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Pornography Is Destructive

on October 15, 2018 by

How to have an impact for conversations  with students about porn

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How To Create A climate Of Connection..Belong

on October 12, 2018 by

Kids actually forgive all kinds of programmatic mediocrity if they are certain they belong

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Teaching Theology To kids

on October 12, 2018 by

Theology, done well, must inevitably result in doxology, and we shouldn’t be satisfied with less just because we’re teaching children

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4 Ways To Respond To Pornography

on October 11, 2018 by

The average age a child is exposed to pornography is 8

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Rare, Polio-Like Paralyzing Disorder Affecting Children

on October 8, 2018 by

Between August 2014 and August 2018, the CDC received 362 cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM).


The Rise of “Strangely Unsexy” Instagram Exhibitionism

on October 7, 2018 by

….And Why It Hurts Women

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Book: Doing Life With Your Adult Children

on October 6, 2018 by

Keep Your Mouth Shut and the Welcome Mat Out

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Is Your Ministry Empathetic Towards Parents?

on October 5, 2018 by

By recognizing these realities we can build a compassion that enables us to serve parents effectively. To then show that compassion and…


Helping Teens Navigate The Drama

on October 4, 2018 by

The way a preteen values those friendships may be one of the greatest transitions of this phase.

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Starting A Youth Ministry

on October 4, 2018 by

(Pioneering advice from 15 youthworkers)


Where Is National Youth Ministries And Conferences?

on October 1, 2018 by

“We don’t just do these big Jesus camps where kids get all jacked up”

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Screen Time = Dumb Time?

on September 30, 2018 by

Kids with the sharpest intellects spent less than two hours a day on their cellphones, tablets and computers, coupled with 9 to…


Flashback: True Grit

on September 28, 2018 by

Grit “is a function of your ability to cope.” When a hard thing happens, grit is the engine that drives perseverance


“It’s The Unintended Consequences Of Social Media.”

on September 27, 2018 by

“The short attention span we’re creating in this millennium is actually very dangerous,” said Soon-Shiong, the new owner of the Los Angeles…

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Teen Sex: STDs At A Record High… Again

on September 25, 2018 by

Your response to 4-years-in-a-row of STD’s at a record high


Five Reasons People Leave The Church

on September 24, 2018 by

When our faith stands on anything other than Christ, we put ourselves (and others) in position to fall


“Sexy” Handmaid’s Tale Costume Has Been Removed

on September 24, 2018 by

An upsetting dystopian future has emerged where women no longer have a say. However…

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Meet The ‘Lawnmower Parent….

on September 22, 2018 by

The new helicopter parents of 2018

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Navigating Screen Time And Device Distractions

on September 21, 2018 by

54% of U.S. teens say they spend too much time on their cellphones, and two-thirds of parents express concern over their teen’s…

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Sleep-deprived teen

on September 20, 2018 by

Fifty-six percent of parents of teens who have sleep troubles believe the use of electronics is hurting their child’s shut-eye.

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4 Ways To Partner With Parents

on September 19, 2018 by

… (even when you aren’t one)


Divorce Is Hard Enough On Children

on September 18, 2018 by

Why are our courts making it worse?


Book: she ‘broke free’ of Evangelical ‘purity’ movement

on September 17, 2018 by

“I want to draw attention to the dangers of sexual shaming and purity teachings.”

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FDA Gets Tough On Juul, Other E-Cigarette Makers

on September 16, 2018 by

Calling the use of electronic cigarettes a burgeoning epidemic among teens, the U.S Food and Drug Administration announced a crackdown on the…

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Generation Atheism?

on September 15, 2018 by

How parents act on their religious beliefs linked to the onset of atheism in their children

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Why Americans Go (And Don’t Go) To Religious Services

on September 14, 2018 by

SECOND HIGHEST reason US adults attend church is because they want their children to have a moral foundation


Movie: ‘Eighth Grade’ And The Horror Of Being Unknown

on September 13, 2018 by

For anyone seeking to understand and disciple today’s youth, Eighth Grade provides an insightful glimpse into their world

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In Teen Friendships, Misery Does Love Company

on September 10, 2018 by

A new study finds teens with similar levels of anxiety and depression are more likely to remain friends.


Will You Lose Your Faith In College?

on September 8, 2018 by

Three Ways Not to Wander


Flashback: 7 Disruptive Church Trends That Will Rule 2018

on September 7, 2018 by

Churches who only think Sunday and who only think building will continue to shrink.

