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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

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From Intention To Action

on September 21, 2017 by

Elevating leadership beyond good intentions’

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God In The Gap Year

on September 21, 2017 by

Why do students take a gap year? How do parents know if a gap year is a good decision for their child?

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Young Cyberbullying Victims Are Double-Risk Of Self-Harm

on September 13, 2017 by

Children and young people under-25 who become victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to enact self-harm and attempt suicide…

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One Teenager May Require More ? Sleep Than Another

on September 2, 2017 by

There are differences among teens in how much sleep they need to maintain the best daily mood.

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Smartphones..Possible Causes Of Rising Teen Suicide Rate

on August 5, 2017 by

Suicide rates for teenage girls are at a 40-year high. For boys aged 15 to 19 has increased more than 30%

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Parents Sue School For Treating Trans ‘Girl’ (7) Like A Boy

on August 5, 2017 by

Cal civil rights law, prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender, biological..“gender identity and gender expression.”

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9-Year-Old Applies For Alien-Fighting Job, NASA Responds

on August 5, 2017 by

I have also seen the show Marvel Agents…I am great at video games. I can learn to think like an Alien

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The #1 Surprising Thing Your Church Needs To Know About GenZ

on June 14, 2017 by

Gen Z is upon us and if we confuse these students with Millennials we’re going to miss out on connecting with them…

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Teens And Adult Beverages

on June 13, 2017 by

The Good News and Bad News in Today’s Alcohol Trends

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Ramadan Rage 2017 Hits Grim Milestone: 1,003 Dead, 1,036 Wounded

on June 12, 2017 by

Including, women, children and families

Pablo Vega, a former video-game tester for Electronic Arts Inc. who is forced to live at home because of his job situation, reads a book in his bedroom in Madrid, Spain, on Monday, May 28, 2012. More than half of all workers under age 24 are jobless and 37 percent of Spaniards between 18 and 34 live with their parents. Photographer: Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Pablo Vega Gonzalez


How To Get Your 20-Something Out Of The Basement

on May 27, 2017 by

When Are You Helping and When Are You Hurting?

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Funny Award?

on May 24, 2017 by

Middle School Student’s Superlative Award Makes Fun of Her ADHD

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Why 13 Reasons Why

on May 8, 2017 by

Jonathan McKee

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Ashley Graham On Why She Chose To Abstain From Sex

on May 7, 2017 by

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie Ashley Graham didn’t always have it easy when it came to love.

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Flashbach: SCREENAGERS (Official Trailer)

on April 8, 2017 by

A film by physician Delaney Ruston, explores the affect of extended teen cell phone use and internet gaming on adolescent …

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Flashback Video: Teens Gave Up Their Cellphones For A Week

on April 8, 2017 by

What Happened When 9 Teens Gave Up Their Cellphones For A Week

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Flashback: Digital Cold Turkey

on April 8, 2017 by

Students Give Up Phones as Part of Today Show Television Episode

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Flashback: When to Introduce Your Child to a Smartphone or Tablet

on March 10, 2017 by

PBS Parents

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How to Get the Effort You Want From Your Students

on March 10, 2017 by

Tim Elmore

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La La Land

on January 16, 2017 by

La La Land features just enough content to merit its PG-13 rating and to remind us that we’re living in the 21st…

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Study Finds Sex-Ed Programs Don’t Reduce STIs, Teen Pregnancy, HIV

on December 18, 2016 by

A new peer-reviewed study of multiple “sexual and reproductive health” educational programs in several countries finds no evidence of improved health outcomes…

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Fewer Teens Doing Drugs Than Ever Before

on December 18, 2016 by

American teenagers are the best behaved they’ve ever been — drinking and smoking less and doing fewer drugs than their predecessors in…

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Sexual Harassment Prevalent Among Adolescent Students

on December 18, 2016 by

43% of middle school students surveyed for the study reported they had been the victims of verbal sexual harassment such as sexual…

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New Book: “Never Mind My Thigh Gap”

on December 7, 2016 by

by Sarah Newton

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Students Break Out In “Mary Did You Know” Song As Tornado Sirens Blare

on December 4, 2016 by

“They started singing and everybody calmed down,”

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Teen Allegedly Fatally Shoots Sleeping Family, Tries To Blame Father

on December 4, 2016 by

“The only real conclusion that we could draw from some of our investigation was that he had some difference with his parents…

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Police Hail Parents Who Found, Disarmed Son At Utah School

on December 4, 2016 by

“Thank goodness they did not wait and went to the school to find him,”

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Melania Trump: We Must Teach Our Children AMERICAN VALUES (VIDEO)

on November 4, 2016 by

“We need to teach our youth kindness, honesty, respect, compassion, charity, understanding,” Melania said. “Our culture has gotten too mean.”

