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The SBC Sex Abuse Crisis

on February 15, 2019 by

There is a BIG difference between privacy and secrecy

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Flashback: Plastic Surgery To Look Like Snapchat Filters

on February 14, 2019 by

“A new phenomenon called ‘Snapchat dysmorphia’ Patients are seeking out surgery to help them appear like the filtered versions of themselves,

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Grammys 2019 And Drake’s Speech

on February 11, 2019 by

Complete winners list

Facebook Said to Plan Unveiling Instagram Video-Sharing Service


Witches of the social media generation

on February 9, 2019 by

Meet three witches who believe the social media era is transforming the way people view witchcraft

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Many Parents Conflicted About Opioids for Their Teens’ Pain

on February 8, 2019 by

American parents aren’t sure whether their teen and young adult children should be prescribed opioid painkillers, and many don’t know there are…

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Flashback: How to Quit Porn

on February 6, 2019 by

Six essential steps

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Gen Z, “Snackable Content” & What Do We Do?

on February 5, 2019 by

Here are some things our teams come up with and ministering to GenZ

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What’s Hot?

on February 2, 2019 by

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

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Book: Growing With

on January 31, 2019 by

Access a wealth of tools to help you nurture faith and family relationships when you preorder Growing With

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Beware The Idol Of Parenting Success

on January 30, 2019 by

“Ultimately, when we worship parenting success and achievement, we find our worth in….what our children accomplish.”

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Exposing The Times’ Anti-Christian Bias

on January 28, 2019 by

It’s rare to see a major media outlet be so honest about its ideological bias

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Nick Sandmann Speaks Out

on January 27, 2019 by

See a clip from Savannah Guthrie’s exclusive interview with Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann

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Book Review: Mom, Dad, What’s Sex? Mom, Dad, What’s Sex?

on January 25, 2019 by

Giving Your Kids a Gospel-Centered View of Sex and Our Culture is a treasure

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Oscar Nominations 2019

on January 24, 2019 by

Full List

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Beyond The Scrolling…..Belonging

on January 20, 2019 by

Engagement Online Tells Us About Searching In Real Time

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Parents Often Unaware Of Kids’ Suicidal Thoughts

on January 19, 2019 by

When children are having suicidal thoughts, their parents may often be in the dark, a new study shows.

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Virtually Child Psychiatrist

on January 16, 2019 by

Remote video consults are helping pediatricians fill the gap in some communities

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Millennials The Burnout Generation?

on January 14, 2019 by

How millennials became the burn our generation

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What’s Hot?

on January 12, 2019 by

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

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What Do Our Youth Need Most?

on January 7, 2019 by

A kid in pain… do I craft a lesson around emotional pain and how Jesus can be salve for…

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Resolutions and goals

on December 31, 2018 by

So I have to ask, What are your youth ministry goals this year?

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MOST POPULAR BLOG POSTS FROM 2018

on December 30, 2018 by

The #ysblog went through and found the most popular blog posts from 2018. Wondering what the top posts were from 2018? Check…

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What’s Hot?

on December 28, 2018 by

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

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Teen Exposes Man Who Asked For Nudes, Sex On Snapchat

on December 26, 2018 by

Justin Crawley, was arrested after a teenage girl exposed their social media conversations where the suspect repeatedly asked for nudes and sex

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Study: The Effects Of Screen Times On Kids

on December 25, 2018 by

60 Minutes goes inside a landmark government study of young minds to see if phones, tablets and other screens are impacting adolescent…

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Alexa: ‘Kill Your Foster Parents’

on December 23, 2018 by

Amazon’s Alexa talks murder, sex in AI experiment

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The Parenting Marathon

on December 22, 2018 by

Eight Ways to Persevere in the Parenting Marathon

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Belong: Religious Upbringing Better For Kids’ Health

on December 22, 2018 by

Children who had a religious upbringing are likely to be healthier and have a higher degree of well-being in early adulthood than…

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Soaring Suicides And Toxic Social Disconnect

on December 19, 2018 by

Soaring suicides are another sign of our toxic social disconnect

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How To Be A Good Grandparent Over The Holidays

on December 11, 2018 by

4 Ways To Be A Good Grandparent Over The Holidays

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America Is Addicted To Outrage

on December 9, 2018 by

But the greatest casualty of outrage may be judgment itself

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Flashback: How God’s Word Spread In 2017

on December 5, 2018 by

The “JESUS” film has been used in 7.5 billion gospel presentations. It is the most watched movie in history

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Teens’ Social Media Habits and Experiences

on December 3, 2018 by

Teens….express concern that these sites lead to drama and social pressure

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Grad Student Asked To Move Out Over…Guns

on December 2, 2018 by

Harvard grad student told to move out after roommates find her legally owned firearms ‘uncomfortable’

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Silent Disco Makes Social Separation More Possible

on November 28, 2018 by

Dancing alone together is a ‘perfect metaphor’ for modern society

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Flashback: Why Youth Ministry….Needs A Reformation

on November 27, 2018 by

Accurate beliefs come only from Scripture-centered ministry and spirituality.

