Who Goes to Church—and Why?

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Not attending church: “I find God elsewhere” or “Church is not relevant to me personally”

You Got Into Youth Ministry Because God Called You To It

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When people doubt you, when you doubt yourself, remember that you got into this because God called you to it

Lent Questions Day 36

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George Lockhart

TV A Sleep Detriment In Children

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Television viewing and sleeping in a room with a television decrease total sleep time

“Gateway to Addiction? E-Cigarette Manufacturers and Marketing to Youth,”

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10 members of Congress have released a report that shows a sharp increase in the marketing to teenagers

Messaging Liberty Will Win The Youth Vote

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In November Cuccinelli won 45% of 18-24-year-old vote, Democrat Terry McAuliffe pulled 39%

Pew Research Finds Democrats Losing Millennials

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Obama the Republicans’ best friend when it comes to educating (them) of the Democrats’ economic policies

Taking Autistic Children To Disney Has Gotten Worse

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Parents of autistic kids sue Disney over new line-waiting policy

Children Exposed To Violent Video Games Retain Aggressive Behavior, Thoughts

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…really removing these things from a child’s exposure is the best thing to do

Lent Questions Day 35

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George Lockhart

Parenting Is Hard!

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Bonding or Boundaries

Shy, Teased, Isolated…Teen Killer?

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“They just said things. They’d ride him and ride him, and today was the day that he snapped.”

5 Strategies to Help Fight Your Pre-Youth-Group Funk

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by Jeremy Zach

Flashback: How To Handle Criticism In Youth Ministry

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by Josh Evans

6 Reasons Millennial Christians Will Change Everything

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It may look bleak, but here’s why you can be upbeat about this generation

2014 MTV Movie Awards

in Media Entertainment, Post 5
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The winner’s list

Youth Ministry Easter Lessons, Devotionals, and Videos

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Youthministry360 freebies

Effectively Reaching Teens With Your Message

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by Rachel Blom

Flashback: Involving Parents in Faith Formation

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Part 1

Flashback: Involving Parents in Faith Formation

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Part 2

Flashback: 5 Reasons Parents in Your Church Don’t get It

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In one breath, you tell parents that they are the primary. . .and then you do little to to equip them

Top Ten News From The Youth Culture Report

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The Top Ten of the week

Computerized Games Can Be Used To Improve Children’s Grades In School

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it does suggest that specially designed video games can cause desired changes in executive functions

3 Things Good Youth Workers Do

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by Josh Griffin

Lent Questions Day 32

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George Lockhart

Flashback: How Youth Doubt is Different Than We Expected

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by Andrew Zirschky

Pop Stars Are Sippin’ On Patron, And Teens Are Bingeing

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it’s clear that the music adolescents are listening to does have some impact on their drinking habits

Two Keys To Working With People

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The Youth Cartel

How To Capture The Hearts of Spiritually Apathetic Teens

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…train them to become people who are willing to give up everything to follow Him

Stabbing Victim Credited With Saving Life Of Female Student

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Brett Hurt describes what happened when suspect attacked in hallway

Girl Who Helped Friend Survive Stabbing Spree Speaks Out

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Gracey Evans applied pressure to friend’s knife wound

Changes Surrounding How Americans View the Bible

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Barna: Where does the Bible currently stand in American culture?

New Movie Tells Story of Boy’s Near-Death Experience

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‘My Experience in Heaven is Very Vivid’

Unbelievable…16 Children And Their Bedrooms From Across The World

in Media Entertainment, Slider
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Those of us who were fortunate in our youth should help everyone have the same opportunities we did when we grew up

Heaven Is For Real, Movie Claims

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The kid says he sat in Jesus’ lap. He asked them to sing “We Will, We Will Rock You,” but they declined

My Family Vacation With Weed

in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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But when the kids are along, parents have to plan accordingly

Flashback: Teen Pot Use Could Hurt Brain and Memory

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Teens could be damaging brain structures critical to memory and reasoning

Flashback: The Coming Wave Of Millennial Parents

in Post 4, Trends Studies
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A closer look at Millennials and what parenthood means for them right now

7 Survival Skills Every Kid Needs

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….and maybe every youth worker needs

A Happy Teenager Is A Lame Parenting Goal

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Marko

Lent Questions Day 31

in Post 3, Youth
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George Lockhart

Creating Innovative Cultures and Idea-Making

in Post, Youth
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YS Idea Lab – Charles Lee

The New Birds and Bees

in Slider, Youth
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They apply no morality to any of this, beyond the gross immorality of judgement and the intrinsic good of tolerance and autonomy

Why Our Daughters Are Having Sex

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The American Girl: Princess to Promiscuous

Why Our Sons Are Having Sex

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The American Boy: From Superhero to Skirt Chaser

Stressed Out…Helps out Teen Drivers

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Stress response may help teens avoid car accidents

School Dress Code Suggested – For Parents

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It’s hard for me to tell a child not to show up for school with hair curlers, pajamas or short shorts

Extreme Easter Egg Hunt [GUIDE]

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Easter Bunny armed with a paintball gun + two bodyguards + 25 students collecting 250 Easter Eggs

Shops Get Financial Lift by Storing Cellphones for Students

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NY City prohibits students from carrying cellphones in public schools

