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Turning college interview prep into a Teachable Moment

on December 10, 2019 by

College interview prep can be an ongoing excuse to have your best conversations with a high school senior.

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Why your youth worker never takes a holiday…

on December 6, 2019 by

If your youth worker isn’t taking time off, they won’t be your youth worker for very long


NYWC 2019: Tech Hacks For Youth Ministry

on November 30, 2019 by

NYWC2019 Deep Dive Recap “Tech to Help You Look Like A Pro”

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CDC: HUGE Increase In Teen/tween Suicide Since 2007

on November 29, 2019 by

Are you engaging your kids in these conversation?


School Allows ‘Joy To The World’ Song

on November 28, 2019 by

“We are tired and extremely weary of our Christian faith being attacked in this country.”


Sanctuary City: Freed Illegal Alien Who MurderedTeenGirl

on November 26, 2019 by

A SanctuaryCounty ignored ICE’s request, released him…then 6 months later he murdered his girlfriend

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Boredom Is On The Rise For Adolescents, Especially Girls

on November 25, 2019 by

Boredom is rising year after year for teens in 8th, 10th, and 12th grades, with greater increases for girls than boys.

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Questions Youth Leaders And Parent Should Answer

on November 20, 2019 by

Sin has tainted..the hearts of humanity. Yet culture, has unequivocally declared a belief in the inherent goodness of all people


How Adult Gen Zers Tend To Understand The World

on November 19, 2019 by

10 Insights help explain how adult Gen Zers tend to understand the world


Top 5 Youth Ministry Books From The Summer

on November 18, 2019 by

Each of these books has helped me think through key issues related to church ministry and today’s culture


Are You Cheating? (An Emotional Affair WITH Your Ministry)

on November 14, 2019 by


Pablo Vega, a former video-game tester for Electronic Arts Inc. who is forced to live at home because of his job situation, reads a book in his bedroom in Madrid, Spain, on Monday, May 28, 2012. More than half of all workers under age 24 are jobless and 37 percent of Spaniards between 18 and 34 live with their parents. Photographer: Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Pablo Vega Gonzalez

Health Officials Gaming Addiction Is Real Disorder

on November 13, 2019 by

Gaming addiction inside look at the real and dangerous disorder affecting youth


West’s ‘Follow God’ Music Video Features His Father

on November 11, 2019 by

“It took me 42 years to realize that my dad was my best friend.”

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Don’t Start A College-age Ministry Until You Take…

on November 7, 2019 by

We must start with young people, not programs.

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Lawmakers To Ban Child Gender Transition Treatment

on November 5, 2019 by

Children should be protected from “medical experimentation based on wishful social theory.”


Kanye West: From ‘I Am A God’ To ‘Jesus Is King’

on October 31, 2019 by

Rather than seeing Kanye as a fraud, can we choose to see him as the tax collector? …Please, please pray for me


This School App Is perfect For Your Ministry

on October 24, 2019 by

What is the best way to communicate to parents and teens information?


Gang Life Not The Family You Were Longing For

on October 21, 2019 by

Collins first joined the Bloods at age 19  ‘It’s like the plague … We’re just killing each other off.’

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Flashback: Uk School Suspends LGBT lessons After 80%

on October 20, 2019 by

A primary school in Britain’s second city Birmingham has caved in to pressure and temporarily pulled the plug on its lessons on…

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Beto O’Rourke’s Plan To Destroy Churches

on October 16, 2019 by

The government…. signaled that Christian schools may soon be treated like racists for …view of marriage

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Suicide Prevention

on October 14, 2019 by

Insights and resources for parents and youth workers

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Elem. Student Against Question Comparing Girls’ Weight

on October 12, 2019 by

Leading the curriculum company to apologize and remove the question from their materials

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Sesame Street New Puppet Who’s Mom An Opioid Addict

on October 11, 2019 by

Sesame Street has introduced the subject matter of addiction, using a bright green puppet named Karli to let young viewers know grown-up…

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Parenting Middle School Kids

on October 9, 2019 by

8 Conversations to have with your new middle school student

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3 Cultural Changes As A Youth Worker

on October 7, 2019 by

“Do you think you’ll ever change the night of youth group?  My son/daughter is just too busy and they’re missing out.”

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Flashback: Teens Who Hold Off On Dating Do Better In Life

on October 6, 2019 by

Teens who don’tdate are happier, less depressed, and more adept at dealing with a variety of social situations

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Engaging Kids About Pop-Culture

on October 4, 2019 by

Dare I say most, of the kids we work with are not coming to church with a deep desire for God’s Word

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Video: Types Of Parents In The School Pick-Up Line

on September 30, 2019 by

Every parent can probably relate to this video. It’s just a fun way of looking at the types of parents in the…


Update & Arrests:Teen Stabbed To Death As Dozens Videoed

on September 29, 2019 by

7 More Arrested In Long Island Teen’s Fatal Stabbing


The Terrifying Side Of Kids Addicted To Technology

on September 24, 2019 by

Nature Valley asked them (three generations) one simple question, “What did you like to do for fun as a kid?”

