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The #1 Secret To Effective Teaching

on October 19, 2016 by

Podcast: Terry Linhart with Dave Rahn

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True Diversity vs. Fake Diversity

on October 19, 2016 by

Which Will America Choose?


Words From A Mug Shot A Youth Worker Speaks

on October 17, 2016 by

…we can and will be our own worst enemy


Good Youth Pastors vs. Bad Youth Pastors Part 2

on October 16, 2016 by

Good Youth Pastors prioritize time. Bad Youth Pastors wonder where the week went.

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Election 2016 And The Consequences Of A Depraved Culture

on October 14, 2016 by

Jim Daly


Flashback: The First Ever National Grandparenting Conference.

on October 12, 2016 by

5 Reasons To Attend…


Parental Controls And Porn Blocks

on October 5, 2016 by

2 Undeniable Facts


Bottle Flipping Becomes The Rage With Middle Schoolers

on October 3, 2016 by

“If my kids flip a water bottle one more time. . .” “IT IS DRIVING ME MAD!!!!!!!”

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Tribes: Our Story- Part 3

on September 30, 2016 by

Trying Something New In Youth Ministry


The Dark Side Of Ministry Life

on September 29, 2016 by

But there’s a not-so-hidden dark side to ministry life that act as pitfalls, snares, and traps… these are….


Book: Under Our Skin

on September 28, 2016 by

Getting real about race and getting free from the fears and frustrations that divide us

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Book: Black Mans Guide To Survival For Police Encounters

on September 26, 2016 by

Officer and lawyer co-author Book. The book boils down to four words: “Comply now, contest later


The Other Side Of Police Shootings

on September 26, 2016 by

…blacks were killed at rates disproportionate to their percentage of the U.S. population

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Learning How To Fail…In Ministry

on September 25, 2016 by

People who do ministry are going to fail. The question is: “What are you going to do about it?”…Ed Stetzer


Why You Can Expect To See More Violence In Schools This Year

on September 24, 2016 by

Federal race quotas for school discipline and militarization of school security combined with toxic culture means we will likely see more violence…

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Nomophobia: Infographic

on September 23, 2016 by

The fear of beingwithourt a cell phone

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The Puritans Had the Right View on Sex

on September 22, 2016 by

…Just sayin’

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Can Anonymous Compliments Make Teens Happier On Facebook?

on September 21, 2016 by

21% of teens feel worse about themselves after using social media. “Words matter,” “Negative comments and thoughts tend to grow like weeds

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Dear 23 Year Old Me And Other Youth Workers Just Starting Out

on September 19, 2016 by

YS Blog


How Can Teens Use SnapChat, Instagram As Evangelism Tools?

on September 18, 2016 by

by Greg Stier

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UK: Music Videos May Encourage Teen Drinking

on September 17, 2016 by

Alcohol was also associated with sexualized imagery or lyrics, objectification of women, and linked to personal image, lifestyle, and sociability

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Flashback: Reclaiming Fatherhood

on September 15, 2016 by

Remind fathers that the fun times that they spend with their children and other youth in the church are formational and valuable


Questioning The Wisdom Of The “Bucket List” Model Of Retirement

on September 13, 2016 by

by Wayne Rice


Fearless Faith In A Time Of Forgetting

on September 8, 2016 by

Our culture can’t remember what makes Christianity good, but there’s no reason to freak out

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MTV Losing It?

on September 7, 2016 by

The Real Reason MTV is Now NBD


Kanye West, MTV And Small Screens

on September 7, 2016 by

Kanye West debuted his bizarre new music video on the MTV Music Video Awards (VMAs) a week ago… and nobody cared

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How An Early Bedtime Can Have Lasting Effects On Kids

on September 6, 2016 by

More sleep can boost mood in babies, children and teens

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Digital Disconnect Exists Between Parents And Teens

on September 3, 2016 by

a gap exists over their understanding of family rules about being online. Teens social media accounts parents know nothing about

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5 Reasons Students Attend Youth Group

on September 2, 2016 by

Teenagers attend youth group because…


Why Every Parent Should Suffer A Total Wipe Out

on September 1, 2016 by

What surfing taught a school principal about raising stronger kids


Flashback: “Moralistic Therapeutic Deism.”

on August 31, 2016 by

More teens becoming ‘fake’ Christians


More Millennials Are Giving Back To The ‘Bank Of Mom And Dad’

on August 29, 2016 by

19% of millennials are a “financial supporter” of a parent, an average $18,250 annually, according to a 2015 TD Ameritrade report

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More U.S. Teens Experiencing Depression

on August 27, 2016 by

According to new research, from 2013 to 2014, about one in nine teens in the United States had a major depressive episode,…

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Students From 70 Australian Schools Targeted By Sick Pornography Ring

on August 22, 2016 by

In one case, one user offered to trade up to 300 nude images of other victims, in exchange for a single nude…


