Harvard Study Proves These 3 Things Are The Secret To Real Happiness
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The people who fared the best were the people who leaned in to relationships, with family, with friends, with community

What Every Parent Should Know About Social Media
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Teens are Hooked…9 Hours. That’s the average amount of time that teens are spending with screens thanks to smart phones

5 Things You Should Do to Help Avoid KidMin Burnout
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on February 13, 2016
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KidMin leaders DO experience burnout at a high level…

3 Truths Your Kids Need To Know On Valentine’s Day
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on February 12, 2016
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Jonathan McKee

Why Kids Should Bring Their Devices To Church
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on February 12, 2016
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3.79 billion mobile users, The Church has an opportunity to link a child’s spiritual growth to their mobile device

Beyoncé Slammed For Her “Black Power” Salute During Super Bowl 50
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Beyoncé’s ‘black power’ salute during Super Bowl 50 halftime show slammed by Rudy Giuliani as ‘attack’ on police

Teen Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest In Viral Video Speaks Out
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This Heart Month, we hope this video will inspire your Church and staff to become CPR and AED certified

The Crazy way Teens Are Hiding Their Imperfctions Online: Finstagram
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on February 11, 2016
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Young women are creating second portals for their shared images…

Instagram Supports 'Fake' Accounts...Teens Hiding Their Real Lives
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on February 11, 2016
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Starting this week, you can now switch between multiple accounts on Instagram, on one device

Are Teens Losing Conversational Skills Due To phones?
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on February 11, 2016
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MIT Professor in the Social Studies of Science and Technology…teens are rapidly losing basic skills in conversation

Ten Fascinating Facts About Pastor And Church Staff Compensation
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on February 11, 2016
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From the work of Richard Hammer, statistical tome: 2016-2017 Compensation Handbook for Church Staff

New 'Harry Potter' Book, 'The Cursed Child
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on February 11, 2016
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Parts I & II,’ Is Coming Out This Summer

Why Lent Is Good for Bad Christians
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on February 11, 2016
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The somber season leading up to Easter might feel like punishment. In fact, for people like me, it’s sheer grace

How To Get Paid What You're Worth In Youth Ministry
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on February 10, 2016
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The biggest donors in many churches are parents in other words, families with students in youth ministry

Helping Students See The Difference In Being "Good" And Being Christ-like
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on February 10, 2016
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by Andy Blanks

What’s Jethro Got To Say?
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on February 10, 2016
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3 Pieces of Advice From Moses’ Father-In-Law

Caroline's Cart Can Be A Came-Changer For Families Special Needs Children
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on February 10, 2016
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The Shopping Cart For Special Needs Children Invented By Mom Going Nationwide In Target Stores

The Extraordinary Way First-Graders Included Their Deaf Classmate
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on February 9, 2016
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Zejd is deaf and didn’t know sign language, and no one at his school could communicate with him

3 Things I Did Wrong In 17 Years Of Student Ministry
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on February 9, 2016
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But those three categories of failures are slowly disappearing. I learned the hard way they have no place in my ministry

Why And How Our Family Sets Goals Together
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on February 9, 2016
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Kara Powell

Phantom Community: What’s the Power of Talk in a Digital Age?
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on February 9, 2016
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“Someday, someday soon, but certainly not now, I’d like to learn to have a conversation.”

How We Unknowingly Sabotage Short-Term Missions
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on February 9, 2016
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We sabotage our short-term mission trips by not thinking through how our work affects the locals hosting us

FREE Chapter: Sticky Faith Service Guide
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on February 9, 2016
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leaders and students must spend more time before, during, and after service projects preparing

FREE Workbook: Building Your Family’s Future
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on February 9, 2016
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Will help you plan for your family’s future in five steps. Great to send to parents in your Church

Don’t Waste Your Life Doing Youth Ministry
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on February 8, 2016
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by Greg Stier

Resentencing Hearing Begins For Middle School Killer
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on February 8, 2016
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Convicted middle school killer was back in court for a hearing for the 2004 murder of his best friend

Babies With Genes From 3 People Could Be Ethical
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on February 8, 2016
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Would it be ethical for scientists to try to create babies that have genetic material from three different people?

How Do States Support Their Public Schools?
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on February 8, 2016
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Badly, a new 50-state report card shows

Oklahoma Schools Display Signs Warning Staffers Could Be Armed
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on February 8, 2016
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Be aware.. can be legally armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students

Book: Cultural Captives
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on February 6, 2016
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Evangelicals are beginning to trade the core and eternal truth of Christ for captivity to the world.

