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Video Game Addiction Is A Mental Health Disorder

on June 19, 2018 by

The World Health Organization thinks so – but some mental health experts strongly disagree

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People Will Spend More Time Online Than Watching TV

on June 17, 2018 by

Next year, people around the world will spend more time online than they do watching TV, according to new data from measurement…

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Values: Setting Better Examples For Gen Z On Social Media

on June 12, 2018 by

Ten Ways “Grown-up” Christians Can Set a Better Example for Gen Z on Social Media

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What’s Hot?

on June 12, 2018 by

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

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Miss America. . . Finally. . .

on June 7, 2018 by

CPYU

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How To Get Students To Sign Up For Your Youth Events

on June 3, 2018 by

7 Secrets to Getting More Students to Sign Up for Your Youth Events

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What’s Hot?

on June 2, 2018 by

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

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Barna: What The UK Doesnt Know About The Church

on May 31, 2018 by

Much to celebrate about the work of the Church in the UK. But how are churches perceived by non-churchgoers?

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Transitioning To Greatness

on May 30, 2018 by

When the class of 2018 heads into their future there will a be a big hole in our youth ministries

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“13 Reasons Why” With Walt Mueller

on May 29, 2018 by

My initial reaction to Season 2 as I was just a few episodes in was this: “They should have put this thing…

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Teens Are Choosing Marijuana As Their First Substance

on May 25, 2018 by

Youth aged 12-21 dramatically increased first-time consumption of marijuana a over alcohol and tobacco.

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Parents, It’s Not Your Job To Change Your Children

on May 24, 2018 by

In this new video, Paul Tripp—pastor, author, gives a word to parents seeking to shepherd the hearts of their children

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New Youth Ministry Job….Enjoy Your honeymoon!

on May 22, 2018 by

It offers a unique opportunity that can be leveraged for impact when approached as an opportunity

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Men (15-29) May Be More Selfless Than Older Generations

on May 21, 2018 by

A recent study asked 630 Canadian men ages 15 to 29 to identify the values they thought all guys should embody

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More U.S. Parents Smoking Pot Around Kids

on May 19, 2018 by

Progress made in limiting kids’ exposure to secondhand smoke could be undermined by the increasing popularity of smoking marijuana among parent

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Walt Mueller’s Concerns Over Andy Stanley’s Remarks

on May 18, 2018 by

No, this is not a witch hunt. Nor is it insignificant, petty, and unimportant. It’s about properly tending to the flock.

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Parenting Through Transitions

on May 15, 2018 by

Confessions from a control freak

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How To Get Your Kids Off Their Screens

on May 15, 2018 by

Excessive screen time has been linked to obesity, disturbed sleep, behavioral issues, poor social skills, and less play time (which in itself…

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Great Questions To Help Focus Your Ministry

on May 15, 2018 by

Ask yourself and your leadership team in order to begin the process of becoming a healthier and more focused team:

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Benefits Of Nurturing Parenting

on May 13, 2018 by

Nurturing parents pass along strategies that help their children build and maintain positive relationships in adulthood.

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The 7 Minute Meeting For New 7th Graders

on May 8, 2018 by

One of the most crucial transitions to master is the one from Kid’s Ministry to Student Ministry

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A New Future For Youth Specialties

on May 6, 2018 by

“The leaders of Orange and Download Youth Ministry (DYM) are excited to announce their partnership in acquiring Youth Specialties from Real Resources.”

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Big Decline In Births To Girls Under 15

on May 5, 2018 by

There’s been a steep decline over the past two decades in births to American girls under the age of 15

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Adolescent Suicide

on May 4, 2018 by

Deaths from suicide amongst teenagers has grown over 84% in the last decade

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Boy Scouts Overrun By Sex & Gender Revolutionaries

on May 3, 2018 by

But somewhere along the way – They lost their moral compass and…I don’t think there’s a merit badge for that.

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Burnout

on April 30, 2018 by

It’s Not Just For You

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80% Of Americans Believe In God?

on April 28, 2018 by

80% ofPew Found Out What They Mean.

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7 Essential Preteen Principles

on April 25, 2018 by

Socially they are expected to practice teenage behaviors. What do parents and youth workers need to do

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What’s Hot?

on April 22, 2018 by

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

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Over 80% Of Teenagers Prefer iPhone To Android

on April 22, 2018 by

Eighty-two percent of teens of teens currently own an iPhone, according to Piper Jaffray’s “Teens Survey,” which questions thousands of kids across…

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Transgender Youth At Higher Risk Of Mental Disorders

on April 20, 2018 by

New research finds that transgender and gender-nonconforming youth are diagnosed with mental health conditions much more frequently than young people who identify…

