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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

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13 Reasons To NOT Recommend 13 Reasons Why

on April 18, 2017 by

Nevertheless, there are a LOT of good conversations that can occur if this show is watched in the right environment


Comparison: A Dangerous Word For Youth Workers

on April 17, 2017 by

It is easy to jump on Instagram, Facebook or even hear about another church’s youth ministry event from your students and begin…


What’s Hot?

on April 16, 2017 by

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

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Teen Accidentally Kills Himself As Friends Watch On Instagram Live

on April 14, 2017 by

“There was about 40 to 50 kids outside,”…I guess when it happened they just ran over here.”


5 BoundariesTo Engage Continually Critical Parents

on April 12, 2017 by

The Big 3 Continual Critics


What’s Hot?

on April 9, 2017 by

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

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Half of US working families are living paycheck to paycheck

on April 7, 2017 by

1 in 3 Americans (31 percent) don’t have at least $500 set aside to cover an unexpected emergency expense


Winning The Hearts Of Students

on April 5, 2017 by

We choose the easy route and appease students, giving them their requests. It makes life easier, at least in the moment

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Pope Warns Against ‘False’ Images Of Social Media

on April 4, 2017 by

Don’t let yourselves be led astray by this false image of reality! Be the protagonists of your history; decide your own future

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Synthetic Pot Linked to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in Teens

on April 2, 2017 by

Teens who use synthetic pot are at a heightened risk for violent behavior, risky sex and abuse of other drugs, a U.S….


‘Good Girl’ Poster For Prom Sparks Outrage On Social Media

on March 31, 2017 by

Stanton prom dress message draws sharp criticism, national attention

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The Guilty Secret Of Distracted Parenting

on March 29, 2017 by

A.A.P. recommends “laps not apps,” and I am deeply skeptical of anything electronic that is marketed as “educational”

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UK: TeenDrama Is All Over TV Again – And It’s Darker Than Ever

on March 28, 2017 by

These tapes form the basis of 13 Reasons Why: as Hannah recites the events leading up to her death

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Pot + Booze = Skidding College Grades

on March 26, 2017 by

Too much alcohol may not do long-term damage to a college student’s GPA, but adding marijuana to the mix can send grades…


Book: Meet Gen Z

on March 24, 2017 by

How Should the Church Approach Us?


Here’s The Difference Between “High School in 1970 and 2015.”

on March 23, 2017 by

What a reminder of how much things have changed in just a few decades


Islam The World’s Fastest Growing Religion

on March 21, 2017 by

Muslim women have more children, on average — 3.1 children compared to 2.3 for all other religious


(Gen Z) May Be The Most Conservative Since WWII

on March 21, 2017 by

No one knows what the future holds, except the One Who holds the future!

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St. Patrick Calls All Christians To Be The Missionaries Of This Age

on March 21, 2017 by

We must inspire missionary brigades of Christians ready to free the captives of this confused culture


The Search To Belong: Rethinking Intimacy, Community, Small Groups

on March 20, 2017 by

by Joseph R. Myers


What’s Hot?

on March 19, 2017 by

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

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What Do You Do With The Barna State Of Youth Ministry Report?

on March 18, 2017 by

As I read it 3 responses jump out at me. Here is some of the data and a few important ways to…

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Book: Venti Jesus Please

on March 16, 2017 by

Listen in on their real conversation as teens talk about life, God, and relationships.
A clear gospel message for today’s teens

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Cyberbullying May Bring Playground Victims Online

on March 13, 2017 by

A new U.K. study finds that cyberbullying typically does not create new victims — it is merely a continuation of face-to-face bullying

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The Children’s Ministry Leader’s Most Important Relationship

on March 11, 2017 by

Ministry always happens best in the context relationship…period!


Book: Are Your Kids On Track

on March 9, 2017 by

The goal is to break down 4 emotional, 4 social and 4 spiritual milestones


iHeart Radio Music Awards 2017

on March 8, 2017 by

Full Winner’s List


Social Media ‘Increases Loneliness’

on March 7, 2017 by

Social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest are causing more people to feel alone, according to US psychologists.

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What’s Hot?

on March 5, 2017 by

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

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Porn Kills…..Illustration

on March 4, 2017 by

Man who amassed a SIX-TON pile of dirty magazines died when it collapsed on top of him…


Thoughts For Lent: John 13:12-17

on March 2, 2017 by

by George Lockhart

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4 Strategies To Build On The Camp, Conference Or Retreat Experience

on March 1, 2017 by

by Ron Powell

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How Teens Media Consumption Has Changed [infographic]

on February 28, 2017 by

True Facts About Teens And Media: Now & Then


Wristband Monitors Your Blood Alcohol Content While You Drink

on February 28, 2017 by

Can let you know when you’ve had one too many


Au: Game – Dubbed The New Minecraft…Open To Paedophiles

on February 28, 2017 by

Shockingly within 15 minutes of playing the 33-year-old father was shown sexual positions, and told he was “sexy” and “cute”

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Screens And Small Groups

on February 28, 2017 by

We need to learn how to use and not use smartphones in the small group context