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Teens And Anxiety A Helpful Infographic

on May 27, 2017 by

Walt Mueller


Dallas Police: ‘Social Media’ Fueling Surge In Gang Drive-By Shootings

on May 26, 2017 by

Exchanges between rival gangs on social media fuel the incident

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Ariana Grande Cancels…

on May 25, 2017 by

Ariana Grande cancels multiple concerts following Manchester attack

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“Cancel Justin’s Concert In The UK, Please!

on May 23, 2017 by

Fans Beg Justin Bieber To Cancel Dates As Fear Grips Pop’s Youth


People Are Desperately Trying To Find Their Loved Ones After Terror Attack

on May 23, 2017 by

Parents and families are desperately turning to social media in a bid to locate their missing loves ones following the Manchester Arena…

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Britain Terror Alert Raised To Maximum As ISIS Claims Manchester Attack

on May 23, 2017 by

Britain on its highest level of alert and deployed the military to work with the police over fears that another terrorist attack…


Gaming Addiction: “I Just Can’t Take The Regular Schooling Anymore,”

on May 22, 2017 by

Teen who skipped school to play video games goes through treatment in the wilderness


Miley Regrets Naked Vid And….

on May 22, 2017 by

Opened to to Billboard about reinventing herself and leaving her pot-smoking, partying ways behind her


4 Effective Ways To Help Graduating Seniors Keep Their Faith In College!

on May 21, 2017 by

Greg Stier

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Flashback: “Tips For A Healthy Digital Diet”

on May 20, 2017 by

The Digital Diet Of American Teens…. A helpful Infographic


13 Pastor Mistakes That Hinder Growth

on May 19, 2017 by

Fix these mistakes and watch what happens


These 3 Body Language Mistakes Make Millennials Look Really Unprofessional

on May 18, 2017 by

Millennials, with their built-in technology skills, may be the biggest culprits for sending off signals they don’t mean to when interacting with…

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How To Have Tough Conversations Where Students Still Want To Come Back

on May 17, 2017 by

Speak truth in love and graciousness, and still have those students feel like they want to come back after that conversation is…


21 Fun Things To Do With Kids This Summer

on May 16, 2017 by

Have you made a bucket list for your summer activities yet? I’m sure you’ll find fun things to do with kids on…


10-Year-Old Boy Overdoses On Marijuana-Infused Sour Gummy Candy

on May 16, 2017 by

With recent legalization of medical marijuana…Please keep your medicine out of the hands of children and teens


5 Ways To Succeed With An Inflexible Pigheaded Boss

on May 15, 2017 by

Pigheaded people expect others to adapt to them

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Legalized Pot Sends More Teens To ER

on May 14, 2017 by

A Colorado children’s hospital saw 4 times as many marijuana-intoxicated teenagers land in its ER or urgent care centers following legalization of…


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on May 13, 2017 by

The $500,000 Trend Spinning The Toy Industry Upside Down


5 Important Ways Moms Influence Kids

on May 12, 2017 by

Parents still have a huge influence. And moms play a major role in the development and nurturing of kids in a media-filled…

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“Gray Death” Is The Latest, “Scariest” Opioid Drug Threat

on May 11, 2017 by

Tied to thousands of fatal overdoses in the U.S.


10 Trends That Will Reshape Youth Ministry

on May 10, 2017 by

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Adolescent Suicidality, Self-harm Doubles In US Hospitals

on May 9, 2017 by

From 2008 to 2015, suicidality and serious self-harm nearly doubled among children aged 15 to 17 years presenting to a hospital

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MTV Movie and TV Awards 2017

on May 8, 2017 by

The winners

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“Distracted” Parent….Put Your Phone Down?

on May 8, 2017 by

Avoid Being a “Distracted” or “Annoying” Parent


Boko Haram Frees 82 Chibok Girls In Exchange For Militants

on May 7, 2017 by

In 2015 Amnesty International estimated at least 2,000 women and girls had been abducted since the start of 2014

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Father Digs Up Son’s Cellphone At Garbage Dump

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What’s Hot?

on May 6, 2017 by

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

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Use Numbers To Check The Health Of Your Youth Ministry

on May 5, 2017 by

40 to 50% of kids who are connected to a youth group when the graduate high school will fail to stick with…

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Teen’s Facebook Live Suicide Attempt Stopped Just In Time

on May 4, 2017 by

“All social media is is a conduit for attention,”

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The Need for a Team in Your Ministry

on May 3, 2017 by

While I have always realized the need for a team in my ministry, I have struggled a lot to hand things over…

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13 Reasons Why…Suicide Is The Worst Option

on May 2, 2017 by

Greg Stier


From Graduation To Transformation

on May 2, 2017 by

Intentionality is key. As students embark on the life-changing transition into university life, youth workers will do well in walking with them…


