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Body Image

on October 12, 2018 by

A message specifically to moms regarding the powerful influence they have on body image

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‘Adolescent Drinking Is A Problem’

on October 8, 2018 by

When those conversations should start earlier than when parents think it should start

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Why We Need Rural Churches

on October 5, 2018 by

Many of the least churched regions were in rural America—where about 14 percent of the U.S. population lives

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Link Between Violent Video Games & Physical Aggression

on October 2, 2018 by

An international study looking at more than 17,000 adolescents, ages nine to 19, from 2010 to 2017

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Teen Drivers Today

on September 30, 2018 by

Following years of decline, fatal car accidents involving teen drivers have accelerated in the United States, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians…

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When Media Changes So Do Kids

on September 25, 2018 by

Understanding the Influence of Social Media on Today’s Teens

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Stop Cool Kids from Killing Your Group

on September 24, 2018 by

3 Ways to Stop Cool Kids from Killing Your Group

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“Traditional Vows Don’t Mention Feelings At All”

on September 22, 2018 by

Geraldine used to tell us, “Don’t fight the feeling!” Well, perhaps there are times when we should.

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on September 20, 2018 by

World Health Organization finds that one in three college students worldwide have a mental health condition

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Blind High School Football Player Scores Two Touchdowns

on September 19, 2018 by

Says he relies on instinct and guts — as well as his ears, to hear defenders coming

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Seniors Sport Costumes For Hilarious ID Photos

on September 17, 2018 by

Dressing up as famous cinematic characters and celebrities for their student ID photos, in a series of images that have since gone…

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Where Do Millennials And Gen Z Want To Work

on September 15, 2018 by

23,000 Millennial and Gen Z workers listed their dream employers and there’s 1 key difference

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Kids Game Apps Have Been Collecting Their Data

on September 13, 2018 by

How Game Apps That Captivate Kids Have Been Collecting Their Data

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Internet Safety: Should I Spy On My Kids?

on September 12, 2018 by

but I’ve noticed these filters and monitoring software solutions also tend to build an “over-confidence” with parents who use them

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Religious Folks And Happiness

on September 10, 2018 by

New research suggests that people who are religious gain happiness from believing there is a deeper meaning to everyday events

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Can Your Soul Really Survive Social Media?

on September 7, 2018 by

Those who fall repeatedly for self-evidently absurd concepts on the internet are looking for a place to belong, and that’s the price

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Why I Wouldn’t Go To Your Parent Meeting

on September 6, 2018 by

Remember, if you want parents involved in your ministry, focus on their needs. Make parent meetings about the parents

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Kickstarting Student Leadership

on September 4, 2018 by

“When starting student leadership it’s important to get the right students and avoid the wrong ones.”

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5 Forgotten Skills Kids Should Learn From Grandparents

on September 3, 2018 by

With today’s technology overload, kids may benefit from embracing a few old ways

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Helping Kids And Students Belong Before They Believe

on August 31, 2018 by

In this episode, Eric Bryant, author of Not Like Me, talks about how we can help kids and students belong before they…

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10 Slang Terms Teens Use That Adults Should Know

on August 30, 2018 by

Why Do Students Invent and Use Different Terms?

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Teaching Kids Theology

on August 28, 2018 by

8 Things to Remember When Teaching Kids Theology

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5 Ways To Follow Up After Camp

on August 25, 2018 by

Use camp to push students to regular programming

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Youth Ministry On A Prayer

on August 24, 2018 by

We will fail to teach with the kind of passion that comes when our own discovery of the riches of God’s Word…

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Few Churches Are Autism Friendly

on August 23, 2018 by

Children with autism are almost twice as likely to never attend church. And children with other disabilities are often missing from the…

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How We Read The Bible

on August 19, 2018 by

8 Ways to Engage the Bible with Our Students

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A Snapchat Snapshot

on August 17, 2018 by

Behind the app

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Relational Capacity And Ministry Burnout

on August 14, 2018 by

5 Practices that Cultivate Relational Health and Longevity in Ministry

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The Flip Side Of Camp Ministry

on August 14, 2018 by

Re-conversion VS  a Christian acknowledging sin

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‘High Times’ Launches OTT Network

on August 11, 2018 by

High Times is introducing an over-the-top video platform, called High Times TV, specifically for cannabis content

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Do We Over Emphasize STEM?

on August 9, 2018 by

Telling students that a degree in a STEM-related field increases their chances of getting a job manufactures an urgency that doesn’t correspond…

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Senior Takes Graduation Photos With Giant Texas Gator

on August 7, 2018 by

Makenzie took her Texas A&M senior photos with Big Tex at Gator Country, which is where she was a summer intern

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“That’s Not Fair!”

on August 6, 2018 by

If Your Kids Say This Phrase, They’re More Entitled Than You Realize

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Nielsen: The Growing Universe Of Streaming Video

on August 2, 2018 by

Historically, when people referred to TV, they usually meant the electrical box in the living room that entertained family

