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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”

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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

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Flashback: College Prep

on August 5, 2018 by

What to Expect in Life’s Next Chapter

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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

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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

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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…

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Leadership Lessons From Mr. Rogers

on July 19, 2018 by

7 Leadership Lessons from Mr. Rogers

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Cyberbullying

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…

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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.

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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

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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

on May 30, 2018 by

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

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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

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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…

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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.”

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Teen Develops ‘Wet Lung’ After Vaping For Just 3 Weeks

on May 23, 2018 by

There, doctors recorded her issues: cough, difficulty breathing that was worsening by the minute, and sudden stabbing pains in the chest

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Kanye Urges Fans To Put Down Cell Phones

on May 22, 2018 by

The rapper took to take on the idea of consumerism, sharing a documentary named The Century of the Self

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Be Prepared For 13 Reasons Why…Season Two

on May 21, 2018 by

You need to be informed about this series (whether their own teens watch it or not) because the kids will be talking…

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Making sure media doesn’t ruin her self-esteem?

on May 20, 2018 by

Raising a confident, self-assured daughter who is comfortable with her body is not an easy thing to do these days

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Too Many Extracurricular Activities For Kids May Do Harm

on May 19, 2018 by

Parents should be mindful of how much time their children are spending in extracurricular activitie

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Book: Caught In Between

on May 18, 2018 by

Engage Your Preteens Before They Check Out. A comprehensive strategy for engaging preteens well before they make the transition

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Asking A Volunteer To Leave

on May 17, 2018 by

Some highlights from Tom Rainer

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Flashback: Better Small Group Leader Meetings

on May 17, 2018 by

6 Ways to Make Small Group Leader Meetings Great

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11 Essential Youth Ministry Skills

on May 16, 2018 by

Establish a culture of leadership that places Jesus as its central figure and draws life from no individual. How do you do…

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‘Indoor Generation’

on May 15, 2018 by

‘Indoor generation’: A quarter of Americans spend all day inside, survey finds

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Why Kids And Teens May Face More Anxiety These Days

on May 14, 2018 by

With (social media), it’s all about the self-image — who’s ‘liking’ them, who’s watching them, who clicked on their picture

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Teens, Parents Aren’t On Same Page With The Sex Talk

on May 13, 2018 by

When it comes to having “the talk,” many teens admit they’re not communicating with their parents or their doctors about sex, new…

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Teacher At Elementary School Promoting ‘Homosexual Agenda?’

on May 10, 2018 by

Texas art teacher sues school district after being accused of promoting ‘homosexual agenda’

 

 

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New Text Bomb Crashing iPhones

on May 10, 2018 by

All it takes is for someone to send two strings of text, and for their target to open those texts, and their…

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Barna: Spiritual Conversations In The Digital Age

on May 9, 2018 by

How Christians’ Approach to Sharing Their Faith Has Changed in 25 Years

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Do You Feel Stuck In Your Ministry?

on May 9, 2018 by

The Fastest Way to Move Your Ministry Forward (Without Spending Any Money)

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High School Hit List Lead Cops To Teens

on May 7, 2018 by

Semi-automatic rifle, shotguns, handguns seized from teens with high school ‘hit list’

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Why Teeangers Struggle To Develop Spiritual Habits

on May 6, 2018 by

5 Reasons Teeangers Struggle to Develop Good Spiritual Habits by Andy Blanks

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Why Youth Pastors Should Teach Expository Messages


on May 4, 2018 by

“Wait, what did the title say? Should? Who do you think you are? Don’t you tell me what to do!”

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‘You Look Like A Mentally Disabled Monkey’

on May 3, 2018 by

Student videotapes school bus bullying

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13 And Depressed: Why Young Teen Girls Are At Risk

on May 2, 2018 by

Why girls are more at risk for depression than boys and how to help them cope.

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Young Americans Are The Loneliest

on May 1, 2018 by

A new study finds that young people are reporting loneliness in increasing numbers and at a rate outpacing that of their elderly…

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Rejecting ‘Mommy’ And ‘Daddy

on May 1, 2018 by

LGBT parents assume new names

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Teaching My Daughter How To Handle Mean Girls

on April 30, 2018 by

5 Tips for how to deal with mean girls.

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What’s Hot?

on April 29, 2018 by

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

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Swedish Deejay Avicii Died From Suicide?

on April 28, 2018 by

He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace

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Raising Their Toddler As Gender-Neutral

on April 27, 2018 by

Kyl and Brent Courtney-Myers have refused to reveal the gender of their 2-year-old child Zoomer

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Blockbusters Of 2018 (Part 1)

on April 26, 2018 by

The Movies That Will Heat Up the Box Office This Summer

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Creating An Inviting Culture…

on April 25, 2018 by

Move All Events To After Service

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Brace Yourself, Change Is Coming

on April 24, 2018 by

Sporadic attendance is becoming the norm.

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Youth workers And Teens A Challenge To Become Wise

on April 23, 2018 by

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I Almost Lost My Sons To ‘Fortnite’

on April 20, 2018 by

How addictive it appears to be. Over spring break I noticed that my sons were waking up before 6 am. to get…

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Can We Talk?

on April 19, 2018 by

The sad reality is that many teens face hurt and despair in their lives. As you develop deep relationships with the students…

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Over 3,300 Android Apps Improperly Tracking Kids

on April 18, 2018 by

They may be violating a US law protecting kids’ privacy

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Quebec: High School Relaxes Dress Code

on April 17, 2018 by

Students say school rules should not unfairly restrict girls’ clothing

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Sex Traffickers Are Using Social Media To Target Children

on April 16, 2018 by

Making it easier than ever for pimps to target, groom and sell your children, top law-enforcement officials say

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How To Create An Inviting Culture…

on April 14, 2018 by

Use Social Media Strategically

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Simplify Your Communication To Volunteers

on April 13, 2018 by

Phil Bel

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‘Child-Shaming’ Trend

on April 12, 2018 by

Parents punishing children on social media

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Instagram Nametags, Its clone Of Snapchat QR Codes

on April 11, 2018 by

New feature called Nametags that lets you create a special image that people can scan with the Instagram Stories camera to follow…

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10 Apps Teens Are Using That Parents Need To Know

on April 10, 2018 by

Burn Book — Post anonymous rumors about people through audio messages, tests, and photos

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Uk: Why Generation Z Become Christians

on April 9, 2018 by

Even fewer spoke about other church youth activities or specific courses on Christianity popular in England like Alpha or Christianity Explored

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On Netflix And Teenagers

on April 8, 2018 by

On Netflix, a Growing Wave of Shows for and About Teenagers

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Childhood Friendships Tied To Physical Benefits As Adults

on April 7, 2018 by

Boys who spend more time with friends tend to have lower blood pressure and lower BMI as men

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Flashback: Facebook ‘No Place’ For Young Children

on April 6, 2018 by

More than 100 child health experts are urging Facebook to withdraw an app aimed at under-13s

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Daughters Should Know…

on April 5, 2018 by

8 Things Every Father Must Teach His Daughter

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5 Ways To Reach Apathetic Teenagers

on April 4, 2018 by

How to appeal to the students in your youth group who just don’t seem to care.

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He Is Risen…Mom Tased Teen Out Of Bed For Easter

on April 3, 2018 by

Teen needed to wake up for church on Easter. His mother tased him

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The Power Of A Story In Evangelism

on April 2, 2018 by

Sharing my own story through listening first