“Building A Year Long Event Strategy For Students”….Family Retreat

on May 1, 2017 by

Notes: This You Lead pre-Orange Conference breakout sessions was lead by Ashley Bohinc


Models Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid Under Fire For Promoting “Scam” Luxury Music Festival

on April 30, 2017 by

The runway stars had promoted the Fyre Festival as a must-attend entertainment event on their Instagram accounts and starred in a flashy…


Why Teen Mental Health Experts are Focused on ’13 Reasons Why’

on April 29, 2017 by

Some mental health experts say the show, “13 Reasons Why” could pose health risks for certain young people, such as those who…

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3 Lessons From “Over The Hill”

on April 28, 2017 by

“Over the Hill” youth workers have learned that the little hills will trip up a ministry repeatedly, until they grow into a…

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Colorado Teen Sexting law Unanimously Passes In House Vote

on April 27, 2017 by

Dozens of states have amended child-pornography statutes in recent years in response to teen sexting


Study: Female Genital Mutilation In The US

on April 26, 2017 by

A new national campaign against “Female Genital Mutilation” that is commonplace in some immigrant communities


The Blockbusters Of 2017 (Part 1)

on April 25, 2017 by

Summer’s Biggest Movies…and the Themes in Them

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Book: Spiritual Parenting

on April 24, 2017 by

This book has been the most useful in understanding how to incorporate faith into the nitty-gritty everyday moments of life within the…


What’s Hot?

on April 23, 2017 by

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

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How To Ruin Your Relationship With Your Teenager

on April 22, 2017 by

The good news: most teenagers are very forgiving of parental missteps; they recognize their own faults and readily forgive others’


#War: Setting Captives Free

on April 21, 2017 by

We are key players in a “spiritual war” that’s focused on young people. We can, and must, play a strategic role in…


Creating A Culture Of Discipleship

on April 20, 2017 by

“I was too focused on creating a culture of fun, rather than a culture of transformation.”

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Should I Get My Kid A Smartphone?

on April 19, 2017 by

Adam Mclane

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13 Reasons…..Why Looking For True North

on April 18, 2017 by

Walt Mueller: Since watching “13 Reasons Why,” I’ve been thinking about how to best respond


Tips For Camps/Retreats

on April 17, 2017 by

camps and retreats…. It accelerates the depth and vulnerability of the students’ willingness to engage with youth leaders and other students

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Teens Can’t Get Enough of Mobile Video

on April 16, 2017 by

Seven in 10 teen smartphone users spend at least three hours per day watching video on their phones


Trying To Pick Your Best Selfie For Instagram? Ask A Stranger

on April 15, 2017 by

Research has suggested the images we pick ourselves are less likely to convey a good impression

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Winning In Ministry

on April 14, 2017 by

Three Steps to Develop Grit


20 Questions To Connect With New Students

on April 13, 2017 by

Here are a few things to remember about these questions…

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Book: Tuning In

on April 12, 2017 by

Six Ways to Reclaim Your Life from Technology

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Commentary: Teen Binge Drinking

on April 11, 2017 by

“alcohol causes more damage to the developing brain of teenagers than was previously thought, injuring them significantly more than it does…

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MTV scraps gender-specific categories for movie & TV awards

on April 10, 2017 by

This could severely effect female nominees in the future,”. “We already know that women are severely underrepresented in many categories

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Making Sure Kids Know the Gospel

on April 10, 2017 by

A Gospel Catechism for Teenagers

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The Highs and Lows of Teens’ Instagram Use

on April 9, 2017 by

Teens’ use of the photo-sharing service Instagram has both risks and benefits, a new study suggests. Frequent use was linked to a…


Hilarious Video Shows How Social Media Can Ruin Your Best Moments

on April 7, 2017 by

The pitfalls of trying to get engaged in the Valencia-tinted Age of Instagram


What Graduating Seniors Show You About Your Ministry

on April 6, 2017 by

by Andy Blanks


How Will Canadian Marijuana Legalization Affect Teens

on April 5, 2017 by

They believe that it will keep marijuana out of the hands of minors. What do you think?


Dealing With Disruptive Kids In Youth Group

on April 4, 2017 by

By Walt Mueller


‘I’m sorry. I Was Texting,’…After His Collision With Church Bus That Killed 13

on April 3, 2017 by

He called the sheriff’s offices for both counties and told them “they needed to get him off the road before he hit…

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Most Teens Who Abuse Opioids First Got Them From a Doctor

on April 2, 2017 by

Most American teenagers who abuse opioid drugs first received the drugs from a doctor, a new study finds

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Black Lives Matter Students Get Schooled By College President…

on April 1, 2017 by

‘I don’t deal in demands’

