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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

Jonathan McKee

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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

Teenager makes one in 1 million shot with soccer ball into moving car

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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

Heather Molendyk

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Cartel Recruitment Of Teens On Rise Near Texas Border

on July 25, 2019 by

The golf cartel is recruiting young teens because they won’t be sent to prison

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Longevity In YTH Ministry

on July 23, 2019 by

This is the latest article in the AG News on ythology and…thoughts on longevity in YTH ministry

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How Faith Heritage Relates To Faith Practice

on July 19, 2019 by

The idea of beliefs that transcend generations is beautiful, but is it also beneficial?

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The One Thing Your Kid Needs Before Starting College

on July 18, 2019 by

Helping your child transition from one phase to the next is never easy

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The reality of millennials Who Rely on Parents For Money

on July 17, 2019 by

‘I pay for lunch at work, and I pay for my Netflix account’

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Senate Hearing Uncovers Sexploitation In Apps And Social Media

on July 15, 2019 by

Children without stable families will be left vulnerable until these companies take a more proactive approach to protection

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Helping Teens Fall In Love With A Familiar God

on July 12, 2019 by

How will these teens fall in love with a God they’ve been arranged to love from their birth?

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Gay Girl, Good God

on July 11, 2019 by

The story of who I was  and who God has always been

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Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein Arrested

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.”Epstein intentionally sought out minors and knew that many of his victims were in fact under the age of 18.”

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Early, Regular Cannabis Use Seen To Alter Brain Region

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Early and regular cannabis use by youth and alterations in brain circuits that support aspects of executive functioning

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Yankees 16 Year Old Too Good To Be True?

on July 5, 2019 by

“It was a bit shocking and very impressive,’’ Yankees international scouting director Donny Rowland said of watching

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3 Barriers To Spiritual Growth Faced By Teens Today

on July 3, 2019 by

For Christian teenagers, growth in godliness sometimes tends to take a back seat if someone’s not behind them really speaking in their…

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The Tyranny Of Summer Expectations

on July 3, 2019 by

Am I worried that I’m messing them up? Absolutely

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No Teen Is Too Far Gone

on July 3, 2019 by

There is more grace in Christ than there is sin in the greatest of prodigals

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Sexting can ruin a relationship

on June 25, 2019 by

There are some surprising consequences of hitting send on that sexy picture

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When Should Kids Get Smartphones?

on June 24, 2019 by

We asked a group of 1,000 Americans, including men and women of all ages, when kids should get smartphones

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U.S. Youth Suicide Rate Reaches 20-Year High

on June 23, 2019 by

Suicide rates among teens and young adults have reached their highest point in nearly two decades

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Horns Are Growing On Young People’s Skulls…Phone Use?

on June 21, 2019 by

The prevalence of bone spurs at the back of the skull among young adults.

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Whoopi May Have A Point On Bella‘s Nude Photos

on June 20, 2019 by

What happens in the cloud doesn’t necessarily stay in the cloud

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Teaching Kids The Hows And Whys Of Giving

on June 18, 2019 by

One of the most valuable lessons parents can teach their children about money is how to appropriately give it away

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No Teen Is Too Far Gone

on June 17, 2019 by

Don’t give up on them

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What John Teaches Us About Youth Ministry

on June 16, 2019 by

What do we do when you go astray

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Teen Fired From Christian Camp Counselor For Being Gay

on June 15, 2019 by

He did not personally align with our statements of faith (in particular, one regarding sexuality) we determined we could not use him…

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Phone Use Linked To Teen Anxiety?

on June 12, 2019 by

The journal Child Development shows nighttime usage of a cell phone can increase anxiety and depression in teenagers and reduce self-esteem

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For The Freshmen Of Tomorrow

on June 11, 2019 by

Six Guiding Lessons for Graduates

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Helping Students Stay In Church Once They Graduate

on June 8, 2019 by

As your students graduate high school, are they graduating from church too?

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The Cancer Hiding Inside Your Relational Ministry

on June 5, 2019 by

relational ministry” was threatening my most important relationships.

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Pray For Those “In High Positions,”

on June 4, 2019 by

He ministered to President Trump before public prayer; explains why he did it

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Many Anorexia Patients Recover Over Time

on June 1, 2019 by

A long-term Swedish study of around 50 people who struggled with anorexia nervosa in their teens shows that the majority were healthy…