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Apps Stirring Up Trouble In Schools

on August 15, 2018 by

This year’s hottest social media can fill the school day with drama and distraction

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Three Reminders For Our College Bound Kids

on August 13, 2018 by

What they need to hear, or maybe these thoughts will help guide you on some conversations before they go

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Teenagers Beginning Sorority Recruitment

on August 13, 2018 by

The process of you evaluating people and them evaluating you is not the way you were meant to be loved or related…

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The Bullying Breakthrough

on August 9, 2018 by

Real Help for Parents and Teachers of the Bullied, Bystanders, and Bullies

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Parents Need To Drastically Cut Kids’ Screen Time

on August 9, 2018 by

Children are spending way too much time in front of screens

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Working With Parents In Your Youth Ministry

on August 5, 2018 by

Here are some crucial truths I have learned when working with parents.

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Controlled Chaos: Making Sense Of Junior High Ministry

on July 29, 2018 by

Revised & Expanded

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More Than A Camp High: (Part One)

on July 29, 2018 by

Pursuing Emotional Experience for the Glory of God

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More Than A Camp High: (Part Two)

on July 29, 2018 by

Pursuing Emotional Experience for the Glory of God

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Teaching your kids about money

on July 23, 2018 by

Four Things Dads Should Teach Their Kids About Money (Paul David

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Searching For The Right Leaders

on July 21, 2018 by

Here’s what I should have been doing…

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10 apps That Help

on July 12, 2018 by

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the App Store. To celebrate, here are 10 apps every pastor and church leader should have

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Teens And Anxiety

on July 11, 2018 by

By Walt Mueller

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Skills Google Looks For In Graduates

on July 5, 2018 by

The Seven Top Skills Google Now Looks for in Graduates

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Parents’ Guide To Teen Summer Trends

on July 3, 2018 by

It’s hard enough to keep up with what’s hot and what’s not, which makes it harder for parents to connect with their…

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Hacking Technology With Tim Schmoyer

on July 2, 2018 by

A Guided Tour of Technology that Can Help Your Youth Ministry

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What’s Hot?

on June 30, 2018 by

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

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Flashback: Fewer Teens Are Having Sex

on June 29, 2018 by

The CDC, teen risks, and who is vulnerable

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Staying In Touch In The Summer Months

on June 26, 2018 by

summer can be a great time to think outside the box and create some quality relationship-building moments

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For Teens, More Screen Time Tied To Less Sleep

on June 17, 2018 by

Greater amounts of daily screen time are associated with more insomnia symptoms and shorter sleep duration among adolescents.

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Is Gen Z Prepared To Follow Jesus

on June 12, 2018 by

Why Gen Z Is Not Prepared To Follow Jesus In A Post-Everything World

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Transitioning Out

on June 7, 2018 by

5 Tips to keep in mind to make the transition as smooth as possible.

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Kids In High-Risk Situations More Likely To Become Violent Adults

on June 2, 2018 by

Experiencing physical or sexual abuse, migration, cannabis consumption, or problematic alcohol use as a child or teen leads to a higher risk…

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Hebrew Words Every Kid Should Know

on May 31, 2018 by

Teach your kids Bible stories in the context of your family’s situations. Nothing makes the Bible more clear than real life applications

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Alexa, Tell Me About God

on May 30, 2018 by

Church of England taps Amazon device to spread Christian message

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The Next Evangelicalism

on May 30, 2018 by

Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity

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Leveraging Milestones

on May 30, 2018 by

Making Spiritual Conversations Normal At Home

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Police Praise Students For Best Senior Prank

on May 23, 2018 by

A car crash into the side of the high school … or the greatest senior prank ever?

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Teen Phished His Teachers To Change Grades

on May 23, 2018 by

He created a fake website that looked identical to the school’s and then sent emails to teachers in an attempt to get…

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The world’s most popular iPhone app

on May 20, 2018 by

The Chinese mini-music-video social network Douyin was the most downloaded iOS app in the first quarter of 2018

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Beware The Black Dot: New Text Bomb Crashing iPhones

on May 17, 2018 by

All it takes is for someone to send two strings of text, and for their target to open those texts, and their…

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Leveraging Your Downtime In Youth Ministry

on May 16, 2018 by

I would focus on what I refer to as the “big three”– vision, curriculum, and volunteers

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Creating Community Among Volunteers

on May 15, 2018 by

So how do you create community with volunteers? Here are a few ideas

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New At Youth Ministry?

on May 15, 2018 by

Here’s Help From Vision to Volunteers

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Poorer Cognition….Soccer Ball vs Collisions

on May 13, 2018 by

Poorer Cognition May Stem More from Heading Soccer Ball, Not Collisions

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SPECIAL NEEDS PARENTING IS TOO BIG TO DO ALONE

on May 8, 2018 by

Families affected by disability are in chronic need of supportive community to do life together

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Why You Don’t Want A Rock Star Youth Pastor

on May 8, 2018 by

Too many churches are still trying to discover and hire a superstar. Normally this (guy) is energetic, passionate, organized, and relatively attractive

