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Beto O’Rourke’s Plan To Destroy...

on October 16, 2019 by

The government…. signaled that Christian schools may soon be treated like racists for …view of marriage

‘Weed Moms’ Are The New...

on October 16, 2019 by

Marijuana-using moms are stepping out of the shadows and proudly extolling the virtues of cannabis

What Middle Schooler‘s Are Like

on October 16, 2019 by

I have worked with middle school students in educational, athletic, and ministry settings for more than 14 years now

Mental Health: Impact Of Social...

on October 14, 2019 by

It emerges that Instagram is the social media platform with the most negative effect on the psychological state of young people

10% Of Christian Twentysomethings...

on October 14, 2019 by

There are four kinds of twentysomething “exiles” making their way in our current day and age

Suicide Prevention

on October 14, 2019 by

Insights and resources for parents and youth workers

3 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit...

on October 12, 2019 by

More than 1.7 million cases of chlamydi, About 580,000 gonorrhea cases, syphilis about 35,000 cases

Teen Beauty Spending Plunges…...

on October 12, 2019 by

Piper Jaffray’s 38th semi-annual teen survey analyzed 9,500 responses across 42 states

Elem. Student Against Question...

on October 12, 2019 by

Leading the curriculum company to apologize and remove the question from their materials

250,000 Students In US Participate...

on October 11, 2019 by

As part of a faith-filled initiative by  fellowship of Christian athletes  to pray, read their Bibles, and “open up their life to Christ

UK: Mandatory “Self-Touching”...

on October 11, 2019 by

This sexualisation of our children is just totally inappropriate. They are calling it self-touching and they won’t use the term masturbation

Sesame Street New Puppet Who’...

on October 11, 2019 by

Sesame Street has introduced the subject matter of addiction, using a bright green puppet named Karli to let young viewers know grown-up…

Flashback:LGBT labeling Christians...

on October 9, 2019 by

It is those who hold traditional values, the LGBT activists claim, that are directly responsible for gay and trans suicides

Relational Youth Ministry

on October 9, 2019 by

Often times adult volunteers want to be liked by students, so they cross the line between friend and mentor

Parenting Middle School Kids

on October 9, 2019 by

8 Conversations to have with your new middle school student

FIRED! Part 3

on October 8, 2019 by

The Spouse

FIRED! Part 2

on October 8, 2019 by

The Redemption Story

FIRED! Part 1: Lies They Say When...

on October 8, 2019 by

FIRED! 5 Lies You Are Told When You Are Let Go From A Church

3 Cultural Changes As A Youth...

on October 7, 2019 by

“Do you think you’ll ever change the night of youth group?  My son/daughter is just too busy and they’re missing out.”

Parents: 5 Reasons To Keep Your...

on October 7, 2019 by

Why is youth group important?

Dealing With Criticism

on October 7, 2019 by

If you’re a youth worker you can’t escape it, you will be criticized

What Real Forgiveness Looks Like

on October 7, 2019 by
Brandt Jean asked the judge if he could hug Amber Guyger, former Dallas cop who shot and killed his brother.

What’s Hot?

on October 6, 2019 by

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

Sticking To One Sport Could Up...

on October 6, 2019 by

New research finds kids who concentrate on only one sport may be at risk for stress fractures, tendinitis and knee injuries

Flashback: Teens Who Hold Off On...

on October 6, 2019 by

Teens who don’tdate are happier, less depressed, and more adept at dealing with a variety of social situations

Youth Ministries Working Together

on October 4, 2019 by

A Kingdom-minded ministry is about reaching kids for Christ and plugging them into the local church…not your local church

Book: Mentorship And Marketplace

on October 4, 2019 by

A New Direction for Youth Ministry

Engaging Kids About Pop-Culture

on October 4, 2019 by

Dare I say most, of the kids we work with are not coming to church with a deep desire for God’s Word

Why Christians Reject Kanye’s ...

on October 3, 2019 by

Kanye West may have come to Jesus — but some Christians aren’t buying the born-again “Yeezus.”

Serious Bible Study Is for Teens,...

on October 3, 2019 by

For too long I saw daily Bible reading and Bible study as part of some contract with God

Social media influencing young boys...

on October 3, 2019 by

Book:  boy‘s body  Sport health and physical activity

Excessive Screen Time linked To...

on September 30, 2019 by

A new study is warning parents that excessive screen time may be behind a stunning rise in children who need prescription glasses.

