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Shifting Your Parenting Goals

on June 23, 2022 by

Adam McLane

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3 Ways to Reach Busy Students This Summer

on June 22, 2022 by

Youth ministry is shifting and changing. It is morphing into something it has never been before, and I am not sure…

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Lessons I’ve Learned Over My 30 Years At Dare 2 Share

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Greg Stier: The 5 Most Important Lessons…

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Teaching God’s Design For Sex and Gender

on June 21, 2022 by

Walt Mueller: 10 truths on sex and gender in God’s Word we must continually teach our children and teens

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Belief In God In U.S. Dips To 81%, A New Low

on June 21, 2022 by

81% believe in God, down from 87% in 2017

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Doing Life With Your Adult Children

on June 20, 2022 by

Is it OK to give advice to my grown child? What’s the difference between enabling and helping? What boundaries should I have if my…


Help Me With… Administration

on June 20, 2022 by

We gathered up some of our favorite resources to help


The Origin Of Father’s Day

on June 19, 2022 by

Paul Harvey on Father’s Day


100 Examples: Trans-Males Who Have Abused/Murdered Women/Kids

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How many victims do you deem acceptable collateral damage for prioritising male feelings over women’s safety?


Film Trailer: What Is A Woman…

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The Left claims that traditional cultures have fluid notions of gender. That’s… not exactly what I found

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God Isn’t Looking At Your Parenting Resume

on May 31, 2022 by

by Dawson Cooper

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Trust God With Your Kids

on May 30, 2022 by

“Never give up on praying for your kids’ spiritual development, regardless of how fruitful or unfruitful they appear right now. Pray diligently,…

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Kids As Idols… What Does Social Media Say?

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By Walt Mueller

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The Sacred Life Of A Mother’s Mind

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by Abigail Dodds

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School Shootings And Grief

on May 28, 2022 by

Resources for Parents and Youth Pastors


Creating Boundaries In Our Youth Ministries

on May 28, 2022 by

In light of the revelations from the SBC investigation this week, we wanted to share some of the content we have developed…


5 Enemies of Fatherhood

on May 27, 2022 by

Do you want to be an average dad or an amazing one?

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Made In God’s Image

on May 26, 2022 by

What Does That Mean for Teens?

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Bible Messages For Youth That Make A Huge Impact

on May 25, 2022 by

Rachel Blom: What Bible messages are you impressing upon your teens to reaffirm them?

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Ways To Care For Teenagers With…. Suicidal Thoughts

on May 24, 2022 by

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 34

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Ways To Care For Teenagers Who Are Struggling With…. Depression

on May 24, 2022 by

In 2020, it was estimated that 4.1 million adolescents between 12-17 had at least one major depressive episode

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Ways To Care For Teenagers Who Are Struggling With…. Anxiety

on May 24, 2022 by

In 2021, the CDC officially declared a National Emergency in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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How Can Kids Change The World?

on May 23, 2022 by

Walt Mueller

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Church Is A Place To Be Equipped For Every Good Work

on May 20, 2022 by

What is the church? What is its purpose? Why should we go to church? What is the church for?


135 Educators Arrested For Child Sex Crimes In 2022

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Of the 135 teachers and aides accused of committing sexual crimes against children, there were 102 cases involving students, 30 not involving…

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Talking To Your Middle Schooler About Sex

on May 19, 2022 by

This two-part blog on talking with your children about sexuality is more important now than ever before. All research says that the…

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Books To Read For Your Middle Schooler

on May 19, 2022 by

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Theology Of Healthy Sexuality

on May 19, 2022 by

– Jim Burns


How To Thrive In The Second Half Of Your Marriage

on May 18, 2022 by

Now is the Perfect Time to Reboot Your Marriage

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To Demonstrate Faith To Your Child’s Unchurched Friends?

on May 18, 2022 by

You may be raising your kids in the church, but what about your teenagers’ friends?

