faith Of Our Children

on November 20, 2023 by

Eight Timely Research Insights for Discipling the Next Generation

Book: Next Gen Faith: 12 Spiritual...

on November 20, 2023 by

Key steps for spiritual formation for Christian adults who work with youth as well as families, teens, and young adults seeking such…

Is TikTok “Digital Fentanyl”?

on November 20, 2023 by

Is TikTok manipulating its platform to ensure that the most toxic content reaches the largest possible audience?

What’s Hot

on November 15, 2023 by

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

Teens Start Thinking Like An Adult...

on November 15, 2023 by

Executive function is a set of mental skills that include the ability to plan, switch between tasks, resist tempting distractions, and focus

Prosecutor Loses Bid For Reelection...

on November 15, 2023 by

Other criticism including trying Scott Smith, the parent of a student who was sexually assaulted in what became a high-profile case

Book: A Walk Through The Prayer...

on November 14, 2023 by

The 2019 Book of Common Prayer Explained

The Collapse Of Tavistock’s...

on November 14, 2023 by

Book…Time to Think: The Inside Story of the Collapse of the Tavistock’s Gender Service for Children

Never Enough: When Achievement...

on November 14, 2023 by

….and What We Can Do About It. To have intrinsic self-worth not contingent upon external achievements

Evangelism Book by Rebecca Manley...

on November 13, 2023 by

The World Has Changed: Our Message Must Not. It is the next-generation ‘Out of the Saltshaker’ for this new era

‘Equitable Math,’ To Dismantle ...

on November 13, 2023 by

Oregon Trains Teachers to Promote ‘Equitable Math,’ Dismantle ‘Systemic Inequities’ in the Classroom

40 Years For Using AI To Make Child...

on November 13, 2023 by

NC Child Psychiatrist Gets 40 Years for Using AI to Make Child Porn

Countdown To Gen Z Revival

on November 10, 2023 by

Nov. 11, teenagers from all around the world will be reaching other teens with the Gospel during an unprecedented day of global…

Kids Ministry Book: Resilient Child...

on November 10, 2023 by

The Fearless Future of the Church

Nuking The Definition Of Nuclear...

on November 9, 2023 by

The proposed rule threatens to erase the benefits of traditional marriage, a structure that gives children a better chance at life

3 Surprising Reasons Why Girls...

on November 8, 2023 by

57% of females aged 14-18 have viewed pornography.

Teens Open Up About The Impact Of...

on November 8, 2023 by

Social media can have negative, sometimes dire, impacts on teens’ physical and mental health

LANGUAGE MATTERS

on November 8, 2023 by

Why quibble over words? After all, isn’t our ultimate goal to lead people to Jesus?

Target CEO Is Lying About Targeting...

on November 7, 2023 by

He says that they didn’t target children with transgender ideology products, and he says that they didn’t work with the devil worshiper

The Rise Of Critical Theories And...

on November 7, 2023 by

Implications for the Church and Society

Letters Along The Way: From A...

on November 7, 2023 by

Important, biblical perspectives on topics like the changing face of evangelicalism, and trends emerging in American culture

Nashville School Covenant Shooter...

on November 6, 2023 by

“Kill those kids!!!” “Cr*ckers” with “white privlages”   “going to fancy private schools with those fancy khakis + sports backpacks w/ their daddies mustangs…

Gallup: Belief In Five Spiritual...

on November 6, 2023 by

74% believe in God, 69% angels, 67% heaven, 59% hell, 58% the devil

Church Attendance Still Lower Than...

on November 6, 2023 by

The recent church attendance levels are about 10 percentage points lower than what Gallup measured in 2012 and most prior years

Is This What Happen To One Of My...

on November 6, 2023 by

The gun crews were being hurt by their own weapons. Marines received diagnoses of traumatic brain injuries

Preaching The Gospel To An Honor...

on November 5, 2023 by

A shift is happening to a post-Christian West. We now have the ability to interact with people around the world at our…

Bringing The Gospel To The Next...

on November 5, 2023 by

Our churches have a remarkable opportunity to partner with parents in the task of making disciples of the next generation

Less Leader And More Shepherd And...

on November 5, 2023 by

In the topsy-turvy world of the kingdom of God, leadership is borne out in servanthood, greatness is borne out in humility

Barna: Reviving Evangelism In The...

on November 1, 2023 by

The book provides you with practical tips for fostering a passion for evangelism in the young people you lead