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Wives, Porn And Busy Church Leaders

on November 24, 2018 by

Here’s some steps to help you grow in wise, effective pastoral care for a hurting wife

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Tough Topics

on November 22, 2018 by

Five ways to teach on tough topics

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Legal Pot And Car Crashes: Yes, There’s A Link

on November 21, 2018 by

More drivers admit to using marijuana, and it is showing up more frequently among people involved in crashes,”

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Ohio passes ‘heartbeat bill’ to ban abortions after 6 weeks

on November 20, 2018 by

Bill heads to Senate. The proposed law would effectively ban abortions after the first six weeks of a woman’s pregnancy

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Junior Highers And Discipleship

on November 18, 2018 by

by Kurt Johnston

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Grace First

on November 16, 2018 by

The point is – if God was going to say one major thing to us – it is a message of love….

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Communication: Conflict Management

on November 12, 2018 by

What Are Your Conflict Blocks?

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Sign Up For This Week’s Top 10!

on November 9, 2018 by

The Youth Culture Report

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When To Leverage (And Not Leverage) Culture

on November 7, 2018 by

What’s happening in culture should be important to every youth leader. Why? Because culture reflects the world our student

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The Content Behind “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”

on November 5, 2018 by

What will young viewers see as they watch the latest rendition of “puberty meets sorcery”?

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Sabrina’ Underage Orgy Scene On Netflix

on November 4, 2018 by

This content is not appropriate for anyone, but especially not for the teen audience it target

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The Forgotten, Epic Adventure Of The Pilgrims

on November 2, 2018 by

The Pilgrim Fathers built the cornerstone for a nation dedicated to faith, freedom, and thankfulnes

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Find Your School/Campus Discover Your Mission

on November 1, 2018 by

Find school, get trained, reach the youth of your city!

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Just Witnessing School Violence Leaves Emotional Scars

on October 30, 2018 by

For middle school students, witnessing school violence can be as bad as being bullied

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How Can We Love The Next Shooter Before He…

on October 29, 2018 by

Do you see the kid over in the corner, alone? He could likely be our next shooter. He needs a friend. He…

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How to Engage Culture With Your Students

on October 29, 2018 by

Jesus did not remove his disciples from the world but intentionally sent them into it

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How To Use Technology To Connect With Gen Z?

on October 27, 2018 by

Ask the Gen Zers what they are using. Then, develop a digital strategy that will help your church

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The 2018 Streamy Awards

on October 27, 2018 by

A celebration of digital content creators was broadcast live on YouTube

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When Teens Are Out Of Control

on October 26, 2018 by

Yeah, I know we are supposed to love the kids…But what if they’re being a real pain?

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Developmental Appropriateness Of A Curriculum

on October 25, 2018 by

7 questions to help you

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The Parent Your 18 Plus Kid Needs Now

on October 24, 2018 by

Your 18-plus kid needs you to be today and going forward, consider these 3-crucial parenting pivots

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Snapchat not Number one Teen social app

on October 23, 2018 by

According to Piper Jaffray’s recent bi-annual teen survey, Instagram is the #1 platform for teens, beating Snapchat.

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The Ugly Sides Of Instagram

on October 22, 2018 by

Let’s talk about two elements, porn and cyberbullying

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How To Get Your Kids To Do What You Want

on October 21, 2018 by

Practical faith is something that is caught, not taught

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Unvaccinated Child Dies From The Flu

on October 19, 2018 by

Unvaccinated child dies from the flu in Florida first pediatric deaths of the flu season

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Missing Wisconsin Teen, 13, Is In Danger

on October 18, 2018 by

Two days after her parents’ mysterious death, Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs remained “endangered”

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Pastor’s Kids

on October 17, 2018 by

It can be so important for students to see you interact with your kids and be an example of the type of…

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10-Year-Old Boy Perform Metallica Song At Concert

on October 15, 2018 by

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl performed “Enter Sandman” with a 10-year-old at a recent concert

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Missions: “Pimping The Poor” Or Transformation

on October 14, 2018 by

Connects a group with permanent ministries in a community in order to provide support to those ministries

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Body Image

on October 12, 2018 by

A message specifically to moms regarding the powerful influence they have on body image

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‘Adolescent Drinking Is A Problem’

on October 8, 2018 by

When those conversations should start earlier than when parents think it should start

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Why We Need Rural Churches

on October 5, 2018 by

Many of the least churched regions were in rural America—where about 14 percent of the U.S. population lives

