Are Smartphones Causing More Teen Suicides?
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on May 25, 2018
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Increases in depression and suicide appeared among teens in 2012 – the same time smartphone ownership became the norm

SOCIAL MEDIA STARS MORE INFLUENTIAL THAN CELEBRITIES
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on May 25, 2018
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More than one third (34%) of kids aged 6-17 consider social media stars* to be among their top role models, outranking the influence of musicians (33%), athletes (27%), actors (22%) and even the President (16%)

Teens Are Choosing Marijuana As Their First Substance
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on May 25, 2018
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Youth aged 12-21 dramatically increased first-time consumption of marijuana a over alcohol and tobacco.

Five Ways My Mom Invested the Gospel In Me
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on May 24, 2018
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I’m a daughter who just graduated from her teens last year. What I do know is that my mother wanted a strong relationship with me, and she worked and prayed persistently to get it.

Why Teens Are Exhausted And Burnt Out
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on May 24, 2018
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“And we wonder why our young adults are currently being diagnosed with depression and anxiety at staggering and unheard-of rates.”

Parents, It’s Not Your Job To Change Your Children
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on May 24, 2018
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In this new video, Paul Tripp—pastor, author, gives a word to parents seeking to shepherd the hearts of their children

Judge: 30-Year-Old Son Must Move Out
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on May 23, 2018
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There are jobs available even for those with a poor work history like you. Get one – you have to work!

Teen Develops 'Wet Lung' After Vaping For Just 3 Weeks
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on May 23, 2018
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There, doctors recorded her issues: cough, difficulty breathing that was worsening by the minute, and sudden stabbing pains in the chest

Police Praise Students For Best Senior Prank
in Education, Post 4
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on May 23, 2018
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A car crash into the side of the high school … or the greatest senior prank ever?

Teen Phished His Teachers To Change Grades
in Education, Post 4
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on May 23, 2018
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He created a fake website that looked identical to the school’s and then sent emails to teachers in an attempt to get them to sign into his fake site

Misuse Of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Drugs
in Post, Trends Studies
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on May 22, 2018
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There were 156,365 calls to poison control centers for people under 20 who were improperly exposed to ADHD medication

Kanye Urges Fans To Put Down Cell Phones
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on May 22, 2018
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The rapper took to take on the idea of consumerism, sharing a documentary named The Century of the Self

New Youth Ministry Job....Enjoy Your honeymoon!
in Post 3, Youth
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on May 22, 2018
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It offers a unique opportunity that can be leveraged for impact when approached as an opportunity

Webcast: How Should The Gospel Shape Culture
in Post, Youth
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on May 21, 2018
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The Gospel in the Center webcast is perfect for ministry team building,  and personal development you won’t want to miss

Tempted To Compromise The biblical Message
in Post, Youth
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on May 21, 2018
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Youth Ministry’s Historical Temptation to Compromise on Biblical Truth

Be Prepared For 13 Reasons Why...Season Two
in Post 2, Youth
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on May 21, 2018
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You need to be informed about this series (whether their own teens watch it or not) because the kids will be talking about it.

Men (15-29) May Be More Selfless Than Older Generations
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on May 21, 2018
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A recent study asked 630 Canadian men ages 15 to 29 to identify the values they thought all guys should embody

Body Shaming
in Post, Youth
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on May 20, 2018
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The Culprits and Impact of Image-Related Insults

Making sure media doesn't ruin her self-esteem?
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on May 20, 2018
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Raising a confident, self-assured daughter who is comfortable with her body is not an easy thing to do these days

The world’s most popular iPhone app
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on May 20, 2018
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The Chinese mini-music-video social network Douyin was the most downloaded iOS app in the first quarter of 2018

School Gunman....Bullied Loner In A Trench Coat
in Education, Post
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on May 19, 2018
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The teen accused of killing 10 people in a mass shooting at his Texas high school

What’s Hot?
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on May 19, 2018
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies.