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Flashback: Anxious Teenagers

on April 14, 2018 by

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

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Top 3 qualities I’m looking For When I Hire

on April 13, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee

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Flashback: Digital Heroin

on April 12, 2018 by

How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies

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Youtube Is Improperly Collecting Children’s Data

on April 11, 2018 by

A coalition of more than 20 consumer advocacy groups contends that YouTube is collecting and profiting from the personal information of young…

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Parental Control Mobile apps Might Sound Good But…

on April 8, 2018 by

“The takeaway here is that parents should not treat parental control apps as a magic bullet to keep their teens safe online,”

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Cutting, Self-Harm Greatly Raise Suicide Risk For Teens

on April 7, 2018 by

Teenagers  diagnosed with a “self-harm” injury, the risk of suicide in the next year was nearly 27 times higher than the U.S

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Apathy And Lack Of Commitment In Your Students?

on April 5, 2018 by

Do These 4 Things

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Cheaper 2018 iPad Is A Steal For Youthworkers

on April 4, 2018 by

Apple’s new iPad may be aimed at schools but it’s also a great deal for consumers.

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How To Lead When Your Not In Charge

on April 2, 2018 by

Learning to cultivate influence without authority is foundational to navigate culture today

 

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Teens Sexting Not What You Think

on April 1, 2018 by

Sorry New York Times, sexting is NOT normal for teens, and should not be celebrated

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Smoking Tied To Higher Risk Of Psychosis In Youth

on March 31, 2018 by

A young person smoking at least 10 cigarettes a day increases the risk of psychosis when compared to non-smoking young people.

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Utah Passes America’s First ‘Free-Range Parenting’ Bill

on March 27, 2018 by

We are refusing to let them learn the lessons of self-reliance and problem-solving that they will need to be successful as adults.

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Six Tips for Planning Your Youth Group Night

on March 23, 2018 by

Todd Jones

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Here Is What Happens The Moment You Stop Smoking

on March 22, 2018 by

70% of smokers actually want to quit but don’t

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The Biggest Spring Break Regrets

on March 19, 2018 by

38% regretted drinking, 32% regretted a sexual encounter and 11% said they regretted drug use

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Study Debunks…Teen Suicide Risk From Popular Flu Drug

on March 18, 2018 by

Tamiflu — does not cause an increased risk of suicide in pediatric patients

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St. Patrick’s Day Lesson

on March 17, 2018 by

St. Patrick’s Bad Analogies

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How To Pass On Faith To The Next Generation

on March 16, 2018 by

3 Ways to Pass on Faith to the Next Generation

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Impact Of Smartphones On Teens

on March 11, 2018 by

The impact of cell phones is dependent upon many variables, including the vulnerability of the teen.

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Teens Think It’s OK To State Your beliefs Using Social Media

on March 10, 2018 by

9 out of 10 teens believe everyone should have the right to stand up for their beliefs

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Ghana Teacher Teaches Computing With No Computers

on March 8, 2018 by

Part of his curriculum involves teaching students how to use Microsoft Word, only he uses a blackboard with chalk drawings of the…

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Facebook’s Inappropriate Survey

on March 6, 2018 by

Facebook asks users: should we allow men to ask children for sexual images?

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The 2018 Oscar Winners

on March 5, 2018 by

The Full List

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U.S. Teens Are Rejecting ‘Boy’ or ‘Girl’ Gender Identities

on March 4, 2018 by

More teenagers are identifying themselves with nontraditional gender labels such as transgender or gender-fluid

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Sexting increasing among teenagers, new research finds

on March 3, 2018 by

Almost 27 percent of teens are receiving sexts and almost 15 percent are sending them

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3 Tips For Camp Ministry

on March 2, 2018 by

You should be going because this camp has an incredible purpose that helps facilitate growth in your group’s community

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Middle School Asked For 50 Male Mentors, 600 Showed Up

on February 28, 2018 by

Pastor Parish set out to fill seats at a “Breakfast for Dad’s” event at his local middle school

 

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Going Beyond The Gun Control Debates…Dad’s n Culture

on February 28, 2018 by

You cannot legislate away evil. No laws on the books can change the human heart.

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UK: Self-harm Among Teenage Girls Up 68% In 3 Years

on February 26, 2018 by

Those who self-harmed at much greater risk of suicide than those who did not

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Divine Words For Desperate Parents

on February 24, 2018 by

I am trusting you, O LORD, saying, “You are my God!” My future is in your hands. (Ps. 31:14–15)

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Young Bible Readers More Likely To Be Faithful Adults

on February 23, 2018 by

The biggest factor predicting their spiritual health as young adults is whether they read the Bible regularly as kids

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Bullying: I Regret Not Saying Anything

on February 22, 2018 by

“Someone could have approached a faculty member, a guidance counselor, a teacher and said,

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Creating Community In Your Youth Group

on February 20, 2018 by

Student long for acceptance! Are they finding it at your group?

