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How Orange Has Change Our Children’s Ministry, Student Ministry and Church

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There has also been a noticeable change in the young family core group in our church

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Why Revisionism Matters

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How does this play into kids and youth ministry?


The 4 Keys To A Dynamic Confirmation Program

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How to Create A More Enrichening Experience

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Flashback Values: How The Catechism Keeps Us From Bad Theology

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Question one of the Catechism shapes our whole existence…we belong to Jesus and not to ourselves

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Why Is The Issue Of Pornography As A Public Health Crisis In The News?

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What is the “pornography as public health crisis” movement?


The New Compartmentalization Of Teenagers’ Faith

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It’s as strong as it has ever been. With one important distinction: They don’t inherently grasp why this is a problem


5 Reasons Children Should Be In The Main Service Regularly

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Imagine the culture shock of a child who has been in church all of his life but has never been in the…


Adam LaRoche Hero, Undercover Agent

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Hollywood could not write a more compelling story…

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Giving Grace To Teenagers…By Brooklyn Lindsey

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Don’t Miss It – Know Your Kids… Values

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by Reggie Joiner

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Leading Change Up, Around, And Everywhere It Matters

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OC16: Notes from Rachael Sibcy from Frank Bealer’s OC16 Presentation

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52 Ways To Connect With Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid

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How to Engage with Kids Who Can’t Seem to Pry Their Eyes from Their Devices!

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Who’s In The Rest Room First Steps In Framing The- Issue

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by Walt Mueller

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Understanding Why My Teenager Hates Me

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You may have wisdom to offer, but it will miss the mark without a rich combination of context and empathy

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One More Scientific Reason How Youth Groups Benefit Students

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Having lots of friends is a better painkiller than morphine


What Would I Do Differently If I Started In Youth Ministry All Over Again

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Considering Church Planting?

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18 exclusive modules of church planting and multiplication that provide practical, actionable advice, taught by leading experts

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Think Divorce Doesn’t Hurts Kids? Think Again.

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Of all the ways a divorce negatively impacts a child’s life, the impact on their religious life may be the most detrimental…

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Bono & Eugene Peterson on THE PSALMS

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Bono is singing to the very people I did this work for. I feel that we are allies in this


What Students Need, Not What They Want

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Have you ever noticed how we cave to popular culture in our youth programming? giving them..? in order to make them happy

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Lessons From Ministry Mistakes

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…the point is not to “keep an eye on them,” but to find more time to invest in them


The Priorities, Challenges, And Trends In Youth Ministry

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Millennials are leaving the church. Nearly 6 in 10 (59%) young people who grow up in Christian churches end up walking away


4 Guidelines When Helping Abused Teens

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Working with teen mothers to help them understand the abusive relationships that many of them have with their “baby daddy”


Authentic Discipleship (Part 1)

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The 8 attributes of discipleship found in the research from the book, Transformational Discipleship


Authentic Discipleship (Part 2)

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The 8 attributes of discipleship found in the research from the book, Transformational Discipleship


Authentic Discipleship (Part 3)

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The 8 attributes of discipleship found in the research from the book, Transformational Discipleship


Finishing Strong In Youth Ministry

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Demonstrate Courage: There is something contagious about someone who is courageous


Flashback: The Godfather Of Youth Ministry…

on April 25, 2016 by

If you are in youth ministry you need to be exposed to MIKE YACONELLI

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The Why Behind Endeavor Ministries

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Across the world, young people desire higher expectations and greater accountability. And the Church should be first to lead the way forward…

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U.S. Teen Pregnancy, Birth And Abortion Rates Reach The Lowest Levels In Almost Four Decades

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Teen birth and pregnancy abortion rates in the United States all reached new historic lows in 2011, according to two new analyses…


The Limp Truth About Porn

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“Why young men who grew up with Internet porn are becoming advocates for turning it off.”