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How Welfare Undermines Marriage And What To Do About It

on November 4, 2016 by

The collapse of marriage in America began with the War on Poverty and the welfare programs that penalizes low-income parents who do…

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Flashback…Marriage: America’s Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty

on November 4, 2016 by

Child poverty is an ongoing national concern, but few are aware that its principal cause is the absence of married fathers in…

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Trump, The P-word, And Hypocrites

on October 10, 2016 by

So, let me get this straight. It’s NOT okay for our president to say this, but it IS okay for “artists” who…

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Mom, Can I Have Snapchat? Values

on October 10, 2016 by

5 Considerations to ponder

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Book: Untangled

on October 10, 2016 by

Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood

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Parents Of Middle School Kids Survival Guide

on October 9, 2016 by

Top 10 Things To Expect In Middle School

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How America Outlawed Adolescence

on October 9, 2016 by

At least 22 states make it a crime to disturb school in ways that teenagers are wired to do. Why did this…

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Upset Middle School Teacher Wrote ‘Focus’ On A Student’s Forehead

on October 9, 2016 by

Now, he’s charged with assault

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Teenager “Befriended” A Wounded Gunman Who Burst Into His Home

on October 7, 2016 by

Teen ‘befriended’ gunman in sergeant’s killing to keep him calm after he burst into home, youth’s mother says

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Teachers Tell Individual Students How Special They Are

on October 7, 2016 by

Emotional video between teachers and their students

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International Day Of Prayer For The Persecuted Church November 6th

on October 7, 2016 by

Free church resource kit — a service guide, sermon outline, video files, social media elements, Prayer Partner card templates and more!

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Students: Bring Your Bible To School Day! On This Thursday, Oct.6

on October 5, 2016 by

Talk with your students and encourage them to be part of a movement to take their Bibles to school

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Writer: Reborn ‘Wonder Woman’ Character Is Gay

on October 1, 2016 by

“Comic books further left-wing has become a recurring headline. Comics from The Archies to Wonder Woman are pushing liberal ideas of…

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YouTube blocked Trailer For ‘I’m Not Ashamed’ For Months

on October 1, 2016 by

“It’s 11 months we’ve been fighting this battle,”

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9-Year-Old Boy Graduates High School And Starts College

on October 1, 2016 by

Wants to Become Astrophysicist: ‘I Want to Prove That God Does Exist’

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Why The Jewish Biblical Feasts Matter

on September 28, 2016 by

by Rachel Blom

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World’s Tallest Teenager….

on September 28, 2016 by

Genetic disorder can’t stop growing

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Satanic Temple Brings ‘After School Satan Club’ To Portland school

on September 28, 2016 by

“Our goal, ultimately, is to place an ASSC in every school where the Good News Clubs, or other proselytizing religious groups, have…

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How To React To An Angry Parent In Your Ministry

on September 16, 2016 by

Our minds will be racing for a way to react to the anger of the parent. Here’s a list of instinctual things…

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Building A Youth Ministry From Scratch: Blog Series

on September 12, 2016 by

Rachel Blom

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The Federalist Papers….Free Course

on September 12, 2016 by

Hillsdale College’s popular course exploring the case for limited government contained in The Federalist Papers

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I Almost Quit Today

on September 11, 2016 by

Justin Knowles

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Find The Support Your Marriage Needs

on September 11, 2016 by

Jim Burns

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Replenishing Your Soul…..

on September 11, 2016 by

The life of a youth leader is not easy

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Students Send Message To Whoever Burned American Flag on Classmate’s Pickup

on September 10, 2016 by

“I think its really important. It’s not just the material part of the flag, it’s the meaning behind it,”

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Latina: Sparks Can Fly When Generations Clash

on September 10, 2016 by

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Twitter Adds Read Receipts To Service

on September 10, 2016 by

…little blue check marks, receipts simply let users know when those with whom they are corresponding have read their messages

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5 Questions To Ask Yourself About Leading Teens…Values

on September 9, 2016 by

When did image become more important than integrity? Culture tells us: looking good is more important than doing good

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Short History Of Safe Spaces?

on September 9, 2016 by

Brown University President Argues-In Favor Of Safe Spaces

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Flashback: Who Needs A Safer Space?

on September 9, 2016 by

In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas

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Best Ministry Job On The Planet

on July 31, 2016 by

10 reasons why being a youth pastor may be the best ministry job on the planet

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Middle School: The New High School For Moms

on July 29, 2016 by

Teens’ social secrets go deeper than parents think

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Many Stores Honoring Parents’ Requests For ‘Gender-Neutral’ Kids’ Clothing

on July 29, 2016 by

Fox News

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Serving Parents Who Don’t Go To Church

on July 28, 2016 by

Allow me to help shed some light on a couple of truths in relation to unchurched parents, and then recommend some steps…

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A Different Kind Of Parent Ministry

on July 28, 2016 by

God can use parents—even sleep-deprived ones with snot and food on their shoulders—to build up the next generation of leaders

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Flashback: “Must Reads For Family & Inter-Generational Youth Ministry”

on July 28, 2016 by

By @Uthguydan

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Stop Trying to Make the Bible Relevant to Teenagers

on July 27, 2016 by

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Kids Media Companies Become Inclusive Of LGBT Characters

on July 27, 2016 by

Children’s LGBTV

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Parent Acts: Why is it so hard to let our kids fail?

on July 27, 2016 by

CNN

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A Letter To My Sons About Pornography

on July 20, 2016 by

“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light.”

