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Book: ‘In The Closet Of The Vatican’

on February 15, 2019 by

Eighty per cent of priests working at the Vatican are gay, although not necessarily sexually active

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Love Is

on February 14, 2019 by

Love is to be celebrated but not worshiped. It is easy in our culture to worship a quality that is not a…

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Youth Workers Remain Strong

on February 13, 2019 by

Without an anchor, we drift along with the prevailing winds of the spirit of the times. Without a stake in the ground…

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Inside The Weird World Of YouTuber Burnout…Belonging

on February 10, 2019 by

What’s it like to have millions of fans when you’re 10? What’s it like to have thousands of people insult or adore…

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Chris Pratt Slammed For Attending Anti-LGBTQ’ Church?

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Hillsong Church Senior pastor Brian Houston the church does “not affirm a gay lifestyle.” No “gay people in positions of leadership,”

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Using Screens in The Dark Can Hinder Preteens’ Sleep

on February 8, 2019 by

Preteens who look at a phone or television screen in the dark an hour before bed are at risk of not getting…

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Parents who study with kids promote better grades

on February 6, 2019 by

This means that student success isn’t determined by genetics, but by parenting

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Book: Meet Generation Z

on February 5, 2019 by

Understanding and Reaching the New Post-Christian World

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The Source For Youthministry And Parents Revamped

on February 4, 2019 by

We’ve amped up the amount of new content we’re adding to each site! Mobile friendly and easier to navigate

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The Benefits Of Continuing With Ministry Long Term

on February 3, 2019 by

Success in student ministry doesn’t always happen while they are students in your program. It often happens years later. That is why…

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“How do I build my Ministry If I Can’t Hire Anyone?”

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“How did you steward what I gave you faithfully?”

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Screen Time Inhibits Toddler Development

on February 2, 2019 by

kids 2-5 years old who engage in more screen time received worse scores in developmental screening tests

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Stop Yelling A Your Kids

on February 1, 2019 by

3 Ways to Avoid Yelling at Your Kids

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Beyond The Scrolling….Belonging

on January 31, 2019 by

Seeing the deeper longings behind teenagers and social media

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Redeeming Love For Run-Down Parents

on January 30, 2019 by

Multiple times during any particular week, this season often feels overwhelming, stressful, and just hard.

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Helping Student Athletes Win On And Off the Field

on January 29, 2019 by

How to Help Your Student Athletes Win On and Off the Field

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Live Your Life Offline, Pope Tells Young Catholics

on January 28, 2019 by

“It is not enough to be connected all day long. To feel respected and asked to get involved, is greater than simply…

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SAG Awards Winners

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Complete list

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support for socialism “comes right out of the universities”

on January 27, 2019 by

Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus said

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Negative Experiences On Social Media Tied To Loneliness

on January 26, 2019 by

Using social media does not appear to reduce feelings of loneliness. In fact, it can make you feel more lonely

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Gospel-Centered Parenting And Grandparenting

on January 25, 2019 by

Continue to expose and free us from the faith-less, grace-less, law-heavy ways we parent, Father. Free us from over-stressing our kids and…

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Netflix’s “Sex Education”

on January 24, 2019 by

…is either addressing or exploiting—you decide—the subject that isn’t talked about much in most homes

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How Enneagram Helped My Ministry

on January 22, 2019 by

You may be a skeptic or have confusion about the Enneagram and thats okay. These have just been a few ways the…

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EIGHTH GRADE’ Film Discussion Guide

on January 20, 2019 by

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What’s Hot?

on January 19, 2019 by

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

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2019 Youth Pastor Compensation Report

on January 18, 2019 by

In my experience there are two big factors that drive people out of professional youth ministry…

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2019 Youth Pastor Compensation Report

on January 18, 2019 by

This is the second year that Dan has published the results of his massive, online survey of youth worker compensation

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2019 Youth Pastor Compensation Report

on January 17, 2019 by

This is the second year that Dan has published the results of his massive, online survey of youth worker compensation

 

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Parents Sue District Over Bring Your Bible To School Day

on January 16, 2019 by

Students, have a First Amendment right to express a religious viewpoint to another student, including distribute flyers

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Teaching Your Kids Self Control

on January 15, 2019 by

“Choosing to do what you should do, not what you want to do.”

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Want Grateful Kids?

on January 14, 2019 by

Consider owning less

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Social Media Linked With Depression In Teen Girls

on January 13, 2019 by

Connection between social media use and depressive symptoms in 14-year-olds, and that connection may be much stronger for girls than boys

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Gospel Lite In Youth Ministry

on January 8, 2019 by

The gospel is the announcement of grace for sinners through the life, death, resurrection, and eventual return of Jesus Christ

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Good Sleep….Healthier Teens

on January 6, 2019 by

Regular bedtimes and adequate sleep during childhood may contribute toward a healthy weight in the teen years

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3 REVERSE CULTURE TRENDS FOR 2019

on December 30, 2018 by

Pop culture tends to change at the speed of light. As soon as we begin to take hold of a rising trend,…

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Heavy Screen Time Appears To Impact Childrens’ Brains

on December 28, 2018 by

“avoid digital media use—except video chatting—in children younger than 18 to 24 months”

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Benefits Of High School Later Start Times

on December 28, 2018 by

A new study finds that children not only log healthier levels of sleep, they also perform at a higher level in the…

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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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Christmas “Time flies”

on December 25, 2018 by

Don’t miss it. You will blink. . . and they will be older. And that’s why our tree this year reminds me…

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The Presence Of God In Our Anxiety

on December 24, 2018 by

“Studies indicate that when we suffer mental illness alone, the results can be tragic, even horrific. When we suffer inside

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‘Hail Mary’ Pass Helps Win State Title

on December 23, 2018 by

In one of the most amazing plays you will EVER see!

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Sleep Study: How Can We Improve A Teen’s Brain?

on December 22, 2018 by

One sleep study may have a simple answer…

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How To Speak To Middle Schoolers

on December 21, 2018 by

Concerned about translating the gospel into the (foreign, treacherous) culture of Jr High

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Woody Allen’s Secret Teen Lover Speaks

on December 19, 2018 by

Sex, Power and a Conflicted Muse Who Inspired ‘Manhattan’

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More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But….

on December 18, 2018 by

More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But Use of Opioids, Alcohol Falls

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Why ‘Passing On The Faith’ Fails Our Kids…Belong

on December 16, 2018 by

The church needs to be—a community that calls our young adults into the body, not as passive recipients, but as active members

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The Landscape Of Youth Ministry

on December 11, 2018 by

Here are 5 ways that youth ministry has changed since 1995

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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

on December 8, 2018 by

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

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Teaching Your Daughter to See Beyond Her Social Media Feed

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Wolverine WILL Return?

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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

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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

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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