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Link Between Violent Video Games & Physical Aggression

on October 2, 2018 by

An international study looking at more than 17,000 adolescents, ages nine to 19, from 2010 to 2017

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Teen Drivers Today

on September 30, 2018 by

Following years of decline, fatal car accidents involving teen drivers have accelerated in the United States, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians…

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When Media Changes So Do Kids

on September 25, 2018 by

Understanding the Influence of Social Media on Today’s Teens

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Stop Cool Kids from Killing Your Group

on September 24, 2018 by

3 Ways to Stop Cool Kids from Killing Your Group

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“Traditional Vows Don’t Mention Feelings At All”

on September 22, 2018 by

Geraldine used to tell us, “Don’t fight the feeling!” Well, perhaps there are times when we should.

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college student mental health problems on the rise

on September 20, 2018 by

World Health Organization finds that one in three college students worldwide have a mental health condition

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Blind High School Football Player Scores Two Touchdowns

on September 19, 2018 by

Says he relies on instinct and guts — as well as his ears, to hear defenders coming

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Seniors Sport Costumes For Hilarious ID Photos

on September 17, 2018 by

Dressing up as famous cinematic characters and celebrities for their student ID photos, in a series of images that have since gone…

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Where Do Millennials And Gen Z Want To Work

on September 15, 2018 by

23,000 Millennial and Gen Z workers listed their dream employers and there’s 1 key difference

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Kids Game Apps Have Been Collecting Their Data

on September 13, 2018 by

How Game Apps That Captivate Kids Have Been Collecting Their Data

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Internet Safety: Should I Spy On My Kids?

on September 12, 2018 by

but I’ve noticed these filters and monitoring software solutions also tend to build an “over-confidence” with parents who use them

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Religious Folks And Happiness

on September 10, 2018 by

New research suggests that people who are religious gain happiness from believing there is a deeper meaning to everyday events

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Can Your Soul Really Survive Social Media?

on September 7, 2018 by

Those who fall repeatedly for self-evidently absurd concepts on the internet are looking for a place to belong, and that’s the price

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Why I Wouldn’t Go To Your Parent Meeting

on September 6, 2018 by

Remember, if you want parents involved in your ministry, focus on their needs. Make parent meetings about the parents

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Kickstarting Student Leadership

on September 4, 2018 by

“When starting student leadership it’s important to get the right students and avoid the wrong ones.”

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5 Forgotten Skills Kids Should Learn From Grandparents

on September 3, 2018 by

With today’s technology overload, kids may benefit from embracing a few old ways

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Helping Kids And Students Belong Before They Believe

on August 31, 2018 by

In this episode, Eric Bryant, author of Not Like Me, talks about how we can help kids and students belong before they…

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10 Slang Terms Teens Use That Adults Should Know

on August 30, 2018 by

Why Do Students Invent and Use Different Terms?

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Teaching Kids Theology

on August 28, 2018 by

8 Things to Remember When Teaching Kids Theology

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5 Ways To Follow Up After Camp

on August 25, 2018 by

Use camp to push students to regular programming

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Youth Ministry On A Prayer

on August 24, 2018 by

We will fail to teach with the kind of passion that comes when our own discovery of the riches of God’s Word…

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Few Churches Are Autism Friendly

on August 23, 2018 by

Children with autism are almost twice as likely to never attend church. And children with other disabilities are often missing from the…

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How We Read The Bible

on August 19, 2018 by

8 Ways to Engage the Bible with Our Students

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A Snapchat Snapshot

on August 17, 2018 by

Behind the app

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Relational Capacity And Ministry Burnout

on August 14, 2018 by

5 Practices that Cultivate Relational Health and Longevity in Ministry

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The Flip Side Of Camp Ministry

on August 14, 2018 by

Re-conversion VS  a Christian acknowledging sin

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‘High Times’ Launches OTT Network

on August 11, 2018 by

High Times is introducing an over-the-top video platform, called High Times TV, specifically for cannabis content

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Do We Over Emphasize STEM?

on August 9, 2018 by

Telling students that a degree in a STEM-related field increases their chances of getting a job manufactures an urgency that doesn’t correspond…

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Senior Takes Graduation Photos With Giant Texas Gator

on August 7, 2018 by

Makenzie took her Texas A&M senior photos with Big Tex at Gator Country, which is where she was a summer intern

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“That’s Not Fair!”

on August 6, 2018 by

If Your Kids Say This Phrase, They’re More Entitled Than You Realize

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Nielsen: The Growing Universe Of Streaming Video

on August 2, 2018 by

Historically, when people referred to TV, they usually meant the electrical box in the living room that entertained family

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What’s Hot?

on July 30, 2018 by

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