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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Summer Is A Liar

on June 5, 2019 by

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

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Sports Are Still Great For Kids

on June 1, 2019 by

6 Reasons Why Sports are Great for Kids

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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

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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

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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…

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Converse Highlights Partnership With 11-Year-Old Gay Child

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

on April 11, 2019 by

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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

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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

Sean McDowell

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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…

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The Discipline Of Decreasing

on March 25, 2019 by

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Book: So The Next Generation Will Know

on March 23, 2019 by

Preparing Young Christians in a Challenging World

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Helping Kids Hear Truth In A World Blaring Lies

on March 23, 2019 by

“I wish I had spent less time trying to block out the lies and more time focusing on the truth.”

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Marv Penner’s 3 Words To Describe Your Role With Parents

on March 22, 2019 by

How to do youth ministry right. It means working with parents instead of working for them!

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Study: Teens Anxiety And Depression A Major Problem

on March 21, 2019 by

Most U.S. Teens See Anxiety and Depression as a Major Problem Among Their Peer

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Thoughts On Michael Jackson, Church And Sexual Abuse

on March 20, 2019 by

Walt Mueller

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Risk

on March 15, 2019 by

Many followed Him no longer after He said some hard things concerning personal cost and all the risks involved. The cost was…

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It’s Time To Get To Know Generation Z.

on March 12, 2019 by

How are we at reaching students today where they are at, on their digital devices?

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Preparing Students For The Digital World

on March 11, 2019 by

3 Realities Pastors and Parents Should Consider To Prepare Students For The Digital World

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The Benefits Of Intergenerational Ministry

on March 8, 2019 by

The long-term perspective of the older saints encourages the younger generation to continue in faithfulness and service.

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Where Have All The Student Pastors Gone?

on March 7, 2019 by

Thom Rainer

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Michael Jackson’s Sexual Abuse Allegations

on March 5, 2019 by

10 undeniable facts about Michael Jackson’s Abuse Allegations

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UK Book: Decades Of Cuts: The..Dismantle Of Youth Work

on March 5, 2019 by

Decades of cuts: the policies that dismantle youth work – a new book by Bernard Davies

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Teen Pot Use Linked To Depression, Suicide Attempts

on March 3, 2019 by

Were also more than three times as likely to attempt suicide between the ages of 18 and 32.

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UK: 1 In 4 Teenage Suicides Involves The Internet

on February 28, 2019 by

The research of 595 suicides by people aged under 20 showed 128 had used the internet in a way that was suicide-related.

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2019 Indie Spirit Awards

on February 24, 2019 by

Complete list

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Obama Slams Pop Culture For Foisting Bad Values

on February 21, 2019 by

You treat young women with respect. They are not objects. They are humans with the same aspirations and desires

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200 Secret Internet Terms Teenagers Use

on February 20, 2019 by

And parents need to know

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Why Generation Z Is Passing On College

on February 19, 2019 by

I plan to be an entrepreneur so I am getting started now, while I’m in school.

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Horses And Chariots

on February 18, 2019 by

George Lockhart

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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

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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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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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on November 9, 2018 by

The Youth Culture Report