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Teen Brain Development Link To Car Crashes

on September 23, 2019 by

A new study suggests that development of the adolescent brain — in particular, working memory — may play a critical role in…

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How To Plan A Successful Fall Festival

on September 20, 2019 by

6 Secrets to Planning a Wildly Successful Fall Festival

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Prayer Meetings At School Unconstitutional?

on September 19, 2019 by

The high school hosted a prayer breakfast and sermon for football players provided by a local church


Flashback: Being Strategic This Year In Youth Ministry

on September 13, 2019 by

How to Strategically Scope and Sequence your Year


School Shootings Students/Teachers Writing Their Wills

on September 12, 2019 by

The thought a school shooting has become such a real terror that some students and teachers are writing their last will and…

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Parents Are Irate Over Forced Elementary Gender Identity

on September 11, 2019 by

In 4th grade, students learn gender is “self-defined,” and, in grade 5, they learn “there are many gender identities” and are introduced…

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4 Ways To Keep Your Youth Pastor For The Long Haul

on September 10, 2019 by

Being a youth pastor at one church for the entirety of my ministry career is one of the greatest blessings of my…

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Marriage Is for Mission

on September 5, 2019 by

But ministry that is pursued by a married couple requires unity. Nothing derails the mission quite like disunity


Grit: The Power Of Passion And Perserverance

on September 3, 2019 by

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Heroin Disguised As SweeTARTS

on August 30, 2019 by

Most drug users are careless, if a child gets these, they are going to think they are candy


Churches Could Win Back Teens Like Me If….

on August 28, 2019 by

Many Christian denominations are too deeply rooted in tradition. We find it a turnoff

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Sheriff Warns Parents 15 Apps Used To Target Children

on August 27, 2019 by

Social media has made it easier than ever for predators to connect with  children. He said that means parents have to be more…


Why I Wish We Hadn’t Lived Together Before Marriage

on August 26, 2019 by

We started our “serious” relationship with a lack of commitment

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The Lonely Burden of Today’s Teenage Girls

on August 26, 2019 by

We found that many girls spend their Saturday nights home alone, watching  Netflix and surfing social media


App Wants To Address Generation Z “Social” Loneliness

on August 26, 2019 by

when it comes to social media, the line between social and isolation is very thin


How To Not Embarrass Your Teen

on August 10, 2019 by

You’re going to embarrass your teenager on some level in some way

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‘School Prayer Zone’ Road Signs In SC

on August 9, 2019 by

She’s hopeful they’ll encourage people to pray for students and teachers, and in her words, “create a wall of prayer around the…

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The Newer, Socially Conscious Version Of Playboy

on August 4, 2019 by

The magazine now reaches “a couple hundred thousand” subscribers

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“Navigating LGBTQ Issues”

on August 4, 2019 by

…they bring Gospel-centered sense to the head-spinning conversations and debates regarding sexuality and gender

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Connecting With Parents During The Summer

on July 26, 2019 by

When was the last time you went out of your way to meet with a parent, when their teen wasn’t in any…


Concert Festival: This Is For Us, Treat It Like Church

on July 23, 2019 by

‘Put your phones down, you don’t need to share this with anybody’

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How To Help Your Former Teens Grow After High School

on July 20, 2019 by

The first two years of their post-high school life has so much change; it can knock them off their spiritual journey


YouTube Star ‘Ninja’ Thanks Mom For Choosing Life

on July 19, 2019 by

A lot of the doctors told my mom that I had…a number of diseases, and that I should be aborted

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Digital Distractions

on July 18, 2019 by

How to Help Your Kids Dodge Digital Distractions

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Protecting Kids From Porn

on July 15, 2019 by

Six dangerous to teach your kids about porn


Advice I’d Give Myself If I Were Starting Over As A Dad

on July 12, 2019 by

Reggie Joiner

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Americans Vastly Overestimate LGBT Population

on July 11, 2019 by

Nearly 1 in 4 Americans are gay or lesbian. In reality, the number is much closer to 1 in 20

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Teens Exchange Nude Selfies…

on July 9, 2019 by

Now, one must register as a sex offender

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Pot Use By U.S. Teens Has Jumped 10-fold Since 1990s

on July 8, 2019 by

As society relaxes its rules around marijuana, U.S. teens seem to be responding by using the drug in much bigger numbers than…


‘Mini AOC’ Ends Parody After Receiving ‘Death Threats,’

on July 5, 2019 by

AOC…crying over little more than a few police officers and an empty parking lot

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My Quiet Times Are Anything But Quiet

on July 3, 2019 by

I have come to believe that many women are not reading their Bibles consistently

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When Motherhood Feels Like Death

on July 3, 2019 by

The endless, nebulous work of motherhood…


Nipsey Hussle Movement Crips And Bloods…Peace Talks

on June 25, 2019 by

A tentative cease-fire

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States That Legalized Pot Now Facing Impact On Teens

on June 23, 2019 by

“Underage kids have unbelievable access to nuclear-strength weed,” Poses serious risks to adolescents’ physical and mental health


MTV Movie And TV Awards Ratings Droped

on June 20, 2019 by

In the ratings department Monday, as the Zachary Levi-hosted show fell 46% from last year

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Social Media And Anxiety In Teens

on June 18, 2019 by

What parents need to know about  anxiety in teens by social media


HBO’s Controversial ‘Euphoria’ Show Targets Teens

on June 15, 2019 by

Searching for euphoria? She’s searching to numb, to dull, to quiet. Through sex drugs and nihilism.


