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The Character Of Discipleship

on June 21, 2019 by

The development of character and virtue often feels like a lost art form to the extent that we’ve even begun to lose the…

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Parents Fighting At Kids Sports Events

on June 21, 2019 by

Colorado youth baseball game erupts into brawl as parents slug it out on the field

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Mistakes You Might Make In Your Next Family Vacation

on June 19, 2019 by

The real value of family vacations is not in the activity. It’s for your kids to know you’re crazy about them

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Lies We Tell Ourselves As Youth Workers

on June 19, 2019 by

The Top three lies

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How To Lead A Mission Trip Parent Meeting

on June 17, 2019 by

The mission trip parent meeting can be one of the most dangerous meetings for a youth worker to lead

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Sticking With Youth Ministry For The Long Haul

on June 16, 2019 by

If you’re feeling discouraged or out of gas in this season of leading, this article is for you

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Child Drownings Linked To Phone-Distracted Parents

on June 12, 2019 by

Lifeguards warn parents to put phones away

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The Pressure To Perform

on June 11, 2019 by

The pressure today’s kids feel to perform

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Church To Screen ‘Arthur’ Same-Sex Marriage Episode

on June 4, 2019 by

We want children to be educated so they can see there’s not just one type of family. Everyone should feel represented. I think…

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Florida Governor Signs Ban On Childlike Sex Dolls

on May 26, 2019 by

Just as viewing child pornography lowers the inhibitions of child predators, so do these childlike sex dolls that have no place in…

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Teens Are Using Burner Phones To Stay Connected

on May 17, 2019 by

56% of teens feel anxious, upset or lonely without their phones

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Campuses Ministries Working Together Like Never Before

on May 16, 2019 by

EveryCampus ’ initiative, a national multi-organizational coalition focused on gospel movements on every campus in America

 

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Hamas Cancels Classes So Children Can ‘Riot’ Against Israel

on May 15, 2019 by

Susceptible to dehydration & heat-stroke. We call on Hamas to keep their children in school & not endanger them at the riots.”

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Chips Ahoy! Celebrates Mother’s Day With A Drag Queen

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Your drag momma, whichever momma, whoever you feel or consider your momma, it’s their day today,”

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Distraction The New Enemy Of The Church

on May 9, 2019 by

The rise of media saturation…has ushered in a new age of competition with the gospel for the human gaze

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The Definitive List Of Volunteer Expectations

on May 7, 2019 by

Here’s almost everything you need to know about their roles and expectations…

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Fatal Drug ODs Surging Among Young Americans

on May 6, 2019 by

Overdose deaths among teens and young adults are soaring, having risen from eight in every 100,000 people aged 15 to 24 in…

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Nicole Kidman ‘Teased’ For Bring Her Kids To Church

on April 25, 2019 by

Faith is important. She often gets teased by friends for passing her strong belief in God onto her children

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Ministry Is Messy

on April 23, 2019 by

Embracing the Mess of Relational Ministry

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How A.S.M.R. Became A Sensation

on April 22, 2019 by

The YouTube subculture is bonded not by belief but rather by an ineffable sensation — the existence of a new feeling.

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Five Technology Rules Every Parent Must Follow

on April 19, 2019 by

When I saw the pictures that she had been posting on Facebook for years, I felt utterly embarrassed, and deeply betrayed.”

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Dangerous Teen Ikea Challenge?

on April 17, 2019 by

Move over Tide Pods, police are cracking down on a dangerous Ikea challenge

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8 Steps To Planning A Good Parent Meeting

on April 16, 2019 by

Share resources about youth culture, parenting tips and resources for them to be a more effective parent. Whatever you are reading (you…

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What’s hot?

on April 14, 2019 by

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

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Os Guinness: Moving Forward In A Post-Christian Culture

on April 12, 2019 by

What’s really at stake in this moment, and how to become part of the solution, not part of a deepening cultural problem.

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Helping Students Beat Test Anxiety

on April 10, 2019 by

Fear of failure can prevent students potential, but a 10-minute writing exercise can help

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Why You Procrastinate

on April 9, 2019 by

If procrastination isn’t about laziness, then what is it about?

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Getting Over Yourself In Ministry

on April 5, 2019 by

Whether you find yourself in a position of being all about yourself or feel the temptation to be all about yourself, here…

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Building Credibility With Parents

on April 2, 2019 by

Parents will be your greatest supporters or your biggest hurdle

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Youth Workers Crossing The Line

on March 31, 2019 by

Youth worker. . . you are just one bad decision away from being a headline.