Too Many Extracurricular Activities For Kids May Do Harm
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on May 19, 2018
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Parents should be mindful of how much time their children are spending in extracurricular activitie

More U.S. Parents Smoking Pot Around Kids
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on May 19, 2018
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Progress made in limiting kids’ exposure to secondhand smoke could be undermined by the increasing popularity of smoking marijuana among parent

Robot Fills In For High School Student At Graduation
in Education, Post
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on May 18, 2018
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A robot helped a sick high school senior experience graduation from the hospital

Book: Caught In Between
in Post 2, Youth
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on May 18, 2018
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Engage Your Preteens Before They Check Out. A comprehensive strategy for engaging preteens well before they make the transition

Walt Mueller's Concerns Over Andy Stanley’s Remarks
in Post 3, Youth
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on May 18, 2018
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No, this is not a witch hunt. Nor is it insignificant, petty, and unimportant. It’s about properly tending to the flock.

Asking A Volunteer To Leave
in Post 2, Youth
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on May 17, 2018
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Some highlights from Tom Rainer

Book: Spiritual Grit
in Post, Youth
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on May 17, 2018
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A Journey Into Endurance. Character. Confidence. Hope

Flashback: Better Small Group Leader Meetings
in Post 2, Youth
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on May 17, 2018
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6 Ways to Make Small Group Leader Meetings Great

Book: Screenwise
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on May 17, 2018
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The core message of the book is that kids need mentoring, not (just) monitoring, and that kids deserve more empathy from adults about growing up in the digital age

Beware The Black Dot: New Text Bomb Crashing iPhones
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on May 17, 2018
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All it takes is for someone to send two strings of text, and for their target to open those texts, and their device will freeze up and become unresponsive.

Leveraging Your Downtime In Youth Ministry
in Post 4, Youth
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on May 16, 2018
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I would focus on what I refer to as the “big three”– vision, curriculum, and volunteers

10 apps Every Youth Pastor Should Have This Summer
in Post, Youth
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on May 16, 2018
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I use plenty of other apps during the year, but these apps help me make it through the chaotic summer schedule

11 Essential Youth Ministry Skills
in Post 2, Youth
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on May 16, 2018
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Establish a culture of leadership that places Jesus as its central figure and draws life from no individual. How do you do that? Here are eleven ideas to get you started.

U.K: Men Impotence Epidemic And Erectile Dysfunction
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on May 16, 2018
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Nearly half (43%) of men aged 18-60 across the UK are suffering impotence, stress(49%), anxiety (29%) boozing (26%).

Creating Community Among Volunteers
in Post 4, Youth
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on May 15, 2018
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So how do you create community with volunteers? Here are a few ideas

Parenting Through Transitions
in Post 3, Youth
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on May 15, 2018
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Confessions from a control freak

‘Indoor Generation’
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on May 15, 2018
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‘Indoor generation’: A quarter of Americans spend all day inside, survey finds

Why Teenagers Should Understand Their Own Brains
in Post, Trends Studies
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on May 15, 2018
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And Why Their Teachers Should Too!

How To Get Your Kids Off Their Screens
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on May 15, 2018
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Excessive screen time has been linked to obesity, disturbed sleep, behavioral issues, poor social skills, and less play time (which in itself can lead to all of those other concerns).

New At Youth Ministry?
in Post 4, Youth
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on May 15, 2018
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Here’s Help From Vision to Volunteers

Great Questions To Help Focus Your Ministry
in Post 3, Youth
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on May 15, 2018
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Ask yourself and your leadership team in order to begin the process of becoming a healthier and more focused team:

Walt Mueller: Grieving For Youth Ministry
in Post, Youth
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on May 14, 2018
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First, just because so-and-so said it, it doesn’t make it theologically correct or morally right…..filter everything  through Scripture.

Why Kids And Teens May Face More Anxiety These Days
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on May 14, 2018
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With (social media), it’s all about the self-image — who’s ‘liking’ them, who’s watching them, who clicked on their picture

The Teenage Social-Media Trap
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on May 14, 2018
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Teens increasingly measure and manage their social success online—and it may be taking a toll on their mental health

Teens, Parents Aren’t On Same Page With The Sex Talk
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on May 13, 2018
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When it comes to having “the talk,” many teens admit they’re not communicating with their parents or their doctors about sex, new research reveals.

Benefits Of Nurturing Parenting
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on May 13, 2018
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Nurturing parents pass along strategies that help their children build and maintain positive relationships in adulthood.

