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Job: Hiring (& Recruiting) Well In Youth Ministry

on January 26, 2020 by

The old idea that anyone working with students needs to be young and hip…

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When Ministry Drag‘s You Down

on January 25, 2020 by

Ministry can a very rewarding. However, it can also be very stressful and frustrating

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Six Facts About Screens and Teen Mental Health

on January 23, 2020 by

That a Recent New York Times’ Article Ignores

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9 Leadership Traits We See In Generation Z

on January 22, 2020 by

As I survey the kinds of causes Generation Z students have undertaken, I see a pattern

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Teen, Convicted In Texting Suicide Case, To Be Released

on January 21, 2020 by

From prison because of good behavior

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Adolescent Drinking Increases Anxiety…

on January 19, 2020 by

Adolescent Drinking Increases Anxiety, Alcohol Abuse Later in Life

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3 Ugly Truths About Weekend Retreats

on January 18, 2020 by

Weekend Retreats can be the most important date on your youth ministry calendar

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4 Ways to help teens struggling with depression

on January 17, 2020 by

It’s the second leading cause of death among young people, but what you do as a parent can help!

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Parenting Book: Age Of Opportunity

on January 16, 2020 by

A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens

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Dear Parent Of A High School Senior

on January 14, 2020 by

My son and I will stand at the edge of something unknown, but because of God, we will be full of hope

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MAGA Hat-Wearing Teen Just Got A Settlement From CNN

on January 13, 2020 by

It was a shameful example of media outlets..to permanently harm a teenager who never sought the public spotlight

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First-Century Youth Ministry

on January 11, 2020 by

Exploring Our Jewish Roots to Reclaim Discipleship

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Outreach And Family Event

on January 5, 2020 by

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Teen Overdoses From Anxiety Drug Rising

on January 3, 2020 by

Overdosing from benzodiazepines, commonly prescribed anxiety medications, has risen dramatically over the past decade, according

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Helicopter Parenting Negatively Impacts Into College Years

on January 3, 2020 by

helicopter parenting continues well into young adulthood and can have devastating impacts on college students.

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Six Ways For Parents To Begin The New Year

on January 2, 2020 by

I want to tell you a story that is informative to parents…

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Recruiting Volunteers For Your Retreat

on December 30, 2019 by

No matter what size ministry you operate, you can always benefit from people helping you

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Teen Murders Pedophile Priest With Crucifix

on December 29, 2019 by

Suffocated Father Roger Matassoli, by forcing a crucifix down his throat

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10 Tips To Make Sunday School Autism-Friendly

on December 29, 2019 by

Autistic adults in the congregation can be a great resource when figuring out how best to work with autistic kids!

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How To Set Parental Controls On Netflix

on December 27, 2019 by

You can also restrict all content so nothing will play without you entering a PIN. To do this, click the bubble above…

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Marijuana Vaping Keeps Rising Among Teens

on December 26, 2019 by

…but was surprised at the magnitude of increase.… This translates to millions of adolescents,”

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9 Things You Should Know About The Christmas Story

on December 25, 2019 by

To help you better appreciate the narrative, here are nine things you should know about the Christmas story

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Helping Anxious Kids Experience Emmanuel

on December 24, 2019 by

When speaking about anxiety, it’s important to differentiate between regular anxious feelings and anxiety disorder

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The Top Parenting Articles YOU Liked This Year

on December 23, 2019 by

As you look back at 2019, here’s the top parenting articles you won’t want to have missed from TheSource4Parents.com

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The Powerful Partnership With Public School Educators

on December 21, 2019 by

Barna: Nearly half of all public school educators nationally are practicing Christians

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The Teen’s Guide To Social Media & Mobile Devices

on December 18, 2019 by

The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices 21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World

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Ministry Gifts For Your Students And Parents

on December 17, 2019 by

Here are five gifts your ministry can offer your teenagers and adult leaders during the holidays…

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This ‘Kenan And Kel’ Star Is Now A Youth Pastor

on December 16, 2019 by

The actor, who recently came in second on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,”

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Ring Camera Hacker Harasses 8-Year-Old Girl

on December 12, 2019 by

she heard a voice. “I’m Santa Claus, don’t you want to be my best friend,”

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Youth Dir. Seen Slapping TV Reporter’s Butt On-Air

on December 11, 2019 by

Tommy Callaway, 43, a married father of two who is youth group leader, a Boy Scout leader, tried to explain why he…

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The 2019 Youth Ministry Salary Survey

on December 10, 2019 by

According to a Gallup survey, only half of Americans are now church members

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Confronting The Epidemic Of Stress And Anxiety In Girls

on December 9, 2019 by

31 percent of adolescent girls and young women struggle with symptoms of anxiety, experiencing edginess, fatigue

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Attitudes And Thoughts In Marriage

on December 7, 2019 by

So much of a marriage relationship comes down to our thoughts and attitudes…

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Mr Rogers Understood Kids Fears

on December 5, 2019 by

What We Can Learn from C.S. Lewis and Fred Rogers

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Latinos Are Leaving The Catholic Church For Islam

on December 4, 2019 by

About 8% of all Muslim Americans adults are Latino. Because of the intense devotion to God, simplicity in faith and a focus…

