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Religious Children Are More...

on November 9, 2019 by

We examined how religious upbringing shaped children from adolescence into young adulthood

Conservatives Have Happier Families...

on November 9, 2019 by

Find more meaning in life, happier overall, donate far more money, time to the needy than liberal do.

5 Reasons I’m Staying In Youth...

on November 9, 2019 by

One of the easiest ways to offend a youth minister is to ask when he’s going to become a “real pastor

Book: A Biblical Theology Of Youth...

on November 8, 2019 by

Excellent book … those of us who think theologically about youth ministry, and the role of youth pastor, have been waiting for.

West’s Conversion Could Be A...

on November 8, 2019 by

A Christianity that bears no resemblance to the vague spiritualism of Moral Therapeutic Deism that is often associated with celebrity conversions

Fortnite Superstar Banned For Life...

on November 8, 2019 by

I never thought about the consequences that could happen… I just thought about entertaining you guys

Target To Promote Gay Lifestyle To ...

on November 7, 2019 by

To donate $100,000 to a nonprofit that trains students and teachers in LGBT politics and advocacy

Character And Virtue Development In...

on November 7, 2019 by

The development of character and virtue often feels like a lost art form

Don’t Start A College-age...

on November 7, 2019 by

We must start with young people, not programs.

My Child Is Depressed

on November 5, 2019 by

Now What?

Is The SAT “Unfair” And...

on November 5, 2019 by

“illegally discriminate against applicants who can’t afford test prep classes and pose other unfair obstacles.”

Lawmakers To Ban Child Gender...

on November 5, 2019 by

Children should be protected from “medical experimentation based on wishful social theory.”

Teens Close To Mom Not Likely To...

on November 4, 2019 by

A mother’s warmth and acceptance toward her teenagers may help prevent those children from being in an abusive relationship later in life,…

Best Business Practices You Need In...

on November 2, 2019 by

We learned to integrate several of the best business practices into our family

A Vision For Multiplying Your New...

on November 2, 2019 by

Jesus had a big vision and started with the end in mind. Here are a few of God’s “vision statements

Start Up: 4 People You Need To Meet...

on November 2, 2019 by

These are valuable people on your campus that can help you organize and benefit the ministry

Kanye West: From ‘I Am A God’...

on October 31, 2019 by

Rather than seeing Kanye as a fraud, can we choose to see him as the tax collector? …Please, please pray for me

Here’s What Lecrae Has 2 Say...

on October 31, 2019 by

“Often people can’t imagine people from the hip-hop community finding Christ,”

Gospel Stars React To Kanye West&...

on October 31, 2019 by

A genuine reflection of where he is. I hope God continues to work on his heart and he continues to grow in…

Update: Christian Student Forced To...

on October 29, 2019 by

Tthe assignment violated the Establishment Clause by “impermissibly endors the Islamic religion.”

Elementary Students Can’t Say...

on October 29, 2019 by

The letter talked about school language and asked parents to have a “talk” with their children about the appropriate time and place…

Young Transsexuals Seeking To...

on October 29, 2019 by

There is currently no data to reflect the number who may be unhappy in their new gender or who may opt to…

Dad Child Custody In Battle Over...

on October 26, 2019 by

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says the child should not be used as a pawn in a left-wing political agenda

Puberty Blocker Drugs Linked 2...

on October 26, 2019 by

Drugs used as puberty blockers in youth linked to thousands of adult deaths, FDA shows

Transgender Biological Male...

on October 26, 2019 by

The House of Representatives voted in May to pass the Equality act, which would require schools to allow male athletes who identify as transgender girls…

No Link B/W Contact Sports And...

on October 24, 2019 by

Adolescents who play contact sports, including football, are no more likely to experience cognitive impairment, depression or suicidal thoughts in early adulthood…

Deaths Due To Suicide, Homicide On...

on October 24, 2019 by

A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics finds that more teens and…

This School App Is perfect For Your...

on October 24, 2019 by

What is the best way to communicate to parents and teens information?

Childhood Trauma

on October 22, 2019 by

Researchers learned that Adverse Childhood Experiences can have negative lasting effects on health and well-being

Cellphone Detox For Teens

on October 22, 2019 by

It was 4 a.m. she had been on her phone for 13 hours. In three hours, she had to be up for…

Parents Look At Their Kids 20...

on October 22, 2019 by

My daughter does it to me and will get visibly upset if she sees me looking at my phone when I’m not…

5 Ways To Get Teens Talking

on October 21, 2019 by

Talkativeness is no accident. It’s come as the result of a carefully curated environment that encourages conversation

Gang Life Not The Family You Were ...

on October 21, 2019 by

Collins first joined the Bloods at age 19  ‘It’s like the plague … We’re just killing each other off.’

Is Tik Tok Desensitizing Kids?

on October 21, 2019 by

“It’s shocking how these kids expose themselves to be liked or disliked,”

Flashback: Uk School Suspends LGBT...

on October 20, 2019 by

A primary school in Britain’s second city Birmingham has caved in to pressure and temporarily pulled the plug on its lessons on…

How To Create A Professional Photo...

on October 20, 2019 by

The Photobooth that we created will be unmanned and sit out in the lobby the 4th Tuesday of each month

Anxiety The YouthPastors Epidemic

on October 20, 2019 by

How can we help the 20% in our youth ministries who are silently dying?

Help! My Teen Is Questioning The...

on October 19, 2019 by

Here are a few ways we can build homes that allow our children to wrestle with questions of faith

Admissions Scandal Prison Sentence...

on October 19, 2019 by

A fraudulent ACT score and an application that falsely portrayed him as African American, Latino and the first in his family to…

Man Entices Girl 16 For Sex Through...

on October 19, 2019 by

pleaded guilty in federal court today, whom he met through the “Game of War” application on her cell phone, to engage in…

Piper Jaffray Taking Stock With...

on October 18, 2019 by

Wanna know what’s hot for teens

Teens Rally Against Pot Industry...

on October 18, 2019 by

The ads for marijuana — in the form of catchy quizzes — are beyond prevalent, the Stevenson High School senior says

Felony? Girl 13 Pointed Finger Gun...

on October 18, 2019 by

After another student asked her who would she would kill was arrested and charged with a felony.

Close Family Ties In Childhood Can...

on October 17, 2019 by

Those who experienced positive adolescent family relationships had significantly lower levels of depressive symptoms from early adolescence to mid-life than did those…

Beware The Idol Of Parenting...

on October 17, 2019 by

When we worship parenting success, our children become our trophies

Teens Think Parents Share Too Much...

on October 17, 2019 by

42% of teens think their parents share too much about them online

 

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?