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CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS….Photo...

on April 24, 2019 by

A glimpse into the world of Los Angeles as seen through the eyes of photographer Estevan Oriol, who is famed for chronicling…

Americans More Inactive, Computers...

on April 24, 2019 by

Kids aged 6 through 17 need 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily. Regular activity is even recommended for kids as young…

Making Intercession

on April 23, 2019 by

We may think that no one is standing up for us but this would be inaccurate. Jesus is standing at the right…

What Every New Minister Should Be...

on April 23, 2019 by

I have transitioned into six new churches and picked up a few things along the way. At one church, I…

Ministry Is Messy

on April 23, 2019 by

Embracing the Mess of Relational Ministry

Flashback: Vandals, Arsonists...

on April 22, 2019 by

Vandals and arsonists have targeted French churches in a wave of attacks that has lasted nearly two months

How To Follow Up On Visitors After...

on April 22, 2019 by

“Wow, look at all these new folks,” you think. “I can’t wait to see them next week!”

Middle School Girls Arrested…...

on April 22, 2019 by

The teacher became suspicious when the girls acting “hysterical” while looking for a folder at Avon Park Middle School in central Florida

How A.S.M.R. Became A Sensation

on April 22, 2019 by

The YouTube subculture is bonded not by belief but rather by an ineffable sensation — the existence of a new feeling.

A ‘Million Word Gap’ For Kids...

on April 21, 2019 by

Children who are read 5 books a day from birth will begin kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids…

5 Spiritual Dangers Of Skipping...

on April 21, 2019 by

Why skipping church is a really bad idea

Book: Negotiating Your Stepfamily...

on April 21, 2019 by

In the book , ‘Doing Life With Your Adult Children: Keep Your Mouth Shut and The Welcome Mat Out’, I spend an…

Jesus Forgives

on April 20, 2019 by

George Lockhart

New Teen ‘Shell On’...

on April 20, 2019 by

“Ya’ll eat your lunch with or without the shell,” … video of Hamm tearing through plastic packaging with his teeth

Talking Church With Your Teenager...

on April 20, 2019 by

Encouraging participation over attendance

Resource: Mentoring Graduating...

on April 19, 2019 by

How we can help graduating students transition to the next area of life

“Remembering”

on April 19, 2019 by

Are you remembering for the sake of the Gospel and your kids?

Five Technology Rules Every Parent...

on April 19, 2019 by

When I saw the pictures that she had been posting on Facebook for years, I felt utterly embarrassed, and deeply betrayed.”

DYM: Parent Tips Podcast Hosted By...

on April 18, 2019 by

FREE podcasts about youth ministry, youth culture… and now they have me tackling parenting!

Book: The Guy’s Guide to FOUR...

on April 18, 2019 by

Every Young Man Must Face!…

3 Reminders For Our College Bound...

on April 18, 2019 by

The first version of this article appeared on her blog when Kristen Hatton sent her freshman daughter off to college

Dangerous Teen Ikea Challenge?

on April 17, 2019 by

Move over Tide Pods, police are cracking down on a dangerous Ikea challenge

Sophie Turner Social Media ‘...

on April 17, 2019 by

“I think it contributed. I wouldn’t say that was the main reason. I think it was some sort of chemical imbalance. I think…

How To Revitalize Your Youth...

on April 17, 2019 by

5 Programming Ideas to Revitalize Your Ministry Calendar

Marathon Parenting

on April 17, 2019 by

Discipling Kids Is A Long Game Of Small Interactions

8 Steps To Planning A Good Parent...

on April 16, 2019 by

Share resources about youth culture, parenting tips and resources for them to be a more effective parent. Whatever you are reading (you…

A 13-Month Plan Your Kids’...

on April 16, 2019 by

When I was young I planned without regard for a typical family’s calendar and budget

Test-taker Pleads Guiltily In...

on April 16, 2019 by

Riddell would also have to forfeit $239,449 that he made from the scheme, under the recommendations of the U.S. Attorney’s Office

The Legacy I Hope To Leave My Kids

on April 15, 2019 by

I’ve admittedly wondered on many occasions how my kids will remember me

Generation Z

on April 15, 2019 by

9 Important Insights about Generation Z

Rideshare Safety Tips For Students

on April 15, 2019 by

Don’t get in until your driver answers this question correctly…

What’s hot?

on April 14, 2019 by

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

Decline In Physical Activity Often...

on April 14, 2019 by

A recent study has found that the proportion of decreasingly active individuals was exceptionally high during childhood and adolescence, with some declines…