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Black Friday Brawl Teens Attack Cop Defending Woman

on December 3, 2019 by

After a few minutes, the off-duty officer, wearing civilian clothes, approaches and talks to the woman, then gestures toward the teens

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TobyMac Shares Powerful Words After His Son’s Funeral

on December 2, 2019 by

‘God has the power to do what he promised’

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Busting Myths About Teen Girl Anxiety

on November 30, 2019 by

Whether or not they personally experience anxiety and depression, 7 in 10 teenagers view both as major problems among their peers

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How Well Do You Know Young People’s Media Habits?

on November 29, 2019 by

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Internets Cutest Dad

on November 28, 2019 by

Dad was so distraught when his daughter’s hamster, Chester, escaped while cleaning his cage that he had a complete meltdown in a text message exchange

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Less Social Media Can Lead To Higher Grades For Teens

on November 25, 2019 by

Teens struggling to keep up academically can considerably improve their grades by cutting back time spent on social media

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Sickening Survey: Smartphones Covered In Bacteria

on November 22, 2019 by

Yet 1 in 4 NEVER Clean Theirs

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What Phones Do To Teen Brains

on November 21, 2019 by

And What Teens Wanted To Know About That

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Flashback: Gen Z Today

on November 20, 2019 by

7 things we need to know about Gen Z

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3 Steps To Help Teenagers Serve Your Church

on November 19, 2019 by

If the youth of the church are indwelt by God the Spirit, then they are equal recipients of God’s grace and salvation,…

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Middle School Banned Phones 7 Years Ago

on November 18, 2019 by

They Say Students Are Happier, Less Stressed And More Focused

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Starting A Campus Ministry

on November 14, 2019 by

One of the immediate action steps he prompts is for churches to be present in the life of their local schools, with…

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Flashback: Kanye Perspective On Sex And Porn

on November 13, 2019 by

We can for sure take new Kanye for the positive impact he could have on our toxic culture

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Flashback: 17 Slang Words

on November 12, 2019 by

A list of 17 popular slang terms and the correct way to use them

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Teen Marijuana Use May Have Next-Generation Effects

on November 11, 2019 by

How a parent’s use of marijuana, past or present, can influence their child’s substance use and well-being

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Reevaluating A Gospel Centered Ministry

on November 9, 2019 by

Discipleship takes place through relationships where youth leaders are intentionally shepherding students into greater maturity

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Fortnite Superstar Banned For Life For Cheating

on November 8, 2019 by

I never thought about the consequences that could happen… I just thought about entertaining you guys

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Character And Virtue Development In Youth Ministry

on November 7, 2019 by

The development of character and virtue often feels like a lost art form

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Is The SAT “Unfair” And Discriminatory?

on November 5, 2019 by

“illegally discriminate against applicants who can’t afford test prep classes and pose other unfair obstacles.”

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Best Business Practices You Need In Parenting

on November 2, 2019 by

We learned to integrate several of the best business practices into our family

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Start Up: 4 People You Need To Meet On Your Campus

on November 2, 2019 by

These are valuable people on your campus that can help you organize and benefit the ministry

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Puberty Blocker Drugs Linked 2 Thousands..Adult Deaths

on October 26, 2019 by

Drugs used as puberty blockers in youth linked to thousands of adult deaths, FDA shows

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Deaths Due To Suicide, Homicide On The Rise

on October 24, 2019 by

A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics finds that more teens and…

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Parents Look At Their Kids 20 Minutes More Than Phones

on October 22, 2019 by

My daughter does it to me and will get visibly upset if she sees me looking at my phone when I’m not…

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Is Tik Tok Desensitizing Kids?

on October 21, 2019 by

“It’s shocking how these kids expose themselves to be liked or disliked,”

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How To Create A Professional Photo Booth

on October 20, 2019 by

The Photobooth that we created will be unmanned and sit out in the lobby the 4th Tuesday of each month

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Admissions Scandal Prison Sentence For Fraudulent Mom

on October 19, 2019 by

A fraudulent ACT score and an application that falsely portrayed him as African American, Latino and the first in his family to…

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Man Entices Girl 16 For Sex Through ‘Game of War’ App

on October 19, 2019 by

pleaded guilty in federal court today, whom he met through the “Game of War” application on her cell phone, to engage in…

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What Middle Schooler‘s Are Like

on October 16, 2019 by

I have worked with middle school students in educational, athletic, and ministry settings for more than 14 years now

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10% Of Christian Twentysomethings Have Resilient Faith

on October 14, 2019 by

There are four kinds of twentysomething “exiles” making their way in our current day and age

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3 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit New Highs In US

on October 12, 2019 by

More than 1.7 million cases of chlamydi, About 580,000 gonorrhea cases, syphilis about 35,000 cases