Sensuality And Vulgarity Without Much Sobriety

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A Look Inside the Top 10 Songs


Prince: High School Students’ Reactions/Thoughts

on April 22, 2016 by

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Devotionals For Leaders: Promises, Promises

on April 20, 2016 by

George Lockhart

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Thoughts On Crisis Response 17 Years Post Columbine

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by Walt Mueller

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Wisdom For The First 30 Days

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The decisions you make (or don’t make) in the first 30 days have a profound effect on the rest of your ministry


Indy’s New Approach For A Teen ‘Riot’

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“It’s not cool for the kids to talk to the police,” Knecht said. The clergy members offer an alternative

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White Privilege Conference: Almost Everything Bad Is Tied To Christianity

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From racism and sexism to global warming and a weak economy, is united by the ideology of “Christian hegemony


Engaging Our Students Outside Of Your Meeting Time

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Interacting with students outside of our meeting times is the heart of what it means to be a youth worker

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Sticky Faith Launch Kit

on April 17, 2016 by

The FYI team has developed a proven process to help you lead change in your ministry

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Managing Your Addiction To Technology

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Youth Worker You’re Fired!

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The fired youth worker, the newly hired..who is replacing them, and those of us on the sidelines


Leaders Are Readers…

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CPYU: Books Books Books With Byron Borger

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Flashback: Why It’s Vital For Us (And For You) To Know And Communicate Our Values

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by Andy Blanks


Kik Some Much Needed Social Media Awareness

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While social media didn’t cause Nicole’s death, the story does serve as a powerful reminder of our need to set social media…

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Values: 4 Digital Demands Placed Upon Teenagers

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Meeting these demands can have negative effects

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Dear Youth Pastor Of My Son Who’s Getting Ready To Graduate High School

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I might have forgotten to say thank you then, but he’s never forgotten how you were there for him


12 Things The Newest Degrassi Teaches Us About Teens

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Never failing to take a topic and look at it from a current cultural perspective. Fitting in, dealing with pressure, and family…


15 Things Millennials Need To Know About Social Media

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Most millennials probably can’t remember a world without social media…


4 Strategies to Make Next Year Great Today

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Summer is not just a time to rest. It’s also a great time to evaluate and plan for changes in your…


11 Strategic Steps To Build A Thriving Youth Ministry

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Strategic thinking gets results


The State Of Youth Ministry Report

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YOUTH SPECIALTIES and YOUTHWORKS commissioned BARNA GROUP to conduct a nationwide study of youth ministers, pastors and parents of teenagers


Flashback: 5 Reasons To Pray

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Prayer is probably one of the more challenging of the spiritual disciplines for me

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Book: Student Ministry That Matters

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by Ben Trueblood


Newness Of Life

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Devotionals For Leaders

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The Glorious Ah-Ha!

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Devotionals For Leaders

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Devotionals For Leaders

on April 6, 2016 by

A Beautiful Collision


Healthy Student Ministries Are Kingdom Expanding

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by Ben Trueblood

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Values: Media Discernment

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by Walt Mueller


After They Leave Our Ministries

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by Jen Bradbury

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How Emotions Influence Our Decisions

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We need to address not just the intellectual brain in our messages to teens, but the emotional brain as well


Overcome Your Worries

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Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. it empties today of its strength. Corrir ten Boom

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By Walt Mueller

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My Son’s Autism Changed Everything—Even Our Church

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I came to see special needs families as an unreached people group

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Michigan Schools To Let Students Choose Gender, Name And Bathroom

on April 2, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt


More…American Girls and Their Social Media Lives

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Rather than identifying with these girls..I felt estranged. Where were the Christian teenagers?


What It Means To Say That Christ “Descended Into Hell”?

