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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

on September 27, 2018 by

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

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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

on August 21, 2018 by

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

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Christian Ethics

on August 19, 2018 by

An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning

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Even Walt Failed

on August 17, 2018 by

As we create environments and experiences for students, may we hold to the truth that we’re never done

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Prosecutor: Priests ‘Weaponized’ The Taith To Abuse Kids

on August 16, 2018 by

“Predators in every diocese weaponized the Catholic faith and used it as a tool of their abuse,”

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11 Books Every Christian In College Should Read

on August 15, 2018 by

Outside of the Bible, of course, below are the eleven books every Christian in college should read (and why)

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Taking Away Phones Won’t Solve Teenagers’ Problems

on August 14, 2018 by

Just blaming the machines is a cop-out, a way to avoid the much more difficult task of improving young people’s lives

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Barna: DevelopIng Teen’s Faith?

on August 14, 2018 by

Parents and Pastors: Partners in Gen Z Discipleship

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Flashback: Why Youth Ministry Needs Parents

on August 13, 2018 by

The truth is, we need you. Here’s 3 Reasons

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Doing It For The College Resume?

on August 11, 2018 by

Here’s why that isn’t a great idea for our kids

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AEO Says Body Positivity Pays

on August 11, 2018 by

AEO is increasingly finding that “body positivity” messages and real-life models can lead to record sales

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Cultivating Wise Tech Habits In Your Teen

on August 9, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee offers insight and practical suggestions to parents seeking to guide their teens toward smart management of their digital world

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Apologetics

on August 7, 2018 by

Four things you need to now

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“Parenting Adult Children.” Part 2

on August 6, 2018 by

Be Intentional about Investing in Your Own Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Health

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“Parenting Adult Children.” Part 1

on August 6, 2018 by

An Invitation to Keep the Welcome Mat Out and Your Mouth Shut

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Reaching LGBTQ Kids

on August 5, 2018 by

Two Completely Different Theologies… both Reaching LGBTQ Kids

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Boys Exposed: How Porn Traumatizes

on August 2, 2018 by

Children under the age of 10 now account for 1 in 10 visitors to porn video sites

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Social Media Taking A Tougher Stance On Underage Kids

on July 30, 2018 by

Facebook and Instagram instructed their moderators to take a tougher stance on underage kids

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Guarding Teens Through The Dangers Of Culture

on July 29, 2018 by

13 Reasons Why We Need to Have Conversations With Our Kids

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Sibling Rivalry And Abuse

on July 29, 2018 by

What Parents Need to Know About Sibling Rivalry and Abuse

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1 In 4 Teenage Girls Deliberately Harm Themselves

on July 29, 2018 by

Up to 30 percent of teenage girls in some parts of the United States say they have intentionally injured themselves

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Hot Cheetos And Takis Under Fire After Snacking Teen…

on July 27, 2018 by

Hot Cheetos and Takis under fire after snacking teen needs gallbladder removal

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Mobile Phone Radiation May Affect Memory

on July 21, 2018 by

Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields may have adverse effects on the development of memory performance of specific brain regions

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Parent Controls Don’t Work?

on July 20, 2018 by

The Internet filtering tools are ineffective and in most cases, were an insignificant factor in whether young people had seen explicit sexual content.

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How The History Of Sunday School Can Help Today

on July 19, 2018 by

A change in the children’s behavior. “They have been transformed from the shape of wolves and tigers to that of men,”

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College Prep

on July 18, 2018 by

What to Expect in Life’s Next Chapter

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Youth Group Games

on July 15, 2018 by

The  Source for youth ministry

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Dealing With Your Angry Teen

on July 12, 2018 by

Here’s some tips how to deal with angry teens

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“Upskirting,” And Porn Culture

on July 11, 2018 by

What’s “Upskirting,” And How Does Porn Culture Feed This Twisted Trend?

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Why Youth Ministry Shouldn’t Be The Greatest Show On Earth

on July 6, 2018 by

by Walt Mueller

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4 Ways To Be A Great Summer Dad

on July 5, 2018 by

Few things are more cherished in childhood memories than summer. Make no mistake, the season is a BIG deal to our kids

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How Teens Choose To Communicate via Their Many Apps

on July 4, 2018 by

Detailed analysis of Instagram, Snapchat, Texting, Calling, FaceTime.

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Best Buy Has Finally Stopped Selling CDs In Its Stores

on July 4, 2018 by

Best Buy will continue to sell vinyl records due to their rising popularity — with record sales at a “27-year-high.”

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Possible 3 Hour Dive For Soccer Team

on July 3, 2018 by

Thai youth soccer team could have to dive out of caves or wait months to be rescued

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Helping Bullied, Bullies AND Bystanders

on July 2, 2018 by

I’m not just advocating help for kids who have been picked on, but help for the bullied, bullies and bystanders

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Engaging Teens

on June 29, 2018 by

5 Ways Your Church Can Engage Teens

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What Makes Churchgoers Stick With Their Congregation

on June 28, 2018 by

But don’t mess with a church’s beliefs or there may be an exodus, according to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

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School District To Coach, ‘If You Talk to God, You’re Fired’

on June 27, 2018 by

The irony is that in America it’s okay for coaches to take a knee to protest America, but it’s illegal for public…

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Why I’m Still Doing Middle School Ministry

on June 26, 2018 by

(After 35+ Years)….. Marko

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Parenting And The Cultural Pressure To Conform

on June 25, 2018 by

Well, how in the world did a Christian mom send her 15-year-old son through the streets of Rome past public orgies in…

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When Kids Cut Themselves

on June 24, 2018 by

When Kids Cut Themselves Seventeen-year-old Lauren was despondent over breaking up with her boyfriend. She had never known pain so deep and…

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The CDC, Teen Risks, And Who Is Vulnerable

on June 23, 2018 by

Fewer high school students are drinking, having sex and using drugs… but still “leaves room for concern.”

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I’m Not Your Youth Pastor Anymore!

on June 22, 2018 by

Last summer I left that church to take another. I swore to myself that I wouldn’t interfere with my successor’s ministry

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MTV Awards: Chris Pratt Shares Message Of Faith

on June 20, 2018 by

The star used his time on stage to share some advice with fans that included references to his faith

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MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018 Winners

on June 19, 2018 by

The Complete List

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20 Camp And Retreat Hacks

on June 19, 2018 by

Even if you have your plans made here are 20 hacks you could still use to enhance your time away…

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You Asked: Should I Ditch My Smartphone?

on June 18, 2018 by

smartphone’s…endless stream of distractions may be causing more harm than good.

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More Teens Than Ever Would Try Marijuana

on June 17, 2018 by

One in four U.S. high school seniors would try marijuana or use it more often if it was legal, and that rate,…

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Help Me With… Camp

on June 14, 2018 by

Blog posts to help you with all things camp…

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5 Tips For Hosting Next-Level Camp Games

on June 14, 2018 by

And, if Camp is the most important event of our summer, those games need to be next-level. How can I ramp up…

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Flashback: Teens On Edge

on June 12, 2018 by

The Causes of Growing Anxiety in Today’s Kids