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UK: Mandatory “Self-Touching” Class In School For Kids

on October 11, 2019 by

This sexualisation of our children is just totally inappropriate. They are calling it self-touching and they won’t use the term masturbation

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Relational Youth Ministry

on October 9, 2019 by

Often times adult volunteers want to be liked by students, so they cross the line between friend and mentor

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Dealing With Criticism

on October 7, 2019 by

If you’re a youth worker you can’t escape it, you will be criticized

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Sticking To One Sport Could Up Injuries Among Teens

on October 6, 2019 by

New research finds kids who concentrate on only one sport may be at risk for stress fractures, tendinitis and knee injuries

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Book: Mentorship And Marketplace

on October 4, 2019 by

A New Direction for Youth Ministry

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Serious Bible Study Is for Teens, Too….

on October 3, 2019 by

For too long I saw daily Bible reading and Bible study as part of some contract with God

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Helping Your Son Escape Porn

on September 30, 2019 by

The average age a kid first encounters porn is at age 13, and that’s just the average. Some kids see porn as…

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The Boy Who Stood At The Flagpole Praying Alone

on September 29, 2019 by

“God, as people drive by, let them wonder, let their hearts be pricked.”

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Teacher Reassigned Over Quiz About The President

on September 27, 2019 by

My reaction was very disappointing. It is an obvious example of indoctrination in our school systems, where teachers are forcing their opinions…

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2 Theatres Banning Costumes For ‘Joker’ Movie

on September 27, 2019 by

If you’re looking to dress up as your favorite Batman villain next weekend, you may need to double-check which theater you’re going…

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Emmy Awards

on September 23, 2019 by

The Full List

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Better Planning For A Better Fall

on September 20, 2019 by

Here are a few enhancements that you can make to your planning that will help your group to do better in the…

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Young Life Voted Off Campus At Duke

on September 19, 2019 by

Private universities don’t have the same obligations under the First Amendment’s free exercise clause that a government entity does.

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Cheerleaders On Probation After Posing W- Trump Signs

on September 18, 2019 by

A North Carolina cheerleading squad is in trouble after displaying signs supporting President Donald Trump at a football game

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Is The Amino App Safe?

on September 12, 2019 by

A complete app review for parent complete app review for parent

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Cultural Damaging Curriculum Emerges In California

on September 11, 2019 by

If you control the schools, you eventually control the direction of the culture

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Risk Takers Just Wanna Have Fun

on September 8, 2019 by

Adolescent risk-taking and prosocial behaviors are likely related and that both behaviors may be motivated by teenagers’ efforts to have fun

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How To Improve Your Youth Ministry Program

on September 6, 2019 by

7 simple ideas youth leaders from across the nation have shared with me that will help improve your youth ministry program

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Teenage Heroes Ran Into Burning Home Rescued 5

on September 5, 2019 by

Dillard and Nate managed to save a family of four thanks to their quick thinking

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Justin Bieber Opens Up About Fame And Drug

on September 4, 2019 by

I started doing pretty heavy drugs at 19 and abused all of my relationships

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Where Kids Spend Time Online

on September 3, 2019 by

83% use YouTube, 21% use Twitter, 38% use What’s App, 33% use Instagram, 35% use Facebook, 34% use Snapchat

 

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The Perfect Shot

on August 29, 2019 by

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Flashback: The Problem With American Parenting

on August 27, 2019 by

…….“Expect kids to behave like adults, but you should not give them the authority of an adult.”

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Two Items To Send With Every New College Student

on August 26, 2019 by

Sending off a college student for the first time can spark strong—and competing—feelings

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US Is Less Racist Under Trump Than Obama

on August 26, 2019 by

Conducting a running study that measures the racial attitudes of 2,500 randomly selected Americans since 2008

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Digital Pop Stars Blur Line Between Virtual And Reality

on August 26, 2019 by

Pop star created by Sony Music gives concerts, supported behind the scenes by a voice artist wearing a motion suit.

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1 In 8 Teen Girls Faces ‘Reproductive Coercion’

on August 26, 2019 by

Reproductive coercion is a form of abuse in which a girl or woman is pressured into   pregnancy from a male partner

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My Child Was Caught Viewing Porn!

on August 10, 2019 by

What Do I Do?

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Leading Adolescents Through Their Teenage Years

on August 9, 2019 by

The paradox is—they are pulled toward both individualism and interdependence.

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UK: Christians No Longer Allowed To Lead Library Time

on August 8, 2019 by

They have been told that after eight years, because of songs being sung about Bible stories in the local government building.

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Reflect On Joshua Harris’s Deconversion

on August 7, 2019 by

It would give us great joy to see our friend return to the gospel he proclaimed, the Bible he affirmed, and the…

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More Than 20% Of Millennials Claim To Have No Friends

on August 4, 2019 by

Strong social relationships support mental health, and that..reduced stress and less cardiovascular activation

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Why young people abandoned the faith

on July 27, 2019 by

More and more parents and churches are recognizing that students are not prepared for the challenges that college often brings

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Looking For Ways To Disciple Your Kids This Summer?

on July 26, 2019 by

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