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Understanding Why My Teenager Hates Me

on April 30, 2016 by

You may have wisdom to offer, but it will miss the mark without a rich combination of context and empathy

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One More Scientific Reason How Youth Groups Benefit Students

on April 29, 2016 by

Having lots of friends is a better painkiller than morphine

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Think Divorce Doesn’t Hurts Kids? Think Again.

on April 28, 2016 by

Of all the ways a divorce negatively impacts a child’s life, the impact on their religious life may be the most detrimental…


Porn In The Digital Age

on April 27, 2016 by

New Research Reveals 10 Trends


Teen Girl Live Streams Rape

on April 26, 2016 by

..continued to livestream the rape of her teenage friend on Periscope because she ‘got caught up on the likes’ the video was…


The Priorities, Challenges, And Trends In Youth Ministry

on April 26, 2016 by

Millennials are leaving the church. Nearly 6 in 10 (59%) young people who grow up in Christian churches end up walking away


Naked Selfie Culture Bad For Young Women?

on April 25, 2016 by

Some experts say Kim Kardashian, Emily Ratajkowski sending wrong message


3 Million Teens Used E-Cigs In 2015

on April 23, 2016 by

Teen tobacco use hasn’t declined at all since 2011 — and it looks like the rising popularity of e-cigarettes is to blame


Sensuality And Vulgarity Without Much Sobriety

on April 22, 2016 by

A Look Inside the Top 10 Songs


From ’80s Latchkey Kid To Helicopter Parent Today

on April 20, 2016 by


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Thoughts On Crisis Response 17 Years Post Columbine

on April 20, 2016 by

by Walt Mueller


Lip Implants The 2nd-Fastest Growing Facial Surgery In The U.S

on April 19, 2016 by

Selfie Age, We see images of ourselves constantly on social media, we’re much more aware of how our lips look

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“Squirt Gun Assassin.”

on April 18, 2016 by

High School Principal Warns Parents About Risky ‘Squirt Gun Assassin’ Game

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Going Bananas!

on April 18, 2016 by

CA Teacher, Coach Fired for … Giving Fruit to Students?!


AMC May Allow Texting During Movies, Because Millennials

on April 17, 2016 by

“…turn off the phone, don’t ruin the movie, they hear please cut off your left arm above the elbow,”

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Fatigue A Contributor To Injuries In Adolescent Baseball Players

on April 16, 2016 by

Fatigue increased the risk of shoulder and elbow injury

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Texting Driving And A Great Video To Show Your Kids

on April 15, 2016 by

25% of teens respond to at least one text while driving, every single time


Architect’s Custom Lego Room Is straight From Your Childhood Dreams

on April 15, 2016 by

I wouldn’t be an architect without Legos, and I likely wouldn’t be as creative without a fun and silly outlet like Legos


Rewarding Children With Food Can Trigger Emotional Eating As They Get Older

on April 14, 2016 by

Treating your child with junk food when they behave ‘can lead to emotional binge eating and weight gain’

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Teens Create Mini-Flamethrowers For Social Media ‘Challenge’

on April 13, 2016 by

USA Today

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Her Daughter Got A Secret Kik Account

on April 11, 2016 by

Just a Few Hours Later, Her Nightmare Started


15 Things Millennials Need To Know About Social Media

on April 11, 2016 by

Most millennials probably can’t remember a world without social media…

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Snapchat Unveils Chat 2.0

on April 10, 2016 by

Including video, audio, stickers, and GIFs and allows users to move more seamlessly between the different types of communication

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Technically Selfie Incorrect

on April 8, 2016 by

Outrage after teen takes smiling selfie with car involved in fatal accident


British Teen Selfie Killers Jailed For Life

on April 8, 2016 by

Almost 400 children under the age of 18 have reportedly been convicted of murder in Britain over the past two decades


Hey kids, how much privilege do you have?

on April 7, 2016 by

Quiz riles Florida parents

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Indiana University Students Mistake Priest for KKK Member

on April 7, 2016 by

“iu students be careful, there’s someone walking around in kkk gear with a whip”

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“Casual Sex” Is In Fact A Myth!

on April 5, 2016 by

Sex Expert: “There Is No Such Thing As Casual Sex”


After They Leave Our Ministries

on April 4, 2016 by

by Jen Bradbury


Overcome Your Worries

on April 4, 2016 by

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. it empties today of its strength. Corrir ten Boom

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Michigan Schools To Let Students Choose Gender, Name And Bathroom

on April 2, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt


Flashback: Starting A Sticky Faith Youth Ministry From Scratch

on April 1, 2016 by

10 Tips for Starting a Sticky Faith Youth Ministry from Scratch

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Cultural Appropriation Craziness

on March 31, 2016 by

Tense Scene Unfolds When Black Woman Accuses White Student of Cultural Appropriation for Dreadlocks


Unions Survive Supreme Court Challenge From Christian Teachers

on March 30, 2016 by

Fight for freedom of association could have eliminated collective bargaining


Values: Reconciliation Of #Bluelivesmatter And #Blacklivesmatter

on March 30, 2016 by

God’s Word tells us that peace will come, and that Christ offers it freely to all through believing in his death on…


A Glimpse Into Teenage Depression

on March 29, 2016 by

Depression impacts lots of teenagers but I’m left to wonder how well many of us are equipped to notice the symptoms..


