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How Living Counter-Culturally Can Lead To Your Kids’ Resentment Of Christianity…Values

on July 26, 2017 by

There are four ways we can inadvertently allow that to happen


90 Hospitalized, Underage Drinking At ‘Hot Jam’ Concert

on July 25, 2017 by

“A ‘typical’ concert is around 20-30 transports. 60 would be very bad. We had 70 once and 90 last night,”

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Heavy Drinking In Teens Can Damage Brain

on July 24, 2017 by

Research looking at the effects of alcohol among young people found that heavy drinking can cause brain changes resulting in disastrous short-term…

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How To Monitor Your Kids Smartphone

on July 23, 2017 by

6 Ways to talk to your kid about smart phone monitoring


Study: Religious People More Tolerant Than Atheists

on July 22, 2017 by

Researchers at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium…

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Media Influence…

on July 21, 2017 by

It reveals what parental concerns regarding media influence in today’s world


Values: Counter Cultural Parenting…Video Or Podcast

on July 20, 2017 by

“When Parent Must Contradict Culture”


Teenage Consumer Spending Statistics

on July 19, 2017 by

Statistic Brain Research Institute

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11-Year-Old’s Invention Could Prevent Hot Car Deaths

on July 18, 2017 by

A device that will sit on a car seat and detect movement if a baby is left in the car. It will…

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How To Survive Student Ministry

on July 17, 2017 by

One Simple Principle That Helped Me Survive Student Ministry


First US Deaths Recorded From “Blue Whale Challenge

on July 16, 2017 by

Online Game That Ends in Livestreamed Suicide

Facebook Said to Plan Unveiling Instagram Video-Sharing Service

Social Media The “Identity Fitting room.”

on July 15, 2017 by

Perhaps one of the greatest battles we and our kids face each and every day of our lives is the battle over…

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Online Game Urges Young People To End Their Lives

on July 13, 2017 by

Calls on participants to complete a series of tasks before taking their own lives, schools are warning parents about the so-called Blue…

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Six Books For Your First Year In Student Ministry

on July 12, 2017 by

Reflection, and strategic implementation are invaluable to building a sustainable, God-glorifying ministry

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Values: Preparing Your Kids Faith For College

on July 10, 2017 by

Five Ways to Send Your Kids to College with Confidence in the Bible


Kesha’s Blended Spirituality

on July 9, 2017 by

Am I dead? Or is this one of those horrible dreams. If I am alive, why? If there is a God


The Best Advice You Would Give To A New Youth Worker?

on July 8, 2017 by

By Walt Mueller

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Katy Perry Reveals Past Suicidal Thoughts

on July 7, 2017 by

Katy Perry is getting real with fans this weekend, and even opening up about past suicidal thoughts during a therapy session.


Student Sneaks Flask Into Prom By Hiding It In Plain Sight

on July 7, 2017 by

Still don’t know how I got away with a huge hip flask as my prom clutch

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Stop Blaming The Students And The Culture…

on July 6, 2017 by

Youth ministry is in danger of becoming the phone book


Britain’s Youth Culture Is Being Shaped By American Tech Giants

on July 5, 2017 by

The way children and young people are watching and consuming programmes and other content is changing fast, and the BBC needs to…

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The Freedom We Celebrate

on July 4, 2017 by

It may be a bit of stretch, but I think there’s a connection between July 4th and parenting…

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4 Ways To Respond To Unchurched Students

on July 3, 2017 by

Imagine you’re a teen who has stepped into your youth program for the first time. How would you feel?