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The phrase occurs in both the Apostles’ Creed, which many churches recite every Sunday, and in the Athanasian Creed


We Are Helping Orphans In India

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V2H (The Youth Culture Report) is in partnership with Sion Assembly Church in India. We help support orphans there among other aspects…


Flashback: Starting A Sticky Faith Youth Ministry From Scratch

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10 Tips for Starting a Sticky Faith Youth Ministry from Scratch

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4 Things I’m Doing To Help My Teenager With Anxiety

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Parent, if you have a child struggling with anxiety, take one easy step with me: let’s pray right now


Women In Youth Ministry Campference: April 13-15, 2016

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Saying YES all the time won’t make me WONDER WOMAN. Instead, it will make me WORN-OUT WOMAN. by @JeanneMayo

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3 Ways Emojis Can Improve Your Communication

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The Emoji to English Dictionary!


Selfies, Sexting, And Censorship

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Teens and the Pics They Take of Themselves


Values: Reconciliation Of #Bluelivesmatter And #Blacklivesmatter

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God’s Word tells us that peace will come, and that Christ offers it freely to all through believing in his death on…


A Glimpse Into Teenage Depression

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Depression impacts lots of teenagers but I’m left to wonder how well many of us are equipped to notice the symptoms..

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How To Become One (Church) Family Ministry

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All of us, regardless of where we are in that transition, could use help because we never arrive


How To Navigate Transitions In Ministry

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Transitions can be difficult. Even the most thought-out and well-designed transitions can be stressful

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5 Ways To Prevent Youth Ministry Burnout

on March 29, 2016 by

Greg Stier


Burnout In Youth Ministry

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This time of year is notorious for producing burnout among American youth workers


4 Reasons Students Become Pious Church Attenders

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and what to do about it…

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Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry: A Practical Guide

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What an eternal difference it would make if youth groups put the gospel at the center of their teachings, Bible studies, retreats,


What About The Week Before Easter?

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The Gospel Coalition Explains Holy Week

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A Biblical Theology Of Resurrection

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In Jesus’s resurrection body the stigmata, the marks of the wounds, are still there, but his resurrection is unique

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Heroin Epidemic Is Yielding To A Deadlier Cousin: Fentanyl

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Fentanyl causes far more deaths than heroin in the US

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“Mommy Says Daddy Has A girlfriend”

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How to respond when a child discloses a shocker

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Flashback: How Many Minutes Will Kids Actually Listen?

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Why talk for 25 minutes when you can say it in 5?

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3 Tips Speaking To Kids… Who Don’t Want To Listen

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by Jonathan McKee

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The Secret Lives Of Teens Online

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American teenagers spend an average of nine hours a day using screens. That’s two hours more than they spend sleeping

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Students With Chronic Lack Of Sleep Have Poorer Focus, Lower Grades

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1,400 healthy students at Dutch universities and is based on a national survey by the Netherlands Association for Sleep Wake Research

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MLB Player Retires…Team Says He Can’t Bring Son To Clubhouse

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Adam LaRoche is taking his bat and glove — and his son — and heading home

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Religiosity Down in U.S., Especially Among Millennials

on March 25, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt

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Join Us At The First Ever Open Atlanta, April 9th!

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Hear George Lockhart from The Youth Culture Report talk: “Creatively Communicating Christ”


They Grow Up So Fast

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It’s Just A Phase So Don’t Miss It

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3 Ways To Be Mentored When You Have No Mentor

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Too often I talk to young youth leaders and they are desperate to be mentored

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Developing A Solid Ministry Plan

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Part 1 You must have a Solid Ministry Model


How Are You Measuring Success?

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What are some measurable that a youth ministry can strive for?

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Don’t Go Alone

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Seriously, when was the last time you were honest… I couldn’t remember

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Book: Beyond The Screen

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Youth Ministry for the Connected But Alone Generation

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5 Ways To Effectively Use Movies As Illustrations

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Film is a powerful medium, and movies are the most ubiquitous works of art in our culture

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140-Character Presence

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The idea that teenagers use social media to experience presence and to deepen relationships sounds intriguing?