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Most experts claim that 11 is the average age for exposure to pornography, but that number is obsolete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

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Family Research Council Advises Day Of Prayer For Americas Healing

on August 20, 2017 by

“We are no longer talking to each other – only screaming at one another. We are like a married couple in crisis.”


Millennials Burning For Burning Man

on August 19, 2017 by

Bound for Burning man, but First the Costume


A Youth Minister’s Back-To-School Checklist

on August 18, 2017 by

3 Things You Might Forget…getting ready for the new youth ministry year

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Warning: The 8 Crucial Social Media Guidelines

on August 15, 2017 by

Please don’t mess up in this area. It’s easier than you realize!

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Ministering To The Fatherless

on August 13, 2017 by


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Book: Youth Ministry 2027

on August 10, 2017 by

A New Vision for Youth Ministry in This Present Future

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God’s Big Picture: Tracing The Storyline Of The Bible

on August 9, 2017 by

Scripture is “one story,”..understand the exact nature of that storyline. God’s Kingdom: God’s People living in God’s Place under God’s Rule, and…

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How Birth Order Affects Your Children

on August 6, 2017 by

Sometimes as a parent, it can be helpful to understand “why they act the way they act

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Book: The Teen’s Guide To Social Media…And Mobile Devices

on August 4, 2017 by

21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World

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Is Social Media Causing Depression In Teens…Values

on August 3, 2017 by

The Darkside of social media

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Book: The Next Story..Faith, Family And The Digital World

on August 2, 2017 by

“instant message” culture, many of us feel disconnected, and we question if all this technology is really good for our souls.

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Lookout….”Smartphone Zombies”….

on July 30, 2017 by

Honolulu becomes the first major U.S. city to pass legislation aimed at reducing injuries and deaths from “distracted walking.”

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Study:Video-Games Still Do Not Harm Your Brain Empathy

on July 29, 2017 by

Another study has debunked the oft-repeated myth that violence in video games handicaps our ability to empathize


Teacher Panhandles For Her Classroom’s School Supplies

on July 27, 2017 by

Making $35,000 a year, dig into her own pocket for supplies, spending around $2,000 to $3,000 a year


Third Of California Households Have Virtually No Savings

on July 26, 2017 by

…..are at risk of financial ruin

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Conservative Students Fear Consequences Of Speaking Out

on July 25, 2017 by

Conservative students were particularly concerned about having their grades docked by professors and being criticized by classmates who find their opinions “offensive


What’s Hot?

on July 23, 2017 by

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


The 20 Top-Selling Songs Of 2017, So Far

on July 22, 2017 by

Bruno Mars, the Chainsmokers, Justin Bieber, and Quavo each have two of the 20 bestselling songs of the first six months of…


Does Your Family Matter?

on July 19, 2017 by

We can fall into the trap of thinking that because our kids are surrounded by our ministry, they are a part of…


FBI Issues Urgent Warning About Kids ‘Spy Toys’

on July 18, 2017 by

Record kids’ conversations, reveal their location and even allow perverts to TALK to them directly


What A Huge Failure!

on July 17, 2017 by

6 lessons I’ve learned about making mistakes in ministry


Teens Bad Choice…

on July 16, 2017 by

The tattoo that covers half of is face has put off potential employers


Acid Attacks Increased Among Teens In London

on July 15, 2017 by

Gang culture has been blamed for the spike in schools. A lot of people ain’t got the heart to stab people

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For Many, Technology Addiction Is Real

on July 14, 2017 by

Younger technology users (ages 15 to 19) struggle most (44%) with taking a break from their devices


MS-13 gang member narrated video of teen’s killing

on July 13, 2017 by

Resulted in the arrests of 18 teenagers and young people, and underscored the lethality of a gang


Female Genital Mutilation Will Get You Up To 15 years In…

on July 12, 2017 by

Michigan is the 26th state to officially ban the practice in the U.S. The state laws take effect in October

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Values: Are Your Students Rooted?

on July 10, 2017 by

So many students who have grown up in our ministries will hit college, desert the faith of their youth


What’s Hot?

on July 9, 2017 by

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


Generation Z Are Ready To Work

on July 8, 2017 by

After the Great Recession, they’ve tempered their expectations


Summertime Habits

on July 6, 2017 by

How Are Kids Spending Their Time?


