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Generation Z

on April 15, 2019 by

9 Important Insights about Generation Z

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Suicidal Behavior Nearly Doubles Among U.S. Kids

on April 14, 2019 by

Suicide attempts and talk about suicide are rising alarmingly among America’s kids, with emergency departments seeing a near doubling of cases over…

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Hollywood Fights Back Against Pro-life Movement

on April 13, 2019 by

Alyssa Milano to share ‘personal abortion’ stories of social media followers on new podcast ‘Sorry Not Sorry’

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Who Is Responsible for Children’s Faith Formation?

on April 12, 2019 by

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Connecting with your child

on April 11, 2019 by

The BEST model for life-changing conversation so you, the caring adult, can connect to the heart of your child

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Mentoring Millennials

on April 9, 2019 by

Here’s a list of what works and doesn’t work when mentoring millennials

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Book: A Different College Experience

on April 8, 2019 by

The gospel redeems the college experience. It tells us there is another way

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How To Detect Hidden Cameras

on April 6, 2019 by

You might need this if your youth ministry rents out an Airbnb

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Lawnmower Parents And Youthministry

on April 5, 2019 by

Being in youthministry means putting up with a whole lot of lawnmower parents

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Tell Your Children About Gender

on April 4, 2019 by

We do everyone a favor if we recognize that many cultural norms are just that—cultural, not biblical

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America’s Youth Mental Health Crisis

on April 3, 2019 by

It surveyed over 600,000 Americans. Recent trends are startling.

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What I Misunderstood About Grief

on April 2, 2019 by

Jesus will recover all of the fallout from Adam and Eve’s demise

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Arts-Learning Experiences Reduces Disciplinary Infractions

on April 1, 2019 by

It increase students’ compassion for others and engagement, and improve writing skills and college aspirations

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Oh, And I’m Bisexual

on March 31, 2019 by

Responding in love and truth

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To Reach Unsaved Christians, First Help Them Get Lost

on March 30, 2019 by

People who claim Christianity but lack gospel awareness present a unique evangelistic challenge

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As Time Online Increased, Teen Happiness Went Down

on March 29, 2019 by

The newly released World Happiness Report, an annual study sponsored by the United Nations showing changes in happiness finds that teens who…

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Breakfast With Parents Tied To Better Body Image For Kids

on March 29, 2019 by

Consistently eating breakfast as a family might promote positive body image for children and adolescents.

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Crazy & Sick: Selling Child Sex Doll For Pedophiles

on March 26, 2019 by

Research in the UK has shown that people who buy these dolls are likely to have child porn in their possession

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Religious ‘Nones’ Now As Big As Evangelicals In The US

on March 25, 2019 by

The number of religious “nones” in the United States are now statistically equal than the number of evangelicals, according to a political…

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Video: Raising Kind Kids

on March 24, 2019 by

Here is another excellent parenting video from Christine Carter. Great advice

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How TikTok Is Rewriting The World

on March 23, 2019 by

TikTok will change the way your social media works — even if you’re avoiding it

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How To Teach Kids To Tell The Truth

on March 23, 2019 by

We desire for our children to tell us the truth, especially when confessing their sin. But how can we teach them to be…

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5 Alarming Porn Stats For youth

on March 22, 2019 by

Pornography  is out there, and for everyone’s safety, you need to warn them of the impending danger

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Teens Not Socializing In The Real World..Causing Loneliness

on March 21, 2019 by

The percent of high school seniors who said they often felt lonely increased from 26 percent in 2012 to 39 percent in 2017

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Book: Overrated

on March 21, 2019 by

Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?

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Adolescents Have A Fundamental Need To Contribute

on March 20, 2019 by

Adolescents are generous, too….

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Being in Nature Can Boost Kids’ Development, Learning

on March 16, 2019 by

Spending time in nature boosts children’s academic achievement and healthy development in a variety of ways

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Climate Change: Student Planned Global School Walkout

on March 15, 2019 by

Students demand action on climate change in planned global school walkout

 

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College Admissions Cheating Scandal

on March 14, 2019 by

A nationwide scheme to get children get into elite universities.

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5 Ways To Beat The Springtime Attendance Blues

on March 13, 2019 by

You had a great fall and the winter months but,  spring attendance falls and you are wondering what happened?

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Gen Z Is Stressed, Depressed And Exam-Obsessed

on March 12, 2019 by

Most youngsters getting good grades is a bigger worry than drinking or unplanned pregnancies

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PSA: Kids Steal Parents’ Guns, Hand It Over To Teachers

on March 11, 2019 by

The PSA encourages kids to break the law and endanger themselves and others

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Book Review: On Preaching

on March 10, 2019 by

On Preaching — Personal & Pastoral Insights for the Preparation & Practice of Preaching

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What Millennials Think About Evangelism

on March 8, 2019 by

“millennials the most evangelism-adverse generation on record,”?