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5 Simple Spiritual Pilgrimages

on July 20, 2016 by

Pilgrimages are essential to our spiritual health and to the health of our students

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Framing Sexuality For Teens

on July 20, 2016 by

In just a few more than 50 years, our media culture has gone from treating matters of sexuality as a hush-hush topic…

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Pokémon Go Becomes Biggest Mobile Game In U.S. History

on July 18, 2016 by

Just under 21 million active smartphone users across U.S. besting previous record holder Candy Crush, 20 million users in the U.S.

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Pokémon Go: Rare Catch Causes A Central Park Stampede

on July 18, 2016 by

video released shows trainers rushing into Central Park late Thursday night to catch the rare Eevee evolution, Vaporeon

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The Myth Of The Non-Christian

on July 18, 2016 by

Engaging Atheists, Nominal Christians and the Spiritual But Not Religious

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Six Potential Downsides Of Social Media

on July 14, 2016 by

Tim Elmore

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The Potential Upside Of Social Media

on July 14, 2016 by

Tim Elmore

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Raised In A Day Of Social Media

on July 14, 2016 by

Tim Elmore

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5 Conversations You Must Have With Grads Before College…Values

on July 13, 2016 by

Don’t miss this opportunity before they leave

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Depression Strikes Millions Of Teens Each Year

on July 13, 2016 by

Nearly 3 million American teens a year experience major depression

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Snapchat Not Cool?

on July 6, 2016 by

Snapchat Growing Grown Up problem

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This Is The Face Of The Isis Sex Slave Market

on July 6, 2016 by

Where is the world in all this? Where is humanity?”

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Foreign Men Blamed After Mass Sex Assault At Music Festival

on July 6, 2016 by

…Youngest victim is 12 years old

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Learning From Failure

on July 5, 2016 by

Don’t let failure define you

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what I’ve Learned In My First 10 Years Of Youth Ministry

on July 5, 2016 by

Stop yearning for something better and figure out how to minister to those you’ve been placed with

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How To Survive And Thrive In Your First Youth Ministry Job

on July 5, 2016 by

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5 Reasons Why Teenagers Need Theology

on July 4, 2016 by

Secular society throws its own answers our way, but they’re never compatible with a Christian worldview

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Overusing Social Media As An Adolescent May Hurt Your Love Life Later On

on July 4, 2016 by

Predominant use of social media may limit the opportunity to practice in-person conversations that are crucial for adolescents, particularly boys

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Understanding Risk Factors Involved In Initiation of Adolescent Alcohol Use

on July 4, 2016 by

A new study has found that demographic factors, cognitive functioning, and brain features during the early-adolescence ages of 12 to 14 years…

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Student Finally Gets Graduation

on June 20, 2016 by

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What I Learned About Faith Watching My Father Die

on June 19, 2016 by

What I learned about humilty from my Dad

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How To Approach Father’s Day As A Single Mom

on June 19, 2016 by

What does a single mom do on a day like today?

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Apple’s New App Guidelines

on June 19, 2016 by

Now in comic-book form

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Values: Know The Signs Of Teens Being Stressed

on June 18, 2016 by

video: How to relieve stress

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Flashback: Teen Girls More Stressed Than Boys

on June 18, 2016 by

…causes such as college prep tests and poor body image…

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Orlando: Chick-fil-A did WHAT on Sunday?

on June 18, 2016 by

Chick-fil-A doesn’t just serve chicken, they serve a community

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Just Before Steph’s Biggest Game, Ayesha Curry Stands For Her Faith

on June 7, 2016 by

In a world full of half-dressed celebrities willing to bare-all, Mrs. Curry’s powerful stand for modesty is a beautiful thing

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20 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming A Pastor

on June 7, 2016 by

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there are some things we are failing to prepare new pastors for

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Church Mistakenly Employs Homeless Musician For 3 Years Thinking He Was New Youth Pastor

on June 7, 2016 by

Wandering into the church..he was immediately assumed to be the new youth pastor, due to the guitar he was carrying and unkempt…

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Flashback: Summer Survival Kit

on June 2, 2016 by

George Lockhart

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Rebuked By Adele Putting Our Phones Down- And Seeing Life

on June 2, 2016 by

by Walt Mueller