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7 Reasons To Be Thankful In Youth Ministry

on November 23, 2017 by

The final weeks of the year feel very much like the final stretch of a marathon

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Managing Conflict In Youth Ministry

on November 22, 2017 by

10  principles to help you out

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Tough Time For Social Media…Values

on November 21, 2017 by

Bad Breaks, Bad Publicity, and Bad Management Stack Up

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I Watched 1,000 Hours Of YouTube Kids’ Content

on November 20, 2017 by

…and this is what happened

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Shoppers Are Still Paying Off Debt From Last Christmas

on November 19, 2017 by

Millennials are the worst culprits here: 24 percent still haven’t paid off credit card debt incurred during the 2016 shopping season, while…

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3 Phrases To Diffuse Potential Arguments With Teens

on November 18, 2017 by

“Don’t argue and don’t fight with your kids.” It’s difficult to mentor and lead if your fighting and arguing all the time

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Communicating Like A Social Media Pro

on November 17, 2017 by

How many hours do you put into managing your social media accounts?

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Book: Understanding Your Teen….By Jim Burns

on November 16, 2017 by

Shaping Their Character, Facing Their Realities

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A Dangerous New Twist on Cyberbullying

on November 15, 2017 by

A new study warns of a strange twist in which kids anonymously post hurtful messages

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3 Things Our Culture Is Doing To Bible Reading

on November 14, 2017 by

Mary C Wiley

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Does Your Gospel Presentation Need A Reformation?

on November 13, 2017 by

Greg Stier

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The 30 Most Influential Teens Of 2017

on November 12, 2017 by

Here’s who made this year’s cut

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Why Some Teens Less Likely To Meet With Success

on November 11, 2017 by

Teens who are dependent on marijuana and alcohol are less likely to marry, go to college, or work full time

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Teen Boys Discuss The Pressures Of Becoming A Man

on November 10, 2017 by

‘Confusing’ and ‘frustrating’

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10 Reasons Teenagers Are More Anxious Than Ever

on November 9, 2017 by

We’ve created an environment that fosters anxiety rather than resilience.

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“lift Up Your Hearts” Not “Your Phones To Take Pictures”

on November 8, 2017 by

Pope Francis urges priests and bishops to not use their cellphones during Mass and to focus on God instead

 

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Discerning Culture

on November 7, 2017 by

Four Questions That Can Help You Talk to Students About Pop Culture

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Supercharge Your Youth Group Meeting…

on November 6, 2017 by

…by starting an argument

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Stronger Self-Worth, Less Depression In teens

on November 5, 2017 by

A new study found when parents acknowledge the perspectives of their teens and encourage them to express themselves, the kids have a…

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app Helps Parents Figure Out If Their Kids Are Sexting

on November 4, 2017 by

If it spots something fishy, whether your kid created it or received it, it sends you a real-time alert. Cannot view the picture

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Performance-Based Culture Is Killing Us

on November 2, 2017 by

“performacist” culture is now this: We’re valuable only when we perform well in this economy.

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The Future Of Youth Ministry

on November 1, 2017 by

As Culture, Media, and Schools Move Further from Christian Values Students will require Daily Discipleship to Survive Adolescence

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Stranger Things…3d Cultural Exegesis

on October 31, 2017 by

I cannot emphasize enough just how important and necessary it is to teach kids these skills

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Making Our Lives Seem Glamorous On Social Media

on October 30, 2017 by

Rich kids are renting grounded jets for social media photoshoots

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Mom Drove Off Cliff, Killing Herself And Her 3 Children

on October 29, 2017 by

Patrick Orr, a spokesperson with the sheriff’s department, declined to comment on Bankhead’s motive

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Morality In America

on October 28, 2017 by

A Growing Share of Americans Say it’s not Necessary to Believe in God to be Moral

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American Children ‘Immersed In A Culture Of Disrespect’

on October 27, 2017 by

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

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Why American Teenagers Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

on October 26, 2017 by

Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means…

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Millennials Ditching Religion For Witchcraft And Astrology

on October 25, 2017 by

Millennials are much more open-minded

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The Masked Generation

on October 24, 2017 by

Five Ways to Build Confidence

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Teens Stand Up To Atheists And Defend Christian Flag

on October 23, 2017 by

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based group of atheists, agnostics and freethinkers, sent a letter to the local school district demanding…

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What Happens When A Teenager Experiences Loss?

on October 22, 2017 by

These three simple steps can help (re)set a foundation for teens– or anyone dealing with loss.

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Five Steps To Teach Students To Be Critical Thinkers

on October 20, 2017 by

We are often emotional more than rational beings

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Third Of College Kids Think ADHD Meds Boost Grades

on October 18, 2017 by

29% of students at nine U.S. colleges thought that stimulant medications, such as Ritalin and Adderall, boost school performance.