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Truly Partnering With Parents

on September 6, 2018 by

Raising kids isn’t easy today. Most parents realize they can’t do it alone. And most will welcome help from caring people in…


8 Steps To Planning A Good Parent Meeting

on September 6, 2018 by

How do we connect, engage and release parents to be the primary disciplers of their teenagers

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Questions To Ask Yourself

on September 5, 2018 by

How are you preparing yourself for the upcoming year? Take some time to ask questions of yourself

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Impacting Middle Schoolers Faith

on September 4, 2018 by

3 Easy Ways to Impact a Middle Schooler’s Identity and Faith

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5 Books Every Youth Worker Should Read

on September 3, 2018 by

I REALLY believe they will be a help to every Youth Pastor and Youth Worker.

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Teens Too Busy Texting And Online To Read Books

on September 2, 2018 by

One of every three American teens has not read a book just for the fun of it in a year

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Before They Leave

on September 1, 2018 by

Our youth ministry is not the students’ church for the rest of their lives


4 Ways To Keep Up With Student Culture

on September 1, 2018 by

In other words, a teenager’s beliefs and values will be shaped by who or what they’re listening to

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Beyond The Honeymoon In Youth Ministry

on August 29, 2018 by

3 Reasons You Should Stay in Your Current Youth Ministry Position

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How Do You Read the Bible? Infographic

on August 28, 2018 by

We recently surveyed over 6,000 people to learn about Bible study habits. In some cases, the results were quite convicting

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Helping Relieve The Stress Of Back To School For Students

on August 27, 2018 by

So how can we help relieve the (back to school) stress students and families might be experiencing?

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4 Back To School Basics Sermon

on August 27, 2018 by

George Lockhart

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Beloit College Mindset List For The Class Of 2022

on August 26, 2018 by

For this year’s entering college class of 2022, human beings have…


Hope And Healing For Kids Who Cut

on August 25, 2018 by

Learning to Understand and Help Those Who Self-Injure by Marv Penner

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How To Embrace Families With Special Needs Kids

on August 23, 2018 by

In theory, everyone is welcome at church. In practice, that’s not always true for some children

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Flashback Study: Don’t Forget The Families

on August 20, 2018 by

Family Relationships are Key to Kids’ Character Strengths


Generation To Generation

on August 19, 2018 by

Family Process in Church and Synagogue (The Guilford Family Therapy Series

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The Storms Of Teenage Social Media Never Ends It’s 24/7

on August 17, 2018 by

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


Teen Found Safe 5 Years After Disappearing

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

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Back-to-School Shopping More Expensive This Year

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…

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The Newest On Teens, Social Media & Technology

on August 14, 2018 by

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

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Discipling Teens…Keep Planting And Trusting In Jesus

on August 14, 2018 by

How Christ-centered Bible study changed how she disciples teens

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Your Teen Spends Too Much Time Alone In His Room?

on August 11, 2018 by

5 Parenting Questions To Ask

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Committed Volunteers

on August 9, 2018 by

5 Indicators Your Volunteers Are “All In”


Dad’s Ice Cream Laxative Prank On Kids Went Too Far?

on August 7, 2018 by

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


Flashback: College Prep

on August 5, 2018 by

What to Expect in Life’s Next Chapter


Nielsen: Blacks And Hispanics Are Tuning In

on August 2, 2018 by

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

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Adderall Fails To Boost Cognition In Healthy College Students

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

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Communicating To Teens

on July 29, 2018 by

Are They Hearing What You Are Saying?

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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

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Average Child Spends Seven Hours A Week Outside

on July 27, 2018 by

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


Teaching Kids Theology

on July 21, 2018 by

8 Things to Remember When Teaching Kids Theology

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Chocolate Milk Vs Sports Drinks

on July 20, 2018 by

Chocolate Milk May be Better Than Sports Drinks for Exercise Recovery


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


What We Can Learn From The Greatest Generation

on July 12, 2018 by

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

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Experts Warn Of Teens’ Secret Digital Lives

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…


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


Knowing Your Child’s Love Language

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


What Middle Schoolers Are Watching On YouTube

on July 4, 2018 by

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

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Focus On Just One Sport Risks Burnout For Teens

on July 3, 2018 by

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

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Ministry With A Lasting Impact…..Bible

on July 2, 2018 by

Unleashing God’s Word in Youth Ministry

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Negative Effects Of Helicopter Parenting And Kids Emotions, Behavior

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.

