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Best Colleges Rankings And Lists

on February 15, 2018 by

U.S. News provides nearly 50 different types of numerical rankings and lists to help students narrow their college search


Book: 4 Views On Pastoring LGBTQ Teenagers

on February 13, 2018 by

I felt like it was the first time I was reading something that gave actual direction on possible approaches to ministry

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Study Finds Kids Are Not Overmedicated

on February 10, 2018 by

A new study suggests that contrary to popular opinion, psychiatric medications are not overprescribed for American kids


Recapturing The Gospel In Your Ministry

on February 8, 2018 by

I am realizing that it was a sign that my heart had lost its awe of the gospel and had replaced it…

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Why You Shouldn’t Fear Imperfection

on February 5, 2018 by

The reality is that people aren’t looking for perfection, but someone that can introduce them to something bigger

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5 Promises for The Worried Worker

on February 4, 2018 by

“Youth workers allow worry rather than mission to consume their thoughts and drain their energy.”

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Early Periods, Higher Heart Risks?

on February 3, 2018 by

Women who began having their periods before age 12 were 10 percent more likely to develop heart disease than those who were…


Church vs Sports

on February 2, 2018 by

Podcast: Surviving The Constant Competition Between Church and Sports

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India Has 21 Million ‘Unwanted’ Girls

on January 30, 2018 by

….because couples keep having children until they produce a boy

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The History Of Sunday School As An Outreach

on January 29, 2018 by

Sunday schools emerged two centuries ago to meet working-class children’s needs. How their powerful element of outreach dwindled

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Parenting With Grace

on January 28, 2018 by

Four Plumblines to Parent with Grace


The Lord Will Fight For You….MIA Students

on January 25, 2018 by

“The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” – Exodus 14:14


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Teenage Screen Addicts Lose Out On Happiness

on January 24, 2018 by

Smartphones and computers have been linked to lower levels of happiness in teenagers

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Tide Pod Challenge: What is it?

on January 21, 2018 by

Teens are eating them as part of a YouTube challenge. Here’s a look at the trending challenge and why it’s so dangerous.


Stop Overindulging Your Children

on January 19, 2018 by

“Dealing with Adult Children.” One of the biggest problems with today’s young…


Ending The Homework Hassle

on January 18, 2018 by

by Jim Burns

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Finding Your Vision 2018

on January 17, 2018 by

So, how do we plan vision for a new year? Here are my top four ways to find vision for 2018

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10 Secrets To Keep Your Student Leaders Motivated

on January 16, 2018 by

I can promise that if you do these they will have a better experience on your team.

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Constant Distraction

on January 15, 2018 by

How Smartphones Are Stealing Kids’ Focus from Everyone Around Them

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Teens’ Reward-Sensitive Brains Can Make Learning Easier

on January 14, 2018 by

Although the reward-sensitive brains of adolescents can sometimes lead to risky behavior, there is a very positive side


Mom, Is Justin Bieber A Christian?

on January 11, 2018 by

Maybe we’re confused because we’ve read about


Golden Globes

on January 8, 2018 by

The complete winners list


So You’re The New Youth Leader?

on January 8, 2018 by

When someone is upset about some decision you’ve made, learn to never say, “I’m sorry, but…


Understanding The Middle School Student

on January 7, 2018 by

Marko…. podcast

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Evangelical/Megachurch Churches Are Embracing Liturgy

on January 4, 2018 by

“It ties you into something that is lasting, trustworthy. And that touches a nerve in our culture.”

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Speaking To Students

on January 2, 2018 by

by Frank Gil

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Developing Faith Skills In Your Teenager

on December 28, 2017 by

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Book: Your Family God’s Way

on December 27, 2017 by

Helpful he offers communication advice into two crucial areas of family life: communication and conflict resolution

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Where kids Actually Adopt Their Values

on December 26, 2017 by

Where will your kids adopt their values from, our bonding time with them, or our boundaries we impose?


8 Of The Worst Christmas Gifts

on December 25, 2017 by

Then there’s the type who only remembers to buy a gift the night before, and barely puts in any effort at all

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Friendo app?

on December 24, 2017 by

What parents need to know about it


Reimagining Young Adult Ministry

on December 22, 2017 by

A Guidebook for the Ordinary Church


Symbol Of Church Sex Abuse Scandal, Dead At 86

on December 21, 2017 by

Disgraced former archbishop of Boston whose failures to stop child molesters in the priesthood sparked the worst crisis in American Catholicism

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Divorce Is Making American Families 66% Bigger

on December 20, 2017 by

Almost a third of U.S. households headed by adults under age 55 have at least one stepparent