Helping Your Son Escape Porn

on September 30, 2019 by

The average age a kid first encounters porn is at age 13, and that’s just the average. Some kids see porn as…

Video: Types Of Parents In The...

on September 30, 2019 by

Every parent can probably relate to this video. It’s just a fun way of looking at the types of parents in the…

Girl Recants Accusation White Boys...

on September 30, 2019 by

“To those young boys and their parents, we sincerely apologize for the pain and anxiety these allegations have caused,”

The Boy Who Stood At The Flagpole...

on September 29, 2019 by

“God, as people drive by, let them wonder, let their hearts be pricked.”

Update & Arrests:Teen Stabbed...

on September 29, 2019 by

7 More Arrested In Long Island Teen’s Fatal Stabbing

eBook: 9 Ways Socialism Will...

on September 28, 2019 by

Socialism opposes the American Dream, Who suffers the most under socialism, How socialism creates dependence instead of freedom

School District Defends Football...

on September 27, 2019 by

…after atheist group complains

The Youth Pastor Compensation...

on September 27, 2019 by

One way you can help out your brothers and sisters is by sharing this survey to your network and on other social…

Teacher Reassigned Over Quiz About...

on September 27, 2019 by

My reaction was very disappointing. It is an obvious example of indoctrination in our school systems, where teachers are forcing their opinions…

‘A Doll For Everyone’:...

on September 27, 2019 by

The doll can be a boy, a girl, neither or both, and Mattel, which calls this the world’s first gender-neutral doll

2 Theatres Banning Costumes For ...

on September 27, 2019 by

If you’re looking to dress up as your favorite Batman villain next weekend, you may need to double-check which theater you’re going…

Youth Sports Referees Quitting,...

on September 24, 2019 by

Youth sports officials and referees are throwing in their whistles at record rates

The Terrifying Side Of Kids...

on September 24, 2019 by

Nature Valley asked them (three generations) one simple question, “What did you like to do for fun as a kid?”

Social Media—Your Secret Weapon...

on September 24, 2019 by

Would you believe that social media could be one of the handiest tools you have in your youth leader tool belt?

Emmy Awards

on September 23, 2019 by

The Full List

Teen Brain Development Link To Car...

on September 23, 2019 by

A new study suggests that development of the adolescent brain — in particular, working memory — may play a critical role in…

Physically Active Students Perform...

on September 23, 2019 by

Therefore, no causal interpretations can be made. However, the results

4 Questions To Ask About Your...

on September 20, 2019 by

What is one thing (if any) that we should consider killing in the new year? What is one thing (if any) we…

Better Planning For A Better Fall

on September 20, 2019 by

Here are a few enhancements that you can make to your planning that will help your group to do better in the…

5 Fall Events Student Ministries...

on September 20, 2019 by

5 fall events….reach new students and introduce them to what your ministry is all about

How To Plan A Successful Fall...

on September 20, 2019 by

6 Secrets to Planning a Wildly Successful Fall Festival

Flashback: Christianity On Campus A...

on September 19, 2019 by

How can students to reach their campus for Christ and change the culture if they can’t  articulate their own convictions?

Young Life Voted Off Campus At Duke

on September 19, 2019 by

Private universities don’t have the same obligations under the First Amendment’s free exercise clause that a government entity does.

Prayer Meetings At School...

on September 19, 2019 by

The high school hosted a prayer breakfast and sermon for football players provided by a local church

District Under Fire For High School...

on September 18, 2019 by

A school district in Tennessee is under fire because two of its students were baptized on school property after football practice on…

Cheerleaders On Probation After...

on September 18, 2019 by

A North Carolina cheerleading squad is in trouble after displaying signs supporting President Donald Trump at a football game

Flashback: Being Strategic This...

on September 13, 2019 by

How to Strategically Scope and Sequence your Year

Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwich...

on September 13, 2019 by

Hostess is taking a risk with its new Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwich Twinkies

Elementary Students Sent To ER For...

on September 13, 2019 by

Parent  arrested after her child brings THC laced candy to school and shares it with classmates

Building Confidence In Kids

on September 12, 2019 by

Most parents are parenting their children based off of their owninsecurities. Not what’s best for their child’s actual future.

Is The Amino App Safe?

on September 12, 2019 by

A complete app review for parent complete app review for parent

School Shootings Students/Teachers...

on September 12, 2019 by

The thought a school shooting has become such a real terror that some students and teachers are writing their last will and…

How Homeschoolers Are Saving...

on September 11, 2019 by

The Rise of the Bible-Teaching, Plato-Loving…

Cultural Damaging Curriculum...

on September 11, 2019 by

If you control the schools, you eventually control the direction of the culture

Parents Are Irate Over Forced...

on September 11, 2019 by

In 4th grade, students learn gender is “self-defined,” and, in grade 5, they learn “there are many gender identities” and are introduced…