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Book: Mentoring The Next Generation

on March 7, 2019 by

Provides a real-world and pro-active strategy to practically connect the generations in your church

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Growing With: A Book Review

on March 6, 2019 by

A Remarkable Parenting Resource

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Advice For Parents Of Little Kids

on March 4, 2019 by

20 Tips I wish I could have given parents of teens before their kids were 4

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Where Marijuana Is Legal, Many Teens Drive While High

on March 3, 2019 by

Where pot is legal, teens smoking pot and then getting behind the wheel of a car is common

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Bebe Reveals About Dad’s “Pornography” Comments

on March 2, 2019 by

She shouldn’t have shared the screenshot.

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Bebe Rexha says if she wants to be sexy, she’s going to be sexy

on March 2, 2019 by

I I think as a woman I’m trying to be unapologetic and embrace my sexuality — and do what I want

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Taming Negative Thoughts On Parenting

on March 1, 2019 by

Here are three tools I’ve discovered for policing my thought life

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The well is deep

on February 28, 2019 by

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6 Responses To Social Media And Your Teen

on February 27, 2019 by

The impact of the digital world is so powerful and pervasive that it’s almost impossible for most of us to keep up

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Flashback: 3 Reminders For Our College Bound Kids

on February 25, 2019 by

1.Remember Who You Are. 2. Be Mindful of your Soul Holes. 3. Unite Yourself to the Body

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Why Screen Time Inhibits Toddler Development

on February 24, 2019 by

Greater screen time at 24 months was associated with poorer performance on developmental screening tests at 36 months, and similarly

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Vaping Is Erasing Gains Made Against Teen Smoking

on February 23, 2019 by

“Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm brain development, including harmful effects on learning, memory and attention,” Schuchat said. Nicotine also primes…

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Student, Passedout Marijuana Gummybears to classmates

on February 22, 2019 by

The victim told police a 13-year-old classmate gave her a gummy bear that would “stop her from stressing out,”

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Priorities: Reaching The Next Generation And Discipleship

on February 21, 2019 by

According to a new survey of 1,000 Protestant pastors by Nashville-based LifeWay Research

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12 Mainstream Contributors To Sexual Exploitation In US

on February 20, 2019 by

Watch the reveal of the 2019 Dirty Dozen List

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What It Will Take To Reach Kids With The Gospel?

on February 19, 2019 by

When it comes to the emerging generations, we are to “get out of our offices and onto the sidewalks.”

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Evangelism: Conversation Kit

on February 18, 2019 by

Conversation Kits help parents and caring adults talk with their teens about important topics

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Anthony Weiner out of prison for sexting a 15-yr-old girl

on February 17, 2019 by

Prosecutors said he sent the girl porn and got her to take her clothes off and touch herself on Skype

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4 Views On Talking To Teenagers About Sex

on February 16, 2019 by

It reflects the thoughts, experiences, and practical advice of four in-the-trenches youth workers, who have spent years having these conversations

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Abuse Of Faith

on February 15, 2019 by

Investigation reveals 700  victims of southern Baptist  sexual abuse over 20 years

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Teens Editing Themselves

on February 14, 2019 by

A photo series has shown the lengths some young people go to to edit their appearance before posting pictures on social media

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Why We Ought To Reimagine Youth Ministry

on February 13, 2019 by

If we don’t reach our kids with the gospel by middle school, we have already lost our chance

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Teen Convicted In Text Suicide Case Headed To Jail

on February 13, 2019 by

Involuntary manslaughter conviction where an absent defendant, with words alone, encouraged another person to commit suicide

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What’s Hot

on February 10, 2019 by

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

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Supervised Aerobics May Hasten Teen Athletes’ Concussion Recovery

on February 8, 2019 by

Teen athletes who sustained sports-related concussions recovered more quickly when they engaged in a supervised aerobic exercise regimen

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13-Year-Old Boy Committed Suicide After Being Bullied

on February 6, 2019 by

Martin was tormented on the school bus over his weight, glasses and braces in the months leading to his death

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Going Deeper….

on February 4, 2019 by

“If you know me, you know I…. but if you reallyknew me, you’d know…”I gave them an example

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Bivocational Youth Ministry

on February 3, 2019 by

Being a bivocational youth ministry worker comes with a unique set of challenges—like two bosses, two workplace

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Same-Gender Friendships Key To Romantic Relationships

on February 2, 2019 by

Skills such as stability, assertiveness, intimacy, and social competence–that correspond most closely to the skills needed for success in adult romantic relationships.

