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What’s Hot?

on April 22, 2018 by

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

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Over 80% Of Teenagers Prefer iPhone To Android

on April 22, 2018 by

Eighty-two percent of teens of teens currently own an iPhone, according to Piper Jaffray’s “Teens Survey,” which questions thousands of kids across…

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Transgender Youth At Higher Risk Of Mental Disorders

on April 20, 2018 by

New research finds that transgender and gender-nonconforming youth are diagnosed with mental health conditions much more frequently than young people who identify…

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Flashback: Anxious Teenagers

on April 14, 2018 by

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

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Top 3 qualities I’m looking For When I Hire

on April 13, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee


Flashback: Digital Heroin

on April 12, 2018 by

How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies


Youtube Is Improperly Collecting Children’s Data

on April 11, 2018 by

A coalition of more than 20 consumer advocacy groups contends that YouTube is collecting and profiting from the personal information of young…


Parental Control Mobile apps Might Sound Good But…

on April 8, 2018 by

“The takeaway here is that parents should not treat parental control apps as a magic bullet to keep their teens safe online,”

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Cutting, Self-Harm Greatly Raise Suicide Risk For Teens

on April 7, 2018 by

Teenagers  diagnosed with a “self-harm” injury, the risk of suicide in the next year was nearly 27 times higher than the U.S

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Apathy And Lack Of Commitment In Your Students?

on April 5, 2018 by

Do These 4 Things

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Cheaper 2018 iPad Is A Steal For Youthworkers

on April 4, 2018 by

Apple’s new iPad may be aimed at schools but it’s also a great deal for consumers.

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How To Lead When Your Not In Charge

on April 2, 2018 by

Learning to cultivate influence without authority is foundational to navigate culture today


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Teens Sexting Not What You Think

on April 1, 2018 by

Sorry New York Times, sexting is NOT normal for teens, and should not be celebrated

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Smoking Tied To Higher Risk Of Psychosis In Youth

on March 31, 2018 by

A young person smoking at least 10 cigarettes a day increases the risk of psychosis when compared to non-smoking young people.


Utah Passes America’s First ‘Free-Range Parenting’ Bill

on March 27, 2018 by

We are refusing to let them learn the lessons of self-reliance and problem-solving that they will need to be successful as adults.

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Six Tips for Planning Your Youth Group Night

on March 23, 2018 by

Todd Jones

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Here Is What Happens The Moment You Stop Smoking

on March 22, 2018 by

70% of smokers actually want to quit but don’t

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The Biggest Spring Break Regrets

on March 19, 2018 by

38% regretted drinking, 32% regretted a sexual encounter and 11% said they regretted drug use

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Study Debunks…Teen Suicide Risk From Popular Flu Drug

on March 18, 2018 by

Tamiflu — does not cause an increased risk of suicide in pediatric patients


St. Patrick’s Day Lesson

on March 17, 2018 by

St. Patrick’s Bad Analogies


How To Pass On Faith To The Next Generation

on March 16, 2018 by

3 Ways to Pass on Faith to the Next Generation

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Impact Of Smartphones On Teens

on March 11, 2018 by

The impact of cell phones is dependent upon many variables, including the vulnerability of the teen.

Facebook Said to Plan Unveiling Instagram Video-Sharing Service

Teens Think It’s OK To State Your beliefs Using Social Media

on March 10, 2018 by

9 out of 10 teens believe everyone should have the right to stand up for their beliefs


Ghana Teacher Teaches Computing With No Computers

on March 8, 2018 by

Part of his curriculum involves teaching students how to use Microsoft Word, only he uses a blackboard with chalk drawings of the…


Facebook’s Inappropriate Survey

on March 6, 2018 by

Facebook asks users: should we allow men to ask children for sexual images?


The 2018 Oscar Winners

on March 5, 2018 by

The Full List

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U.S. Teens Are Rejecting ‘Boy’ or ‘Girl’ Gender Identities

on March 4, 2018 by

More teenagers are identifying themselves with nontraditional gender labels such as transgender or gender-fluid


Sexting increasing among teenagers, new research finds

on March 3, 2018 by

Almost 27 percent of teens are receiving sexts and almost 15 percent are sending them

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3 Tips For Camp Ministry

on March 2, 2018 by

You should be going because this camp has an incredible purpose that helps facilitate growth in your group’s community


Middle School Asked For 50 Male Mentors, 600 Showed Up

on February 28, 2018 by

Pastor Parish set out to fill seats at a “Breakfast for Dad’s” event at his local middle school


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Going Beyond The Gun Control Debates…Dad’s n Culture

on February 28, 2018 by

You cannot legislate away evil. No laws on the books can change the human heart.


UK: Self-harm Among Teenage Girls Up 68% In 3 Years

on February 26, 2018 by

Those who self-harmed at much greater risk of suicide than those who did not


Divine Words For Desperate Parents

on February 24, 2018 by

I am trusting you, O LORD, saying, “You are my God!” My future is in your hands. (Ps. 31:14–15)

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Young Bible Readers More Likely To Be Faithful Adults

on February 23, 2018 by

The biggest factor predicting their spiritual health as young adults is whether they read the Bible regularly as kids

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Bullying: I Regret Not Saying Anything

on February 22, 2018 by

“Someone could have approached a faculty member, a guidance counselor, a teacher and said,


Creating Community In Your Youth Group

on February 20, 2018 by

Student long for acceptance! Are they finding it at your group?


Pot Or Alcohol Is Worse For You

on February 19, 2018 by

It’s a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer

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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

Seven tips


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