What’s Hot?

on July 2, 2017 by

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

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College: Who’s Waiting for Your Kids?

on July 1, 2017 by

Parents, pastors, youth workers, …it’s time to get serious about training the next generation


The Successful Failure

on June 30, 2017 by

Ben Lock


The Blockbusters Of 2017 (Part 2)

on June 27, 2017 by

A List of Summer’s Biggest Movies…and the Themes In Them


The Blockbusters Of 2017 (Part 1)

on June 27, 2017 by

Summer’s Biggest Movies…and the Themes in Them

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Teen Student Drinking Declines, But 1 in 6 Binge

on June 26, 2017 by

CDC report

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What’s Hot?

on June 24, 2017 by

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

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Volunteers:How to Find Them, Train Them….Keep Them

on June 23, 2017 by

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry


How To Set A Solid Calendar For The Year

on June 22, 2017 by

A healthy ministry knows why it exists. It’s a ministry that knows that there are great ideas…but


Teens Are Getting As Little Exercise As 60-Year-Olds

on June 20, 2017 by

A significant majority of teenagers don’t get the recommended 60 minutes of exercise per day,

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Parents Who Fight in Front of Kids May Do More Harm…

on June 20, 2017 by

New study says arguing in front of kids may alter the way they think


Youth Ministry Hazard

on June 19, 2017 by

We’re susceptible to the hazard of emotional affairs for many reasons


What Does It Take To Be A Good Father?

on June 18, 2017 by

Interview with Josh McDowell


Dad And The Right Priorities

on June 18, 2017 by

I’ve been thinking a lot about my dad. At the end of his life he taught me a lot about “right priorities

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College Students, Poor Sleep Habits Equal Poor Grades

on June 16, 2017 by

College students with irregular patters of sleep and wakefulness also had lower grade point averages.

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Managing Conflict In Youth Ministry

on June 15, 2017 by

10 Principles For Conflict Management

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Helpful….. New Free Resources By Jonathan McKee

on June 14, 2017 by

We have posted some really helpful free resources in the last month or two. I wanted to highlight a few in case…

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Health Tip: Graduating Teens, Take Care Of Your Health

on June 13, 2017 by

Heading to college after high school graduation represents a big transition, including the need to take care of yourself


Pornography: Necessary Talking Points With Kids

on June 12, 2017 by

By Walt Mueller

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Night Phone Use A Danger For Adolescent Mental Health

on June 11, 2017 by

Adolescents’ late-night mobile phone use was directly linked to poor quality sleep, which subsequently led to poorer mental health outcomes, reduced coping,…

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Teen Pregnancy Rates Drop As Government Funding Of Sex Ed dDecreases

on June 10, 2017 by

Study: budget cuts to sex education classes may have contributed to lower rates of teenage pregnancy in England

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Soon, iPhones Will Block Texts While Driving

on June 9, 2017 by

Apple will introduce a new iPhone feature that will do away with that annoying — and dangerous — urge to look at…

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Friendship More Important For Health Than Family As We Age, Study Finds

on June 8, 2017 by

…our social circle has a greater impact on our health and well-being than family does, a new study finds


Marijuana May Make Your Gums Go To Pot

on June 7, 2017 by

People who use it frequently twice as likely to have periodontal disease, researchers say

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Please Don’t Copy This Student Ministry

on June 6, 2017 by

It looks slick and successful.

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Meet 16-Year-Old Baby Ariel,’s Biggest star

on June 6, 2017 by

How a Florida Teen Became Queen of Gen Z’s Favorite Video Platform—and a Top Brand Influencer


More Than A Third Of Teenage Girls Experience Depression

on June 4, 2017 by

Depression in many children appears to start as early as age 11. By the time they hit age 17, the analysis found,…

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High School Says Pro-Life Club Is Too ‘Controversial’

on June 3, 2017 by

– but here’s what they allow


How To Deal With College Debt

on June 2, 2017 by

7 in 10 College students graduate with an average of $40,000 in debt


Snapchat Statatistics And Facts

on June 1, 2017 by

Get the full report here

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How To Evaluate Your Youth Ministry

on May 31, 2017 by

Summer offers a good time for evaluation

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‘Tinder For Teens’?

on May 30, 2017 by

The dark side of a teen app called ‘Yellow’

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3 Leadership Hats You’ll Need To Wear To Recruit Todays Volunteer

on May 29, 2017 by

Does your church website have an online volunteer sign up process? Do you text your volunteers to stay in touch?…

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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

“a fantastic and thought-provoking post”

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Adolescent Suicidality, Self-harm Doubles In US Hospitals

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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…