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View The Bibles That Came Over On The Mayflower

on November 23, 2017 by

The Museum of Bible 8-story, $500 million museum features artifacts, exhibits and a Christian-themed musical

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How To Help Kids Through Changes In Church Leadership

on November 22, 2017 by

The truth is, no matter how big or small, change can be hard, but change is a reality for our kids as…


U.K: Hilarious What A teen Puts On Her Driving Licence

on November 21, 2017 by

Officials at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency failed to spot Eve Paterson’s mistake when she applied for an updated licence

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Rise In Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There link?

on November 20, 2017 by

An increase in teen suicide rates occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may…

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Germany Bans Children’s Smart Watches With Listening app

on November 19, 2017 by

The agency said parents have been using watches marketed to children between the ages of 5 and 12 to monitor teachers


Neighborhood Quality May Impact Child’s Behavior

on November 18, 2017 by

A new study finds that the quality of a child’s neighborhood may have significant and long-term effects on his or her behavior…

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Possible “Conflict Of Visions” You And Your Senior Pastor

on November 17, 2017 by

Does The Vision Of Your Ministry Line Up With Your Senior Pastor?


When iPhones Become Babysitters

on November 16, 2017 by

What Do They Need Most?

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The Adolescent Anxiety Epidemic

on November 15, 2017 by

What You Can Do

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Why Kids Need Exegetical Bible Teaching For The Long Haul

on November 14, 2017 by

“If anyone asks you how your ministry is doing, always reply with this: ‘I’ll tell you in ten years how my ministry…

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Evangelism In Youth Ministry

on November 13, 2017 by

5 Reasons why you need to make evangelism a serious priority in your youth ministry right away

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Engaging “Me Too” Teens

on November 12, 2017 by

3 Tips


YouTube’s Users Now Watch 100 Million Hours Per Day

on November 11, 2017 by

Every day, YouTube users watch 100 million hours of its content on TV sets, through smart TVs and devices like video game…

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The worrisome effects of teenage smartphone addiction

on November 10, 2017 by

Psychologists are worried about the effects of the smartphone on our kids

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Teens And Technology

on November 8, 2017 by

Podcast interview with  Jonathan McKee

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Grandparenting On Purpose

on November 7, 2017 by

“If you do not have a grandparent in your home; go buy one!”


Five Warning Signs Of Teenage Depression

on November 6, 2017 by

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

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“Welcoming Schools” LGBTQ Agenda For Your School?

on November 5, 2017 by

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality

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Teen Depression in U.S. Jumps by Nearly Half in 10 Years

on November 5, 2017 by

A new study finds a startling rise in depression among all Americans, with youth demonstrating the most rapid increase over the last…

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Book: Reclaiming Conversation

on November 4, 2017 by

The power of talk in a digital age


When “Connected” Means “Disconnected”

on November 3, 2017 by

“The new 2018 Ford F-150 with SYNC Connect and available Wi-Fi means you and the family can stay connected.”

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3 Ingredients Catalyzing The Spike In Teen Depression

on November 2, 2017 by

And How a Caring Adult Can Actually Help


New Healthy Media Habits For Young Kids

on November 1, 2017 by

Now that screen time recommendations are more flexible, it’s time for new rules


3d Guide To Making Wise Media Choices

on October 31, 2017 by

Leaders Guide

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Sex And Drugs

on October 30, 2017 by

U.S. study links marijuana use to more intercourse

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An Inside Look At The Museum Of The Bible

on October 29, 2017 by

Chairman of the board Hobby Lobby Steve Green sits down with Judge Jeanine to discuss the importance of the Bible

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Drinking And Drugs Down…Fighting And Stealing Up

on October 28, 2017 by

Big Declines in Substance Abuse, Delinquency Among U.S. Teens


When Teens Wish They Could “Unpost”

on October 27, 2017 by

(Interview with Jonathan McKee)

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The Rise of Anxiety and Depression in Teens

on October 26, 2017 by

We can’t afford the risks associated with these realities, so it’s best to be proactive in helping teens develop a more positive,…

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Engaging Young People With Stranger Things

on October 25, 2017 by

by Jonathan McKee

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Practicing Faith Skills With Your Kids

on October 24, 2017 by

Four faith skills that we want every kid to learn and practice


Bullied 9-Year-Old Girl Afraid To Go Back To School

on October 23, 2017 by

A New Jersey mom says she spent weeks out of class after school officials refused to let her switch classes due to…

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9 Leadership Principles You Need To Know

on October 22, 2017 by

Leadership. Without it organizations crumble, potential is never met, people are left puzzled and frustrated, and everything suffers

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Nearly 1 In 4 Girls Depressed At Age 14

on October 20, 2017 by

UK Study

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The Social Life Of The App Addicted Teen…Values

on October 19, 2017 by

Infographic on teens being addicted to social media. Practical and insightful. The Social Life of the App Addicted…

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Sometimes The Victim Is Also The Perpetrator

on October 18, 2017 by

Students  anonymously posted something mean about themselves online



Energy Drink Leaves Father With Hole In Skull

on October 13, 2017 by

Too much consumption of energy drinks almost cost them everything.