TikTokers Are Gluing Their Lips

on September 11, 2019 by

That said, while this newest trend probably won’t facilitate the bruising

Kids….“I Hope You Suffer”

on September 10, 2019 by

Suffering is the fertile ground for great growth in character, wisdom, and virtue. Suffering grows our dependence on God while undermining our…

4 Ways To Help Kids Deal With...

on September 10, 2019 by

Life Skills that Build Emotional Resilience

4 Ways To Keep Your Youth Pastor...

on September 10, 2019 by

Being a youth pastor at one church for the entirety of my ministry career is one of the greatest blessings of my…

Fat Teen Boys More Prone To Heart...

on September 8, 2019 by

Data from nearly 1.7 million men in Sweden born between 1950 and 1987 who had extensive physical exams when they entered mandatory…

Risk Takers Just Wanna Have Fun

on September 8, 2019 by

Adolescent risk-taking and prosocial behaviors are likely related and that both behaviors may be motivated by teenagers’ efforts to have fun

What’s Hot

on September 8, 2019 by

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

Gun Used In Argument B/W Pastor &...

on September 6, 2019 by

A “minor conflict” between the wives of a pastor and youth pastor at a West Virginia church resulted in gunfire, leading to…

How To Improve Your Youth Ministry...

on September 6, 2019 by

7 simple ideas youth leaders from across the nation have shared with me that will help improve your youth ministry program

Engaging Kids About Pop-Culture

on September 5, 2019 by

A song on the top of the charts, a new Netflix show everyone is binging, a new trend everyone…

Teenage Heroes Ran Into Burning...

on September 5, 2019 by

Dillard and Nate managed to save a family of four thanks to their quick thinking

Marriage Is for Mission

on September 5, 2019 by

But ministry that is pursued by a married couple requires unity. Nothing derails the mission quite like disunity

Justin Bieber Leads Worship At...

on September 4, 2019 by

Having trust in Jesus at your worst times is the absolute hardest. But he is faithful to complete what he started

Justin Bieber Opens Up About Fame...

on September 4, 2019 by

I started doing pretty heavy drugs at 19 and abused all of my relationships

The Facts About Teen Suicide And...

on September 4, 2019 by

Teen suicide is the highest in history — 14.46 per 100,000 for young people between 15 and 24

Discovering God’s Freedom From...

on September 4, 2019 by

Video series

Teen Relationships Go Virtual

on September 3, 2019 by

The result is a number of teens who have a boyfriend or girlfriend whom they’ve never met and never get to see…

Where Kids Spend Time Online

on September 3, 2019 by

83% use YouTube, 21% use Twitter, 38% use What’s App, 33% use Instagram, 35% use Facebook, 34% use Snapchat

 

Grit: The Power Of Passion And...

on September 3, 2019 by

Jim Burns

Teen’s Hilarious Costume Pranks...

on August 30, 2019 by

Why, We get our haircuts together and ride to church and practices together, he is my little brother and best friend

Heroin Disguised As SweeTARTS

on August 30, 2019 by

Most drug users are careless, if a child gets these, they are going to think they are candy

‘SpongeBob’-Shaped...

on August 30, 2019 by

Police warning parents of ecstasy pills look like children’s cartoon characters

Middle-Class And Poor Kids Are...

on August 29, 2019 by

The typical family spends about $700 a year on fees, equipment and more, but some spend up to $35,000

The Perfect Shot

on August 29, 2019 by

Teenager makes one in 1 million shot with soccer ball into moving car

Respecting Teens With Disabilities

on August 29, 2019 by

Ask yourself if you are treating them with the dignity and respect that you would expect to receive.

Churches Could Win Back Teens Like...

on August 28, 2019 by

Many Christian denominations are too deeply rooted in tradition. We find it a turnoff

Largest Public School In The...

on August 28, 2019 by

You’re constantly comparing yourself to other women on your feed and it definitely takes a toll on your self-image

California High School Students...

on August 28, 2019 by

What’s clear is, we have a problem and we’ve had a problem for a long time

Flashback: Children ‘Immersed in...

on August 27, 2019 by

“Then Kyle replied, ‘Shut up, mom. You don’t know what you’re talking about.’ … Kyle is 10 years old.”

Flashback: The Problem With...

on August 27, 2019 by

…….“Expect kids to behave like adults, but you should not give them the authority of an adult.”

Sheriff Warns Parents 15 Apps Used...

on August 27, 2019 by

Social media has made it easier than ever for predators to connect with  children. He said that means parents have to be more…

8 Steps to Planning a Good Parent...

on August 26, 2019 by

OK, we get it, we are supposed to connect, engage and release parents to be the primary disciplers of their teenagers

Why I Wish We Hadn’t Lived...

on August 26, 2019 by

We started our “serious” relationship with a lack of commitment