Encouragements For Your Graduate

on June 8, 2019 by

Here are six encouragements for parents to give to their graduate that focus on who they are


Summer Is A Liar

on June 5, 2019 by

We actually spend more hours working over the summer than any other season


Sports Are Still Great For Kids

on June 1, 2019 by

6 Reasons Why Sports are Great for Kids


How To Make A Snapchat Geofilter For Your Ministry Event

on May 29, 2019 by

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Being Proud Of Your Kids

on May 24, 2019 by

3 Reasons Your Kids Want You to Be Proud of Them


75 US Colleges Have Black-Only Graduation Ceremonies

on May 23, 2019 by

Neo-segregation: 43% of colleges surveyed offer segregated residential halls

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Teens, Romances Where the Couple Never Meets

on May 20, 2019 by

Face to…screen

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Reclaiming Friendship in the Social Media Age

on May 17, 2019 by

Social media promises social connectedness, but it often delivers social isolation


Homosexuality And Youth

on May 14, 2019 by

Avera Maria Santo is same-sex attracted. And, she’s a devout Catholic who desires to embrace

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UK: Gender Transition Son, 7, And Foster Son, 3, To Female

on May 13, 2019 by

The parents said they had supported their seven-year-old child’s transition, going as far as to change their legal status to that of…


Converse Highlights Partnership With 11-Year-Old Gay Child

on May 13, 2019 by

The 11-year-old gay child who is famous for dressing in drag and dancing in gay nightclubs


Sheila Nevins Sets Next Act

on May 12, 2019 by

Launching MTV Documentary Films

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The Powerful Influence Of Christian Moms

on May 8, 2019 by

Moms are a big influence and children’s faith formation

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5 Things Your Volunteers Need From You

on May 7, 2019 by

Getting yelled at by someone who had been so eager to help, made me learn that I needed to change. Here’s a list…

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Less phone more life

on April 25, 2019 by

Putting Down Your Phone May Help You Live Longer


Americans More Inactive, Computers Partly To Blame

on April 24, 2019 by

Kids aged 6 through 17 need 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily. Regular activity is even recommended for kids as young…

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5 Spiritual Dangers Of Skipping Church

on April 21, 2019 by

Why skipping church is a really bad idea

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Talking Church With Your Teenager And Young Adult

on April 20, 2019 by

Encouraging participation over attendance

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3 Reminders For Our College Bound Kids

on April 18, 2019 by

The first version of this article appeared on her blog when Kristen Hatton sent her freshman daughter off to college

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Marathon Parenting

on April 17, 2019 by

Discipling Kids Is A Long Game Of Small Interactions


Test-taker Pleads Guiltily In College Admissions Scandal

on April 16, 2019 by

Riddell would also have to forfeit $239,449 that he made from the scheme, under the recommendations of the U.S. Attorney’s Office


Rideshare Safety Tips For Students

on April 15, 2019 by

Don’t get in until your driver answers this question correctly…

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Decline In Physical Activity Often Starts As Early As Age 7

on April 14, 2019 by

A recent study has found that the proportion of decreasingly active individuals was exceptionally high during childhood and adolescence, with some declines…

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Freedom Of Speech On College Campuses?

on April 13, 2019 by

Conservative speaker who was assaulted by protester: ‘This was a warning shot to conservatives’

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The Link Between Fun & Faith in Our Homes

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What to Do When Your Adult Child Is Messing Up

on April 9, 2019 by

When an adult child violates our values, makes poor choices, or gets in deep trouble, we often question our parenting abilities


Book: Within Reach

on April 8, 2019 by

The power of small changes in keeping students connected

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Detect Hidden Surveillance Cameras With Your Phone

on April 6, 2019 by

You might need this if your youth ministry rents out an Airbnb

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The World View Behind Transgenderism

on April 4, 2019 by

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Admissions Scandal Is Every Parent’s Problem

on April 3, 2019 by

Our excessive parenting may not be as obvious and hopefully isn’t illegal. But

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Belonging And Community The Secret Sauce Of Youthmin

on April 1, 2019 by

Instead of creating a space for awesome games and great decor, we need to create space for deep belonging and real community

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Why Generation Z Is Less Christian Than Ever…..

on March 30, 2019 by

— and why that’s good news

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Podcast: What Does Your Teenager Need?

on March 27, 2019 by

A parent shared this podcast between two Christian moms who have raised teenagers. They give some tremendous lessons, and ones you will…