Trend Indicates Over Half Of Emerging Adults Will Identify As Non-Christian By 2020
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on February 6, 2016
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The percentage of emerging adult “nones” was now up to 33% of the population

CDC: Young Women Should Avoid Alcohol Unless Using Birth Control
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on February 6, 2016
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“Alcohol can permanently harm a developing baby before a woman knows she is pregnant,”

Teen Boys Don Dresses To Protest School Dress Code
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on February 5, 2016
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“By allowing the dress code to become gender neutral, we are starting to bridge the gap of acceptance and unacceptance,”

Kirk Franklin Wants To Help You Lose Your Religion
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on February 5, 2016
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The pursuit of trying to know who God is, and trying to be known by God, can be lost in religion

Book: "Storify: Speaking To Teenagers In A Post-Christian World
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on February 5, 2016
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Solid resource, especially for someone who hasn’t had a ton of instruction on speaking/preaching to teenagers

How to Speak to Youth . . .
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on February 5, 2016
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…and Keep Them Awake at the Same Time

Crafting Memorable Messages
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on February 5, 2016
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Here are a few sites that help me shape messages

Three Thoughts On How To Design A Ministry Strategy
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on February 4, 2016
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A ministry strategy is how a church will accomplish the mission of making disciples

Four Essentials To A Simple Ministry Strategy
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on February 4, 2016
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Good strategy almost always looks simple and obvious and does not take a thick deck of PowerPoint slides to explain

Four Ways To Empower And Improve Communication
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on February 4, 2016
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Dan Erickson

4 Reasons Not To Give A Smartphone To Your Child
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on February 4, 2016
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XXXChurch

Teaching Hard Truths In Middle School
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on February 4, 2016
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For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears…

4 Ways To Move Middle School Students
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on February 4, 2016
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There is virtually nothing static about a middle school student. There shouldn’t be anything static about your talk

Flashback: Ministering To Middle School Students
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on February 4, 2016
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2 Keys to Ministering to them

10 Youth Pastor Expectations For Churches On Day One
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on February 3, 2016
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You and I walk into a church with expectations of our own

20 Expectations Churches Have From Youth Pastors On Day One
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on February 3, 2016
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Most Youth Pastors are ill prepared to tackle all of the unsaid, assumed expectations

Five Common Reasons Church Members Burnout
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on February 3, 2016
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Burnout is common with so many church members. But it does not have to be

Characteristics Of Great Leaders
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on February 3, 2016
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Joshh Evans

Stop Believing These Lies About Leadership
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on February 3, 2016
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We as leaders must deal with our struggles, just like everyone else…We are just as human as everyone else

The Unspeakable Pain, Hope, Failures, And Victories Of Youth Ministry
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on February 3, 2016
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As a youth pastor we’re suppose to have the right things to say in moments like this…

UConn Building 'Black-Only' Living Space To Promote Scholarship
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on February 3, 2016
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Low graduation rates for black males, UConn is trying something it calls bold — and critics call segregation

Marijuana May Affect Verbal Memory
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on February 2, 2016
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Years of smoking pot may have an effect on a person’s verbal memory

Flashback: A New Way To Get High Marijuana 'Dabbing'
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on February 2, 2016
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Marijuana ‘Dabbing’ Is ‘Exploding Onto The Drug-Use Scene’

Legal US Pot Sales Soar To $5.4B In 2015
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on February 2, 2016
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“You won’t find another industry growing at that kind of clip”: ArcView Group CEO

Public School Kisses Valentine's Day Goodbye
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on February 2, 2016
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A Minnesota elementary school to be more inclusive of their ethnically diverse student population

7 Habits Of Parents Who Leave The Office At 5-pm Guilt Free
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on February 2, 2016
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“It’s extremely difficult if not impossible to get out of the office by 5 p.m. if you’re disorganized,”

ReligionIn America
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on February 2, 2016
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An Interview With Greg Smith of the Pew Research Center by Ed Stetzer

New Documentary Looks At America's Legal Drug Abuse Problem
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on February 1, 2016
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US makes up about 5% of the world’s population, yet consumes more than 75% of the world’s prescription drugs

Tips For Better Youth Ministry Games
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on February 1, 2016
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7 Pro-Tips For Better Games In Your Youth Ministry

Sexpectations
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on February 1, 2016
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“The Talk” Our Kids Hear Every Day

The Demographics Of Smartphone Ownership
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on February 1, 2016
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Cellphone ownership is common across all major demographic groups, though older adults tend to lag behind their younger counterparts

Selfie Obsession Could Be Ruining Your Relationship
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on February 1, 2016
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Study: People who were more satisfied with their body images posted more selfies to their Instagram

This Is What Happens When You Tell A Mom Her Daughter Needs Spanx
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on January 31, 2016
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Girls of all ages, shapes and sizes are perfect because that is how God made them

What’s Hot?
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on January 31, 2016
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Trending…

Teens With Sleep Problems More Reactive To Stress
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on January 31, 2016
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Jim Liebelt

Teenagers Reveal What They Think Is Cool
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on January 30, 2016
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60 Teenagers reveal what they think is cool — and what isn’t — in 2016

The Porn Phenomenon
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on January 30, 2016
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The Explosive Growth of Pornography and How It’s Impacting Your Church, Life, and Ministry

How To Reduce Teen Sexual Activity
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on January 30, 2016
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Jonathan McKee

Barbie's New Shapes: Tall, Petite And Curvy
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on January 29, 2016
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Dozens of different features to make her look more like the girls who play with her

E-Cigarette Exploded in Teen’s Face
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on January 29, 2016
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“He wanted to die. That is how much pain he was in.” leaving him with second-degree burns and broken teeth.