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What’s Hot?

on July 30, 2018 by

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

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Hiring 101

on July 29, 2018 by

In this 4-part online course Kevin Libick walks your church staff or search committee through a process for identifying and hiring a…

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The Best Thing To Do After Your Summer Mission Trip

on July 29, 2018 by

Summer is mission trip season for many of us in youth ministry and my social media feeds are currently full of pictures…

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Chemicals Chemicals Harming Children

on July 27, 2018 by

Chemicals in Food May Harm Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says

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Esports?

on July 20, 2018 by

Esports is a perfect reflection of how sports and leisure changed with the internet: a new report says 10% of U.S. broadband…

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How To Debrief Your Summer Missions Trip

on July 6, 2018 by

“It shouldn’t surprise us that students struggle to translate their mission trip into every day life, but it should inspire us to…

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How To Manage Your Child’s Electronic Usage This Summer

on July 4, 2018 by

Eight helpful suggestions on how to manage your child’s electronic usage this summer–without becoming an online cop

 

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Deputy Shoots, Kills Alligator That Trapped Girl In Tree

on July 3, 2018 by

The incident began when the girl spotted the alligator while rafting

 

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How To Grow Your Youth Ministry

on July 2, 2018 by

The best way to grow is to keep what you’ve got

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Today’s Sleepy Teens May Be Tomorrow’s Heart Patients

on June 30, 2018 by

Young teens who slept less than seven hours a night tended to have more body fat, elevated blood pressure and less healthy…

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Two Notable Attacks On The Sexual Innocence Of Children

on June 29, 2018 by

Parents Teaching Kids to Masturbate Trends on YouTube And Teen Vogue’s  promotion of  anal sex

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Passing The Faith To Your Kids

on June 28, 2018 by

You don’t have to have a perfect life to pass down a faith-filled life to your kids

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Awaken the sleeping giant by focusing on teenagers!

on June 27, 2018 by

God has a track record of choosing teenagers to accomplish great spiritual feats

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6 Ways To Avoid Delayed Adulthood

on June 25, 2018 by

So how can the next generation move toward maturity? Here are six basic steps to help the next generation

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‘Gatsbying’ Is The Bizarre New Dating Trend

on June 23, 2018 by

You’re doing it all just for the attention of that one person

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Pen And Paper Beats Laptop For Retaining Info In Class

on June 22, 2018 by

Even though technology allows us to do more in less time, it does not always foster learning

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Anna Farris’ ex Chris Pratt Says ‘Divorce Sucks’

on June 20, 2018 by

The “Overboard” actress recently admitted that the former couple’s social media presence added to the pressure after their breakup.

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Video Game Addiction Is A Mental Health Disorder

on June 19, 2018 by

The World Health Organization thinks so – but some mental health experts strongly disagree

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People Will Spend More Time Online Than Watching TV

on June 17, 2018 by

Next year, people around the world will spend more time online than they do watching TV, according to new data from measurement…

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Values: Setting Better Examples For Gen Z On Social Media

on June 12, 2018 by

Ten Ways “Grown-up” Christians Can Set a Better Example for Gen Z on Social Media

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What’s Hot?

on June 12, 2018 by

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

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Miss America. . . Finally. . .

on June 7, 2018 by

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How To Get Students To Sign Up For Your Youth Events

on June 3, 2018 by

7 Secrets to Getting More Students to Sign Up for Your Youth Events

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What’s Hot?

on June 2, 2018 by

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

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Barna: What The UK Doesnt Know About The Church

on May 31, 2018 by

Much to celebrate about the work of the Church in the UK. But how are churches perceived by non-churchgoers?

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Transitioning To Greatness

on May 30, 2018 by

When the class of 2018 heads into their future there will a be a big hole in our youth ministries

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“13 Reasons Why” With Walt Mueller

on May 29, 2018 by

My initial reaction to Season 2 as I was just a few episodes in was this: “They should have put this thing…

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Teens Are Choosing Marijuana As Their First Substance

on May 25, 2018 by

Youth aged 12-21 dramatically increased first-time consumption of marijuana a over alcohol and tobacco.

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Parents, It’s Not Your Job To Change Your Children

on May 24, 2018 by

In this new video, Paul Tripp—pastor, author, gives a word to parents seeking to shepherd the hearts of their children

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New Youth Ministry Job….Enjoy Your honeymoon!

on May 22, 2018 by

It offers a unique opportunity that can be leveraged for impact when approached as an opportunity

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Men (15-29) May Be More Selfless Than Older Generations

on May 21, 2018 by

A recent study asked 630 Canadian men ages 15 to 29 to identify the values they thought all guys should embody

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More U.S. Parents Smoking Pot Around Kids

on May 19, 2018 by

Progress made in limiting kids’ exposure to secondhand smoke could be undermined by the increasing popularity of smoking marijuana among parent

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Walt Mueller’s Concerns Over Andy Stanley’s Remarks

on May 18, 2018 by

No, this is not a witch hunt. Nor is it insignificant, petty, and unimportant. It’s about properly tending to the flock.