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THE BEST APOLOGETICS RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS?

on March 27, 2019 by

Sean McDowell

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: U.S. President Donald Trump holds up an executive order he signed protecting freedom of speech on college campuses during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House March 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. Surrounded by student who have said their conservative views are suppressed at universities across the country, Trump signed the order ‘improving free inquiry, transparency, and accountability on campus,’ according to the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


First Amendment Protection On College Campuses

on March 26, 2019 by

Donald Trump signed an executive order protecting freedom of speech on college campuses

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More Young People Don’t Have A Romantic Partner…Belong

on March 24, 2019 by

Just over half of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 – 51 percent of them – said they do not…

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How “Showing Up” Helps Your Ministry

on March 19, 2019 by

Contact work is vital to your ministry. If you and your leaders do a lot of it, it will yield great relationship…

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Recovering VBS

on March 16, 2019 by

The original purpose of Vacation Bible School has been lost in many of our current-day efforts. It’s time to get back to…

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Flashback: The Secret Ingredient To Home Group Success

on March 13, 2019 by

Finding the right family to host the Group is absolutely critical to the success of the group.

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10 Books That Reveal the Idolatrous Nature of Marxism

on March 10, 2019 by

Marxism is not primarily an economic theory. It is primarily a surrogate religion. And it is creeping into the worldview of many…

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Growing Kids, Growing Parents

on March 6, 2019 by

Kara Powell and Steven Argue describe how to parent adolescent and young adult children

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Youth Workers Tell Your Parents About Social Media

on March 5, 2019 by

4 Things Youth Workers Would Tell Parents About Teenagers, Social Media, and Technology

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Quick Hints & Helps Yor Your Ministry

on March 4, 2019 by

Dan Istvanik

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Flashback: How Serving Changes Kids

on March 1, 2019 by

What’s the number one priority our parents list?

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Suicide Messages In YouTube Kids Cartoons?

on February 27, 2019 by

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When My 13-year-Old Daughter Wanted To Join Instagram

on February 25, 2019 by

Five rules we gave her 13-year-old daughter

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What’s Hot?

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Vaping: What Works to Help Teens Quit?

on February 23, 2019 by

There are no tested or approved methods for quitting e-cigarettes

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Dad Arrested For Slapping Stepdaughters Bully

on February 22, 2019 by

Presleigh’s mother, while agreeing that her husband went too far, did say that her daughter was a victim of the boy’s bullying

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on February 17, 2019 by

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Facial Recognition At Taylor Swift Concerts

on February 16, 2019 by

Surveillance at concerts is just the beginning, as fears grow around an unregulated, billion-dollar industry

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Battle Ready?

on February 11, 2019 by

George Lockhart

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Obesity-Related Cancers Rising Fastest Among Millennials

on February 5, 2019 by

If the obesity epidemic continues, fat-sensitive cancers will explode in the years to come

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High School Crowd Sings National Anthem

on February 4, 2019 by

The recording of the national anthem wasn’t able to play before North Polk and Roland-Story tipped off,” reps for the station wrote….

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Disturbing Cultural Trends YouthPastors Need To Address

on February 1, 2019 by

Part 1

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Disturbing Cultural Trends YouthPastors Need to Address

on February 1, 2019 by

Part 2

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Kevlar-Covered Bulletproof Backpack to Hit Shelves

on January 29, 2019 by

An Israeli company with ties to the country’s military has released a Kevlar-covered backpack to protect students

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Games for Your Next Glow Night Event

on January 27, 2019 by

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Movie Violence Doesn’t Make Kids Violent

on January 26, 2019 by

PG-13 movies became more violent between 1985 and 2015, overall rates of murder and violence actually fell.

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When Soccer Trumps Youth Group

on January 24, 2019 by

You know the drill. You get super fired up for a student ministry event your team has been planning….

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Teen Birth Control Use Up, MoreUnwanted Pregnancies

on January 19, 2019 by

Today’s teens are better at using birth control when they first become sexually active, but many unexpected pregnancies still occur, new research…

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Hero Dad

on January 15, 2019 by

Mother of armed robber shot dead by man defending his children: ‘Why did he shoot him five times?

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Join The Tech-Wise Family Challenge

on January 8, 2019 by

So over the 21 days of The Tech-Wise Family Challenge, we’ll all get to do some

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Do “Something” In The New Year

on January 7, 2019 by

I don’t know if you are like me, but I enjoy blowing stuff up….

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Flashback: Make Your Goals Happen This Year

on December 31, 2018 by

Dream about what could and should be happening in your ministry.

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Screen Time Study Shows Differences In Kids’ Brains

on December 28, 2018 by

Some children who spent more time on smartphones and other devices exhibited a different brain pattern than kids with less screen time

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Focus

on December 26, 2018 by

Don’t try to get out of a situation but seek to grow through it

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A Very Social Christmas

on December 26, 2018 by

A humorous reminder that our connectedness can sometimes get in the way of actually connecting. This Christmas, don’t be social, be social

 

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Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex?

on December 24, 2018 by

Despite the easing of taboos and the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession

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Changes In Youth Ministry

on December 21, 2018 by

How To Make Successful Changes In Youth Ministry

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Girl’s Inoperable Brain Tumor Disappears

on December 18, 2018 by

….Doctors can’t explain it

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Why Many Youth Pastors Don’t Make It…New

on December 16, 2018 by

I believe the following four principles capture a biblically grounded vision of what ministry to youth should entail

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Helping Parents Who Have Lost A Child

on December 10, 2018 by

Book: “Cameron Cole candidly offers practical and biblical advice for those who mourn in Therefore I Have Hope

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Tumblr 18+ Content Ban Causes Rise In Pedophilia On Twitter!?