Students Require To Show Proof Of Future Plans

on July 5, 2017 by

Chicago will not allow high school students to graduate without proof of future plans

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Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook To Replace The Church?

on July 4, 2017 by

“Well we all have a need for community,”…And that’s why God designed the family and he designed the church

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How To Kill “That Thing” In Your Ministry

on July 3, 2017 by

7 Practical Steps On How To Kill “That Thing” In Your Ministry


Resolving Staff Conflicts

on July 1, 2017 by

What might start off as a small slight can snowball into a full dispute

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Good And Bad News In Teen Drinking Trends

on June 30, 2017 by

David Smith


Smaller Church Youth Ministry

on June 26, 2017 by

No Staff, No Money, No Problem! Small churches can have a big impact on the faith journey of their young people

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on June 25, 2017 by

But it is important to have goals in your ministry and for you personally as the minister

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Most U.S. Teens Aren’t “Doing It”

on June 24, 2017 by

Sex is everywhere in the media, and so you may be convinced that today’s teens are always looking to “hook-up.” But new…

Gavin Grimm


on June 23, 2017 by

But at the same time, no one deserves special rights, protections, or privileges on the basis of their eccentricity


The Rowdy World Of Rap’s New Underground

on June 22, 2017 by

SoundCloud rap is growing fast…


Dad Convinces Thousands of Teens To Quit Porn

on June 20, 2017 by

Kids as young as 7 are emailing him about their struggles with pornography! Yikes!


Colorado Group Wants To Ban Sale Of Cellphones To Kids

on June 19, 2017 by

Retailers who sell a phone for use by a pre-teen…may face fines from $500 to $20,000

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on June 19, 2017 by

Modern family: More courts allowing 3 parents of 1 child

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6 Reasons Sarcasm Kills Relationships

on June 17, 2017 by

By Shaunti Feldhahn


Struggling Moms Of Teens Can Benefit From Social Support

on June 16, 2017 by

Mothers who do not feel in control of their lives and who struggle with their teenage children can benefit from having a…

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Getting Students Back Into Youth Group

on June 15, 2017 by

4 tips for getting students to come back when they haven’t been in awhile


Teens And Texts: Teen Urged Boyfriend To Kill HimSelf…

on June 13, 2017 by

The blockbuster Suicide case exposes risks of teens text messaging.

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New Teen Drivers Face Triple The Risk Of A Fatal Crash

on June 11, 2017 by

Newly minted teen drivers in the United States have almost triple the risk of being involved in a deadly crash than adults,…


79-Year-Old Grandma Does Keg Stand At Graduation Party

on June 9, 2017 by

“Everyone was egging her on and she was excited,” Munoz told Inside Edition. While partygoers were shocked, they all thought it was…


New Generation Is Fighting For Segregation

on June 8, 2017 by

‘lunacy’ of 60 professors signing letter backing students at Evergreen College who forced professor off campus who did not support ‘day…


Gen Z Power List: Meet The Brands, Platforms And Creators That Teens Love

on June 7, 2017 by

From AwesomenessTV to Zendaya, these are the names to know

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Pregnant Christian Teen Banned From Graduation….Conundrum

on June 5, 2017 by

But there’s another value that’s gone unnoticed in all of this. That’s the value that effects the child

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Link Between Adolescent Lying And Early Alcohol Usage

on June 4, 2017 by

Adolescents who have a greater tendency to lie to their parents are also more likely to start using alcohol at an earlier…


Book: When Parenting Isn’t Perfect

on June 3, 2017 by

Jim Daly

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13 Reasons Why … There is Hope

on June 1, 2017 by

This may be a GREAT video to rip and play for your students who are struggling. With all of the 13 Reasons…


