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Even Walt Failed

on August 17, 2018 by

As we create environments and experiences for students, may we hold to the truth that we’re never done

The Storms Of Teenage Social Media...

on August 17, 2018 by

A moment of peace takes intentionality-something teenagers often lack.

A Snapchat Snapshot

on August 17, 2018 by

Behind the app

More than 70 people overdose on K2

on August 16, 2018 by

‘It is taking people out’: More than 70 people overdose on K2 in a single day in New Haven

Prosecutor: Priests ‘...

on August 16, 2018 by

“Predators in every diocese weaponized the Catholic faith and used it as a tool of their abuse,”

Teen Found Safe 5 Years After...

on August 16, 2018 by

The teen’s mother, Pam Massimiani, said last month that she had recently received a letter and, based on the contents

11 Books Every Christian In College...

on August 15, 2018 by

Outside of the Bible, of course, below are the eleven books every Christian in college should read (and why)

Back-to-School Shopping More...

on August 15, 2018 by

According to a recent survey by RetailMeNot, parents are planning to spend more money for this year’s back-to-school shopping necessities compared to…

Apps Stirring Up Trouble In Schools

on August 15, 2018 by

This year’s hottest social media can fill the school day with drama and distraction

Relational Capacity And Ministry...

on August 14, 2018 by

5 Practices that Cultivate Relational Health and Longevity in Ministry

The Newest On Teens, Social Media &...

on August 14, 2018 by

Only 31% of young people said social media had “a mostly positive effect” on people their age

Taking Away Phones Won’t Solve...

on August 14, 2018 by

Just blaming the machines is a cop-out, a way to avoid the much more difficult task of improving young people’s lives

Barna: DevelopIng Teen’s Faith?

on August 14, 2018 by

Parents and Pastors: Partners in Gen Z Discipleship

Discipling Teens…Keep...

on August 14, 2018 by

How Christ-centered Bible study changed how she disciples teens

The Flip Side Of Camp Ministry

on August 14, 2018 by

Re-conversion VS  a Christian acknowledging sin

Three Reminders For Our College...

on August 13, 2018 by

What they need to hear, or maybe these thoughts will help guide you on some conversations before they go

Teenagers Beginning Sorority...

on August 13, 2018 by

The process of you evaluating people and them evaluating you is not the way you were meant to be loved or related…

Flashback: Why Youth Ministry Needs...

on August 13, 2018 by

The truth is, we need you. Here’s 3 Reasons

Doing It For The College Resume?

on August 11, 2018 by

Here’s why that isn’t a great idea for our kids

Your Teen Spends Too Much Time...

on August 11, 2018 by

5 Parenting Questions To Ask

‘High Times’ Launches...

on August 11, 2018 by

High Times is introducing an over-the-top video platform, called High Times TV, specifically for cannabis content

AEO Says Body Positivity Pays

on August 11, 2018 by

AEO is increasingly finding that “body positivity” messages and real-life models can lead to record sales

The Bullying Breakthrough

on August 9, 2018 by

Real Help for Parents and Teachers of the Bullied, Bystanders, and Bullies

Cultivating Wise Tech Habits In...

on August 9, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee offers insight and practical suggestions to parents seeking to guide their teens toward smart management of their digital world

Do We Over Emphasize STEM?

on August 9, 2018 by

Telling students that a degree in a STEM-related field increases their chances of getting a job manufactures an urgency that doesn’t correspond…

Parents Need To Drastically Cut...

on August 9, 2018 by

Children are spending way too much time in front of screens

Committed Volunteers

on August 9, 2018 by

5 Indicators Your Volunteers Are “All In”

Apologetics

on August 7, 2018 by

Four things you need to now

Dad’s Ice Cream Laxative...

on August 7, 2018 by

YouTube tells dad his ice cream laxative prank on kids went too far

Senior Takes Graduation Photos With...

on August 7, 2018 by

Makenzie took her Texas A&M senior photos with Big Tex at Gator Country, which is where she was a summer intern

“Parenting Adult Children.”...

on August 6, 2018 by

Be Intentional about Investing in Your Own Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Health

“Parenting Adult Children.”...

on August 6, 2018 by

An Invitation to Keep the Welcome Mat Out and Your Mouth Shut

“That’s Not Fair!”

on August 6, 2018 by

If Your Kids Say This Phrase, They’re More Entitled Than You Realize

Reaching LGBTQ Kids

on August 5, 2018 by

Two Completely Different Theologies… both Reaching LGBTQ Kids

Flashback: College Prep

on August 5, 2018 by

What to Expect in Life’s Next Chapter

Working With Parents In Your Youth...

on August 5, 2018 by

Here are some crucial truths I have learned when working with parents.

