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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: 'L.O.L Surprise! Under Wraps' dolls on display at a 'Dream Toys' event to unveil the top twelve toys this Christmas on November 14, 2018 in London, England. The Toy Retailers Association today announced that Hasbros Monopoly: Fortnite Edition is top of their 'DreamToys' list for Christmas 2018. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)


The Strange Phenomenon Of L.O.L. Surprise Dolls

on December 10, 2018 by

“Mystery” toys that kids peel open and cast aside speak volumes about consumer culture

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Christmas Without A Total Meltdown

on December 9, 2018 by

7 Ways To Get to Christmas Without a Total Meltdown

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Principal On Leave After Banning Candy Canes

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Historically, the shape is a “J” for Jesus. The red is for the blood of Christ, and the white is a symbol…

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Family Meals Make For Teens Who Eat Healthy

on December 7, 2018 by

Teens and young adults who ate with their family more tended to eat more fruits and vegetables and less fast or takeout…

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Manufacturers Lack Of Labors Are Turning To High Schools

on December 5, 2018 by

I’m 17 years old I have more training than most 30-year-olds. When I graduate, I’ll have a job. “It feels like I’m actually…

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What Kids Brag About On Social Media?

on December 3, 2018 by

We need to be aware of the temptation to indulge pride in front of our real and imagined online audience

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School Blocks Chick-fil-A As Dining Option, Cites Values

on December 2, 2018 by

Rider understands some may view the decision as a “form of exclusion.” wanted to be “faithful to our values of inclusion.”

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What’s Hot?

on December 1, 2018 by

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

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Gen Z Is Coming To Your Office

on November 30, 2018 by

The generation now entering the workforce is sober, industrious and driven by money. They are also socially awkward and timid about taking…

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Makeup Brand Targets Girls Aged Four To 18

on November 30, 2018 by

Petite ‘n Pretty: The Makeup Brand Winning Over Gen Z Influencers

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Teens: Leave Us Alone Social Media Is Ok

on November 30, 2018 by

Mostly, kids are using social media to brag and talk about their families

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The State Of Sacred Dialogue

on November 28, 2018 by

a  free Barna research sample of Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age

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Unleashing youth as co-participants in the mission of God

on November 27, 2018 by

5 Essentials to help unleash the passion and creativity of young people in your church

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Canada’s Mixed Pot Message To Teenagers

on November 24, 2018 by

Marijuana is legal now, but please don’t smoke it

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Beyond Her Selfie

on November 23, 2018 by

Teaching Your Daughter to See Beyond Her Social Media Feed

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Wolverine WILL Return?

on November 22, 2018 by

Hugh Jackman rules out working with ‘relentless’ Ryan Reynolds for Deadpool crossover movie

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Recreational Pot Is Now On Sale In Massachusetts

on November 21, 2018 by

Massachusetts residents voted to legalize the use, distribution and cultivation of recreational marijuana in a 2016 referendum

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Viral Christmas Video Be Grateful For The Gifts You Have

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spread the message of gratitude!

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Cohabitation On The Rise In U.S

on November 18, 2018 by

Living together is becoming more popular than marriage for young American couples

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Social Media Linked To Mental Health Issues

on November 17, 2018 by

The first experimental study examining use of multiple platforms shows a causal link between time spent on these social media and increased…

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Juul Quits Social Media

on November 16, 2018 by

As part of the company’s response to the FDA’s call for changes to curb underage e-cigarette use

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Snap Subpoenaed By Justice Department

on November 15, 2018 by

…..over its IPO disclosures

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Nurse Body-Shames Her 13-Year-Old Girl

on November 14, 2018 by

Mom Gives Perfect Response

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Why Do We Over-Schedule Our Kids…College Costs?

on November 13, 2018 by

Families fret over finances for college. But all this craziness comes at a cost to parents and children

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Alarming Number Of Teens Using Sleep Aids

on November 12, 2018 by

Doctors Warn of Potentially Risky Results

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Happy Childhood Memories Linked To Better Adult Health

on November 12, 2018 by

Fond memories of childhood are linked to better health, less depression and fewer chronic illnesses in adulthood

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Arizona: Education Savings Accounts A Choice For Parents

on November 8, 2018 by

Despite Tuesday’s vote, education savings accounts are alive and well in Arizona—and have plenty of room to grow

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What’s Lost When Only Rich Kids Play Sports

on November 8, 2018 by

The income disparity in youth athletics has effects on health and success that stretch far into adulthood

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A Fortnite Guide For Parents

on November 7, 2018 by

Fortnite is everywhere and has proven to be more than a game but rather, a cultural phenomenon

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Flashback: The Tech Industry’s War On Kids

on November 6, 2018 by

How psychology is being used as a weapon against children

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God Don’t Make junk

on November 5, 2018 by

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and…

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Book: Sex Matters……By Jonathan McKee

on November 4, 2018 by

Our culture creates a lot of confusion about sex. Honestly, sometimes it’s difficult to know who’s telling the truth

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When Kids Give Up Pot, Their Cognition Quickly Improves

on November 3, 2018 by

Marijuana use in adolescents is associated with reduced neurocognitive functioning, but when adolescents stop using the drug, their verbal learning and memory…

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For The Girls…Investing In Lasting Beauty

on November 2, 2018 by

If only we as Christian ladies spent as much time on beautifying our spirit as much as we spend beautifying our bodies!