Facebook Said to Plan Unveiling Instagram Video-Sharing Service

My 16-Year-Old Wants Instagram…

on March 31, 2017 by

Where kids actually adopt their values


Equip Parents/Grandparents To Be Intentional In Passing On Their Faith

on March 30, 2017 by

There comes a point when their children/grandchildren need to learn to grow in their own walk with Jesus; they can not just…

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Gamer’s Death Pushes Risks of Live Streaming Into View

on March 29, 2017 by

Anytime they leave their computers, they risk having followers peel away to another channel. The resulting lifestyle is often unhealthy, requiring long…


Generation Z: Desperate For Rules

on March 28, 2017 by

He chose celibacy, he wrote, not because of religious convictions, but because his conscience drove him to it

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Gender Neutral?

on March 27, 2017 by

Female athletes crushed by women who were once men


What’s Hot?

on March 26, 2017 by

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

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Face To Face And Hashtag Evangelism

on March 24, 2017 by

This event will change lives


What Your Ministry Needs To Build Momentum

on March 23, 2017 by

We all want our ministry to grow. We want to see teens bringing their friends, and growing deeper in their faith.

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Top School Cop

on March 22, 2017 by

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Powerful New Drug: Pink

on March 21, 2017 by

Heroin and opioids killed more people in counties inside The Triangle than murders and car accidents combined in 2015


Scare Mongering About Home Schooling

on March 21, 2017 by

The Washington Post Magazine’s cover story about … the horrors of home-schooling. Specifically, “fundamentalist Christian” home-schooling


Participation In Contact Sports Increases Risk Of Opioid/Heroin Use

on March 19, 2017 by

Study suggests high school athletes who play high-contact sports (like hockey or football) are at greater risk for heroin use and nonmedical…


Book Review: Growing Young

on March 18, 2017 by

Sean McDowell‏

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St. Patrick: As A Teenager He Was Kidnapped, Taken From His Home…

on March 17, 2017 by

Reclaiming the Great Missionary

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Book: The Skinny On Outreach

on March 16, 2017 by

by Greg Stier


7 Things Youth Need From Their Parents So They Won’t Abandon God

on March 15, 2017 by

Parents, you are painting a portrait of God for your children every day….And when your children


The Kid YouTube Stars Your Kids Love

on March 15, 2017 by

They’re the under-20 gamers, singers, toy unboxers, and vloggers of YouTube — and your kids are watching them

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Teens Rule The Web

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Bad Diet In Youth Might Raise Risk Of Early Breast Cancer

on March 13, 2017 by

A poor diet while young may do more than just make it tough to fit into a pair of jeans: New research…


5 Ways To Retain Juniors And Seniors

on March 11, 2017 by

The number one thing you need to do is connect students to God!


Failure Rules….

on March 9, 2017 by

Looking foolish was only in my head


How To Limit Kids Screen Time

on March 8, 2017 by

unGlue helps parents set screen time limits on any device


What I Learned From Reading Teen Vogue’s Magazine And Website

on March 7, 2017 by

“What should I wear?” “Who should I date?” “How far can I go with my boyfriend?” When girls want to learn the…

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Emergency Trip Bag

on March 6, 2017 by

Years of youth ministry has taught me to be like a boy scout on trips: always prepared!

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As Pot Legalization Advances, Pediatricians Warn Of Dangers

on March 5, 2017 by

The (AAP) is urging doctors to protect children from the harms of marijuana as the nation becomes increasingly tolerant of the drug’s…


Digital Junkies

on March 4, 2017 by

Doc Claims Too Much Screen Time Turns Kids Into Digital Junkies


Social Media & Teens

on March 3, 2017 by

Social Media & Teens: Understanding Digital Natives, Pt. 1


Depression Strikes Today’s Teen Girls Especially Hard…Values

on March 1, 2017 by

…suggesting that the increasing dependence on social media by this age group may be exacerbating the problem


Devotional: Lent And Holy Week

on February 28, 2017 by

Daily Office Booklet: Morning and Evening Prayer for Lent and Holy Week 2017


What Is Ash Wednesday?

on February 28, 2017 by

How do I observe Ash Wednesday?


What’s Hot?

on February 27, 2017 by

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

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5 Reasons To Use Goal Setting Evangelism

on January 31, 2017 by

Thom Rainer


The Latest Social Media Challenge Is Sending Kids To The Hospital

on January 30, 2017 by

“The rise of social media has contributed to increasing peer pressure among children. This ‘craze’ is another clear…


Generation X More Addicted To Social Media Than Millennials

on January 29, 2017 by

The 29-page report was based on data from 9,000 smartphone and 1,300 tablet users from across the country from last July through…

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Millennials In The Workplace… Simon Sinek

on January 28, 2017 by

The drawbacks Of Constant Connectivity

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10 Reasons Why I Still Believe In [ “Teen” ] Youth Ministry

on January 27, 2017 by

by Greg Stier


How Would Jesus Do Youth Ministry

on January 26, 2017 by

The Five Growth Engines