Boys Exposed: How Porn Traumatizes

on August 2, 2018 by

Children under the age of 10 now account for 1 in 10 visitors to porn video sites

Nielsen: Blacks And Hispanics Are...

on August 2, 2018 by

Black and Hispanic consumers make up a third of American radio listeners

Nielsen: The Growing Universe Of...

on August 2, 2018 by

Historically, when people referred to TV, they usually meant the electrical box in the living room that entertained family

Social Media Taking A Tougher...

on July 30, 2018 by

Facebook and Instagram instructed their moderators to take a tougher stance on underage kids

Adderall Fails To Boost Cognition...

on July 30, 2018 by

Medications for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as Adderall, may not improve cognition in healthy students and may actually impair working memor

What’s Hot?

on July 30, 2018 by

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

Controlled Chaos: Making Sense Of...

on July 29, 2018 by

Revised & Expanded

Hiring 101

on July 29, 2018 by

In this 4-part online course Kevin Libick walks your church staff or search committee through a process for identifying and hiring a…

The Best Thing To Do After Your...

on July 29, 2018 by

Summer is mission trip season for many of us in youth ministry and my social media feeds are currently full of pictures…

Communicating To Teens

on July 29, 2018 by

Are They Hearing What You Are Saying?

Helping Kids Cope With Anxiety

on July 29, 2018 by

Ways to identify signs of anxiety and how to help your kids through their experience with it

Guarding Teens Through The ...

on July 29, 2018 by

13 Reasons Why We Need to Have Conversations With Our Kids

Sibling Rivalry And Abuse

on July 29, 2018 by

What Parents Need to Know About Sibling Rivalry and Abuse

1 In 4 Teenage Girls Deliberately...

on July 29, 2018 by

Up to 30 percent of teenage girls in some parts of the United States say they have intentionally injured themselves

More Than A Camp High: (Part One)

on July 29, 2018 by

Pursuing Emotional Experience for the Glory of God

More Than A Camp High: (Part Two)

on July 29, 2018 by

Pursuing Emotional Experience for the Glory of God

Hot Cheetos And Takis Under Fire...

on July 27, 2018 by

Hot Cheetos and Takis under fire after snacking teen needs gallbladder removal

Average Child Spends Seven Hours A...

on July 27, 2018 by

Survey shows that 40% of parents have to force their video-gamer children to leave the house

Chemicals Chemicals Harming...

on July 27, 2018 by

Chemicals in Food May Harm Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says

Teaching your kids about money

on July 23, 2018 by

Four Things Dads Should Teach Their Kids About Money (Paul David

Parenting Is a Process, Not an...

on July 23, 2018 by

Paul Tripp encourages parents to persist in disciplining their children, just as God continues to discipline his own children.

Are We Robbing Our Kids By Giving...

on July 23, 2018 by

If we aren’t teaching our kids about the spiritual aspects of money, the world is happy to do our job for us

Teaching Kids Theology

on July 21, 2018 by

8 Things to Remember When Teaching Kids Theology

Mobile Phone Radiation May Affect...

on July 21, 2018 by

Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields may have adverse effects on the development of memory performance of specific brain regions

Searching For The Right Leaders

on July 21, 2018 by

Here’s what I should have been doing…

Esports?

on July 20, 2018 by

Esports is a perfect reflection of how sports and leisure changed with the internet: a new report says 10% of U.S. broadband…

Chocolate Milk Vs Sports Drinks

on July 20, 2018 by

Chocolate Milk May be Better Than Sports Drinks for Exercise Recovery

Parent Controls Don’t Work?

on July 20, 2018 by

The Internet filtering tools are ineffective and in most cases, were an insignificant factor in whether young people had seen explicit sexual content.

