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Millennials Reveal Their Top 100 Favorite Brands

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However, the generation’s favorite brands may not be what you’d guess.

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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…


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

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For the ninth year in a row, Nielsen has conducted extensive research into how Americans feel about—and consume—gaming.


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


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


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


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…


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


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


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


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


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


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…


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’




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


Do You Feel Stuck In Your Ministry?

on May 9, 2018 by

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


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’


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


Teaching My Daughter How To Handle Mean Girls

on April 30, 2018 by

5 Tips for how to deal with mean girls.


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


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


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

Walt Mueller

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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…


Over 3,300 Android Apps Improperly Tracking Kids

on April 18, 2018 by

They may be violating a US law protecting kids’ privacy


Quebec: High School Relaxes Dress Code

on April 17, 2018 by

Students say school rules should not unfairly restrict girls’ clothing


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


Simplify Your Communication To Volunteers

on April 13, 2018 by

Phil Bel


‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


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

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It’s Getting Easier For Teens To Achieve Early Stardom

on April 1, 2018 by

WITH ACCESS TO more audiences, channels, today’s kids can achieve stardom before graduating high school


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Parental Conflict Can Cause Emotional Damage to Kids

on March 31, 2018 by

Children who regularly witness parental conflict may be sustaining lasting harm to their emotional processing abilities.

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The Scary Truth About What’s Hurting Our Kids

on March 29, 2018 by

The increase in depression and suicide rate correlates to the iPhones being released.

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District Arms tTeachers With Rocks In Case of Shooter

on March 27, 2018 by

Arming teachers and students with buckets of rocks in what the superintendent says would be a last resort should an armed intruder…


Why Tiesto Thinks The Album Is Dead

on March 26, 2018 by

“People don’t have the attention span anymore to listen to whole albums,” he says. “The album used to be a journey, and…

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Social Media At 10 Reduce Wellbeing of Adolescent Girls

on March 24, 2018 by

Increased time spent on social media at age 10 and reduced wellbeing in later adolescence—but only among girls.


The Tech Industry’s War On Kids

on March 23, 2018 by

How psychology is being used as a weapon against children

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Smoking In Cars With Children Is Illegal Now

on March 22, 2018 by

When a child breathes in secondhand smoke, they breathe in thousands of chemicals, just like the smoker does. This puts them at…

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How To Create A Climate Of Connection

on March 21, 2018 by

Connecting Students is More Important than Programs

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The Impact Of Smartphones On Teens

on March 20, 2018 by

The impact of cell phones is dependent upon many variables, including the vulnerability of the teen


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Daughters More Influenced By Generous Parents’

on March 18, 2018 by

Daughters are more likely to carry on a family tradition of philanthropic giving than sons, a recent Indiana

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St. Patrick: Was Kidnapped As A Teenager,Taken from his…

on March 17, 2018 by

Reclaiming the Great Missionary

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How To Teach Your Kids To Appreciate God’s Word

on March 16, 2018 by

Be persistent, pray, and then let God be God — who does the work to change lives! Here are some ideas to…


Gun Violence Represents A Failure Of Leadership

on March 14, 2018 by

More Americans have been killed in Chicago alone than in the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan combined.


Porn Is Not The Worst Thing On

on March 14, 2018 by

Everyone has it, she whines, even the kid whose mom is an FBI agent/social worker/pediatrician/nun.

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756 Threats Against Schools Since Parkland Shooting

on March 13, 2018 by

In addition to the hundreds of threats, many of the “incidents” counted at schools involve guns being found, which has happened 29…


Teen Slang….Infographic

on March 12, 2018 by

It might help give context to a conversation that you hear about a student getting “Lit” on the weekend,

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Sports, Not Video Games Boost Teen Driving Skills

on March 11, 2018 by

New drivers who had played any type of organized sport had better driving skills than those who had not been sports participants.

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Teens Fake Accounts Relieve The Pressure Of Perfection

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How teens use fake Instagram accounts to relieve the pressure of perfection

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Gaming Disorder As Mental Health Condition In 2018

on March 9, 2018 by

“persistent or recurrent” behavior pattern of “sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important…


10 Things Your Kids Won’t Learn In College

on March 8, 2018 by

There are things we need to prepare kids for before they go to give them the framework they need to thrive

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Coping Skills For Teens

on March 7, 2018 by

The A,B,C’s of Building Coping Skills in Your Students


Florida Senate Passes New Gun Law…Arming Teachers

on March 6, 2018 by

It would create new mental health programs for schools, improve communication between schools, law enforcement


Dealing With A Runaway Teenager

on March 5, 2018 by

They’re usually running from a situation they believe can’t be solved by staying at home

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US Study: Letting kids taste alcohol is a risky behavior

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Parents who allow their young children to occasionally sip and taste alcohol may be contributing to an increased risk for alcohol use…

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5 Apps That Should Terrify Every Parent

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If you see these on your teen’s phone, it’s time for a talk.


‘Black Panther’ Star “I Fell In Love With Jesus”

on March 2, 2018 by

Actress Letitia Wright left acting to pursue a relationship with God. Now she is back with a profound mission

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Devastating Effects Social Media Is Having On GenZ

on March 1, 2018 by

Generation Z is more emotionally affected by the perils of social media than other generations who are also online


MS-13 Defendants Laugh, Smile As Slain Teen’s Family Glares

on February 28, 2018 by

The Saenz brothers ordered the killing in retaliation after she called out the gang at school and on social media


Schools Safer Now Than They Were in 1990s

on February 28, 2018 by

“four times the number of children were killed in schools in the early 1990s than today,


The Truth About Teen Eating Disorders

on February 26, 2018 by

Diagnoses of eating disorders, specifically anorexia nervosa, carry the highest death rate of all mental health disorders.

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UK: Sibling Bullying Hikes Risk Of Later Psychotic Illness

on February 26, 2018 by

Those who were bullied by siblings in childhood are up to three times more likely to develop psychotic disorders in young adulthood


What’s Wrong With Dressing Immodestly For Attention?

on February 23, 2018 by

John Piper: “The guy you’re attracting by showing more skin is not the guy you want to marry.”


How To Help Your Children Read The Bible

on February 23, 2018 by

As a parent of five children, as well as a pastor, I’ll share eight that I’ve found helpful


Army honors JROTC Cadets killed In Florida Massacre

on February 22, 2018 by

3 Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets killed in the Florida school massacre have been awarded medals by the US Army