Book: Your First 100 Days In Student Ministry
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And the 40 Years that Follow

Detrans Documentary: Dangers Of Gender-Affirming Care
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on February 26, 2024
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DETRANS Doc: serves as a wake-up call to all of us: our children are in danger and it’s up to us to protect them

You Don’t Have to Give Your Child a Smartphone
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on February 26, 2024
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Who is most responsible for the mental health crisis among American teenagers stemming from their use of smartphones and social media platforms?

Who’s Afraid of the Teenage Years?
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on February 26, 2024
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by Tim Challies

Turning Gen Z’s Obstacles Into Gospel Opportunities
in Slider, Youth
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on February 26, 2024
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We’re hopeful for this next generation. They’re spiritually open, curious, starved for deep connection

When Children And Teens Doubt Christianity
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on February 26, 2024
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Walking with Children and Teens Through Doubts About Christianity

Why My Teen Hates Your Small Group
in Post, Youth
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on February 22, 2024
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Maybe the issue is really just one of expectations

Training Your Volunteers Has Never Been This Easy!
in Post 2, Youth
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on February 22, 2024
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You set the date(s) and invite youth ministry volunteers, we provide the complete training… it’s that easy!

Youth Ministry Roundup
in Post 3, Youth
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on February 22, 2024
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Here are a few things in the youth ministry world this week

Small Church Youth Ministry Ideas
in Post, Youth
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on February 21, 2024
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Ideas to Help Your Teen Program Thrive

Trans Player 'Injures 3 Female Opponents' Shocking Video
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on February 21, 2024
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When the coach saw three more go down in the first half leaving him with five players, he made the call to end the game early

Migrant Teens Behind ‘Heinous’ Crimes Against Americans?
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on February 21, 2024
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HHS Chief Xavier Becerra Subpoenaed for Records on Migrant Teens Behind ‘Heinous’ Crimes Against Americans

DISCERNING CULTURE. . . AND DISTRESS
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on February 20, 2024
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By Walt Mueller

The State of Kids and Families in America 2024
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on February 20, 2024
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For over 20 years we have been helping parents, educators, policymakers, industry leaders, and more understand just how important it is to put kids and families first

How the Average Kid Gets Sex Trafficked
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on February 20, 2024
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Top 6 Ways to Protect Them

Tell America You Want PragerU In Schools!
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on February 19, 2024
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Facts, and achievement are no longer a focus. Sign the petition to allow PragerU in schools!

Viral: Teen Car Wash Worker Retaliates At Rude Customer
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Teen car wash worker has lemonade hurled at her, retaliates by spraying pressure hose at rude customer in viral video

Sk8r The Trans Movement Is Erasing Women In Sports
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on February 18, 2024
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Sk8r Taylor Silverman: The Trans Movement Is Erasing Women in Sports

Is Marriage So Controversial?
in Post, Trends Studies
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on February 16, 2024
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Why is noting married people are happier and kids do better with married parents so controversial?

The Awfulness Of Elite Hypocrisy On Marriage
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on February 16, 2024
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The privileged classes would never dream of saying one form of family life is better than another. So why are they always married?

Book: Get Married….And Save Civilization
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on February 16, 2024
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Why Americans Must Defy the Elites, Forge Strong Families, and Save Civilization

Help Kids Identify Toxic Friendships
in Post, Youth
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on February 15, 2024
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Here are some ways you can help them to come to their own conclusions about the health of their friendships.

Teaching Kids To Deal With Consequences
in Post 2, Youth
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on February 15, 2024
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“For every action there is an equally powerful reaction.” What scientists have known for centuries many children seem to have difficulty understanding.

Now, why is that?

Study: Contributing Factors In Helping Kids Mental Health
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on February 15, 2024
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Positive Relationships W/ Parents, Adults During Childhood Helps Better Mental Health

Book: Love Thy Body
in Post, Youth
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on February 9, 2024
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Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality

Pastors Concerned With Growing Leaders, Reaching Out
in Post 2, Youth
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on February 8, 2024
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When thinking about ministry difficulties, pastors say they’re most concerned with growing people inside church and reaching those outside it.

Flashback: Inside The Church Switchers Mind
in Post 3, Youth
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on February 8, 2024
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When church switchers change congregations, they have a long list of important factors they are looking for in a new church.