Shame Youth Ministry And The Imago Dei

on May 31, 2017 by

Self-image is a complex beast. If we have a distorted image of ourselves it becomes very easy to fill our thoughts with…

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Psychologist Debunks Claim That Fidget Spinners Help Kids Focus

on May 28, 2017 by

Fidget spinners have absolutely no scientific studies behind them…They’re a toy, not a treatment


A Third Of American Millennials Live With Their Parents

on May 26, 2017 by

US Census

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UCF Student Hacks System To Change Failing Grade, Police Say

on May 25, 2017 by

Student accused of changing “F” to a “B”


Education: The Inconvenient Black History Of The Democratic Party

on May 24, 2017 by

The Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, founded the KKK, and fought against every major civil rights act in U.S….

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Five Reasons Church Members Attend Church Less Frequently

on May 23, 2017 by

About 20 years ago, a church member was considered active in the church if he or she attended three times a week

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2 Kids Obsessed With Electronic Devices Get An Intervention

on May 22, 2017 by

Autumn, a mother of two, and her family went four weeks without using devices

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Cyrus Change: Younger Generation Needs To Hear Positive Powerful Lyrics

on May 22, 2017 by

Cyrus added that as she gets older, she understands the effect music has on the world

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Kids Look For Limits On What Parents Share About Them On Social Media

on May 20, 2017 by

Children and adolescents would prefer that their parents limit what is shared about them online

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?..Social Network Ranks As The Worst For Young People’s Mental Health

on May 20, 2017 by

Posting constant updates on the social network could reveal emotional stress

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Teen Student Drinking Declines, But 1 In 6 Binge Drink

on May 18, 2017 by


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Are Students Actually Welcome In Your Youth Ministry?

on May 17, 2017 by

So how do we lead activities that all types of students can be good at, and at the same time, be really…

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Teen Dies After Ingesting Large Amounts Of Caffeine

on May 16, 2017 by

Died from a caffeine-induced cardiac event

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Pornography Could Be Ruining Men’s Sex Lives

on May 15, 2017 by

A growing a number of scientists are becoming concerned about its toxic effect on real relationships

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What’s Hot?

on May 14, 2017 by

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

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Teens Receive ‘Unsettling’ Phone Calls After Posting Babysitting Ads

on May 13, 2017 by

Police, are currently investigating a series of disturbing phone calls received by teens who posted ads offering babysitting and tutoring services

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Mediocre to Excellent

on May 11, 2017 by

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

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Most Teens Have Taken Social Media Break

on May 6, 2017 by

Nearly 60 percent of teens in the U.S. have taken a break from social media, the bulk of them even voluntarily, a…

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Young Ministry Leaders: Don’t Wait To Give Your Best Effort

on May 5, 2017 by

In an older, little book called How to Have a Happy and Successful Ministry…


Facebook Targeted Emotionally Vulnerable And Insecure Youth

on May 1, 2017 by

A SECRET document shows in scary detail how Facebook can exploit the insecurities of teenagers using the platform

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A Disturbing Sex Trend Called ‘Stealthing’ Is On The Rise

on May 1, 2017 by

The nonconsensual practice, which is called “stealthing,” is on the rise, according to a new report in Columbia Journal of Gender and…

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Selena Gomez And God

on April 30, 2017 by

Watch Selena Gomez Lead Worship at Hillsong and Talk About Her Relationship With God!

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How To Monitor Your Kid’s SmartiPhone….. Internet Safety

on April 28, 2017 by

TeenSafe lets you keep a watchful eye on your child’s online activities so they don’t become another victim of internet predators or…

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on April 26, 2017 by

Teens need mentors


Teen Train Robbery

on April 25, 2017 by

Takeover robbery: 40 to 60 teens swarm train, hold up riders

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Melissa Etheridge Smokes Pot With Her Kids

on April 24, 2017 by

‘It brings you much closer’


4 Ways Youth Culture Has Changed and What it Means for Youth Ministry

on April 20, 2017 by

Kevin Mahaffy Jr