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Predictable: A Final Challenge To Youth Pastors

on October 5, 2015 by

Tony Morgan

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Teens Beware Of What You Share [infographic]

on October 5, 2015 by

The naked truth…of what you share

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8 Strategies To Deal With Defiance

on October 4, 2015 by

…Sometimes I just want to give up! I’m so tired of fighting all the time


Welch’s Fruit Snacks ‘Misleading,’

on October 2, 2015 by

Parents Suing Welch’s Fruit Snacks for Being ‘Misleading,’ Claiming That Product’s ‘Real Fruit’ Is Really an ‘Empty-Calorie Sugar Syrup’


Justin Bieber: I Just Wanna Honestly Live Like Jesus

on October 1, 2015 by

Relevant Magazine

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Brace Yourself, Social Media Is Headed Your Way

on September 30, 2015 by

I assumed that until my kids hit high school, I wouldn’t have to deal with it. I was wrong.

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Helping Teenagers Balance The Immersive Draw Of Video Games

on September 29, 2015 by

by J. Roger Davis


Justin Bieber Asks Fans To Stop Treating Him Like An Object

on September 28, 2015 by

…please just respect me and just treat me the way you want to be treated

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Your Teen’s New Favorite Drug – Their Smartphone

on September 26, 2015 by

1 in 5 teens will wake up in the middle of the night to check his or her smartphone for updates or…

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Flashback: 3 Sexting Dangers You Need To Discuss With Your Students

on September 25, 2015 by

If you work with students on campus, or in a church, it is so important to get this message across


Book Review: Brain Savvy Leaders

on September 24, 2015 by

The Science of Significant Ministry


Are We Seeing An Uptick In Football Bad Behavior?

on September 23, 2015 by

High school player accused of smearing IcyHot on opponent

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Feds Release Marijuana Stats…Negative Effects Of Legalization

on September 22, 2015 by

Marijuana-related traffic deaths increased 32 percent…20% of all traffic deaths were marijuana related

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How Ahmed’s Clock Became A False, Convenient Tale Of Racism

on September 22, 2015 by

When is America going to get serious about the problem of white kids getting suspended from school for nothing?


Bill Maher On The Homemade Clock And Liberals

on September 21, 2015 by

Exercise some realism and perspective on the can see why they would err on the side of caution

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Ahmed Clock Is A Fraud

on September 21, 2015 by

“All that he did was remove the plastic case from the alarm clock,” This is not an invention

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“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” No. 1

on September 21, 2015 by

Scorch Trials” fell short of its predecessor’s ticket totals, but still hit No 1


Home Is An Issue Of Worldview

on September 18, 2015 by

by Brian Haynes

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3 Tips To Keeping Connected With Your Kids

on September 17, 2015 by

…without Becoming That Creepy Parent


Back To School Quiet Times: Weeks 3-4

on September 16, 2015 by

George Lockhart

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How To teach Teens Empathy

on September 14, 2015 by

Pity is easy…a passing glance; Empathy demands a relationship and an opportunity to actually get to know another person


The #1 Way To Grow Your Children’s Ministry

on September 14, 2015 by

By Greg Baird


School Fail: Students Asked To Submit Questions Anonymously

on September 11, 2015 by

Students began posting lewd and inappropriate messages on a big screen during the seminar, directly from their phones

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Christ The Refugee

on September 10, 2015 by

by D. Scott Miller

Parents Helping MS Outreach

Parent Meeting Agenda

on September 9, 2015 by

Here is the outline for our last parent meeting – I hope it will encourage you as you meet with parents this…

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5 Tips For Planning Meaningful Events This School Year

on September 9, 2015 by

It is possible to plan events that are both a lot of fun, and packed with life-changing meaning. Here’s how

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The Future Of Youth Ministry

on September 8, 2015 by

Teenagers aren’t afraid of risk, but they want to know that Jesus is worth it

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legislators Demand Online Retailers Stop Selling Synthetic Pot

on September 6, 2015 by

Synthetic Weed Leaving Streets Full Of ‘Zombies’

You want a joint?

Daily Marijuana Use Among College Students At Highest Rate In 35 Years

on September 5, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt


14 Things Your Parents Wouldn’t Let You Do In The ’90s

on September 5, 2015 by

Relevant Magazine


An Open LetterTo Senior Pastors

on September 4, 2015 by

Brian Aaby


Taylor Swift’s New Music Video Raaaaacist?

on September 3, 2015 by

Critics (also) said Swift was racist for her Shake It Off video, in which she awkwardly attempts break dancing and twerking


Miley Identifies As A Pansexual

on September 2, 2015 by

Someone who is attracted to others regardless of their biological sex

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Project Semicolon Really Can Save A Life;

on September 2, 2015 by

Now, turn that semicolon into a metaphor for life that goes on and can change and you have a new trend to…


TruIdentity Curriculum: Psalms

on September 1, 2015 by

Families are equipped to be the primary nurturers of their student’s faith through time together in God’s Word, prayer


Team Up!: The Family Ministry Playbook for Partnering With Parents

on August 31, 2015 by

by Phil Bell…Parents and families are busier than ever—and so are you—but partnering with them is as important as ever.