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Pot Or Alcohol Is Worse For You

on February 19, 2018 by

It’s a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer

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Best Colleges Rankings And Lists

on February 15, 2018 by

U.S. News provides nearly 50 different types of numerical rankings and lists to help students narrow their college search

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Book: 4 Views On Pastoring LGBTQ Teenagers

on February 13, 2018 by

I felt like it was the first time I was reading something that gave actual direction on possible approaches to ministry

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Study Finds Kids Are Not Overmedicated

on February 10, 2018 by

A new study suggests that contrary to popular opinion, psychiatric medications are not overprescribed for American kids

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Recapturing The Gospel In Your Ministry

on February 8, 2018 by

I am realizing that it was a sign that my heart had lost its awe of the gospel and had replaced it…

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Why You Shouldn’t Fear Imperfection

on February 5, 2018 by

The reality is that people aren’t looking for perfection, but someone that can introduce them to something bigger

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5 Promises for The Worried Worker

on February 4, 2018 by

“Youth workers allow worry rather than mission to consume their thoughts and drain their energy.”

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Early Periods, Higher Heart Risks?

on February 3, 2018 by

Women who began having their periods before age 12 were 10 percent more likely to develop heart disease than those who were…

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Church vs Sports

on February 2, 2018 by

Podcast: Surviving The Constant Competition Between Church and Sports

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India Has 21 Million ‘Unwanted’ Girls

on January 30, 2018 by

….because couples keep having children until they produce a boy

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The History Of Sunday School As An Outreach

on January 29, 2018 by

Sunday schools emerged two centuries ago to meet working-class children’s needs. How their powerful element of outreach dwindled

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Parenting With Grace

on January 28, 2018 by

Four Plumblines to Parent with Grace

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The Lord Will Fight For You….MIA Students

on January 25, 2018 by

“The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” – Exodus 14:14

 

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Teenage Screen Addicts Lose Out On Happiness

on January 24, 2018 by

Smartphones and computers have been linked to lower levels of happiness in teenagers

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Tide Pod Challenge: What is it?

on January 21, 2018 by

Teens are eating them as part of a YouTube challenge. Here’s a look at the trending challenge and why it’s so dangerous.

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Stop Overindulging Your Children

on January 19, 2018 by

“Dealing with Adult Children.” One of the biggest problems with today’s young…

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Ending The Homework Hassle

on January 18, 2018 by

by Jim Burns

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Finding Your Vision 2018

on January 17, 2018 by

So, how do we plan vision for a new year? Here are my top four ways to find vision for 2018

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10 Secrets To Keep Your Student Leaders Motivated

on January 16, 2018 by

I can promise that if you do these they will have a better experience on your team.

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Constant Distraction

on January 15, 2018 by

How Smartphones Are Stealing Kids’ Focus from Everyone Around Them

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Teens’ Reward-Sensitive Brains Can Make Learning Easier

on January 14, 2018 by

Although the reward-sensitive brains of adolescents can sometimes lead to risky behavior, there is a very positive side

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Mom, Is Justin Bieber A Christian?

on January 11, 2018 by

Maybe we’re confused because we’ve read about

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Golden Globes

on January 8, 2018 by

The complete winners list

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So You’re The New Youth Leader?

on January 8, 2018 by

When someone is upset about some decision you’ve made, learn to never say, “I’m sorry, but…

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Understanding The Middle School Student

on January 7, 2018 by

Marko…. podcast

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Evangelical/Megachurch Churches Are Embracing Liturgy

on January 4, 2018 by

“It ties you into something that is lasting, trustworthy. And that touches a nerve in our culture.”

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Speaking To Students

on January 2, 2018 by

by Frank Gil

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Developing Faith Skills In Your Teenager

on December 28, 2017 by

Seven tips

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Book: Your Family God’s Way

on December 27, 2017 by

Helpful he offers communication advice into two crucial areas of family life: communication and conflict resolution

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Where kids Actually Adopt Their Values

on December 26, 2017 by

Where will your kids adopt their values from, our bonding time with them, or our boundaries we impose?

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8 Of The Worst Christmas Gifts

on December 25, 2017 by

Then there’s the type who only remembers to buy a gift the night before, and barely puts in any effort at all

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Friendo app?

on December 24, 2017 by

What parents need to know about it

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Reimagining Young Adult Ministry

on December 22, 2017 by

A Guidebook for the Ordinary Church

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Symbol Of Church Sex Abuse Scandal, Dead At 86

on December 21, 2017 by

Disgraced former archbishop of Boston whose failures to stop child molesters in the priesthood sparked the worst crisis in American Catholicism

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Divorce Is Making American Families 66% Bigger

on December 20, 2017 by

Almost a third of U.S. households headed by adults under age 55 have at least one stepparent

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Mom Running Multi-Million Dollar Pot Business

on December 16, 2017 by

Suburban LA mom busted for running multi million dollar pot business