Mom Running Multi-Million Dollar Pot Business

on December 16, 2017 by

Suburban LA mom busted for running multi million dollar pot business

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Budgeting Basics: Translating Dreams Into Numbers

on December 13, 2017 by

What programs, initiatives, events, conferences, training, and trips would enable you to take your ministry from where it is NOW to where…


I Thought I was Focused

on December 12, 2017 by

I Thought I Was Focused but I wasn’t


Empowering Teens To Be World Changers

on December 12, 2017 by

How do we unleash leadership potential in teens? Many churches desire youths to step up and take leadership roles… but how have…

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Helping Adolescents Work Through Anxiety

on December 10, 2017 by

Lately I’ve noticed a growing alarm about anxiety in our culture. It seems to be wreaking havoc in our live

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Every 2 New Immigrants To The US Brings 7 Relatives

on December 9, 2017 by

“Chain Migration.” Previously unreleased data from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reveals the number of foreign relatives


Research: Do You Have Mean Girls Or Mean Boys?

on December 5, 2017 by

I want to hear from as many young people as possible on this issue, asking them questions

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When Is The Right Time To Give A Kid Their First Phone

on November 30, 2017 by

Movement calls on parents not to give their children smartphones until 8th grade

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4 Topics You Should Teach On Every Year

on November 29, 2017 by

Here are some recommendations in each of the following 4 areas

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Book: Dare 2 Share. Equip Youth To Share Their Faith

on November 27, 2017 by

Learn how to intentionally engage others in real, give-and-take dialogue and invite them into the most life-changing relationship they’ll ever experience


9th Grader Wanted In Connection With Grandma’s Death

on November 26, 2017 by

Ninth-grader wanted in connection with grandmother’s death detained trying to enter Canada

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The Secret Sauce For Youth Ministry

on November 22, 2017 by

It might not be what you think!


Best Travel Advice For Youth Pastors

on November 21, 2017 by

10 Flight Tips If You Actually Want to Get There

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I Put My Teens On A Digital Detox

on November 20, 2017 by

The results shocked me


MS-13 Terrorizing American Small Towns

on November 19, 2017 by

Small towns and suburbs ill-equipped to fight back


3 Ways To Get Students To Read Their Bibles

on November 17, 2017 by

According to Ed Stetzer, “only 45 percent of those who regularly attend church read the Bible more than once a week.”

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‘Social media suicide’ in spotlight after Japan ‘Twitter killer’

on November 15, 2017 by

Japan has the highest suicide rate of any Group of Seven (G7) industrialised nation, with more than 20,000 people taking their own…


Parenting Out Of Weakness

on November 13, 2017 by

How Parenting Out of Weakness can Strengthen your Relationship With Your Teen

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Participate In Harvard Survey On Students Digital Lives

on November 10, 2017 by

The Harvard Graduate School of Education are looking for your opinions on issues related to students digital lives


Ditching Smartphones

on November 8, 2017 by

‘Dumbphones’ With Basic Functions Appealing To Some

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6 Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied

on November 7, 2017 by

What Parents Can Do


What’s Hot?

on November 5, 2017 by

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

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Manage Your Family’s Screen Time… Smartphone app

on November 4, 2017 by

Put down your phone and get back to your life


Woody Allen Film Features Sex Between Adult And Teen

on November 2, 2017 by

While Hollywood comes to grips with its culture of powerful men sexually harassing and abusing women, Woody Allen’s new film,


3d Media Reviews

on October 31, 2017 by

Walt Mueller


iPhone apps That Silently Turn On Cameras At Any Time

on October 29, 2017 by

How to see what apps can use the camera

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Smartphones Compromise Teens’ Sleep

on October 28, 2017 by

Young people are sleeping less than ever before with the sleep void potentially damaging their physical and mental health.

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on October 25, 2017 by

Cal Thomas: My daughter and granddaughter, too

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Come To The Table: Networking With Other Youth Workers

on October 24, 2017 by

Doug Clark


The First Social Media Challenge Your Kid Will Face…Values

on October 23, 2017 by

by Jon Acuff

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Sexual Harassment And Harvey Weinstein

on October 22, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

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Get Inside Your Adolescent’s Brain To Prevent Addiction

on October 20, 2017 by

To effectively counsel teens about dangers associated with substance use, think in developmental terms

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Video: Real Communication With Your Teenager

on October 19, 2017 by

‘Real Communication with Your Teenager.’ Click here for link to video


Twenty Percent Of U.S. Teens May Have Had A Concussion

on October 18, 2017 by

More than 13,000 U.S. teens finds that as many as one in five may have suffered a concussion, and contact sports might…


