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Will Ferrell Joins #DeviceFreeDinner

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Will Ferrell Is a Phone-Obsessed Dad in Funny Device-Free Dinner Campaign


Here’s How To Recruit Parents For Children’s Ministry

on January 20, 2018 by

We actually began our program by changing our sign-in and registration processes. We had parents sign an agreement that they’d participate in…


Copyright Infringement and Your Ministry: The Real Cost

on January 20, 2018 by

It’s important from a ministry perspective to get to the bottom of some common misconceptions

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Keeping The Communication Lines Open

on January 19, 2018 by

Keeping the Communication Lines Open Nobody will listen to you unless they sense that you like them


Stop Overindulging Your Children

on January 19, 2018 by

“Dealing with Adult Children.” One of the biggest problems with today’s young…

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Early Puberty In Girls May Take Mental Health Toll

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Girls who enter puberty early — possibly as young as 7 — have a greater risk for developing depression and antisocial behaviors…


Helping Strangers Tied To Higher Self-Esteem In Teens

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Teens who exhibit prosocial behavior — such as helping, comforting and sharing with strangers — have higher self-esteem a year later.

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Gen Z Guys Go Old School

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Gen Z guys (aged 20 and younger) portend a return to “old school” masculinity and more conservative politics

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Teen Drug Use Stable, But Marijuana Use Edging Up

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Nearly 40% of all 12th-graders surveyed had used some sort of illicit drug in the past year


Addicted To Technology

on December 29, 2017 by

The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s Tech Obsessions

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Ed Sheeran Reflects On His 2 Year Digital Detox

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“I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things. One comment ruins your day.”

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Teens Talk: What Works To Stop Cyberbullying

on December 29, 2017 by

In our most recent survey of approximately 5,700 middle and high school students from around the United States

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More Pregnant Women Are Using Pot

on December 27, 2017 by

More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety


18-Year-Old Admitting To Molesting Over 50 Kids: Police

on December 4, 2017 by

Since the age of 10, Joseph Hayden Boston had molested dozens of other children in different cities where he’s lived


UK: 1 In 10 Babies Are Born To Parents Who Live Apart

on December 3, 2017 by

Parents living at two addresses has more than doubled in the past 30 years, from 4.2 % to 10.3 %


Disney Channel to Feature LGBTQ Storyline In ‘Andi Mack’

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Disney Channel to Feature LGBTQ Storyline in the New Season of ‘Andi Mack’


Disney ‘First Boy Princess’ In ‘Star vs. The Forces Of Evil’

on December 3, 2017 by

HuffPost “could be incredibly influential for kids who are soaking up social cues about what it means to be a boy or…


Wingin’ It In Youth Ministry

on November 3, 2017 by

We don’t stumble into youth ministry that produces life-long disciples of Jesus. We aim for it with intentionality and planning


12 Ways To Really Love Your Children

on October 13, 2017 by

Everything we do should begin and end with love.


Thousands of Christian Women Take a Knee on National Mall

on October 13, 2017 by

Praying for racial unity, ending abortion, and critiquing feminism.


The Rise Of Drone Crime And How Cops Can Stop It

on October 13, 2017 by

Drone with a lunchbox full of drugs…



on October 10, 2017 by

A Milestone comparison trap


New Book By Timothy Eldred Alone Sucks

on October 10, 2017 by

Tells the story of aloneness and untangles the many lies of life..

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What Exactly Is NextGen?

on October 10, 2017 by

What if the kids ministry and student ministry began to align around the same outcomes for parents, volunteers and kids?

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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.


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.”


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


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?


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 …

Surprised Teenager with Cellphone under Blanket at the Home

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


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…

Teenage Girl Being Bullied By Text Message

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…


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,”


Teen Allegedly Fatally Shoots Sleeping Family, Tries To Blame Father

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


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,”


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…


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…


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


Parents Of Middle School Kids Survival Guide

on October 9, 2016 by

Top 10 Things To Expect In Middle School


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…


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

on October 9, 2016 by

Now, he’s charged with assault


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!


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


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…


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


World’s Tallest Teenager….

on September 28, 2016 by

Genetic disorder can’t stop growing


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


I Almost Quit Today

on September 11, 2016 by

Justin Knowles


Find The Support Your Marriage Needs

on September 11, 2016 by

Jim Burns


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

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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


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…


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


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?

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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.”


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.


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