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Father Kills Gunman At McDonald’s

on November 1, 2018 by

“Because I can only imagine how it would’ve went if he wasn’t armed,” “We might not be here having this interview.”

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FREE DVD: One Nation Under God

on November 1, 2018 by

One Nation Under God, celebrates and explains the crucial role that God has played in America’s founding and development

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Processing The Tragedy Of School Shootings

on October 29, 2018 by

We know this is not easy, so we’ve put together a few next-step resources you can utilize.

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In The Darkness Of Death, Where Do We Find Hope?

on October 29, 2018 by

That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Saviour…

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Another Tragedy…. School Shooting

on October 29, 2018 by
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The 5 Love Languages And Your Teen

on October 27, 2018 by

After more than 20 years of marriage and family counseling, I am convinced there are only five basic languages of love

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Satanic Temple Responds To Murder Plan By Satanic Girls

on October 26, 2018 by

I’m sure it will be established that these girls held no active role in any established form of religious Satanism

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2 Girls Planning To Kill Students And Drink Their Blood

on October 26, 2018 by

The 11- and 12-year-old girls were Satan worshipers and were going to drink blood, eat flesh then planned to kill themselves

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Boys Birthday Party Ruined By No Shows

on October 24, 2018 by

Sometimes this happens with our kids in youth group

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Video Of High School Student Using Racial Word

on October 23, 2018 by

Why school officials have not disciplined a student seen using a racial slur in a video posted on social media.

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Now Uninstalled Apps Can Track You

on October 22, 2018 by

If it seems as though the app you deleted last week is suddenly popping up everywhere, it may not be mere coincidence

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What is the reason for our troubles?”

on October 21, 2018 by

The cultural narrative pushes the expectation and pursuit of pleasure and the total avoidance of pain and difficulty

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Criminals Target Children During Migrant Caravan

on October 20, 2018 by

Women are subjected to sexual assault and rape. Children too

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Morality: What Teens Believe

on October 18, 2018 by

23 percent of Millennials believe each individual is his or her own moral authority

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How To Keep The Next Generation in Church

on October 17, 2018 by

5 Ways On How To Keep the Next Generation in Church

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Phantom Community… Belonging?

on October 15, 2018 by

We have moved from being in community to having a sense of community

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Youth Ministry Evaluation

on October 14, 2018 by

6 Questions ever youth worker should ask

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Make Successful Changes In Youth Ministry

on October 12, 2018 by

A helpful guide to grid and map out the requirements for navigating change

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Social Justice or evangelism?

on October 12, 2018 by

There shouldn’t even be a debate

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Don’t You Walk Away

on October 11, 2018 by

“an essential guide to preventing and stopping bullying behaviors.”

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The Wisdom Of Teen Vogue

on October 8, 2018 by

Do you know what your daughter is reading?

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US Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 1969

on October 7, 2018 by

Great news for Blacks and Hispanics

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Belonging: Greeting Students At The Door Brings Benefits

on October 6, 2018 by

Spending a few moments welcoming students promotes a sense of belonging, giving them social and emotional support that helps them feel invested…

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Adult Leaders In Large Groups

on October 5, 2018 by

Five roles of adult leaders in large groups

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Let’s Make Common Sense Common Again

on October 4, 2018 by

I love the fact that our country is more educated than ever. Sadly, we are incomplete if we don’t include common sense

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The “Most Stressful” Number Of Children You Can Have Is…

on October 4, 2018 by

Researchers reveal the most stressful number of children you can have

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Brett Kavanaugh: A Youth Pastor’s Perspective

on October 3, 2018 by

if they happened 35 years ago, he should own his behavior. I was not trying to imply that I thought they were…

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How Men View Women

on October 1, 2018 by

Pornography also gives men a way to get quick sexual pleasure with out the messy, frightening work or building a real relationship…

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What’s Hot?

on September 30, 2018 by

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

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Youth Pastors: Feed Your Soul

on September 28, 2018 by

This selfish hour is the best way I know of to begin my week

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#MeToo Is Making Colleges Teach Toxic Masculinity 101

on September 27, 2018 by

Campus programs educating male students about ‘toxic masculinity’ report fresh energy and interest since the #MeToo movement began

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Answering Top Questions From Today’s Parents

on September 27, 2018 by

PART I

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Answering Top Questions From Today’s Parents

on September 27, 2018 by

PART II

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Answering Top Questions From Today’s Parents

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PART III

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New York Fashion Week Spring Trends You Can Shop Now

on September 21, 2018 by

Shop our fall picks from the best affordable fashion brands so you can get a head-start on the looks we love.