Burnout In Youth Ministry

on March 29, 2016 by

This time of year is notorious for producing burnout among American youth workers


Why Snapchat Spent $100 Million For Emojis

on March 28, 2016 by

Snapchat users are about to have a more personalized experience, including customized comical avatars


Explosion Killing At Least 72 Christian Women And Children Celebrating Easter

on March 28, 2016 by

“When the blast occurred, the flames were so high they reached above the trees and I saw bodies flying in the air,”

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“Mommy Says Daddy Has A girlfriend”

on March 27, 2016 by

How to respond when a child discloses a shocker

Students Using Laptops And Digital Tablets In Lecture

Flashback: How Many Minutes Will Kids Actually Listen?

on March 26, 2016 by

Why talk for 25 minutes when you can say it in 5?

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3 Tips Speaking To Kids… Who Don’t Want To Listen

on March 26, 2016 by

by Jonathan McKee

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Religiosity Down in U.S., Especially Among Millennials

on March 25, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt

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Don’t Go Alone

on March 23, 2016 by

Seriously, when was the last time you were honest… I couldn’t remember


How To Boil A Youth Pastor

on March 22, 2016 by

Without evaluation you will never reach your destination


11 Strategic Steps To Build A Thriving Youth Ministry

on March 21, 2016 by

Strategic thinking gets results

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Comedic Social Media Truth Perhaps You Can Use These

on March 21, 2016 by

By Walt Mueller

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How To Make A Strategic Plan For Your Youth Ministry

on March 18, 2016 by

Part 1

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How To Make A Strategic Plan For Your Youth Ministry

on March 18, 2016 by

Part 2

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Police Struggle To Keep Lid On Rowdy Spring Breakers

on March 18, 2016 by

CBS News

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St. Patrick: As A Teenager He Was Kidnapped, Taken From His Home….

on March 17, 2016 by

During his six years as a slave he converted to Christianity and earned a reputation as a fervent evangelist


Why We Really Put Our Kids in Sports

on March 17, 2016 by

In other words, I had become one of those parents…

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Improve Your Stage Presence At Youth Group

on March 16, 2016 by

by Josh Griffin


The False Reality of Social Media

on March 16, 2016 by

Social media offers an alternate view of who we are as individuals


“Why It’s Vital For Us (And For You) to Know and Communicate Our Values”

on March 15, 2016 by

by Andy Blanks

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Reasons A Church Shouldn’t Have A Traditional Youth Ministry

on March 14, 2016 by

By Paul Turner

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20 Leadership Experts Share Their Best Leadership Tip

on March 14, 2016 by

Trust what these leaders say about good leadership. They are experts on the topic


47 Million Pirated Academic Papers Website Is Back

on March 13, 2016 by

Digital piracy is pretty much anything that people feel is unfairly priced… even academic papers

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Most Teens Who Misuse Prescription Stimulants Say They Use Other People’s Medication

on March 12, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt


S.F. Public Library Hosts Drag Queen Story Hour For Children

on March 11, 2016 by

This project is about taking back the radically queer roots of the neighborhood. With art and literature..interventions

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Flashback: Why Teens Don’t Talk to Their Parents

on March 10, 2016 by

The responses being shared pertain to those kids who specifically indicated that they don’t talk openly with their parents

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3 Secrets To Reaching Assimilating Commuter Students

on March 10, 2016 by

Commuter students pose a difficult challenge to many college ministries. They are there one minute, and then they are not

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Have A Clear Vision & Stick To It

on March 8, 2016 by

by Justin Knowles


Book: American Girls

on March 4, 2016 by

Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers


Teen Girls And Social Media

on March 4, 2016 by

A Story Of ‘Secret Lives’ And Misogyny

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Worship And body Image Manipulation At The Mall

on March 4, 2016 by

By Walt Mueller


22-Year-Old Transgender Dies After Ingesting ‘Suicide Seeds’

on March 3, 2016 by

‘Suicide Seeds’ Purchased Online for $5: ‘I Watched My Kid Die,’ Says Mom


Three 12-Year-Old Girls Got Arrested For Tampering A Teacher’s Soda

on March 2, 2016 by

The girl wanted to get back at the teacher, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office

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The Greatest Threat To Your Youth Ministry

on March 2, 2016 by

Discipleship process shies away from a missional movement to a game-filled information download session

Facebook Said to Plan Unveiling Instagram Video-Sharing Service

A 12-year-old Girl Is Facing Criminal Charges For Using Emojis

on March 1, 2016 by

Left the police and courts wrestling with how to treat a newly popular idiom many still dimly grasp


Jennifer Garner Reveals Why She’s Taking Her Kids To Church

on February 29, 2016 by

A practice that she said halted when she made her way to Tinseltown.


