..parents play a huge part in shaping how kids relate to their bodies
“About 1 in 3 high school students have been or will be involved in an abusive relationship,”
Adolescence, lack of sleep may be related to high-risk behaviors such as substance abuse, suicidal behaviors and drowsy driving
Sleep and memory go hand-in-hand
Social media a great supplement to existing relationships; it’s a lousy replacement for relationships
by Rachel Blom
The Satanic Temple intended to distribute the “Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities” to students, while the FFRF planned to give them…
Unfortunately, addiction is not the only problem associated with Smartphones
Andy Blanks challenges youth workers to consider how closely they’re following God in their personal lives and how this affects how they…
Influence is the impact—either positive or negative—we have on the lives of those teenagers we minister to
I often wonder if the changing times today are similar to periods in history where cultures were transformed by the tools they…
If you are encountering teens who cut and are at a loss for what to do, here are a few steps that…
Ask, Act and Walk
…they would be memorized and used for Christian growth and training
As Marriage Goes, So Goes the American Dream
School Choice Spreads … and So Does Hope
From 2001 to 2011, charter school* enrollment increased by about 1.22 million students
The work participation rate for work-eligible households receiving aid from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program declined
Roughly 2,500 teenagers who died during the span studied, 82 percent were driving cars that were over six years old
Until Jan 4
“WHY DO YOU GUYS WANT TO PLAY ON YOUR CONSOLE GO SPEND TIME W YOUR FAM ITS CHRISTMAS #LizardSquad “
Christmas Journal…George Lockhart
When a hipster darling becomes a bona fide pop star
By Michael Bayne
UAlbany Study Finds Social Media to be Potentially Addictive, Associated with Substance Abuse
The plaque, which was a gift to the school from the class of 1953, was removed from its spot near the main…
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS PASS-AROUND GIFT EXCHANGE
Brittany Maynard and Clayton McDonald. The difference Jesus makes when facing a terminal diagnosis.
“The most important thing is to talk to kids about what they’re doing online,”
by Christopher Wesley
Then stop using your mobile phone as a babysitter
A few black and whites from the slums of Vijayawada, India. Really beautiful people
we had an impromptu performance…to promote the evening event. all the kids loved the song and we further promoted the crusade
Overall the trip has been very productive and fruitful..Sunday will be an incredibly busy day with 6 different meeting/ speaking locations
We didn’t get to bed util about 2am this morning and awoke a few hours afterward. So please pray for our bodies…
Please continue to pray for our ministry (George Lockhart) in India for the next 2 weeks
No one else in ministry is dealing with the same things you are: parent issues, school overload, extracurricular activities, etc
by Jim Wideman
Students will be required to put what they’ve gleaned online down on paper—or at least a Word document—as a work of creative…
Ariana Grande Responds To Bette Midler’s ‘Whore’ Comments
Katy Perry, Iggy Azalea, One Direction Lead
Any organization that values communicating with its public can’t just go to one source … you have to have the same message…
By Walt Mueller
Tim Elmore: I believe it’s time we found ways to combat these unintended consequences to our culture’s norms
Tips from Teens
Care for those in need around you
As you consider setting these goals, here are some cautions for you
Teens explain all the terms they use to keep things hidden from parents
shake it off…
Observing her life and words, some specific lessons surface for all kids everywhere
Relevance is knowing what those you are ministering to need most…an orthodoxy that has withstood the centuries
Lesson #3 of the 7 Most Important Leadership Lessons I’ve Ever Learned
Finding Hope and Grace in the Midst of Ministry Failure
How Unconditional Love Helps Kids With Setbacks
“We cannot discuss our Ten Commandments in school but they can discuss Islam’s Five Pillars?”
…getting along have not always been so easy…in my own heart several reasons causing me to struggle to get along
The median tenure of a pastor at a church is around four years
I have a lot more respect and empathy for students after just one day of being one again
“It’s not a racist slur if it originates from a Native American tribe. . . . It’s always used in the context of sports.”
Sprung From The Ashes Of Formspring…Now for mature millennials
“God does not ask us about our ability or disability but our availability.”
An estimated four million fewer babies were born to teen mothers from 1992 through 2012
The west has nationalized families over the last 60 years…old age, health,single motherhood- everything is the responsibility of the state
A significant proportion of young people have sent a sexual image of themselves by the time they are 13-15 years old
New Canadian study finds that early detection of mental health issues and better exchange of health information can reduce youth suicides
At one point, people defined adulthood by getting married, having children. Now, the three most popular markers are…
Uniforms alone do not improve..test scores, but they do help in addressing problems with discipline and attendance in a school building
‘Gender inclusive’ school district says drop ‘boys and girls,’ call kids ‘purple penguins’
Football, like any sport or job provides us with many life lessons that need to be applied if we are to succeed.
Part 2. Preparing youth for doubt (and preparing their parents likewise) is a crucial task for youth leaders as students enter into…
“This midterm election, the youth vote can be powerful,”
…data sources show that across 40 years, church attendance has varied only slightly
If your ministry is hurting because your athletes won’t or can’t come to you, figure out how to go to them
And I wonder why? Why is this not easier? Why am I not more effective? Well, here’s what I’m learning.
High Invitation Leads to High Challenge
“Fifth grade is the new ninth grade,”
by Justin Knowles
Different students show up at different points in their spiritual journey, which makes it challenging to plan and program
“Regardless of the scoreboard, you’re going to be successful!”
A 30-Day Devotional: Growing Your Faith..It’s a year filled with transformation and transition. The world literally feels like it’s increasing in…
How anxiety rules the secret life of teens
Thousands of children aged 10 and under are being treated for depression, stress and anxiety
6 hours a day “It’s really like a therapeutic release. All that social anxiety I felt in school just went away because…..
By Greg Baird
They’re the ones going off to college. How do parents fit in?
Without Asking Them ‘How Was School Today?’
59% can confidently use a tablet.
The 15-year-old, appeared in court charged..He was not accompanied by a parent or any other relative during the hearing
A mob of black teens swarmed a Kroger grocery store in Memphis, Tennessee and proceeded to beat two store employees and one…
The Youth Culture Report is one of the best sources of trend spotting on the Internet. It’s a daily source of content for me
The Youth Culture Report is an invaluable resource for any one who works with students. I highly recommend the site.
This is an app every student pastor needs to have on their iPhone.
I use it all the time!
My number one resource for youth culture.
Here’s a great youth ministry and preaching resource.
The Youth Culture Report is a collection of links to news stories youth workers should be aware of.