Hurry Up And Hurry Up Some More

on August 19, 2016 by

Adam Mclane

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“The Federalist Papers,” Course Now For FREE

on August 18, 2016 by

There is no better aid to understanding the principles of constitutional government than The Federalist Papers


Flashback: Veggie Tales: “Morality, Not Christianity”

on August 17, 2016 by

I looked back..and realized I had spent 10 years trying to convince kids to behave Christianly without actually teaching them Christianity


Flashback: 10 Back To School Kick Off Ideas For Youth Ministry

on August 15, 2016 by

Ahhh school is back in session for some and for others its coming quickly so here are…

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The Volunteer From Hell

on August 12, 2016 by

This person has left a trail of destruction at each ministry she volunteers at…. yet new churches keep putting her into positions…

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‘Suicide Squad’ Sets August Opening Record

on August 10, 2016 by


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Moms Have Toughest Time When Kids Are In Middle School

on August 9, 2016 by

Most taxing years for mothers….middle school years are far more challenging


Young Man Killed While Playing Pokemon At Tourist Attraction

on August 8, 2016 by

Someone watching them from the top of a hill that overlooks the park, but it was dark and they were mostly looking…


Gods Call To Youth Ministry In Front Of A Public HighSchool

on August 5, 2016 by

My life changed forever one afternoon in 2006 as my car sat at a red light beside a McDonalds across the street…


Study: Popular Kids In Danger In Their 20’s

on August 4, 2016 by

Had a 45 percent greater rate of problems due to substance abuse by age 22

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Childhood is forever changed with this sad “Sesame Street” news

on August 1, 2016 by

Sad news straight from our favorite childhood street. Three beloved original cast members of Sesame Street have been let go


Study Shows Teens Have Little Interest in Traditional Radio

on July 30, 2016 by

Millennials aren’t listening to radio nearly as much as older generations, and the drop off in usage and change in behavior is…


Managing Expectations

on July 26, 2016 by

6 Benefits of managing expectations


How To Make Big Changes In Your Youth Ministry

on July 22, 2016 by

Divvying it up like this it will make you act and take steps to realize that change instead of being paralyzed by…


Teens Are Changing The Shape Of Retail As We Know It

on July 21, 2016 by

56.36% said “style” mattered most. “Price” came in second, with 30.91%. Only 4.55% said that “brand” mattered most

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Greg Stier: My 10 Worst Ministry Mistakes

on July 19, 2016 by

A ministry veteran reflects on what he wishes he’d done better in his work

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Teen Ownership Of Smartphones Has Surged

on July 17, 2016 by

Smartphone ownership among 12- to 17-year-olds is estimated to reach 75% this year, up sharply from 2013 when just under half of…


Flashback: ‘Who Killed The Liberal Arts?’

on July 15, 2016 by

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on July 9, 2016 by

College Students Eat Less So They Can Drink More


CHILDREN AT RISK? Lawsuit Says Snapchat Content Too Much For Kids

on July 8, 2016 by

Lawsuit: Snapchat doesn’t do enough to warn its young Users/Parents about the sexual content on its app


How To Talk To Your Daughters About Porn Today

on July 7, 2016 by

Tanith Carey is author of ‘Girls Uninterrupted: Steps for Building Stronger Girls in a Challenging World.’

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Exercise Found to Boost Youth Academic Performance

on July 3, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt


Dad Re-creates Daughter’s Racy Selfies

on July 1, 2016 by

….(and she loves it)

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Study Says Kids Understand Smartphones Better Then Real Life

on June 30, 2016 by

Children are more proficient in operating a smartphone than in completing basic everyday tasks

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Police Officer Stopped Car With Drunk Teens, Let Them Go Before Fatal Crash

on June 29, 2016 by

Two teenagers were killed and two were injured after a wreck in Missouri Monday morning and local police confirm they stopped the…

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Contemplating College

on June 28, 2016 by

The Big Questions Facing American Families

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BET Awards

on June 27, 2016 by

The Complete Winners List

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Teen Alcohol, Pot Use Linked to Poor Academic Performance, Health Problems

on June 25, 2016 by

Teens who use both pot and alcohol during middle and high school are more likely to have poor academic performance and mental…


How to Reach the Next Generation

on June 24, 2016 by

Part 3

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“Rescue Mission” Exposed

on June 23, 2016 by

The trio were apparently heading to Brooklyn to “rescue” a teenage girl involved with drugs

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Games That Got Our Attention

on June 21, 2016 by

At E3 2016


3 Keys To Keeping Boundaries In Ministry

on June 17, 2016 by

In fact, it can be incredibly difficult to maintain appropriate boundaries in ministry

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How Do You Help The Single Dads In Your Church?

on June 16, 2016 by

While single moms do make up the majority of single parents, single dad households are on the rise