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What Teenagers Need From Us More Than Anything Else….Belong

on January 31, 2019 by

Our kids need a wall of support that doesn’t withdraw or abandon them. Even when they withdraw from us—

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How Hard It Is to Parent a Teen?

on January 30, 2019 by

I need to be honest about how there are times when I don’t even recognize my own children and how lonely that…

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5 Dangerous Apps Parents Don’t Know Teens Use

on January 29, 2019 by

Parenting a teen has never been an easy feat, but in today’s digital age, tracking a teen’s behavior has become almost impossible

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Parents Can Now Monitor Teens With GPS Ankle Bracelets

on January 28, 2019 by

Runaways, kids doing drugs or skipping school, or teenagers getting mixed up with the wrong crowd

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Millennials’ Depression Rise With Social Media Use

on January 26, 2019 by

Millennials struggling with depression aren’t being helped by their use of  social media

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Podcast For Parents: Mom, Dad, What’s Sex?

on January 25, 2019 by

Parents who want to give their kids a healthy view of sex centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ

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Note To My Younger Youth Worker Self: Part 2

on January 22, 2019 by

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Note To My Younger Youth Worker Self: Part 1

on January 22, 2019 by

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“EIGHTH GRADE” FILM

on January 20, 2019 by

“EIGHTH GRADE” FILM: A YOUTHWORKER ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

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Teens Who Attend Church Often Stop Going As Young Adults

on January 17, 2019 by

Two-thirds of American Christian teenagers who regularly attend worship at a Protestant congregation for at least a year quit going for at…

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Pot Altered The Brain After One Time Use

on January 17, 2019 by

More teens are vaping pot because it seems safer

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Family Relationships Over Ministery

on January 16, 2019 by

Because I am in ministry, I’ve gotten my vocation mixed up with my relationships in Marriage, Children and God

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Tracking Phones?

on January 15, 2019 by

I gave a bounty Hunter $300.  He then located our phone

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‘Adulting Day’ For Students

on January 14, 2019 by

Teaching high school students responsibilities

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Teens Who Hurt Themselves More Likely To Hurt Others

on January 13, 2019 by

Teens who harm themselves are three times more likely to commit violent crimes than those who don’t, a new study reveals

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You Can Lock Your Kid’s Phone Until They Reply Back

on January 8, 2019 by

For parents who are worried their kids are ignoring their texts, one dad has developed a phone app to make it impossible

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Pot Problems

on January 6, 2019 by

Pot’s increasing potency could make it more likely that toking will interfere with users’ lives

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The end of the year

on December 31, 2018 by

Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.

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WHAT YOUTH MINISTRY IS NOT ABOUT

on December 30, 2018 by

I will have been in youth ministry for 40 years. Wisdom, I believe, teaches us what to value and not value.

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Parents Warned Of Teen Online Sextortion Dangers

on December 26, 2018 by

A FBI report concluded that sextortion is a major, if not underlying, factor for child victims committing suicide

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Depression In Adolescents And Young Adults Is Rising

on December 25, 2018 by

Are phones and social media to blame?

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From The Gen Z Perspective

on December 24, 2018 by

Conversations between my peers are often peppered with jokes of self-harm, anorexia, and suicide

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Family Famous For Cringeworthy Christmas Cards

on December 23, 2018 by

Mike Bergeron and his wife Laura, both 45, started making the funny cards in 2003 to poke fun at their friends

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10 Reasons Middle Schoolers Are Awesome

on December 21, 2018 by

Middle schoolers tend to get a bad rap because they come with many challenges

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Barbie Same-Sex wedding Set

on December 19, 2018 by

Couple working with Mattel on Barbie same-sex wedding set

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More Teens Try Pot Before Booze, Cigarettes

on December 18, 2018 by

Rebellious teens used to reach for cigarettes or alcohol. Now, marijuana is increasingly their first choice, a new study reveals.

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Why Young People Leave The Church….Belong

on December 16, 2018 by

How Apologetics Can Address the Six Reasons Why Young People Leave the Church

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Teen Loneliness

on December 11, 2018 by

Much of our modern life leaves us less connected with people and more connected to simulations of them

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Teachable Moments

on December 10, 2018 by

Why the Movie “Eighth Grade” Is Great for Digital Citizenship

 

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20 Memorable Family Christmas Traditions

on December 9, 2018 by

Traditions are important for families because they provide opportunities to keep your family legacy going

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What is Tumblr?

on December 8, 2018 by

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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

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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

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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.

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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…