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Fast-Food Problem: Where Have All The Teenagers Gone?

on May 7, 2018 by

Finding employees has been a challenge for him, as it has been for many small-business

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Youth Tackle Football Linked To Cognitive Symptoms

on May 5, 2018 by

Starting to play tackle football before age 12 could lead to earlier onset of cognitive and emotional symptoms among athletes who were…

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Pornography’s Effect On Long-Term Relationships

on May 2, 2018 by

Married men and women who use pornography are more likely to get divorced than men and women who do not

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10-Year-Old Boy Died Inside Dryer

on May 1, 2018 by

From electrocution, autopsy rules

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Self-Harm And Show Suicidal Behaviors

on April 29, 2018 by

Cyberbullying Victims May Be Twice as Likely to Self-Harm and Show Suicidal Behaviors

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Teen Takes Mom To Prom Because She Missed Her Own

on April 24, 2018 by

She missed the opportunity to attend her own high school prom, as she was caring for Nassir, a toddler at the time

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College Drinking Culture

on April 23, 2018 by

College Drinking Culture In Spain, Argentina, And The USA: An Examination Of Impulsivity, College Alcohol Beliefs, And Alcohol Outcomes

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7 Elementary School Students Cut Wrists With Blades

on April 19, 2018 by

“…When a child is trying to take their life because other students are picking on them, I think that is an emergency,”

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Smartphone Use Tied To Anxiety, Loneliness, Depression

on April 18, 2018 by

Overuse of smart phones is just like any other type of substance abuse.

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on April 17, 2018 by

Lizzy Martinez, 17, was reprimanded by school officials at Braden River High School for not wearing a bra

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uK: Children In School Uniforms Arrive With Stab Wounds

on April 7, 2018 by

In  a decade London hospitals have gone from treating men in their twenties for knife and gun wounds to children still in their…

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Book: Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?

on April 6, 2018 by

Larry Norman and the Perils of Christian Rock

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Protecting Your Daughter Through Womanhood

on April 5, 2018 by

Here are 3 ways a protective father can see his daughter through

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3 Investments you can make to have a lasting ministry

on April 3, 2018 by

No investment in yourself, your family and friends or others outside of your ministry, you will find yourself with a potentially broken…

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Pressures For Perfection Pt1. Suicide

on March 30, 2018 by

What is known is that smart, successful, gifted teens are committing suicide in increasing numbers

Less than two months ago, 16-year-old Patrick Turner -- ÒPattyÓ to his family -- took his life in centerfield in a nearby park. (Courtesy of the Turner Family)


Pressures For Perfection Pt 2. Suicide

on March 30, 2018 by

This 16-year-old’s suicide letters are a cry for help and a national call for change

Dr. Courtney Harkins, a clinical supervisor at Jserra Catholic High gives a presentation to Jserra students about suicide, depression, how to recognize the symptoms and what to do about it in San Juan Capistrano on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)


Pressures For Perfection Pt 3

on March 30, 2018 by

Internet a ‘Lord of the Flies’: Teen suicide rise started after Instagram, Snapchat began

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Sexual Harassment Training After Teacher Complaints

on March 29, 2018 by

After getting complaints from teachers about being sexually harassed, not by their co-workers, but by their students

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R Kelly: New Sexual Allegations Emerge

on March 28, 2018 by

R. Kelly’s ex-girlfriend alleges singer ‘trained’ 14-year-old girl to be his ‘sex pet’

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1 In 3 Young Adults Ride With Impaired Drivers

on March 24, 2018 by

one-third of young adults report having been in a vehicle with a driver impaired by alcohol or drugs, a new study finds.

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Basic brain functioning and emotional hijacking

on March 21, 2018 by

Emotional hijacking can be destructive; however,

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Spring Break Crackdown: New Rules In Fort Lauderdale

on March 19, 2018 by

College students’ annual rite of debauchery during spring break continues despite towns’ attempts to curb it.

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How Can We Love The Next Shooter Before He…

on March 15, 2018 by

An Open Letter From A Teacher To Students “Walking Out”…

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Elderly Are Projected To Outnumber Children…

on March 14, 2018 by

Census Bureau predicts milestone will be hit within 17 years

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College Student Kicked Out Of Class For Belief In 2 Genders

on March 13, 2018 by

A religious studies major was barred from Christianity class at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for saying during class that there are only…

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Why Generation Z Is less Christian

on March 12, 2018 by

….and why that’s good news

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Book: Hearts Of The Fathers

on March 9, 2018 by

Leaving a Legacy That Lasts! There is a fatherhood crisis in America. At the core of nearly all social ills facing America…

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What Jesus-Centered Ministry Is/Isn’t

on March 7, 2018 by

“Of course we’re Jesus-centered, right? We’re a church youth group. Doesn’t that automatically make it about Jesus?”