Suicidal Behavior Nearly Doubles...

on April 14, 2019 by

Suicide attempts and talk about suicide are rising alarmingly among America’s kids, with emergency departments seeing a near doubling of cases over…

The Most Important Question

on April 13, 2019 by

George Lockhart

Hollywood Fights Back Against Pro...

on April 13, 2019 by

Alyssa Milano to share ‘personal abortion’ stories of social media followers on new podcast ‘Sorry Not Sorry’

Freedom Of Speech On College...

on April 13, 2019 by

Conservative speaker who was assaulted by protester: ‘This was a warning shot to conservatives’

3 Leadership Secrets from Bohemian...

on April 12, 2019 by

If your goal is to better engage students, check out my three observations below

Who Is Responsible for Children&...

on April 12, 2019 by

Barna

Os Guinness: Moving Forward In A...

on April 12, 2019 by

What’s really at stake in this moment, and how to become part of the solution, not part of a deepening cultural problem.

The downside of fortnight

on April 11, 2019 by

Prince Harry said game companies are working “to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible.” For  their…

Connecting with your child

on April 11, 2019 by

The BEST model for life-changing conversation so you, the caring adult, can connect to the heart of your child

The Link Between Fun & Faith...

on April 11, 2019 by

Barna

Helping Students Beat Test Anxiety

on April 10, 2019 by

Fear of failure can prevent students potential, but a 10-minute writing exercise can help

The Cult Of Homework

on April 10, 2019 by

Parents and teachers, are drained by their daily workload, some schools and districts are rethinking how homework should work

Movie: “After” Is It The Teen...

on April 10, 2019 by

On the other hand, it’s a film that will teach, promote, and affirm those sexual attitudes, mores, and behaviors

Mentoring Millennials

on April 9, 2019 by

Here’s a list of what works and doesn’t work when mentoring millennials

What to Do When Your Adult Child Is...

on April 9, 2019 by

When an adult child violates our values, makes poor choices, or gets in deep trouble, we often question our parenting abilities

Why You Procrastinate

on April 9, 2019 by

If procrastination isn’t about laziness, then what is it about?

Book: A Visual Theology Guide To...

on April 8, 2019 by

Seeing and Knowing God’s Word

Book: A Different College...

on April 8, 2019 by

The gospel redeems the college experience. It tells us there is another way

Book: Within Reach

on April 8, 2019 by

The power of small changes in keeping students connected

Family Finds Hidden Camera...

on April 6, 2019 by

The scan unearthed a camera, and subsequently a live feed. From the angle of the video, the family tracked down the camera

How To Detect Hidden Cameras

on April 6, 2019 by

You might need this if your youth ministry rents out an Airbnb

Detect Hidden Surveillance Cameras...

on April 6, 2019 by

You might need this if your youth ministry rents out an Airbnb

Lead Yourself First

on April 5, 2019 by

Here is a hard truth that we must face: we can’t lead anyone further than we have gone ourselves. It’s hard because,…

Lawnmower Parents And Youthministry

on April 5, 2019 by

Being in youthministry means putting up with a whole lot of lawnmower parents

Getting Over Yourself In Ministry

on April 5, 2019 by

Whether you find yourself in a position of being all about yourself or feel the temptation to be all about yourself, here…

What Short-Term Thinking Does to...

on April 4, 2019 by

Yes, the very students who Mom or Dad intended to give an advantage—thanks to payoff money—now cannot even attend class

The World View Behind...

on April 4, 2019 by

Sean McDowell

Tell Your Children About Gender

on April 4, 2019 by

We do everyone a favor if we recognize that many cultural norms are just that—cultural, not biblical

How To Talk To Toung People About...

on April 3, 2019 by

A teenager or young adult is going to ask you a tough question about God that you can’t answer…

America’s Youth Mental Health...

on April 3, 2019 by

It surveyed over 600,000 Americans. Recent trends are startling.