Poorer Cognition....Soccer Ball vs Collisions
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on May 13, 2018
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Poorer Cognition May Stem More from Heading Soccer Ball, Not Collisions

Disney World Cancels Popular Christian Concert
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on May 10, 2018
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For the past 35 years, families and church youth groups have piled into Walt Disney World for Night of Joy

Teacher At Elementary School Promoting 'Homosexual Agenda?'
in Education, Post 2
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on May 10, 2018
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Texas art teacher sues school district after being accused of promoting ‘homosexual agenda’

 

 

New Text Bomb Crashing iPhones
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on May 10, 2018
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All it takes is for someone to send two strings of text, and for their target to open those texts, and their device will freeze up and become unresponsive

More Unmarried Parents Living As Couples
in Post, Trends Studies
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on May 9, 2018
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More than a third (35 percent) of unmarried parents in 2017 were living with a partner, a dramatic increase from 20 percent two decades earlier

Barna: Spiritual Conversations In The Digital Age
in Post 2, Youth
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on May 9, 2018
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How Christians’ Approach to Sharing Their Faith Has Changed in 25 Years

Do You Feel Stuck In Your Ministry?
in Post 2, Youth
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on May 9, 2018
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The Fastest Way to Move Your Ministry Forward (Without Spending Any Money)

The 7 Minute Meeting For New 7th Graders
in Post 3, Youth
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on May 8, 2018
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One of the most crucial transitions to master is the one from Kid’s Ministry to Student Ministry

SPECIAL NEEDS PARENTING IS TOO BIG TO DO ALONE
in Post 4, Youth
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on May 8, 2018
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Families affected by disability are in chronic need of supportive community to do life together

Why You Don’t Want A Rock Star Youth Pastor
in Post 4, Slider, Youth
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on May 8, 2018
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Too many churches are still trying to discover and hire a superstar. Normally this (guy) is energetic, passionate, organized, and relatively attractive

May The Force (Of God) Be With You
in Post, Trends Studies
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on May 7, 2018
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The theology of many Americans—and some evangelicals—belongs in a galaxy far, far away. They see God more as a force—like what is depicted in Star Wars—than a person.

High School Hit List Lead Cops To Teens
in Education, Post 2
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on May 7, 2018
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Semi-automatic rifle, shotguns, handguns seized from teens with high school ‘hit list’

Fast-Food Problem: Where Have All The Teenagers Gone?
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on May 7, 2018
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Finding employees has been a challenge for him, as it has been for many small-business

Children’s Minister Is The Position In Greatest Demand
in Post, Youth
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on May 6, 2018
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Five Reasons Why the Children’s Minister is the Staff Position in Greatest Demand

Why Teeangers Struggle To Develop Spiritual Habits
in Post 2, Youth
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on May 6, 2018
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5 Reasons Teeangers Struggle to Develop Good Spiritual Habits by Andy Blanks

A New Future For Youth Specialties
in Post 3, Youth
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on May 6, 2018
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“The leaders of Orange and Download Youth Ministry (DYM) are excited to announce their partnership in acquiring Youth Specialties from Real Resources.”

What's Hot
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on May 5, 2018
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Big Decline In Births To Girls Under 15
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on May 5, 2018
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There’s been a steep decline over the past two decades in births to American girls under the age of 15

Youth Tackle Football Linked To Cognitive Symptoms
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on May 5, 2018
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Starting to play tackle football before age 12 could lead to earlier onset of cognitive and emotional symptoms among athletes who were diagnosed with CTE and other brain diseases postmortem

New 2 Youth Ministry: The Importance Of Professionalism
in Post, Youth
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on May 4, 2018
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let’s avoid getting fired for things we neglected to do

Why Youth Pastors Should Teach Expository Messages

in Post 2, Youth
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on May 4, 2018
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“Wait, what did the title say? Should? Who do you think you are? Don’t you tell me what to do!”

Adolescent Suicide
in Post 3, Youth
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on May 4, 2018
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Deaths from suicide amongst teenagers has grown over 84% in the last decade

Teenager’s Racist ‘Promposal’ Sign
in Education, Post
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on May 3, 2018
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“If I was black, I’d be picking cotton, but I’m white so I’m picking u 4 prom.”

'You Look Like A Mentally Disabled Monkey'
in Education, Post 2
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on May 3, 2018
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Student videotapes school bus bullying

Boy Scouts Overrun By Sex & Gender Revolutionaries
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on May 3, 2018
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But somewhere along the way – They lost their moral compass and…I don’t think there’s a merit badge for that.