The #1 Thing I Tell People Who Want To Be A Youth Pastor

on October 10, 2017 by

So many people come into Youth Ministry disillusioned as to the reality of what ministry really is. They know they


Flashback: Helping Parents Train Up Their Children

on October 9, 2017 by

7 great ideas you can use to help parents train their children spiritually

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STDs At An All Time High… Again

on October 8, 2017 by

Last Tuesday the CDC announced “the highest number of these sexually transmitted diseases ever reported”

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What’s Hot?

on October 7, 2017 by

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

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How Americans Pray

on October 6, 2017 by

Praying for “a sense of peace” those with children under the age of 18 pray this the most

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1/3 Of Pop Up Notifications Make Our Mood WORSE

on October 5, 2017 by

Automated alerts were found to have the biggest impact, although work related messages came in second


The Problem Of Approval In Your Ministry

on October 4, 2017 by

Deep down we want to be liked. Even if you are okay with people being mad at you, you still want people…


Helping Young People Process Las Vegas

on October 3, 2017 by

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

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5 Principles To Reach The Next Generation

on October 2, 2017 by

In this fast-paced world, the road to reaching youth has a slower speed limit…earning the right to share the gospel with students.


Student Leadership Ministry Team

on October 1, 2017 by

11 People you need on a student ministry leadership team

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TV/Video Games In Bedroom Can Lead To Child Issues

on September 30, 2017 by

When a child has a TV or video games in their bedroom, negative consequences may happen


New Sexually Explicit Cartoon On Netflix

on September 29, 2017 by

Cartoon about teenagers whose lives have been upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty

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Should Your Kid Have Snapchat?

on September 28, 2017 by

Should Your Kid Have Snapchat? 5 Tips for Parents Raising Teens in the Digital Age

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on September 27, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

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The Streetlights App

on September 26, 2017 by

Students study the Bible through creative audio presentations of various biblical texts set to musical tracks


A Drunk Driver Killed Their Daughters But…Forgiveness

on September 25, 2017 by

It shows the difference Jesus brings in the most tragic, unimaginable circumstances

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Teens Postponing Traditional Milestones Towards Adulthood

on September 24, 2017 by

U.S. teenagers are maturing more slowly than past generations, postponing behaviors such as drinking, having sex, going on dates, holding part-time jobs,…

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Smartphones: The New Teen Mental Health Crisis..Values

on September 22, 2017 by

The generation that’s grown up with cellphones are less social and more prone to depression. Psychiatrist Jean Twenge

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A Letter To Senior Pastors….

on September 21, 2017 by

It’s about the kids in your congregation and the powerful role that you play


Teen Returning Wallet With $1,500 To Homeowner

on September 20, 2017 by

Melissa Vang is thrilled to see goodness lies in the hearts of teens. “God bless this young man’s heart,”


College Transition Connection

on September 19, 2017 by

Campus Ministry Link is a way to connect students with campus ministries, on any college campus across the nation

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5 Reasons Your Youth Ministry May Never Grow

on September 18, 2017 by

Let’s make sure that we are doing everything that we can to grow our ministry!

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Is Abstinence-Only Education Really Ineffective?

on September 17, 2017 by

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen people bashing abstinence programs. Back in 2004 a report prepared for House Democrats shredded abstinence…


What’s Hot?

on September 16, 2017 by

Hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies


Have Smartphones Destroyed A Generation?

on September 15, 2017 by

More comfortable online than out partying…But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis


Communication And Identity

on September 14, 2017 by

Here’s a simple breakdown of these three facets of communication and how they can work best for any ministry.

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Earlier Drinking By Teens Linked To Earlier Sex

on September 13, 2017 by

Teens who start drinking at younger ages are more likely to have their first sexual encounter earlier than others, according to a…


Inviting Grandparents In

on September 12, 2017 by

Even if your relationship with your parents isn’t all that you wish it could be, your parents want to be a part…

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6 Strategies For Engaging The Hurting Teen

on September 8, 2017 by

What would you tell Courtney? The question of pain and suffering is one we face a lot in youth ministry


Youth Workers Are You Giving Parents Bubbles?

on September 7, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

Youth workers are you giving parents bubbles

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Drug Reduces Risk Of HIV Infection Among Gay Teen Males

on September 6, 2017 by

Can safely reduce HIV risk for those under 18


Flashback: Canadian Study Of Young People And The Church

on September 5, 2017 by

Hemorrhaging Faith: Why and When Canadian Young Adults are Leaving, Staying and Returning to Church


Forcefield: Child Internet Safety

on September 4, 2017 by

The preferred parental control software solution of Focus on the Family.