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Better Sleep Can Improve College Academic Performance

on December 7, 2018 by

As the college semester nears the end, an innovative experiment has shown the benefits of averaging eight hours of sleep for five…

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One in Five U.S. High School Students Now Vapes

on December 1, 2018 by

More than 20 percent of high school students use electronic cigarettes, risking nicotine addiction, lung damage and the temptation to try traditional…

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Don’t Suppress Negative Feelings Around Kids

on December 1, 2018 by

New research contradicts the commonplace advice to avoid showing conflict and strong negative emotions around one’s children. It may be better to…

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Don’t miss these holiday resource bundles

on November 27, 2018 by

A gift for your church, your ministry, and your home

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Books For Parents

on November 23, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee is the author of over 20 books to parents, teenagers, and youth workers

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Does Living Together Build A Stronger Marriage?

on November 18, 2018 by

Is cohabitation really a smart move for couples interested in a healthy, lasting marriage?

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Parenting My Adult Children

on November 17, 2018 by

No matter what the age of your child you will be able to relate to this touching article

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Trumps Criminal Justice Reform Helps Families

on November 15, 2018 by

Dr. Darrell Scott explains how the bipartisan First Step Act will ‘right the wrongs’ of past administrations

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Teen Helped Save “The Bachelor” Mansion From Wildfires

on November 14, 2018 by

But then the teen noticed that next door, “The Bachelor” estate was in flames

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Digital Media Is ‘Like Cocaine’ For Babies’

on November 13, 2018 by

Some doctors refer to behaviors resulting from overexposure to digital devices as “virtual autism.”

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Leveraging Social Media To Reach Parents

on November 9, 2018 by

If you want to reach parents these days, you have to have an active presence on social media

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The Dark Side Of Kids Screens Begins To Emerge

on November 6, 2018 by

A dark consensus about screens and kids Begins To Emerge In Silicon Valley

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More College Students Seeking Mental Health Care

on November 3, 2018 by

Anxiety, depression and panic attacks are sending U.S. college students to mental health clinics in record numbers

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What Is The Real Impact Of Violent Video Games?

on October 30, 2018 by

“ cannot ignore the comprehensive reviews that indicate violent game play has a significant effect on aggressive behavior, affect, cognition and empathyacross…

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40 Reasons To Avoid Adultery

on October 28, 2018 by

The enemy delights in targeting pastors and other leaders

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Teens Are Being Bullied ‘Constantly’ On Instagram

on October 27, 2018 by

Harassment on the platform can be uniquely cruel, and for many it feels like there’s no escape

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Being Trustworthy Leader

on October 26, 2018 by

4 Traits of a Trustworthy Leader

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$9B In Halloween Spending

on October 25, 2018 by

A wide range of Halloween toys that appeal to the whole famil….all the way up to teens and tweens

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Boy Dies While Playing ‘Choking Game’

on October 23, 2018 by

Tia Bodkins is urging parents to monitor their children’s online activity after the death of her 11-year-old son Carson

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Witches Outnumber Presbyterians In The US

on October 22, 2018 by

Pew Research Center…discovering that  1 to 1.5 million people, identify as Wicca or Pagan

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Movie: ‘Halloween’

on October 19, 2018 by

Thursday night preview $10 million

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Lawnmower Parents And Snowflake Spirituality

on October 17, 2018 by

We are creating a generation that has no idea what to do when they actually encounter struggle

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Flashback:The Blessing Book To Help Your Family

on October 14, 2018 by

The Blessing is a biblical tool that can help YOU communicate unconditional love as an unshakable foundation for HEALTH and wholeness

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Can Christians Use Legal Weed?

on October 12, 2018 by

The Bible outlaws the use of any mind-altering concoction, including mushrooms, drugs, or weed

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5 Ways To Manage Disrespect From Students

on October 11, 2018 by

Demonstrate respect before you expect it to be reciprocated

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TAKE THE YOUTH PASTOR COMPENSATION SURVEY 2018

on October 10, 2018 by

Youth workers the information they needed to have an informed conversation with their church about their compensation

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Full-Time Youth Pastor Compensation Survey For 2017

on October 10, 2018 by

by Dan Navarra

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Selena Gomez Is Done With Social Media?

on October 7, 2018 by

It’s given young people, myself included, a false representation of what’s important,”

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What’s Hot?

on October 6, 2018 by

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