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Parenting Through Transitions

on May 15, 2018 by

Confessions from a control freak

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How To Get Your Kids Off Their Screens

on May 15, 2018 by

Excessive screen time has been linked to obesity, disturbed sleep, behavioral issues, poor social skills, and less play time (which in itself…

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Great Questions To Help Focus Your Ministry

on May 15, 2018 by

Ask yourself and your leadership team in order to begin the process of becoming a healthier and more focused team:

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Benefits Of Nurturing Parenting

on May 13, 2018 by

Nurturing parents pass along strategies that help their children build and maintain positive relationships in adulthood.

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The 7 Minute Meeting For New 7th Graders

on May 8, 2018 by

One of the most crucial transitions to master is the one from Kid’s Ministry to Student Ministry

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A New Future For Youth Specialties

on May 6, 2018 by

“The leaders of Orange and Download Youth Ministry (DYM) are excited to announce their partnership in acquiring Youth Specialties from Real Resources.”

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Big Decline In Births To Girls Under 15

on May 5, 2018 by

There’s been a steep decline over the past two decades in births to American girls under the age of 15

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Adolescent Suicide

on May 4, 2018 by

Deaths from suicide amongst teenagers has grown over 84% in the last decade

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Boy Scouts Overrun By Sex & Gender Revolutionaries

on May 3, 2018 by

But somewhere along the way – They lost their moral compass and…I don’t think there’s a merit badge for that.

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Burnout

on April 30, 2018 by

It’s Not Just For You

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80% Of Americans Believe In God?

on April 28, 2018 by

80% ofPew Found Out What They Mean.

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7 Essential Preteen Principles

on April 25, 2018 by

Socially they are expected to practice teenage behaviors. What do parents and youth workers need to do

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What’s Hot?

on April 22, 2018 by

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

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Over 80% Of Teenagers Prefer iPhone To Android

on April 22, 2018 by

Eighty-two percent of teens of teens currently own an iPhone, according to Piper Jaffray’s “Teens Survey,” which questions thousands of kids across…

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Transgender Youth At Higher Risk Of Mental Disorders

on April 20, 2018 by

New research finds that transgender and gender-nonconforming youth are diagnosed with mental health conditions much more frequently than young people who identify…

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Flashback: Anxious Teenagers

on April 14, 2018 by

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

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Top 3 qualities I’m looking For When I Hire

on April 13, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee

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Flashback: Digital Heroin

on April 12, 2018 by

How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies

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Youtube Is Improperly Collecting Children’s Data

on April 11, 2018 by

A coalition of more than 20 consumer advocacy groups contends that YouTube is collecting and profiting from the personal information of young…

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Parental Control Mobile apps Might Sound Good But…

on April 8, 2018 by

“The takeaway here is that parents should not treat parental control apps as a magic bullet to keep their teens safe online,”

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Cutting, Self-Harm Greatly Raise Suicide Risk For Teens

on April 7, 2018 by

Teenagers  diagnosed with a “self-harm” injury, the risk of suicide in the next year was nearly 27 times higher than the U.S

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Apathy And Lack Of Commitment In Your Students?

on April 5, 2018 by

Do These 4 Things

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Cheaper 2018 iPad Is A Steal For Youthworkers

on April 4, 2018 by

Apple’s new iPad may be aimed at schools but it’s also a great deal for consumers.

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How To Lead When Your Not In Charge

on April 2, 2018 by

Learning to cultivate influence without authority is foundational to navigate culture today

 

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Teens Sexting Not What You Think

on April 1, 2018 by

Sorry New York Times, sexting is NOT normal for teens, and should not be celebrated

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Smoking Tied To Higher Risk Of Psychosis In Youth

on March 31, 2018 by

A young person smoking at least 10 cigarettes a day increases the risk of psychosis when compared to non-smoking young people.

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Utah Passes America’s First ‘Free-Range Parenting’ Bill

on March 27, 2018 by

We are refusing to let them learn the lessons of self-reliance and problem-solving that they will need to be successful as adults.

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Six Tips for Planning Your Youth Group Night

on March 23, 2018 by

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Here Is What Happens The Moment You Stop Smoking

on March 22, 2018 by

70% of smokers actually want to quit but don’t

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The Biggest Spring Break Regrets

on March 19, 2018 by

38% regretted drinking, 32% regretted a sexual encounter and 11% said they regretted drug use

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Study Debunks…Teen Suicide Risk From Popular Flu Drug

on March 18, 2018 by

Tamiflu — does not cause an increased risk of suicide in pediatric patients

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St. Patrick’s Day Lesson

on March 17, 2018 by

St. Patrick’s Bad Analogies

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How To Pass On Faith To The Next Generation

on March 16, 2018 by

3 Ways to Pass on Faith to the Next Generation