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The Uphill Battle Of Being A Girl

on August 31, 2015 by

The Uphill Battle of Being a Girl

A loving young couple hugging and kissing on the beach. Lovers man and woman barefoot in the wet sand. Summer in love.

Teen Sexual Double Standard Impacts Friendships

on August 29, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt


My Ethics Make Me An Anomaly On Campus

on August 28, 2015 by

I’m a Duke freshman. Here’s why I refused to read ‘Fun Home.’

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Trend: Seminarians Pick Schools Based On Location Than Doctrine

on August 27, 2015 by

The younger generation..strong desire to be more connected to the local church and not to uproot from it

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Frat Suspended For Offensive Banners

on August 26, 2015 by

Frat Greets Parents bringing their freshmen students during move-in with banner “freshman daughter drop off”


A Back To School Quiet Time For Students

on August 25, 2015 by

Download the Quiet Time to help students get started for this school year


A Shift In Teens

on August 24, 2015 by

“Here Come The Teens—A Bit More Jaded And Cynical”


Flashback: 7 Ways To Deal With CAVE Dwellers In Your Church

on August 22, 2015 by

They are critics. They are naysayers. The negatively outspoken people

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Play These 3 Pop Culture Awareness Games

on August 21, 2015 by

Since my kids were young I have tried to teach them about how our culture lies to them


Book: Rebuilding Youth Ministry

on August 20, 2015 by

Ten Practical Strategies for Catholic Parishes (A Rebuilt Parish Book)

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Advice For Planning Your Next Youth Ministry Retreat

on August 19, 2015 by

I have learned a few things I wish someone would have told me. I’m passing these thoughts along.

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Situation In Refugee Camps Dire As Millions Of Christians, Yazidis Flee ISIS

on August 18, 2015 by

Join and help the heroes in rescuing Christian and Yazidi girls and women from Iraq


ISIS Executes 19 Girls For Refusing To Have Sex With Fighters

on August 17, 2015 by

UN envoy reveals how sex slaves are ‘peddled like barrels of petrol(Gas)’


Buying Back Girls Seized By The Islamic State

on August 17, 2015 by

“The price of a child’s life to remove them from the hands of ISIS is between $1,000-$3,000,”


Should I Just SMASH My Kid’s Phone?

on August 14, 2015 by

Author: Doug Fields & Jonathan McKee


US ‘Black Lives Matter’ Leader Asked If Officer Is ‘Justified In Using Lethal Force’

on August 14, 2015 by

If Suspect Shoots First – Here’s His Reply


18-Year-Old Shot By Police In Ferguson Was Out On Bond For Felony Charges

on August 13, 2015 by

Here Are Five Images From His Reported Facebook Page

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The Hidden Consequences of Porn

on August 12, 2015 by

Research shows again and again the detrimental effects of porn on various aspects of people’s lives

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Man And Daughter Pretend To Be Homeless, Results Will Shock You

on August 11, 2015 by

Sometimes those who have less, are the ones who…

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The New School Year Is Here

on August 10, 2015 by

Are You Ready?


Children Of Immigrants Face — And Present — A Unique Set Of Challenges

on August 7, 2015 by

Children with low levels of literacy are significantly less likely to achieve academically than those with better-educated parents


Podcast : The Power Of A Warm Home

on August 5, 2015 by

Kara Powell, Executive director of Fuller Youth Institute and author of Sticky Faith, talks with Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner in this…

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Study: Cellphone Radiation Can Cause Cancer

on August 3, 2015 by

“The situation can dramatically differ for children who use cells phone in childhood, when their biology much more sensitive to hazardous factors,…


Artificial Maturity Book: Helping Kids Meet the Challenge of Becoming Authentic Adults

on August 2, 2015 by

Gives parents, teachers, and others who work with youth a manual for understanding and practicing the leadership kids so desperately need to…

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Medical Marijuana May Pose Risk to Teens

on August 1, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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University Bias-Free Language Guide Claims The Words “Mothering,” “Fathering,” Is ‘Problematic’

on July 29, 2015 by

The guide also discourages the use of “mothering” or “fathering,” so as to “avoid gendering a non-gendered activity.”