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4 Reasons Every Church Needs Older Folks

on September 19, 2018 by

Sometimes senior saints question their usefulness in the church as they age. ….they’re an essential part of the body of Christ

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Raising Kids With Religion Protects Their Mental Health

on September 18, 2018 by

Kids and teens who are raised with religious or spiritual practices tend to have better health and mental health as they age.

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Mother Of MS-13 Victim Killed At Daughter’s Memorial Site

on September 17, 2018 by

Evelyn Rodriguez was the outspoken mother of a daughter killed by alleged MS-13 gang members

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Teens Are Over Face-To-Face Communication

on September 16, 2018 by

Teens now say their favorite mode of communication is texting (35%), surpassing face-to-face communication (32%).

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Family As A Picture Of The Gospel

on September 15, 2018 by

Scariness that comes with being part of a family in a fallen world?

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Every Day Worship

on September 14, 2018 by

George  Lockhart

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Lil Wayne Tried To Commit Suicide At 12-Years-Old

on September 14, 2018 by

In a new cover story with Billboard, Weezy talks more about the forthcoming album

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Infographic: Teens Social Media Life

on September 12, 2018 by

Teens with low social emotional well being experience more of the negative effects of social media and kids with high social emotional…

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What’s Hot?

on September 10, 2018 by

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

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Advice For Teens Starting High School

on September 8, 2018 by

Lastly, look to the church for friendships. Sometimes, we think that with entering school, that’s where we need to find all of…

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Declining Attendance And 7 Preaching Shifts

on September 7, 2018 by

In the past, people brought themselves to the message. Today, you bring the message to people

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When A Gay Girl Meets A Good God

on September 7, 2018 by

Perry’s journey of faith isn’t your typical teenage coming-of-age story. Instead, hers is one that requires courage and conviction to speak and…

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10 Must Haves For Your Parent Meeting

on September 6, 2018 by

Are you really taking advantage of your Parent Meetings?

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Keep Reading

on September 5, 2018 by

Here are some great books to help you in your leadership development

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Effective Youth Ministry

on September 4, 2018 by

10 Keys to Effective Youth Ministry

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Flashback: 3 Reminders For Our College Bound Kids

on September 4, 2018 by

By God’s grace, knowing the true condition of their hearts and the reality of the world around them will help point them…

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Navigating Screen Time

on September 2, 2018 by

Amid roiling debates about the impact of screen time on teenagers, roughly half of those ages 13 to 17 are themselves worried…

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Teen Xanax Abuse Is Surging

on August 31, 2018 by

Melissa started using Xanax when she was in high school. they’re seeing a surge among adolescents and young adults

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Orange Tour: A Huge Gift To Parents

on August 30, 2018 by

Orange Tour is a one-day event in 17 cities…Parent Cue Live is a two-hour experience help parents become more connected to your…

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When Youth Pastors Leave Too Often

on August 30, 2018 by

Many times Youth Pastors leave too often. The damage left behind as a result can be devastating

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Why Youth Pastors Leave

on August 29, 2018 by

Planning a lot of events and playing a lot of games is not the same as intentionally building relationships

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“The Rock” Sends Video To Teen Who Lost His Mom

on August 28, 2018 by

The other driver who was also killed. Was a YouTube star known online by his nickname, McSkillet.

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So You Got A Parental Control … Now What?

on August 27, 2018 by

A step-by-step plan for getting the most out of your parental controls, from installation to the day your kids can reliably manage…

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Back To School Prep For Youth Workers

on August 27, 2018 by

Here is a quick look at some of the things that you should consider as you get ready to start your fall…

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Belong: Parents’ Religious Beliefs Affects Kids’ Suicide Risk

on August 26, 2018 by

Teens, especially girls, whose parents are religious may be less likely to die by suicide, no matter how they feel about religion…

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Beyond The Screen

on August 25, 2018 by

Youth Ministry for the Connected But Alone Generation

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Post Summer Camp Follow Up

on August 24, 2018 by

Summer camp the most important things we think about but not only the camp itself, but what happens after the camp.

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Leading A Special Needs Ministry

on August 23, 2018 by

Special needs ministry is no longer a niche topic, but at the heart of serving communities

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VMAs: Ariana Grande ‘The Last Supper’ Performance

on August 21, 2018 by

‘The Last Supper’ For Epic Performance Of ‘God Is a Woman’

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MTV VMAs 2018

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Complete Winners List

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Flashback: Working With Parents In Your Youth Ministry

on August 20, 2018 by

Parents have the strongest influence over a child all through all aspects and seasons of a child’s life, including adolescence