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How High School Football Changes Teen Brain

on December 7, 2018 by

A single season of high school football may be enough to cause structural changes to a teen’s brain

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Top Bible Verses Of 2018 Deal With Fear

on December 5, 2018 by

“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I…

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Why 12 Year Olds Shouldn’t Have Social Media

on December 3, 2018 by

5 Reasons Why 12 Year Olds Shouldn’t Have Social Media


Sex, Love, And Science

on December 2, 2018 by

While sex clearly belongs in this category- so does the relationship between science and faith. But first, Love


Keeping Students Committed To Christ And The Church…Belong

on November 30, 2018 by

You can’t be a serious-about-faith-and-nurture parent, youth worker, pastor, or educator and not be concerned.


What Is Silent Disco All About Anyway?

on November 28, 2018 by

Noise restrictions? Amplified sound ordinances? These are things of the past. Take back your musical freedom and throw an event anywhere your…

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More Suicide Attempts linking To “13 Reasons Why”

on November 24, 2018 by

A survey of youths at high risk of suicide found that half had watched at least one episode of the Netflix series


Who Is Gen Z?

on November 23, 2018 by

In Gen Z Lab we’ve gathered thought leaders to help you understand the unique challenges facing Gen Z and equip you to…


U.K: Child Gambler Epidemic

on November 22, 2018 by

Experts blame the explosion of TV advertisements for the sharp rise


Pot Linked To Teen Psychosis

on November 21, 2018 by

Psychosis describes the mental condition of losing touch with reality, such as experiencing hallucinations or delusions


Kids With Disabilities Face Many Challenges In Church?

on November 20, 2018 by

Children with certain types of chronic health conditions are much less likely to attend religious services —


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Parents Can Curb Kids’ Materialism

on November 17, 2018 by

Higher levels of gratitude are associated with lower levels of materialism in adolescents across a wide range of demographic groups,


How To Talk To Your Son About Sex

on November 16, 2018 by

The last thing you want is for your son’s first discussions about sex to come from anyone else

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68% Have Quit/Taken A Break From Social Media…

on November 15, 2018 by

She Decided To Quit Instagram This Year. Had Also Helped Create It


More US Kids Get Paralyzing Illness, Cause Is Still Unknown

on November 14, 2018 by

This year, there have been 90 cases spread among 27 states

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Social Media Detox For Your Teen Or Tween

on November 13, 2018 by

How to host a social media detox for your teen or tween

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Almost Half Of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage

on November 12, 2018 by

Signaling cultural and economic shifts that are here to stay

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5 Questions Parents Are Asking About Teens Digital Media

on November 9, 2018 by

If you’re a parent of a preschooler or a parent of a college student, I’m pretty sure some of the questions we…

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American Meritocracy Is Killing Youth Sports

on November 8, 2018 by

When these kids move to the travel team, you pull bodies out of the local town’s recreation league,


Book: How ‘Diversity Ideology’ Killed The University

on November 7, 2018 by

“The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.”


Parenting Lessons From The Christopher Robin Movie

on November 6, 2018 by

3 Unusual Things the Christopher Robin Movie Taught Me About Parenting


Navigating Emotional Teenagers

on November 5, 2018 by

If you let your emotions lead when navigating your emotional teenager, you will likely cause them to shut down further.


Flashback: “Riverdale” Oversexualizes Teenage Characters

on November 4, 2018 by

but there needs to be a balance of the real-world issues…beyond the fantastical and downright inappropriate

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Many Teens Are ‘Sextortion’ Targets

on November 3, 2018 by

Parents of teens can add “sextortion” to the list of things to worry about, because a new study shows that 5 percent…

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Digital Radio Theatre: The Legend of Squanto

on November 2, 2018 by

But few hear the story of the condemnation that dragged him outside America to a life in chains and what he discovered…


Homeschooling could be the smartest way to teach kids

on November 1, 2018 by

Here are 5 reasons why

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The Benefits Of Trust And Communication With Your Teens

on October 30, 2018 by

Teen anxiety and depression more likely in kids who don’t trust or communicate with parents


Flashback: Why Youth Stay In Church When They Grow Up

on October 30, 2018 by

It is converted students who go on to love Jesus and serve the church.

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Parents Can Curb Kids’ Materialism

on October 28, 2018 by

Parents who are worried about their kids being materialistic can curb these tendencies by fostering gratitude for the things and people in…

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Johnny Depp Booted From ‘Pirates

on October 28, 2018 by

“I think Jack Sparrow will be his legacy. It’s the character he dresses up in to visit children in hospitals


Tensions With My Senior Pastor

on October 27, 2018 by

You making an effort to show him that you support HIM will show him that he has your loyalty

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Book: Your Teenager Is Not Crazy

on October 27, 2018 by

Understanding Your Teen’s Brain Can Make You a Better Parent

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Wise Words For Busy People

on October 25, 2018 by

Ever had a busy season in your life?  I’ve found that this fall has been an extremely busy time


Ministering To Your Grandkids

on October 24, 2018 by

4 Things I want to be for my grandkids


Growing Up With Alexa

on October 22, 2018 by

The first four words my toddler understood were “mom,” “dad,” “cat” and “Alexa.”

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Why Rites Of Passage Are Clutch

on October 21, 2018 by

It is only in looking backwards that I can understand that these rites were not in place to torture me; they were…


Racist “Gas Station Gail”

on October 19, 2018 by

The manager of a station called the police on a group of children and parents who had stopped in to purchase drinks

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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