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“Restuarants Targeting Tweens For 18 Billion In Spending”

on July 28, 2015 by

Restaurants are going all out to attract Tweens. What are our churches doing specifically for them


NYC Department Of Education Is Not An Easy Task

on July 27, 2015 by

Diversity of New York City languages makes staying involved in kids’ education difficult for immigrant parents

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Teen Friendships

on July 26, 2015 by

Birds of a Feather Flock Together & Stay Together


Toxic People?

on July 23, 2015 by

8 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Deal With Toxic People



on July 22, 2015 by

If parents are the primary spiritual influence in their kids’ lives..Here are the five ways I stopped competing with parents

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Teens’ overall substance use declining

on July 21, 2015 by

….but marijuana use rising

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Animated Map Shows How Religion Spread Across The World

on July 20, 2015 by

Business Insider

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The 4 Things Your Students Absolutely Want

on July 17, 2015 by

It is so simple, yet so hard


Terminator Genisys

on July 13, 2015 by

Movie Reviews:


Drinking And Drug Prevention… Tips For Parents

on July 10, 2015 by

Most Popular Questions


Teen Anal Sex Study Reveals Climate Of ‘Coercion’

on July 8, 2015 by

Main reason also…boys “wanted to copy what they saw in pornography and that ‘it’s tighter’”

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5 Significant Attitude Differences That Separate Growing And Declining Churches

on July 7, 2015 by

by Carey Nieuwhof


Saying Goodbye To Student Ministry

on July 6, 2015 by

What I Wish I Did More of

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Regular, Short Bursts of Intensive Exercise Improves Teen Health

on July 5, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Schools Implant IUDs in 6th Grade Girls Without Their Parents Knowing

on July 4, 2015 by

Students can’t get a Coca-Cola or a candy bar…but they can get a (IUD) implanted without their parents’ consent

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Self-Harm Is On The Rise With Teens, And Needing Attention Has Nothing To Do With It

on July 2, 2015 by

Finding physical pain to help relieve emotional distress

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Ministering To Changing Families

on July 1, 2015 by

Different Families, Different Ministry


God’s Design For Marriage

on June 29, 2015 by

A Statement from the Anglican Church in North America

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Minnesota Sees Teen Abortions Drop 87% After Parental Notification Law Passed

on June 29, 2015 by

Parental involvement laws…reflect the commonsense principle that parents are responsible for their kids

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Gen Z Gets Schooled

on June 28, 2015 by

Gen Z Shifts Their Focus on College Admissions, Value of a Degree


College Degrees Myths

on June 27, 2015 by

You can’t go wrong if you major in a STEM field and other myths about college

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5 Roadblocks To Growing Your Youth Ministry

on June 26, 2015 by

You gave it your all this week. And still, no one new showed up. What’s up with that?


Teens Unfamiliar With Harms Of Pot, E-Cigs

on June 25, 2015 by

Focus group of 24 kids finds they do understand dangers of cigarettes

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Making The Most of Your Family’s Daily Rhythm

on June 24, 2015 by

(Part 2)

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Making The Most of Your Family’s Daily Rhythm

on June 24, 2015 by

(Part 3)

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Making The Most of Your Family’s Daily Rhythm

on June 24, 2015 by

(Part 4)

Police Shooting Missouri

Flashback: Stronger Father-Son Relationships Curtail Youth Delinquency

on June 21, 2015 by

local research finds

Angry Teen

Older Teens, Asians, At Highest Risk Of Self-Harm

on June 21, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt


Helping Students Transition From Children’s To Youth Ministry

on June 19, 2015 by

He goes to our church but isn’t part of youth ministry and we have no idea why


“Planning Our Youth Ministry Calendar”

on June 18, 2015 by

Paint in broad strokes what your youth ministry year will look like at this point. Lots of prayer – ask God for…


Underage Drinking Is Down

on June 17, 2015 by

Are teens partying less?

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New Youth Ministry Word: Commitment!

on June 15, 2015 by

Thomas Edison was committed to his imagination. He pictured a new reality and worked tirelessly thinking through possibilities

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A Response To Christians Who Are Done With Church

on June 15, 2015 by

Carey Nieuwhof

Upset Young Woman Sitting Alone with Her Head in Her Hands on Bench Next to Books and Backpack.

Anxiety Displaces Depression as Number One Mental Health Concern Among College Students

on June 14, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt


Don’t Waste The One

on June 9, 2015 by

Time is never wasted on the one; the one teenager who is willing to work, to learn, to listen, to show up…

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A Tip For Keeping Your Performance In Perspective

on June 9, 2015 by

The response of the….will always be the best litmus test as to how I’m doing

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How To Make A Strategic Plan For Your Youth Ministry

on June 8, 2015 by

Part 1


How To Make A Strategic Plan For Your Youth Ministry

on June 8, 2015 by

Part 2