Miley Cyrus Fans Smart As A Rock

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This Is What Happens When Miley Cyrus Fans Are Asked to Identify Major Political Figures

Mom Speaks Out After Son Defied Alleged Bible Ban

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Clearly the REACH program also realized that they needed to retrain their staff on the Constitution’s protection of students’ religious freedom

Calvary Chapel Pastor Bob Coy Resigns Over ‘moral failing’

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“The main thing is he’s confessed and he’s into the healing process,”

Flashback: 5 Reasons People Have Stopped Attending Your Church

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Too many people have been burned by the judgmentalism of perpetually self-righteous Christians

Youth Ministry Families and Internet Pornography

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It’s not uncommon for me to hear addicted clients say, “I was a kid when I accidentally found pornography

Helping Your Kids Discover Their OWN Faith

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Parents want their kids to discover their own faith but they don’t want to force faith on them

Why Teens Compulsively Use Social Media

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To Hide From Reality

Why Teens Compulsively Use Social Media

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To Craft Their Own Identity

Why Teens Compulsively Use Social Media

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To Live in a Fantasy World of No Consequences

Moms Fail

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Study Finds No Benefit to Kids When Parents Help with Homework

Marko’s Book List

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WHAT’S ON MY “TO READ” STACK, AND A RECOMMITMENT TO READ

Teens Worry About Their Financial Future

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by Jim Liebelt

Anonymous Social Media App Poses Dangers For Teens

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Regardless of any “anonymity”…do have the ability to trace messages back to the point of origin

Lent Questions Day 27

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George Lockhart

What’s The Right Measure Of Youth Ministry Success?

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…. I could generate excitement, but not urgency.

Connecting Students to God’s Mission

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By Ed Stetzer: God is a missionary God

Engaging Culture in an Age of Hyper-Parenting

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If we are called to be missional, we must engage cultural contexts, and this requires…

Watch Out: SnapHack Saves Your Snapchats Without You Ever Knowing

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Next time you use Snapchat, remember that someone on the other end might be saving your private stuff

New Rules For The Grown Ups

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The Rules We Create When We Lack Emotional Intelligence

Young Catholic America: The Faith Lives Of Young Emerging Adults

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If parents make faith important in kids teen years, they will probably keep the faith in their adult years

Lent Questions Day 26

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George Lockhart

Student Ownership Of Ministry (Watch Now)

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YS Idea Lab- Tim Eldred

[ALERT] 1000′s of Homeless Teens Attend Youth Group!

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Part of the adolescent journey is the quest to belong, to fit in…. to feel “at home”

NOAH Film Discussion Guide

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An opportunity to engage believers and non-believers in the biblical themes reflected in this film

THE DRUGGING OF THE AMERICAN BOY

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Nearly 20% of all American boys will be diagnosed with ADHD, by the time they reach high school

Flashback: Family Dinner Benefits

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Each family dinner adds up to benefits for adolescents

Feeding Teenagers: The Days of Control Are Gone

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It all began to change. My three oldest girls hit adolescence and the control I had started to vanish

Lent Questions Day 25

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George Lockhart

The Updated Youth Ministry Burnout Infographic

in Post 4, Youth
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80% of youth workers believe their work contributes to unhealthy diet and exercise habits

Why Burnout Starts At Age 25 And How To Prevent It

in Post 4, Youth
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Why ministry burnout is destroying young youth workers

The COMPLETE How And Why Behind Ministry Burnout

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If you know enough to realize you’re burning out, you already know enough to stop that from happening

Soldier Dad Warned His Daughter About Keeping Her Room Clean…Moved it to Driveway

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He warned her that there would be consequences if she failed to keep her room clean

Engineer Dad Confused By 2nd Grade Homework

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Father’s response to common Core asignment gose viral

A Shocking Look At Spring Break 2014

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Panama City

“Startling Evidence Of Children’s Exposure To Hardcore Pornography On The Internet”

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Pornhub, was visited by 112,000 boys in the UK aged between 12 and 17

10 Ways You Can Raise The Evangelistic Temperature In Your Youth Ministry

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Mobilizing teenagers to evangelize their peers can be a challenge

5 Keys to Preventing Burnout in Youth Ministry

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Burnout is one of the biggest issues facing Youth Ministry today

Many U.S. Kids Lack Secure Attachment, Face Future Hurdles

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Infants who do not form strong bonds with their parents are more likely to be aggressive, defiant, and hyperactive as adults

5 Simple Ways To Get Kids Into The Bible

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Quick tips to help your kids start to explore the Bible and to help its message stick

Lent Questions Day 24

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George Lockhart

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards

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The Winners

Content Marketing for Teen Audiences: Pinterest vs. Tumblr [INFOGRAPHIC]

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No surprise here that teens love…

MILLENNIALS ON FACEBOOK: FROM 2004 TO 2014

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Social media landscape is rapidly changing, with platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat

The Battle Over a Teen’s Pink Mohawk

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High school student says he’s been forced to leave his track team simply because of his hair

Lent Questions Day 23

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George Lockhart

Lent Questions Day 22

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George Lockhart

Lent Questions Day 21

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George Lockhart

Apps Costing More Than Just Money

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Kids’ Misuse of Certain Apps Puts Them at Unnecessary Risk