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Are Today’s Teens Taking Less Risks? Values…

on June 15, 2016 by

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) just released their brand new Youth Risk Behavior Survey

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Teen Girls Tend To Choose Male Friends High In Empathy

on June 12, 2016 by

Boys with strong empathy skills attracted an average of 1.8 more girl friendships than boys with lower levels of empathy

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Leak Of Nude Snapchat Drove Teen Girl To Suicide

on June 10, 2016 by

Tovonna Holton’s (15) ex was angry about a breakup when he allegedly took an innocent video and turned it into revenge porn

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Gender Ideology Putting Children At Risk

on June 8, 2016 by

More than 60 leaders concerned about the mental health of American children have signed onto an open letter

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The Decline Of The Manly Man

on June 6, 2016 by

Younger American men are noticeably less likely than older men to say that they are ‘completely masculine’

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Cultivating Culture In Youth Ministry

on June 3, 2016 by

A Few Simple Ideas To Begin To Develop The Culture You Want


4 Essentials In Being The Family Leader

on June 1, 2016 by

“Communication has been the number one thing in our family,” Grammy Award-winning Michael W. Smith

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The Grace Adventure

on May 31, 2016 by

Duffy Robbins

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China Kids Climb 2,625-Foot Ladder To School

on May 29, 2016 by

A series of dramatic photos showing kids putting their lives on the line by climbing a 2,625-foot bamboo ladder to and from…


Public Speaking in the Church: The Amazing Power of Stories

on May 26, 2016 by

by Rachel Blom

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Marijuana Use Among Teens Declines Despite Widespread Legalization

on May 25, 2016 by

National Survey on Drug Use and Health: A survey of more than 216,000 adolescents from all 50 states

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Our Constitutional Right To Privacy Is Missing From Bathroom Debate

on May 24, 2016 by

So before we sacrifice this constitutionally protected right at the altar of gender identity politics, let us consider the consequences

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Flashback: Why College Students And Teens Leave The Church

on May 24, 2016 by

What is needed to bridge that gap between the youth and the church?

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Student Loans….Spending Spree

on May 23, 2016 by

1 in 5 students graduating this year who carry debt used student loans to pay for expenses like vacations, dining out, and…

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What’s Hot?

on May 22, 2016 by

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

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Heavy Social Media Use Ups Risk of Body Image Worries

on May 21, 2016 by

Habitual and prolonged use of social media is linked to a greater risk of younger adults developing eating and body image concerns,

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How To Do Your Own Color Powder Games

on May 19, 2016 by

looking for a summertime fun night the youth would definitely remember

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High School Junior Completes 7,000 Pull-Ups To Shatter World Records

on May 18, 2016 by

His quest to set a Guinness World Record began seven months ago, with American Ninja Warrior and his father’s cancer diagnosis

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Fight Against Stagnant Student Ministry

on May 17, 2016 by

The best way to fight against stagnant student ministry it to create anticipation.

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Considering What The White House Guidlines Signify About Our Culture

on May 15, 2016 by

4 Bigger Repercussions Of The Bathroom Decree


A Confession Of Liberal Intolerance In Universities

on May 13, 2016 by

WE progressives believe in diversity…so long as they aren’t conservatives (or evangelical Christians)


Obama To issue Transgender Bathrooms Order To Public Schools

on May 13, 2016 by

Obama administration will send a letter to every public school district telling them to allow transgender students to use bathrooms/locker rooms

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Obama Deputies Threaten North Carolina Bathroom Privacy

on May 13, 2016 by

…Pushes ‘Gender Fluid’ Society


Jump In STDs Could Be Due To Unknown Online Dating Partners

on May 12, 2016 by

CDC: Most reported chlamydia and gonorrhea infections occur in people between the ages of 15 and 24 years old


How to Talk With Teens When You Know Nothing About Youth Culture

on May 11, 2016 by

Rachel Blom


Top 10: “Must Reads For Family & Inter-Generational Youth Ministry”

on May 11, 2016 by

JrHigh UthGuy


Book: Surviving Middle School

on May 10, 2016 by

Essential Tools to Prepare You for the Road Ahead


Nude Photos Of Nearly 50 Duxbury High Teens Found Online

on May 9, 2016 by

“We would hope that our young girls understand that there are other ways to be popular,”


Study Finds Friends Play Vital Role In Teenage Wellbeing

on May 7, 2016 by

Teenagers were less likely to become as emotionally affected by these sorts of stressors if they had a friend with them after…

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Teen On Zipline In Las Vagas Urinates On Tourist Below

on May 6, 2016 by

What happens in Vegas sprays in Vegas


Indecent Exposure Teen Yearbook Photo Prank

on May 4, 2016 by

High school senior charged with exposing himself in yearbook photo says he was dared


5 Reasons Children Should Be In The Main Service Regularly

on May 3, 2016 by

Imagine the culture shock of a child who has been in church all of his life but has never been in the…

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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