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Church Hosting Event For Kids Featuring Drag Show

on May 16, 2022 by

The event will feature sessions on intersectionality, gender dysphoria and ‘forbidden queer literature’

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Care For Teenagers With…. Feeding And Eating Disorders

on May 13, 2022 by

4 Practical Ways to Support a Student with an Eating Disorder

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on May 7, 2022 by

Walt Mueller

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Apple ‘Tracker’ Used To Stalk Teen Girl

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Apple ‘Tracker’ Following Teen Visiting Disney World



Mexican Cartels Recruiting USA Teens To Smuggle Drugs

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Mexican Cartels Use Social Media to Recruit Young Americans, Border Patrol Veteran Says

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Substitution Is Not A “Theory Of The Atonement”

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Substitution Atonement is rather the essence of each image and the heart of the atonement itself

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Dear Youth Pastor From Your Grown Up Youth Group Kid

on May 3, 2022 by

Your ministry reached far beyond my youth. It infused my adulthood with grace and love, and the memory of it still leads…

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For Parents Near The End Of Senior Year…Graduation

on April 28, 2022 by

Below are some resources from the Rooted blog for parents of high school seniors from parents who have been there

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A Father’s Blessing

on April 28, 2022 by

What moves a son to be blessed by his father (or his mother)?

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Fear Of The Culture In Parenting

on April 28, 2022 by

One of the most encouraging episodes of the Rooted Parent Podcast!


Flashback Book: The Pandemic Population

on April 27, 2022 by

Eight Strategies to Help Generation Z Rediscover Hope After Coronavirus

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Protecting Children From Sextortion

on April 25, 2022 by

Taking advantage of these tools is a key step in protecting our children. But the most important thing we can do for…

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Fighting Culture As A Parent With Intentionality

on April 25, 2022 by

Don’t Let the Culture Train Up Your Children in the Way They Should Go

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Parenting Our Children’s Souls

on April 23, 2022 by

There is much more mystery in parenting than I had anticipated


Mother Yourself Out Of A Job

on April 22, 2022 by

Nurturing Children Toward Independence

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Parenting With An Eternal Perspective

on April 22, 2022 by

Because dwelling on the reality of what is to come forces us to be heavenly-minded, and having an eternal perspective makes all…

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Dad’s How You Accidentally Embarrass Your Teenager

on April 21, 2022 by

When you avoid making your teen embarrassed, you build a healthier, closer relationship. Here are 6 ways you accidentally embarrass your teenagers

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Book: Don’t Miss It: Parent Like Every Week Counts

on April 21, 2022 by

Parents have approximately 936 weeks from the time their child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes…


Bridging The Gap Between Senior Pastors & Youth Pastors

on April 21, 2022 by

How to more effectively communicate with your senior pastor


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‘Our only hope is God’

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Let Your Kids See Your Faith

on April 16, 2022 by

They are watching to see if we really believe what we say. They are looking to see . .

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Marriage And Ministry

on April 16, 2022 by

Marriage is hard! Ministry is hard! Navigating marriage and ministry is very hard. But there is a way to make it work.

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High School Graduation Season Idea

on April 15, 2022 by

Ever had someone believe in you more than you believe in yourself?

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“You Are Not A Brand.”

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…should be adopted by all of us as a part of our own personal creed. Living out of that reality offers a…

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How Often Do You Evaluate Your Youth Ministry?

on April 13, 2022 by

We’re sharing how to, what to, and why you should


Being Hospitable In An Inhospitable World

on April 12, 2022 by

How? How do we do something focused and intentional about what is wrong in our society without turning the wrongdoers into the…


Parental Rights Under Assault By Trans K-2 Teacher

on April 12, 2022 by

Doctors can only “guess” if the baby is a boy or a girl, but “sometimes the doctor is wrong

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Did You Get A Raise? Do The Inflation #’s Show It?

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Youth Pastor Compensation Update with Dan Navarra


Book: Undistracted, by Bob Goff

on April 11, 2022 by

What it looks like to live a beautiful and purposeful life rather than drifting aimlessly from one season to the next


Instead Of Yelling At Your ADD Child Or Teen

on April 9, 2022 by

Remember that yelling shows your child that you, the almighty parent, has lost control

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Free Curriculum To Prepare For Good Friday

on April 7, 2022 by

Video based curriculum I take the audience on the journey that Jesus went through

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Podcast: The Future Of Parent Ministry

on April 7, 2022 by

What does parent ministry look like in different family dynamics

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High School Youth Group Is Changing—So We Must, Too

on April 7, 2022 by

How High School Youth Group Has Changed and What To Do


Teaching Students About The Atonement

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Students today are presented with various forms of “justice.” The focus on trying to fix what is broken in the world…

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Walt Mueller: Youth Ministry And The Modern Self

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“Whoever you want to be, it’s yours to make on Instagram!”