What Selfies In America vs. China Can Tell Us About Beauty Standards
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on January 29, 2016
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What actually constitutes a good angle — or a good selfie overall — is rooted in what we consider beautiful, and that varies greatly by culture

2 Teenagers Dead, 2 Sickened From Drinking Racing Fuel, Soda
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on January 29, 2016
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The teens evidently thought they could drink poisonous methanol as a substitute for ethanol, the ingredient in alcoholic beverages that causes intoxication

Dad Arrested for Taking Daughter’s Phone as Punishment
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on January 28, 2016
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When Ronald Jackson found a text he thought was rude and inappropriate on his then-12-year-old daughter’s phone

Christian May Sue FHSAA Over Prayer Refusal Before Title Game
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on January 28, 2016
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A Christian school in Tampa has signaled it will file a federal lawsuit against the Florida High School Athletics Association

Book: Your First 90 Days in a New Youth Ministry
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on January 27, 2016
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Your First 90 Days in a New Youth Ministry: A Simple Plan for Starting Right

Book: Your First 2 Years in Youth Ministry
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on January 27, 2016
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Doug Fields

Book: People Skills for Youth Pastors
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on January 27, 2016
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33 Ways to Meet More People and Make a Bigger Difference in Youth Ministry

3 Pathways To Partnering With Parents
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on January 26, 2016
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Helping parents disciple their kids

Texas Student Suspended For Sharing Inhaler
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on January 26, 2016
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Two Texas middle school students are SUSPENDED after one of them shared her inhaler to save the other’s life!

Casual Marijuana Use Linked To Brain Abnormalities
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on January 26, 2016
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Young women in pot-themed Instagram memes at risk, experts say

Christian Girl Who Fled ISIS Selected To Appear On 'The Voice Kids'
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on January 26, 2016
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Since her performance was published on Youtube, over 18 million people have watched her sing

Millennials Would Rather Pay For Netflix Than News
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on January 26, 2016
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Half of all millennials say they would shell out for “premium entertainment content” Netflix, Spotify or games

Values: A Snapchat Interview With An 8th Grade Student
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on January 25, 2016
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Adam Mclane

What Does Youth Ministry Have To Do With Engaging Adults?
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on January 25, 2016
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3 things that matter in ministry with youth that have a direct impact on the faith of adults

The Most Effective Way To Inspire Your Volunteers
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on January 25, 2016
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….and Attract New Ones

The Perfect Breast Shape...For Reconstructive Surgery
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on January 25, 2016
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British researchers surveyed more more than 1,300 men and women…

9 Things Worked Church Decade Ago No Longer Work Today
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on January 25, 2016
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Carey Nieuwhof

What’s Hot?
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on January 23, 2016
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Male High School Sports Tied To Binge Drinking
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on January 23, 2016
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Jim Liebelt

25% Of Kids Sexually Harassed Online
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on January 23, 2016
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– by Friends!

How Is Your New Year's Resolution?
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on January 22, 2016
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New Year’s Street Wisdom

by Victor Manuel Labrada

Some New Year’s street wisdom for y’all from someone who lost 75 pounds, gained 40 then lost 50 then gained 25 over the last decade:
1) Make resolutions that are measurable. Anything that is abstract, “be more creative,” “read more,” “lose weight” is likely to stay in the abstract. Resolve instead to “paint…

Book: "The Collapse of Parenting"
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on January 22, 2016
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Argues that American families are facing a crisis of authority, where the kids are in charge…

Relational Evangelism And Church Planting Can Work Together
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on January 22, 2016
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In Canada, a mainline denomination has announced that over the next 5 years, 1000 of their buildings will..

The New Morality Values: Raising Kids in a Confused Culture
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on January 22, 2016
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Ed Stetzer

The Simplest Way to Teach Your Kids Self Control
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on January 22, 2016
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by Jon Acuff

Why FBI Running a Website Sharing Thousands of Child Porn Images
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on January 22, 2016
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Find “true” computer addresses for 1,300 people, adding that the government has charged 137 individuals with a crime

Culture Why It Matters
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on January 21, 2016
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by Walt Mueller