A Look At Hip Hop’s Big Moment

on February 28, 2016 by

Nielsen looks at the growth in Hip Hop, top songs, and who is listening


The Damage Of Porn

on February 26, 2016 by

More Widespread Than Teens Understand

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Flashback: 10 Mistakes New Youth Pastors Make

on February 26, 2016 by

Commonly made mistakes when you’re new or old. Most of these are mistakes of “omission” rather than “commission.”


Teen With Terminal Cancer Marries His Girlfriend

on February 25, 2016 by

Wedding Put on by the Community

Unemployment Forces Spanish Youth To Live At Home

Do Teens Read Seriously Anymore?

on February 24, 2016 by

Reading anything serious has become a chore, like doing the laundry or prepping a meal for a kid brother


‘Black Lives Matter’ Poster In New York Courthouse Ignites Controversy

on February 23, 2016 by

We’ve actually had them (BLM) on video walking the streets of New York City calling for the death of police officers


“CONSIDER THIS: A Youth Minister’s Guide To Longevity”

on February 20, 2016 by



Changing Perspectives On Youth Ministry And Parenting

on February 19, 2016 by

Fifteen years ago I had no idea how unnerving, confusing, overwhelming it is to parent teenagers

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Nathan 12 Had Watched So Much Porn, He Was Almost Numb To It

on February 17, 2016 by

We must also ask, “How do we train our kids to be pure in heart?”

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‘The Storyteller’s Secret’

on February 16, 2016 by

by Rachel Blom


Deadpool Crushes Rated R Record With $135 Million Opening Weekend

on February 15, 2016 by

The red spandex-clad hero is just downright raunchy


Parents’ Guide How ‘Deadpool’ Earned Its R Rating

on February 15, 2016 by

I’m not here to tell you…what you can expect to find in it so you can decide if it’s for you or…

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Moms Have Toughest Time When Kids Are In Middle School

on February 14, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt

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Teen Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest In Viral Video Speaks Out

on February 12, 2016 by

This Heart Month, we hope this video will inspire your Church and staff to become CPR and AED certified


Caroline’s Cart Can Be A Came-Changer For Families Special Needs Children

on February 10, 2016 by

The Shopping Cart For Special Needs Children Invented By Mom Going Nationwide In Target Stores


Why And How Our Family Sets Goals Together

on February 9, 2016 by

Kara Powell


FREE Workbook: Building Your Family’s Future

on February 9, 2016 by

Will help you plan for your family’s future in five steps. Great to send to parents in your Church


Babies With Genes From 3 People Could Be Ethical

on February 8, 2016 by

Would it be ethical for scientists to try to create babies that have genetic material from three different people?

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Teen Boys Don Dresses To Protest School Dress Code

on February 5, 2016 by

“By allowing the dress code to become gender neutral, we are starting to bridge the gap of acceptance and unacceptance,”


Book: “Storify: Speaking To Teenagers In A Post-Christian World

on February 5, 2016 by

Solid resource, especially for someone who hasn’t had a ton of instruction on speaking/preaching to teenagers


10 Youth Pastor Expectations For Churches On Day One

on February 3, 2016 by

You and I walk into a church with expectations of our own

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20 Expectations Churches Have From Youth Pastors On Day One

on February 3, 2016 by

Most Youth Pastors are ill prepared to tackle all of the unsaid, assumed expectations

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Flashback: A New Way To Get High Marijuana ‘Dabbing’

on February 2, 2016 by

Marijuana ‘Dabbing’ Is ‘Exploding Onto The Drug-Use Scene’

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The Demographics Of Smartphone Ownership

on February 1, 2016 by

Cellphone ownership is common across all major demographic groups, though older adults tend to lag behind their younger counterparts


What Selfies In America vs. China Can Tell Us About Beauty Standards

on January 29, 2016 by

What actually constitutes a good angle — or a good selfie overall — is rooted in what we consider beautiful, and that…

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Book: People Skills for Youth Pastors

on January 27, 2016 by

33 Ways to Meet More People and Make a Bigger Difference in Youth Ministry


3 Pathways To Partnering With Parents

on January 26, 2016 by

Helping parents disciple their kids


The Perfect Breast Shape…For Reconstructive Surgery

on January 25, 2016 by

British researchers surveyed more more than 1,300 men and women…


Sweden Gov. Report Blows Lid On Violent Diverse School

on January 21, 2016 by

Where Kids Beat Teachers, Riot