…And it’s why my social media talks are based in principles instead of a single app…
Why That’s Good Policy
The True Facts About Religious Freedom Laws
Parents Must Sign Permission Slip Before Kids Can Eat Oreos
By Justin Knowles
Prevailing Realities that Foster Risky Behavior
What Can We Do?
New report, three quarters of parents have witnessed episodes where this “sharenting” trend has gone too far
Parents are upset about “community service” discipline, which has kids doing clean-up chores
More homes turned to online video, with 40 percent of U.S. homes subscribing to a streaming service
V2H and The Youth Culture Report Ministries
Vision 2 Hear Ministries
Isaac Yow, 16, and Andrew Crane, 15, heard screaming Sunday afternoon and quickly sprang into action.
Today we are living in a very impersonal world. Now more than ever students need to experience the…
Tending to wear “athleisure” apparel– Nike, UnderArmour
Moodiness, loneliness, jealousy, and an obsession with physical appearance are all indicators of smart phone addiction
Facebook is taking a leap into suicide prevention by introducing some new tools
This Policy Not Only Ecourages New Illegal Immigration, But Comes At The Expense Of The College Dreams Of Young Americans
Then tweeted how much she missed him
The survey, completed by 29,832 students in Grades 7-12 most reported being in good physical and mental health; feel connected to their…
As high as 14 percent of youth in China may be addicted
by Adam McLane
What message are you sending your kids when you post inappropriate comments or pictures?
The practice of Lent is commonly practiced as a way to remember the sacrifice and gift of Christ as the Savior of…
Let social media be an open conversation in your house. Ask your kids about the social networking sites they use
Interview: Real Life Encounter With Homeless Teen Inspired Director Ron Krauss to Make ‘Gimme Shelter’
Recite this prayer…“There is no god, but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God.”
Quitting addiction demands a momentum toward purpose, community, deep intimacy, and renewing your identity
Is addiction a disease or is it a choice?
Do you have a strategy for students who are addicted to porn?
If you are developing a broader ministry to families in your church…here are some great resources to help you
Proactively Responding to Parent Conflict in Youth Ministry
noting that added sugars, such as high fructose corn syrup, dextrose and glucose, boost calorie counts without any health benefits
..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
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.