Drinking In Adolescence Derails Brain Development
in Post, Trends Studies
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on May 2, 2018
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“When we did this study, we saw that children as young as 12 sometimes start drinking.”

13 And Depressed: Why Young Teen Girls Are At Risk
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on May 2, 2018
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Why girls are more at risk for depression than boys and how to help them cope.

Pornography's Effect On Long-Term Relationships
in Post 4, Youth
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on May 2, 2018
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Married men and women who use pornography are more likely to get divorced than men and women who do not

Young Americans Are The Loneliest
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on May 1, 2018
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A new study finds that young people are reporting loneliness in increasing numbers and at a rate outpacing that of their elderly counterparts

Feds Warn: Kids Are Drinking E-Cig Toxic Liquid
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on May 1, 2018
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Feds warn e-cigarette makers about packaging after thousands of kids drink toxic liquid

10-Year-Old Boy Died Inside Dryer
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on May 1, 2018
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From electrocution, autopsy rules

Vlogger Hit By Tractor Trailer While Livestreaming
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on May 1, 2018
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He can be seen talking to a handheld smartphone moments before he apparently drove into the path of a tractor trailer.

Rejecting 'Mommy' And 'Daddy
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on May 1, 2018
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LGBT parents assume new names

What To Do When No One Shows Up
in Post, Youth
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on April 30, 2018
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Feelings of inadequacy, failure, doubt, and disappointment. Even worse, the next day when people ask us “how did youth group go last night” cough…cough… senior pastor…. we have to look at them and tell them that no one showed up.

Teaching My Daughter How To Handle Mean Girls
in Post 2, Youth
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on April 30, 2018
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5 Tips for how to deal with mean girls.

Burnout
in Post 3, Youth
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on April 30, 2018
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It’s Not Just For You

Self-Harm And Show Suicidal Behaviors
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on April 29, 2018
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Cyberbullying Victims May Be Twice as Likely to Self-Harm and Show Suicidal Behaviors

Teens Don’t Know Juul Contains Addictive Nicotine
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on April 29, 2018
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Many young Americans don’t realize that the wildly popular Juul e-cigarettes contain highly addictive nicotine, putting them at risk for future cigarette use, a new study shows.

What’s Hot?
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on April 29, 2018
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Kids’ Faith
in Post, Youth
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on April 28, 2018
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How well does your children’s ministry recognize the importance of kids’ milestones and rites?

Swedish Deejay Avicii Died From Suicide?
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on April 28, 2018
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He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace

80% Of Americans Believe In God?
in Post 3, Youth
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on April 28, 2018
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80% ofPew Found Out What They Mean.

Campus Ministry Link: HS Students To College Ministry
in Post 5, Youth
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on April 27, 2018
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Connect your high school students to a campus ministry

“Why every Student Ministry Needs A Social Media Strategy
in Post, Youth
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on April 27, 2018
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This session is led by Joshua Griffin (@joshuagriffin) who is a 20 year Student Ministry veteran and co-founder of Download YM. Here are the notes from his session.

Raising Their Toddler As Gender-Neutral
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on April 27, 2018
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Kyl and Brent Courtney-Myers have refused to reveal the gender of their 2-year-old child Zoomer

Soul Provider: Barefoot With A Cause
in Post 5, Youth
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on April 26, 2018
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Middle school student steps out in faith to help out children in Ghana

Blockbusters Of 2018 (Part 1)
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on April 26, 2018
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The Movies That Will Heat Up the Box Office This Summer

Want To Know How To Help Empower Vulnerable Girls
in Post, Youth
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on April 26, 2018
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BRAVE intentionally reaches vulnerable girls (foster care/probation/sexual abuse/divorce).

Creating An Inviting Culture...
in Post, Youth
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on April 25, 2018
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One-Life Concept

Creating An Inviting Culture...
in Post 2, Youth
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on April 25, 2018
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Move All Events To After Service

7 Essential Preteen Principles
in Post 3, Youth
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on April 25, 2018
0 Persons commented

Socially they are expected to practice teenage behaviors. What do parents and youth workers need to do

Brace Yourself, Change Is Coming
in Post 2, Youth
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on April 24, 2018
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Sporadic attendance is becoming the norm.