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Seeking The Spotlight In Youth Ministry

on October 10, 2017 by

Jesus spent His life pursuing faithfulness rather than fame. How would things change if we did the same

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Life Norms And The Effects On Faith For Generation Z

on October 9, 2017 by

They want to make the most of their opportunities and see a purpose for existing beyond themselves.

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Toxic Church Environments

on October 8, 2017 by

God uses messy and flawed human beings throughout history to inspire, love and help others discover the amazing promises of the gospel.

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Online Friendships Matter As Much As In-Person Ones

on October 7, 2017 by

Teens gain the same personal benefits through online friendships as face-to-face relationships

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Should Sex Ed Teach Abstinence?

on October 6, 2017 by

Most Americans Say..

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Middle School Ministry Campference

on October 5, 2017 by

October 13 – 15

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To Grow…

on October 4, 2017 by

5 Skills That Every Youth Minister Needs To Develop If They Want To Continue To Grow

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Las Vegas: The Reality Of Fear And What To Do Next

on October 3, 2017 by

What do I do when the monster under the bed becomes a real-life monster wielding an arsenal of guns, or is threatening…

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Your Job Doesn’t Define You

on October 2, 2017 by

“Define yourself as one radically loved by God. This is your true self, every other identity is an illusion.”

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3 Student Ministry Opportunities

on October 1, 2017 by

Here are three practical ways to give teenagers opportunities to lead

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Parental Arguments In Front Of Kids Can Be OK If…

on September 30, 2017 by

Parents arguing oK, as long as the parents handle disagreements in a constructive way.

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Flashback: Why Youth Pastors Leave….

on September 29, 2017 by

I think most Youth Pastors who leave, leave too soon

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Is Snapchat And Snapmaps Safe?

on September 28, 2017 by

It’s the number one app kids use, and it’s the number one app parents ask me about

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52 Family Dinner Discussions

on September 27, 2017 by

by ParentMinistry

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Snoop Dogg Is Releasing A Gospel Album?

on September 26, 2017 by

This Is Why the Local Church Should Care

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Kids Praised As Smart May Be More Likely To Cheat

on September 24, 2017 by

Children who are praised for being smart not only are quicker to give up in the face of obstacles, they also are…

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20 Retreat Hacks

on September 23, 2017 by

Many of you have a retreat coming up this fall here are 20 hacks you could still use to enhance your time…

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New Anonymity App Popular Among Teens

on September 22, 2017 by

5 things to know about ‘tbh,’ a new anonymity app among teens

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From Intention To Action

on September 21, 2017 by

Elevating leadership beyond good intentions’

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Bitmoji Obsession Gives Snapchat An Edge

on September 19, 2017 by

People’s Bitmoji obsession gives Snapchat a quiet edge in augmented reality

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Understanding Your Child’s Temperament

on September 18, 2017 by

Paying attention to the way a child behaves and acts in different situations allows us to gain a better insight into our…

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Stalking Your Daughter

on September 17, 2017 by

Yesterday I told my friend Brian, “I hope you don’t mind, I stalked your daughter last week on her Instagram

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Better Family Engagement In Ministry

on September 15, 2017 by

Search Institute’s Don’t Forget the Families Study…re-examining assumptions about family engagement

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Navigating Sports Schedules

on September 14, 2017 by

Every fall offers the same challenge: clashing schedules of the sports and the youth ministry calendar

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5 Brutal Facts About Children’s Ministry….

on September 12, 2017 by

What You Can Do About It

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5 Reasons I Recommend The Youth Culture Report

on September 8, 2017 by

After many years in youth ministry there is now a news resource that I can recommend and encourage you to use…

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‘Roasting’ Cyberbullying Trend…Has Experts Worried

on September 7, 2017 by

About one in five young Canadians have been cyberbullied or cyberstalked, Statistics Canada reports

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Connecting On School Campuses

on September 6, 2017 by

Here are a few ways we’ve been successful in connecting with school campuses

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India Highest Number Of Deaths While Taking Selfies

on September 5, 2017 by

With 19 of the world’s 49 recorded selfie-linked deaths since 2014

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Energy Drink….May Hike Risk Of Substance Abuse

on September 2, 2017 by

Researchers suggests young adults who regularly consume highly caffeinated energy drinks may be at risk for future substance use.