Dating app Tinder finds gold at Apple’s App Store

on September 3, 2017 by

Tinder for the first time became the top-grossing app in Apple’s online shop, topping the likes of Netflix, Pandora and hit mobile…


Social Media Culture Can Lead To Inappropriate Posts

on September 2, 2017 by

Risky social media posts…might be a deliberate strategy to fit in with the wider social media culture that makes people believe ‘it’s…


Many ‘Practicing Christians’ Agree With Aspects Of Marxism

on September 1, 2017 by

We have observed and reported on increasing pluralism, relativism, and moral decline among Americans and even in the Church.”


Don’t Fumble This Amazing Opportunity…Values

on August 31, 2017 by

30% of students never make the transition from the children’s ministry to the youth ministry

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The Ever-Increasing Impact Of Social Media

on August 30, 2017 by

Is It Changing Kids From the Inside Out?


Snapchat Video Shows Girls Drinking Before Deadly Crash

on August 29, 2017 by

Police Chief: I would speak to our teens and young adults out there: You’re not invincible


The Winners From The 2017 MTV VMAs

on August 28, 2017 by

The complete winners list



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Houston didn’t come up at the star of tonight MTV VMA awards out in Hollywood


Beloit College Mindset List Class Of 2021

on August 26, 2017 by

Beloit College Releases the Mindset List for This Year’s Entering Class of First-Year College Students



on August 25, 2017 by

Girls are wired to learn through being social and relationships, boys are hardwired for activity and movement


Hot New Anonymous Messaging App

on August 24, 2017 by

Popular with U.S. teenagers and in a growing number of other countries, Sarahah

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Marijuana Tied To High Blood Pressure

on August 23, 2017 by

The longer they used Marijuana the more likely they were to have hypertension

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Snapchat vs Instagram

on August 22, 2017 by

46% Of Influencers Say They Would Give Up Snapchat If They Were To Abandon One Platform

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Memes Are Not Your Friend

on August 21, 2017 by

Relational intimacy in a digital world has been re-imagined

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Flashback: “Squirt Gun Assassin”

on August 21, 2017 by

High School Principal Warns Parents About Risky ‘Squirt Gun Assassin’ Game


What’s Hot?

on August 20, 2017 by

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

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Why Your Family Needs To Play And Have Fun Together

on August 19, 2017 by

The opposite of play is not in fact work, as you might have guessed, but it’s actually depression

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5 Things….Before You Send Your Kid To College

on August 18, 2017 by

A college administrator offers counsel on coming of age and higher e


Baseball Player Sues Coach…Claims Benching Was Bullying

on August 17, 2017 by

$150,000 from now-former baseball coach on the grounds that his repeated benching constituted a pattern of bullying and harassment.


Mom Critically Injured While Saving Kids From Falling Tree

on August 16, 2017 by

“It was terrifying,’’ “You heard the tree fall and didn’t know what happened, and then you hear a baby scream.’’

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The Empty Promise Of Stuff

on August 15, 2017 by

Walt Mueller


4 Essential Aspects Of Addressing Sexuality With Teenagers

on August 14, 2017 by

We shouldn’t shy away from teaching what the Bible says about sexuality, but proclaim it with grace and love.

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Student Ministries Game Plan For The Upcoming Year

on August 13, 2017 by

Summer time has gone by very fast and the school year has started for schools across the country

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Teens Are Most Bullied On Instagram And Facebook

on August 12, 2017 by

Instagram is the network of choice for cyberbullies in 2017, with Facebook close behind

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Are You In Charge Of Your Kids Or Are They?

on August 11, 2017 by

Are You in Charge of Your Kids or Are They in Charge of You?


Values: Why Kids Are Walking Away From Their Faith?

on August 10, 2017 by

Last weekend I met some people who are tackling this reality head on… and I think they’re onto something

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Facebook Pulls The Plug On Teen-Focused Network

on August 9, 2017 by

The teen-only social network aimed to rival Snapchat when it was launched a year ago


Team, Disqualified For flipping The Bird On Snapchat

on August 8, 2017 by

The social media post resulting in the disqualification for the softball 2017 world championship


Building A Next-Level Volunteer Team

on August 7, 2017 by

We all want long-term, invested volunteer leaders in our ministries. We want to build a connected and cohesive team, willing to follow…


Flashback: 5 Ways To Retain Juniors And Seniors

on August 6, 2017 by

The number one thing you need to do is connect students to…