How The History Of Sunday School...

on July 19, 2018 by

A change in the children’s behavior. “They have been transformed from the shape of wolves and tigers to that of men,”

Gap Year: Going Deeper

on July 19, 2018 by

Agape Year is a gap year for recent high school graduates who are eager to see God’s justice roll down like waters…

Leadership Lessons From Mr. Rogers

on July 19, 2018 by

7 Leadership Lessons from Mr. Rogers

College Prep

on July 18, 2018 by

What to Expect in Life’s Next Chapter

Youth Group Games

on July 15, 2018 by

The  Source for youth ministry

What’s Hot?

on July 15, 2018 by

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

Self-Harm Up Among U.S. High School...

on July 15, 2018 by

This year 1 in 4 high school girls will deliberately injure themselves by methods as extreme as cutting themselves or burning their…

From Entitled To Empowered

on July 15, 2018 by

Eight Steps to Combat Entitlement in the Classroom

Dealing With Your Angry Teen

on July 12, 2018 by

Here’s some tips how to deal with angry teens

What We Can Learn From The Greatest...

on July 12, 2018 by

Here are 5 things we can learn from them to help strengthen today’s society.

10 apps That Help

on July 12, 2018 by

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the App Store. To celebrate, here are 10 apps every pastor and church leader should have

“Upskirting,” And Porn Culture

on July 11, 2018 by

What’s “Upskirting,” And How Does Porn Culture Feed This Twisted Trend?

Experts Warn Of Teens’ Secret...

on July 11, 2018 by

He (Dad) was floored when his two teens told him about some of the sneaky things their peers are doing, even in…

Teens And Anxiety

on July 11, 2018 by

By Walt Mueller

Why Youth Ministry Shouldn’t...

on July 6, 2018 by

by Walt Mueller

5 Stats On How Teens Use Technology

on July 6, 2018 by

Pew Research Center published a new study on how teenagers are using technology. It is a gold mine

How To Debrief Your Summer Missions...

on July 6, 2018 by

“It shouldn’t surprise us that students struggle to translate their mission trip into every day life, but it should inspire us to…

4 Ways To Be A Great Summer Dad

on July 5, 2018 by

Few things are more cherished in childhood memories than summer. Make no mistake, the season is a BIG deal to our kids

Knowing Your Child’s Love...

on July 5, 2018 by

The question is not, ‘Do you love your children?’ The question is, ‘Do your children feel loved?” Dr. Chapman asks

Skills Google Looks For In...

on July 5, 2018 by

The Seven Top Skills Google Now Looks for in Graduates

How Teens Choose To Communicate via...

on July 4, 2018 by

Detailed analysis of Instagram, Snapchat, Texting, Calling, FaceTime.

What Middle Schoolers Are Watching...

on July 4, 2018 by

Between 80-95% of Generation Z uses YouTube more than any other social media platform

How To Manage Your Child’s...

on July 4, 2018 by

Eight helpful suggestions on how to manage your child’s electronic usage this summer–without becoming an online cop

 

Best Buy Has Finally Stopped...

on July 4, 2018 by

Best Buy will continue to sell vinyl records due to their rising popularity — with record sales at a “27-year-high.”

Focus On Just One Sport Risks...

on July 3, 2018 by

Taking one or two days a week and three or four months a year off from a primary sport.

Deputy Shoots, Kills Alligator That...

on July 3, 2018 by

The incident began when the girl spotted the alligator while rafting

 

deputy shoots, kills alligator that trapped girl in tree

Parents’ Guide To Teen Summer...

on July 3, 2018 by

It’s hard enough to keep up with what’s hot and what’s not, which makes it harder for parents to connect with their…

Possible 3 Hour Dive For Soccer...

on July 3, 2018 by

Thai youth soccer team could have to dive out of caves or wait months to be rescued

Helping Bullied, Bullies AND...

on July 2, 2018 by

I’m not just advocating help for kids who have been picked on, but help for the bullied, bullies and bystanders

Ministry With A Lasting Impact&...

on July 2, 2018 by

Unleashing God’s Word in Youth Ministry

How To Grow Your Youth Ministry

on July 2, 2018 by

The best way to grow is to keep what you’ve got

Hacking Technology With Tim...

on July 2, 2018 by

A Guided Tour of Technology that Can Help Your Youth Ministry

What’s Hot?

on June 30, 2018 by

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

Negative Effects Of Helicopter...

on June 30, 2018 by

Over-controlling parenting, or “helicopter parenting,” can harm a child’s ability to manage his or her emotions and behavior.

Today’s Sleepy Teens May Be...

on June 30, 2018 by

Young teens who slept less than seven hours a night tended to have more body fat, elevated blood pressure and less healthy…

Engaging Teens

on June 29, 2018 by

5 Ways Your Church Can Engage Teens