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Student Detailed ‘Mass Murder’ Plot At School In Journal

on March 5, 2018 by

Joshua O’Connor, 18, was charged with first-degree attempted murder, first-degree robbery with a firearm and possession of an explosive device as part…

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UK: Responsible Drinking By Earlier Drinking Backfires

on March 1, 2018 by

When parents supply the drinks, teens are more than twice as likely to binge-drink or show symptoms of alcohol use disorder as…

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5 Ways To Be Remembered As A Good Father

on February 27, 2018 by

My friend mike had just passed away  leaving behind a lovely wife and two beautiful girls. At his funeral  I thought …

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Broward’s Cowards….School Shooting

on February 26, 2018 by

Four sheriff’s deputies, cowering outside the high school while the killer within carried out his massacre; 17 dead.

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UK: Gen Z 10 Hours Of Online Content A Day

on February 26, 2018 by

New survey of 1,000 United Kingdom consumers, Generation Z spends a whopping 10.6 hours engaging with online content every single day

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on February 21, 2018 by

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Flashback: Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z

on February 18, 2018 by

Gen Z, are the first truly “post-Christian” generation, identifying as atheists at a rate double that of the U.S. adult population

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How Can I Minister To My Classmates This Year?

on February 17, 2018 by

What are some practical steps I can take to redeem these years for the gospel?”

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Cell Phone Addiction Infographic

on February 16, 2018 by

Do we really need to be this connected to our digital tools. . . especially when our digital tools steal our attention…

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Millennial Dating Terms You Ought To Know?

on February 14, 2018 by

This could be used as a Youth Ministry game

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Who Are The iGen And What Does Research Tell Us?

on February 12, 2018 by

By Eric Geiger

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“Building A Youth Worship Team From The Ground UP”

on February 11, 2018 by

Episode 2: A little more practical about the process of building a worship team, what instruments and parts to add and what order to…

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“Creating A Sustainable Youth Worship Team”

on February 11, 2018 by

In this first episode we talk about why you want to build a team and look at two different approaches to building…

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

on February 10, 2018 by

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

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Church Planting As Youth Ministry

on February 9, 2018 by

The Two Most Disconnected Statistics in the Modern-Day Church

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Creating Momentum In Youth Ministry

on February 6, 2018 by

We want to engage teenagers and keep them engaged and coming back all year long, but . . . how?

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The Math Behind 300 One Night Stands

on February 4, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee

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Book: Families And Faith

on February 1, 2018 by

Families and Faith: How Religion is Passed Down across Generations

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“How Can I Become The Best Youth Pastor Possible

on January 31, 2018 by

3 vital practices of today’s youth pastor

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Building Spiritual Practices In Our Kids

on January 28, 2018 by

Parents, Take Note of the Spiritual Practices Common to Kids Who Flourish As Adults

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Cigarettes And Pot Linked To Teen Psychosis

on January 27, 2018 by

Associated with higher odds of psychotic-like experiences, a new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry found.

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What Matters Most For Our Family Relationships

on January 26, 2018 by

Of all the factors that influence our kids, family relationship quality impacts a host of outcomes related to their thriving

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Mom Fights Back Against Miss Use Of Daughters Photo

on January 24, 2018 by

Activist use photo of disabled girl to promote eugenic abortions

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Flashback: Technology Use Promotes Sense Of Belonging

on January 22, 2018 by

Adolescents are using digital media to promote their sense of belonging and self-disclosure of personal problems

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Here’s How To Recruit Parents For Children’s Ministry

on January 20, 2018 by

We actually began our program by changing our sign-in and registration processes. We had parents sign an agreement that they’d participate in…

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Early Puberty In Girls May Take Mental Health Toll

on January 19, 2018 by

Girls who enter puberty early — possibly as young as 7 — have a greater risk for developing depression and antisocial behaviors…

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Leading Games For Emerging Adults

on January 17, 2018 by

Emerging adults may not love every game you present. But they all appreciate fun. So whatever happens, make it fun

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Cosmic Adventure Through Science And Faith

on January 15, 2018 by

Check out the curriculum and four accompanying videos, all available for FREE!

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The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s Tech Obsessions

on January 13, 2018 by

The first step toward resisting the pull of digital products is recognizing the tricks they use to keep you hooked

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The Data Snapchat Doesn’t Want You To See

on January 12, 2018 by

The data shows that users sent personal snaps (64%) to friends more frequently than they posted to Stories

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Survey: Are You Addicted To Instagram?

on January 11, 2018 by

If You Do 19/29 Of These Things Then You’re Addicted To Instagram

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Evolutionist Retracts Key Study On Origin Of Life

on January 10, 2018 by

Scientists’ attempts to find the ‘spark of life’ keep coming up short

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Is Your Teenager Addicted To A Smartphone?

on January 9, 2018 by

Be concerned, and do something about it

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Fewer Teens Are Having Sex

on January 5, 2018 by

As declines in risky behaviors continue

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If I Was the Devil, Here’s How I’d Attack Youth Ministers

on January 4, 2018 by

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