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The importance Of Knowing Who Your Kid Hangs Out With

on June 28, 2018 by

Carlos Whittaker, to talk about the key role your high schooler’s community plays in his or her life

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The importance of summer camps

on June 27, 2018 by

Summer camps provide a chance for youth to hear the Gospel truth in a different way than they probably have before


How To Prevent Burnout In Youth Ministry

on June 26, 2018 by

These are simply my thoughts on practical tips on prayer that can help you avoid burn out


Cheap Sex And The Decline Of Marriage

on June 25, 2018 by

Why is marriage in retreat among young Americans? Because it is now much easier for men to find sexual satisfaction outside marriage,…

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50% Of Teens Now Online ‘Almost Constantly’

on June 24, 2018 by

Nearly half of US teens report being online on a near constant basis, according to a new report from the Pew Research…


There’s Just One Way To Marry The Right Person

on June 24, 2018 by

These were wonderful words of wisdom about marriage and the kind of person you really want to marry. There’s Just One Way…

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I’m A Pastor And I Want You To Quit Church. Now!

on June 23, 2018 by

When believers approach their individual involvement and commitment in a casual manner it weakens the entire body of Christ and the impact…


The Battle Of Boredom

on June 22, 2018 by

It never fails, right? Summer shows up, and with it, our kids’ ability to be entertained for longer than five minutes at…


The Silent Tragedy Affecting Today’s Children

on June 20, 2018 by

How to raise mentally healthy children in today’s environment

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Building On The Youth Camp Or Conference Experience

on June 19, 2018 by

4 Strategies to Build on the Youth Camp, Conference or Retreat Experience

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Grace And Truth

on June 18, 2018 by

How can we maintain that tender balance between grace and truth that marked the life and ministry of our Savior, and must…


Millennials Reveal Their Top 100 Favorite Brands

on June 14, 2018 by

However, the generation’s favorite brands may not be what you’d guess.

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on June 12, 2018 by

The risks and helping your child recover

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Is Gen Z The Most Success-Oriented Generation?

on June 12, 2018 by

Personal achievement, whether educational or professional (43%), and hobbies and pastimes (42%) are the things most central to Gen Z’s identity.

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Selfies And Teenage Body Image

on June 12, 2018 by

Teens who were more invested in their selfies, spending more time choosing a photo or editing it, were more dissatisfied with their…


Europe’s Christians Are As Religious As America’s ‘Nones’

on June 4, 2018 by

Only 13 percent of American nones say religion is “very important” in their lives; only 14 percent of Western European Christians say…

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Gaming Report

on June 4, 2018 by

For the ninth year in a row, Nielsen has conducted extensive research into how Americans feel about—and consume—gaming.


5 Ways To Connect Parents To Your Youth Ministry

on June 3, 2018 by

If you desire to have a Youth Ministry that has any real significant influence, you will have to do well at partnering…

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Pot Replacing Tobacco, Booze As Teens’ Drug Of Choice

on June 2, 2018 by

In an analysis of nationwide surveys from between 20014 and 2014, researchers have found that pot is increasingly replacing cigarettes and alcohol…

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Dealing With Conflict

on June 1, 2018 by

Some things in life and ministry that are certain, conflict is one of them. It’s important to learn how to handle them


Thriving Values Resources For Parents On Cultural Issues

on May 31, 2018 by

Helping You Understand the Times and Know How to Respond

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‘Active Shooter’ Video Game Pulled After Huge Backlash

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The game allowed players to simulate a school shooting by taking the role of the shooter


Don’t Put Your Trust In Anyone But God

on May 30, 2018 by

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7


I Resigned My Youth Ministry Position

on May 30, 2018 by

Now What?

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Teen Night Owls More Prone To Behavioral Problems

on May 29, 2018 by

Adolescents who are naturally inclined to stay up late at night are more likely to suffer from insomnia as well as behavioral…


Social Media Stars More Influential Than Celebrities

on May 25, 2018 by

More than one third (34%) of kids aged 6-17 consider social media stars* to be among their top role models, outranking the…

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Why Teens Are Exhausted And Burnt Out

on May 24, 2018 by

“And we wonder why our young adults are currently being diagnosed with depression and anxiety at staggering and unheard-of rates.”