The Biggest Story Bible Storybook

on April 5, 2022 by

104 Engaging Bible Stories for Ages 6–12 from Author Kevin DeYoung, Illustrated by Don Clark


Disney’s Child-Predator Problem

on April 4, 2022 by

Instead of promoting gender ideology, the company would be better served by addressing a longstanding history among its employees

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Disney Videos Show Officials Pushing LGBT Agenda

on April 4, 2022 by

… implemented a “not-at-all-secret gay agenda” and is regularly “adding queerness” to children’s programming

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Our 10 Failures Of Leading Volunteers

on March 31, 2022 by

Regardless of the size of your group, every healthy youth ministry has a healthy volunteer staff


Fail: Finding Hope & Grace In The Midst Of Ministry Failure

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Lessons From Ministry Mistakes

on March 31, 2022 by

They have taught me so many lessons and changed my philosophy of ministry along the way. Here are three of the “biggies”

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Study: Media Use By Tweens and Teens, 2021

on March 30, 2022 by

The Common Sense Census


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on March 30, 2022 by

If things don’t change, women’s sports will never be the same

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10 Truths On Sex And Gender From God’s Word

on March 30, 2022 by

Our children are being educated on sex and gender by a  cultural narrative as young as pre-school age


Youth Ministry Podcasts

on March 29, 2022 by

A collection of shows to help you win in youth ministry. The network is led by the longest-running podcast in youth ministry…

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Theological Depth And Practical Ministry To Students

on March 29, 2022 by

Many volunteers within the church feel overwhelmed at the thought of serving in the youth ministry

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Gen Z

on March 29, 2022 by

6 Things Christians Should Know About Gen Z


An Example And A Warning For Youth Ministers

on March 28, 2022 by

From the Film ‘CODA’


Book: Young Adult Ministry Now

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Churches need young adult ministry now because the Church needs young adults—now.


Raising Girl Athletes In A Transgender World

on March 23, 2022 by

..this erasure of biological sex is a gross injustice—not only against the athletes forced into co-ed competition, but also against the God…

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For over ten years, Justin has been leading discussions between Christians and atheists, and yet he still believes in God

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The Jesus I Wish I Knew in High School

on March 22, 2022 by

“We get it―and Jesus gets it too. Here’s who Jesus is and how he wants to meet you in this intense time.”

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Guarding Our Children from Church Hurt

on March 21, 2022 by

“Church hurt” (pain inflicted by a religious institution) And Why Our Actions Matter

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Faith After Youth Group

on March 18, 2022 by

How does mere knowledge become a lively faith?

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High Schoolers Can Be Church Members, Too

on March 18, 2022 by

Student ministries…tend to help students value Jesus but fail when it comes to helping students value the local church

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Mental Health And Family

on March 17, 2022 by

As youth workers, I think we do a good job of talking about mental health and teens, although there are always ways…

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Is The News Making Your Kids. . . And You. . . Afraid? . . .

on March 3, 2022 by

Truth be told. . . the news of recent days has rattled me. It has rattled me for the people of the…


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By Walt Mueller

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Book: 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager

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5 Things I Learned As A Pastor’s Kid

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I grew up as a pastor’s kid and learned some pretty important lessons that churches need to know about pastors and their…


Positive Body Image For Middle Schooler’s

on February 24, 2022 by

6 Ways to Help Your Middle Schooler Develop Positive Body Image

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Characteristics of Long-Term Pastors

on February 24, 2022 by

7 Characteristics of Long-Term Pastors Who Don’t Give Up Easily

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Remember: A 40 Day Easter And Lent Devotional

on February 23, 2022 by

Challenges you and your students to remember the crucifixion and why it was necessary in God’s plan for our salvation.

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Preparing For Lent

on February 22, 2022 by

George Lockhart

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Four Words Of Life. . . Four Words Of Death. . .

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50 Go-To Youth Group Games

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Why We Don’t Play Gross Or Messy Games In Youth Group

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What if their experience in the room undermines the message we preach?


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Fun Is Not The Enemy

on February 21, 2022 by

Utilize fun and games as one of the best ways to establish a gospel-culture in your ministry