Admissions Scandal Is Every Parent...

on April 3, 2019 by

Our excessive parenting may not be as obvious and hopefully isn’t illegal. But

Building Credibility With Parents

on April 2, 2019 by

Parents will be your greatest supporters or your biggest hurdle

Netflix Acquired More Than...

on April 2, 2019 by

More Than Dodgeball starring Doug Fields and Josh Griffin of Download Youth Ministry, in more than 190 countries

What I Misunderstood About Grief

on April 2, 2019 by

Jesus will recover all of the fallout from Adam and Eve’s demise

Becoming Holy

on April 1, 2019 by

George Lockhart

Arts-Learning Experiences Reduces...

on April 1, 2019 by

It increase students’ compassion for others and engagement, and improve writing skills and college aspirations

Belonging And Community The Secret...

on April 1, 2019 by

Instead of creating a space for awesome games and great decor, we need to create space for deep belonging and real community

Spark Attendance & Build...

on March 31, 2019 by

How to Use Theme Nights

Oh, And I’m Bisexual

on March 31, 2019 by

Responding in love and truth

Youth Workers Crossing The Line

on March 31, 2019 by

Youth worker. . . you are just one bad decision away from being a headline.

14-Year-Old Earns $200,000 Playing...

on March 30, 2019 by

Griffin’s YouTube which showed him beating a popular Fortnite gamer. The video got 7.5 million views.

To Reach Unsaved Christians, First...

on March 30, 2019 by

People who claim Christianity but lack gospel awareness present a unique evangelistic challenge

Why Generation Z Is Less Christian...

on March 30, 2019 by

— and why that’s good news

Managing Teens Online

on March 29, 2019 by

As part of Pew Research Center’s research into Americans’ digital lives, they surveyed over 1,000 parents of teens to better understand their…

As Time Online Increased, Teen...

on March 29, 2019 by

The newly released World Happiness Report, an annual study sponsored by the United Nations showing changes in happiness finds that teens who…

Breakfast With Parents Tied To...

on March 29, 2019 by

Consistently eating breakfast as a family might promote positive body image for children and adolescents.

THE BEST APOLOGETICS RESOURCES FOR...

on March 27, 2019 by

Sean McDowell

Podcast: What Does Your Teenager...

on March 27, 2019 by

A parent shared this podcast between two Christian moms who have raised teenagers. They give some tremendous lessons, and ones you will…

Movie: Unplanned And Why It’s...

on March 27, 2019 by

No one will be able to see this scene and then say they “don’t know” the truth about abortion

First Amendment Protection On...

on March 26, 2019 by

Donald Trump signed an executive order protecting freedom of speech on college campuses

Crazy & Sick: Selling Child...

on March 26, 2019 by

Research in the UK has shown that people who buy these dolls are likely to have child porn in their possession

Protecting A Teen Girl From Sexual...

on March 26, 2019 by

Women passengers rally to protect teenage girl from airplane ‘creep’

How Porn Has Changed Dating...

on March 25, 2019 by

Shallow surface-level attraction is the currency in porn, and we’re here to say that’s cheap. Hold out for something real—hold out for real love.

Religious ‘Nones’ Now...

on March 25, 2019 by

The number of religious “nones” in the United States are now statistically equal than the number of evangelicals, according to a political…

The Discipline Of Decreasing

on March 25, 2019 by

George Lockhart

The Way U.S. Teens Spend Their Time...

on March 24, 2019 by

Teens today are spending their time differently than they did a decade ago. They’re devoting more time to sleep and homework, and…

Video: Raising Kind Kids

on March 24, 2019 by

Here is another excellent parenting video from Christine Carter. Great advice

More Young People Don’t Have...

on March 24, 2019 by

Just over half of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 – 51 percent of them – said they do not…

Book: So The Next Generation Will...

on March 23, 2019 by

Preparing Young Christians in a Challenging World

How TikTok Is Rewriting The World

on March 23, 2019 by

TikTok will change the way your social media works — even if you’re avoiding it

Parents’ Ultimate Guide To...

on March 23, 2019 by

Is TikTok safe? How does it work? And can I do a duet with my kid? Everything you need to know about…

How Much Time Should Kids Spend On...

on March 23, 2019 by

Happiness and mental health are highest at a half-hour to two hours of extracurricular digital media use a day; well-being then steadily…

Helping Kids Hear Truth In A World...

on March 23, 2019 by

“I wish I had spent less time trying to block out the lies and more time focusing on the truth.”

How To Teach Kids To Tell The Truth

on March 23, 2019 by

We desire for our children to tell us the truth, especially when confessing their sin. But how can we teach them to be…

Are Christian Guys An Endangered...

on March 22, 2019 by

Why is it every time I teach at a youth leadership convention, the audience is comprised of 75% females?…

5 Alarming Porn Stats For youth

on March 22, 2019 by

Pornography  is out there, and for everyone’s safety, you need to warn them of the impending danger

Marv Penner’s 3 Words To Describe...

on March 22, 2019 by

How to do youth ministry right. It means working with parents instead of working for them!