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7 Ways To Deal With Doubt

on September 1, 2017 by

Two-Thirds of Christians face doubt

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Houston ISD Students Will Receive Three Free Meals Daily

on August 31, 2017 by

This waiver will give our families one less concern as they begin the process of restoring their lives. It will also provide…

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Back To School Conversations

on August 30, 2017 by

Jonathan McKee

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The Power Of Teachers…Its-Back To School

on August 29, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

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Christian Group Sues SPLC and Amazon Over Hate….

on August 28, 2017 by

D. James Kennedy Ministries…against the Southern Poverty Law Center and Amazon for defamation

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What’s Hot?

on August 27, 2017 by

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

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Why Teen Girls Are at Such a High Risk for Depression

on August 26, 2017 by

A number of factors make girls as young as 11 more likely than boys to experience depression

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HOW GIRLS LEARN DIFFERENTLY THAN BOYS

on August 25, 2017 by

There are no differences in what girls and boys can learn. But there are big differences in the way to teach them

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Better Parent Meetings

on August 24, 2017 by

It’s time to start thinking about what the parents need. Consider the following

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Facebook Usage Among Teens Set To Drop In U.S

on August 23, 2017 by

Facebook-nevers, many children aging into the tween demographic that appear to be overlooking Facebook

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Flashback: Instagram Stories Hits 200 Million Users

on August 22, 2017 by

Over 200 million people now use Instagram Stories every day to keep up with friends and accounts they love

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Improve Your Relationship With Your Lead Pastor

on August 21, 2017 by

6 Steps to Improve Your Relationship with Your Lead Pastor

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Fatal Opioid ODs On The Rise Among U.S. Teens

on August 20, 2017 by

Drug overdose deaths among older teenagers in the United States has taken a turn for the worse, a new federal report finds,…

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Non-Grandparents Ministering To The Community

on August 19, 2017 by

94-Year-Old Installed a Neighborhood Pool After His Wife Died to Fill His Yard with Laughter

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Flashback: 5 Pitfalls To Your Youth Ministry’s…

on August 17, 2017 by

Christopher Wesley

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Female Bodybuilder 25 Dies Of Protein Overdose

on August 16, 2017 by

Coroners listed “intake of bodybuilding supplements” as one of Hefford’s causes of death, along with the disorder

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The Number One Lie The World Tells Our Kids Today Pt.2

on August 14, 2017 by

Attacking the Lie of Individualism with Our Kids

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The Number One Lie The World Tells Our Kids Today Pt.1

on August 14, 2017 by

Cameron Cole

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Samaritan’s Purse Box From Boy leads To Marriage…

on August 13, 2017 by

It all started in year 2000 when a young Tyrel Wolfe from Idaho filled a box for the Samaritan’s Purse…

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What’s Hot?

on August 12, 2017 by

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

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Flashback: Five Reasons My Daughter Did Well In College

on August 11, 2017 by

Let me tell you five decisions my daughter made that gave her such a great college experience

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Values: The Impact Of A Gap Year

on August 10, 2017 by

Many people choose to abandon their faith when unable to defend it against secular humanism and other misguided worldviews

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Discipleship In A Digital World

on August 8, 2017 by

Social media has created a world where students are living alternative lives

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Update…Miami MiddleSchool Murderer Mike Hernandez

on August 7, 2017 by

He escaped a classmate killer’s hit-list. Now he’s a sworn Miami-Dade police officer

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Praying For Our Kids

on August 4, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

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Hearing Loss Rates Steady For U.S. Teens

on August 3, 2017 by

Vaccine that prevents ear infections may have counterbalanced surge in headphone use, expert says

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Dangerous Ties

on August 1, 2017 by

Are Today’s Troubles Linked to Tomorrow’s Tragedies?

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Young People Are Developing An Entitlement Complex

on July 31, 2017 by

Confronting these is especially threatening to an entitled person because it violates their worldview of self-superiority

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Starting School Early May Impair Child’s Mental Health

on July 30, 2017 by

New research now suggests that the youngest pupils in each school year group could be at risk of worse mental health than…

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Low School Civic Education Contributing to Campus Chaos

on July 29, 2017 by

Poor high school civics courses are contributing to the rise of political intolerance on campus

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Son Of A Teen Mom To The World’s Richest Person

on July 28, 2017 by

How Amazon founder Jeff Bezos went from the son of a teen mom to the world’s richest person

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Big 8th Grader Receives Multiple College Football Offers

on July 27, 2017 by

Standing 6’4 and weighing in at 286, Jaheim Oatis has become one of the most sought after recruits in the SEC

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Justin Bieber Is Starting His Own CHURCH???

on July 26, 2017 by

‘You already know the reason’: Justin Bieber DENIES he cancelled remainder of tour to start a church as he grabs sushi in…

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Flashback Statistics: Media Use By Tweens And Teens

on July 25, 2017 by

“Young people average 2 hours a day listening to music”

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25 Year Outcomes In Adolescents Who Self-Harm….

on July 24, 2017 by

A new study has found that teenagers who self-harm are more likely to experience substance abuse and psychosocial problems as adults

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Bennington’s Suicide ‘Cowardly,’ Clarifies Statement Later

on July 22, 2017 by

Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch Calls Chester Bennington’s Suicide ‘Cowardly,’ Clarifies Statement Later