Non-religious Americans Near 30% In latest survey
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on February 8, 2024
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More ‘nones’ than Catholics

What Grieving Parents Wish You Knew
in Post, Youth
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on February 7, 2024
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I asked parents, “How can the church care for and support your other children?”

How Youth Pastors Can Advocate For Fair Compensation
in Post 2, Youth
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on February 7, 2024
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Discover practical tips and strategies on how to approach your church leaders and negotiate a salary increase. Don’t settle for less, learn how youth pastors can get a raise and be valued

2023 Youth Pastor Compensation Report
in Post 3, Youth
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on February 7, 2024
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The “big number” of what youth pastors are making from 2022, and factors determining salary

Arizona’s Students Crush Academic Records…
in Education, Post
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on February 6, 2024
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With Innovative School Choice Options

The Deconstruction Of Christianity
in Post 2, Youth
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on February 6, 2024
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What It Is, Why It’s Destructive, and How to Respond

On Sale $3. How To Lead When You're Not In Charge
in Post 3, Youth
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on February 6, 2024
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Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority

How To Get Teens To Listen
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on February 5, 2024
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‘Emerging adults’ will listen to a parent’s unsolicited advice, but the parent has to lay the groundwork

Tik-Tok A Message From Walt Mueller To Parents
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on February 5, 2024
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Culture-watcher Mark Bauerlein recently did all of us a favor in his First Things article, “What Parents Can Do About TikTok.

JOIN THE FIGHT: Stop TikTok from Destroying Kids
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on February 5, 2024
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What Parents Can Do About Tik Tok

Why Young Men Are Failing To Launch
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on February 5, 2024
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“For Gen Z men who feel purposeless and lost, the way off the couch is the way of the Cross.”

Zuck… Failure To Address The Harm/Exploitation Children
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on February 1, 2024
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Thirty-seven percent of teenage girls between 13 and 15 were exposed to unwanted nudity in a week on Instagram

Instagram Reportedly 'Helping Pedophiles'…Again
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on February 1, 2024
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Instagram’s own algorithm was promoting the discoverability of victims for pedophiles seeking child abuse material

The Pet Shop Boys Release Long-Delayed Concert Film
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on February 1, 2024
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Their 40th anniversary celebration will be featured in more than 1,400 theaters in 50 countries across the globe

Shepherding Children Through Hardships And Trials
in Post 2, Youth
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on January 28, 2024
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When troubles find our children, here are three ways we can support them

The Latest Findings On Gen Z As Consumer's
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on January 28, 2024
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“I’m Coping and Hoping” This mantra is my summary of research from Gallup, McKinsey, and the Pew Research Center

The Gift Of January: Caring For Ourselves
in Slider, Youth
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on January 17, 2024
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by Amy Diller

Gen Z Drawn To Unorthodox Political Outsiders
in Slider, Trends Studies
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on January 17, 2024
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Why Gen Z Conservatives Are Drawn To Unorthodox Political Outsiders

The Powerful Influence Of Moms In Christians’ Households
in Post 2, Youth
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on January 11, 2024
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I used the following excerpt because it just seemed fitting since I just wrote about how my mom still is influencing me as a man of God.

The Powerful Influence Of Moms In Christians’ Households
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The Powerful Influence of Moms in Christians’ Households

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on Barna.com, and Homeword.com. I used Homeword & Barna’s excerpt because it just seemed fitting since I just wrote about how my mom still is influencing me as a man of God.

Acknowledging the influence of moms isn’t just the stuff of…

A Mother’s Loving Correction
in Blog, Youth
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on December 25, 2023
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 A Mother’s Loving Correction 

“Mama Said Knock You Out.”  This is straight from LL Cool J.  When my brothers and I were young, I changed the phrase to “Mama gonna knock you out.”  This didn’t happen in our household. However, I was one of four rambunctious boys.  We grew up with…

Identity Curation And Gen Z
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on December 24, 2023
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Yearning for Authenticity

Anxiety And Gen Z
in Slider, Youth
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on December 24, 2023
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Longing for Deep Peace

UK Parents Are Winning Against The Woke Transgender Mob
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on December 24, 2023
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UK rules on kid transition proves parents can beat the woke mob

Illegal Immigrant Murdered High School Cheerleader
in Slider, Trends Studies
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on December 11, 2023
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The Democrats and Biden ministration refused to close the border

Conservative Parents…Raise Mentally Healthy Teens
in Slider, Trends Studies
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on December 11, 2023
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liberal parents are more likely to have a permissive parenting style and “are the least likely to successfully discipline their children.”