Subtle Ways Today’s Culture Has Transformed Students

on October 9, 2017 by

Culture pushes us to focus more on our appearance than our reality

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Surviving The Ups And Downs Of Youth Ministry

on October 8, 2017 by

Fellow youth workers, we are doing good work whether or not we can see that goodness

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Booze Often Glorified On YouTube Videos

on October 7, 2017 by

If kids only watched YouTube for insights into drinking, they’d get a very slanted view, new research shows


Evaluating Your Student Ministry

on October 3, 2017 by

Get to the Next Level Using This Evaluation Process

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Finding Your True Identity In Youth Ministry

on October 2, 2017 by

Culture changes..don’t let your weak areas or underlying insecurities drive your identity as a leader

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Collaborative Youth Ministry

on October 1, 2017 by

If your mission is to get students to come to you, then you are not fulfilling God’s plan.

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Teens Moods, But Not Depression, Found Contagious

on September 30, 2017 by

Friends’ moods can affect an individual suggests that both good and bad moods can be ‘picked up’ from friends, but depression can’t.


6 Ways To Keep Their Attention

on September 28, 2017 by

When speaking to teenagers, it can be hard to keep their attention. Their attention span can be small


Must See Movie: Mully October 3-5

on September 27, 2017 by

Mully, 28 years of rescuing thousands of outcast orphans and raising them as his own children

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Start Talking To Your Children About Pornography?

on September 27, 2017 by

“Will I Rob My Child’s Innocence If I Start Talking about the Dangers of Porn?”

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Millennials Want To Live Within Walking Distance of Their Parents

on September 25, 2017 by

Living within walking distance of their parents or in-law’s is “extremely or very important” to them

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Why Kids Need Exegetical Bible Teaching For The Long Haul

on September 23, 2017 by

The “What” and the “Why” of Exegetical Bible Teaching for Kids

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God In The Gap Year

on September 21, 2017 by

Why do students take a gap year? How do parents know if a gap year is a good decision for their child?


Youths Face Risks When Getting Tattoos And Body Piercings

on September 20, 2017 by

“A lot of times when we launch our kids off to college, they come home for Thanksgiving with a tattoo,”


How To Talk To Your Kids About Body Image…Values

on September 18, 2017 by

Having a Biblical body image is something many of us desire to grow into. I know I do! It’s one in…

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Is Getting Wasted Really A Big Deal?

on September 17, 2017 by

“Mom, smoking weed really isn’t a big deal.”

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Teens and Their Smartphone Habits…Values

on September 16, 2017 by

78.9% of 12- to 17-year-olds in the U.S. will be smartphone users this year, putting them on par with the total…


5 Ways To Engage Families As Partners In Ministry

on September 15, 2017 by

Brad M. Griffin


Self-Defense Product For Females

on September 14, 2017 by

Creeps and criminals, beware! Hand-held ‘Defender 24/7’ device takes pepper spray to the next level


5 Facts About Millennial Households

on September 12, 2017 by

More Millennial households are in poverty than households headed by any other generation


Another Argument For Starting School Later

on September 8, 2017 by

Teens Sleeping in Would Save the U.S. $9 Billion a Year


Discussion: Mom Shames Daughter For Racy Post

on September 6, 2017 by

Discussion Starters for Student Small Groups

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Guiding Students Toward Christ-Centered Relationships

on September 3, 2017 by

Kirsten Peyton

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Empathy To Manners Eroding Because Of Tech

on September 1, 2017 by

5 Skills — from Empathy to Manners — That Tech Might Be Eroding (and What to Do About It)


Help Dads Fight Pornography

on August 30, 2017 by

68% of men in church view pornography on a regular basis


Snapchat Clip Shows Teen Shooting Flames At Dog

on August 29, 2017 by

Deputies are investigating an alleged case of animal abuse in Guilford County after a video surfaced on social media this weekend


Kids Under 10 Make Up 10% Of Porn Site Visitors

on August 28, 2017 by

Most experts claim that 11 is the average age for exposure to pornography, but that number is obsolete

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What Do Moms Of Tweens Worry About Most?

on August 28, 2017 by

These days, it seems that our generation of mothers face more challenges than every generation before us

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Many Parents of Teens Against Later School Start Times

on August 27, 2017 by

Although physicians and sleep experts agree that teens should have later wake times, a new study finds that about half of parents…

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Back To School: How To Avoid Overscheduling Your Kid

on August 26, 2017 by

As back-to-school season approaches, here are some other things parents should keep in mind

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Effective Ways To Motivate Spiritually Apathetic Teenagers

on August 24, 2017 by

by Greg Stier


Millennials And Narcissism In Our Society

on August 22, 2017 by

1 in 10 millennials fuel their narcissism daily by doing this…