Coming Soon Documentary— MIA: Masculinity In America
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on December 11, 2023
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What does it mean to be a man in America today?

Rooted’s 2023 Awards: Best New Books For Teenagers
in Slider, Youth
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on December 9, 2023
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Honorable Mentions

Rooted’s 2023 Awards: Best New Books For Parents
in Slider, Youth
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on December 9, 2023
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Honorable mentions

Rooted’s 2023 Awards: Best New Books For Bible Teaching
in Slider, Youth
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on December 9, 2023
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Honorable mentions

Keeping Jesus In Youth Groups Christmas Party?
in Post 2, Youth
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on December 9, 2023
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We asked our Rooted writers to tell us how they are seeking to keep Jesus at the center of their youth ministry Christmas parties this year

Book: The Great Dechurching
in Post 2, Youth
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on December 2, 2023
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Who’s Leaving, Why Are They Going, and What Will It Take to Bring Them Back?

Suicide’s Are Up, Believer’s Are To Reach Out & Be Present
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on December 1, 2023
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Men older than 75 saw their rate rise to the highest of any age group, to 43.7 per 100,000. Overall, men comprise the vast majority of suicides

Study: Death By Selfie Young Females Implicated
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on November 30, 2023
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Selfie-related deaths are…a silly youthful mistake. An unhealthy extension of our celebrity culture and social media pressures

5 Questions To Ask In A Youth Pastor Interview
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on November 30, 2023
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If you can’t find a way to ask the questions you need answers to, then don’t take the job until you can

Flashback: 20 Interview Questions For Youth Workers
in Slider, Youth
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on November 30, 2023
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Remember that you are interviewing a potential church in the same way they are interviewing you! Ask good questions

Book: The Anxious Generation
in Post, Youth
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on November 28, 2023
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How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness

Kim Kardashian's 'Push Up Bra' With Fake Nipples
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on November 28, 2023
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It pushes you up and makes you look like all the supermodels with that gorgeous look we all want

Way Forward For An Anxious Generation
in Post 3, Youth
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on November 28, 2023
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Haidt and Moore discuss the alarming rates of anxiety and depression among children and adolescents

Parents Partnering With God
in Post, Youth
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on November 25, 2023
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God, in his grace, equips parents for the task of discipling their children.

Reaching The Dechurched Is A Whole-Church Effort
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 25, 2023
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The Great Dechurching: Who’s Leaving, Why Are They Going, and What Will It Take to Bring Them Back?

TikTok, YouTube Videos Promote AI Deepfake Pornography
in Education, Post 3
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on November 25, 2023
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AI-generated nudity has spread to a high school in New Jersey, where school officials now worry about new cyberbullying tactics

Study: Campus Antisemitism Linked To Foreign Funds
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on November 24, 2023
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The rise in antisemitism in colleges and universities in the U.S. was linked to $13 billion in undisclosed funds from foreign countries

Thanksgiving Is More Than An “Attitude of Gratitude”
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 22, 2023
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Recalibrate their thankfulness around the eternal promises of God?

200 Muslim Men In Gaza Seek Christ After Dream Of Jesus
in Post 3, Youth
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on November 22, 2023
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More than 200 Muslim men in Gaza have converted to Christianity after reportedly seeing Jesus in their dreams, said Christian professor Michael Licona

Building An Advent/Christmas Series For Youth Group
in Post, Youth
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on November 22, 2023
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Here are three ways youth groups can study Christmas and Advent while keeping Jesus’ birth central

The Reality Of Thanksgiving Hate EXPOSED
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on November 21, 2023
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BabylonBee.com

AI Tools Pushed/Used To Create Teen Pornographic Images
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on November 21, 2023
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AI-generated nudity issue has already reportedly spread to a high school in New Jersey, where school officials now worry about new cyberbullying tactics

School COVID Closures‘ Most Damaging..’ To Kids’..In History
in Education, Post 3
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on November 21, 2023
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Despite its concern over the closures’ harm to kids, New York Times in 2020 advocated for school closures despite the risks

Billboard Music Awards 2023 Winners
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on November 20, 2023
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The List

Book: The Faith Of Our Children
in Slider, Youth
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on November 20, 2023
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Eight Timely Research Insights for Discipling the Next Generation

Book: Next Gen Faith: 12 Spiritual Practices For Youth
in Slider, Youth
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on November 20, 2023
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Key steps for spiritual formation for Christian adults who work with youth as well as families, teens, and young adults seeking such a resource

Is TikTok “Digital Fentanyl”?
in Slider, Trends Studies
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on November 20, 2023
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Is TikTok manipulating its platform to ensure that the most toxic content reaches the largest possible audience?

What’s Hot
in Post, Trends Studies
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on November 15, 2023
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television, and movies

Teens Start Thinking Like An Adult Around The Age Of 18
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on November 15, 2023
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Executive function is a set of mental skills that include the ability to plan, switch between tasks, resist tempting distractions, and focus

Prosecutor Loses Bid For Reelection In Loudoun County
in Education, Post 3
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on November 15, 2023
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Other criticism including trying Scott Smith, the parent of a student who was sexually assaulted in what became a high-profile case

Book: A Walk Through The Prayer Book
in Post, Youth
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on November 14, 2023
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The 2019 Book of Common Prayer Explained

The Collapse Of Tavistock’s Gender Service Of Children
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on November 14, 2023
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Book…Time to Think: The Inside Story of the Collapse of the Tavistock’s Gender Service for Children

Never Enough: When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on November 14, 2023
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….and What We Can Do About It. To have intrinsic self-worth not contingent upon external achievements

Evangelism Book by Rebecca Manley Pippert: Stay Salt
in Post, Youth
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on November 13, 2023
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The World Has Changed: Our Message Must Not. It is the next-generation ‘Out of the Saltshaker’ for this new era

‘Equitable Math,’ To Dismantle ‘Systemic Inequities’
in Education, Post 2
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on November 13, 2023
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Oregon Trains Teachers to Promote ‘Equitable Math,’ Dismantle ‘Systemic Inequities’ in the Classroom

40 Years For Using AI To Make Child Porn
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on November 13, 2023
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NC Child Psychiatrist Gets 40 Years for Using AI to Make Child Porn

Countdown To Gen Z Revival
in Post 3, Youth
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on November 10, 2023
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Nov. 11, teenagers from all around the world will be reaching other teens with the Gospel during an unprecedented day of global youth evangelism

Kids Ministry Book: Resilient Child Discipleship
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 10, 2023
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The Fearless Future of the Church

Nuking The Definition Of Nuclear Family
in Post, Trends Studies
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on November 9, 2023
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The proposed rule threatens to erase the benefits of traditional marriage, a structure that gives children a better chance at life

3 Surprising Reasons Why Girls Watch Porn?
in Post, Trends Studies
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on November 8, 2023
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57% of females aged 14-18 have viewed pornography.

Teens Open Up About The Impact Of Social Media
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on November 8, 2023
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Social media can have negative, sometimes dire, impacts on teens’ physical and mental health

LANGUAGE MATTERS
in Post 3, Youth
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on November 8, 2023
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Why quibble over words? After all, isn’t our ultimate goal to lead people to Jesus?

Target CEO Is Lying About Targeting Kids 4 Transgenderism
in Post, Youth
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on November 7, 2023
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He says that they didn’t target children with transgender ideology products, and he says that they didn’t work with the devil worshiper

The Rise Of Critical Theories And Social Justice Ideology
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on November 7, 2023
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Implications for the Church and Society

Letters Along The Way: From A Senior Saint To A Jr. Saint
in Post 3, Youth
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on November 7, 2023
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Important, biblical perspectives on topics like the changing face of evangelicalism, and trends emerging in American culture

Nashville School Covenant Shooter Audrey Hale’s Manifesto
in Education, Post
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on November 6, 2023
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“Kill those kids!!!” “Cr*ckers” with “white privlages”   “going to fancy private schools with those fancy khakis + sports backpacks w/ their daddies mustangs + convertibles.”

Gallup: Belief In Five Spiritual Entities Edges Down
in Post, Youth
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on November 6, 2023
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74% believe in God, 69% angels, 67% heaven, 59% hell, 58% the devil