Volunteer Affirmation
in Slider, Youth
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Encouragement is like a breath of fresh air. We just don’t hear much encouragement or receive a lot of recognition these days. Be the one to breathe joy and affirmation into your ministry team’s lungs

Flashback: Trends In Children’s Ministry
in Slider, Youth
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on November 24, 2017
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7 Current and Future Trends in Children’s Ministry

Steam Video Games Promotes Sexual Violence
in Media Entertainment, Slider
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on November 24, 2017
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The sexually violent content of these types of video games has affected the behavior some individuals in the video game community

View The Bibles That Came Over On The Mayflower
in Post, Youth
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on November 23, 2017
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The Museum of Bible 8-story, $500 million museum features artifacts, exhibits and a Christian-themed musical

7 Reasons To Be Thankful In Youth Ministry
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 23, 2017
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The final weeks of the year feel very much like the final stretch of a marathon

Pilgrims Celebrated Thanksgiving….
in Post 4, Youth
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on November 23, 2017
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… Because only 60%  died

How To Help Kids Through Changes In Church Leadership
in Post, Youth
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on November 22, 2017
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The truth is, no matter how big or small, change can be hard, but change is a reality for our kids as they grow and mature.

Managing Conflict In Youth Ministry
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 22, 2017
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10  principles to help you out

The Secret Sauce For Youth Ministry
in Post 3, Youth
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on November 22, 2017
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It might not be what you think!

U.K: Hilarious What A teen Puts On Her Driving Licence
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on November 21, 2017
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Officials at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency failed to spot Eve Paterson’s mistake when she applied for an updated licence

Tough Time For Social Media...Values
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 21, 2017
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Bad Breaks, Bad Publicity, and Bad Management Stack Up

Best Travel Advice For Youth Pastors
in Post 3, Youth
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on November 21, 2017
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10 Flight Tips If You Actually Want to Get There

Rise In Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There link?
in Post, Trends Studies
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on November 20, 2017
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An increase in teen suicide rates occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link

I Watched 1,000 Hours Of YouTube Kids’ Content
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on November 20, 2017
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…and this is what happened

I Put My Teens On A Digital Detox
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on November 20, 2017
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The results shocked me

Germany Bans Children's Smart Watches With Listening app
in Education, Post
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on November 19, 2017
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The agency said parents have been using watches marketed to children between the ages of 5 and 12 to monitor teachers

Shoppers Are Still Paying Off Debt From Last Christmas
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on November 19, 2017
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Millennials are the worst culprits here: 24 percent still haven’t paid off credit card debt incurred during the 2016 shopping season, while 16 percent of Gen-Xers haven’t and only 8 percent of boomers haven’t.

MS-13 Terrorizing American Small Towns
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on November 19, 2017
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Small towns and suburbs ill-equipped to fight back

AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young Dead At 64
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on November 18, 2017
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“We salute you”

Neighborhood Quality May Impact Child’s Behavior
in Post, Trends Studies
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on November 18, 2017
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A new study finds that the quality of a child’s neighborhood may have significant and long-term effects on his or her behavior through the teen years.

3 Phrases To Diffuse Potential Arguments With Teens
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 18, 2017
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“Don’t argue and don’t fight with your kids.” It’s difficult to mentor and lead if your fighting and arguing all the time

Dynamics Of Domestic Violence
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on November 18, 2017
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Approximately 20 people per minute are abused physically by an intimate partner during their lifetime.

Possible "Conflict Of Visions" You And Your Senior Pastor
in Post, Youth
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on November 17, 2017
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Does The Vision Of Your Ministry Line Up With Your Senior Pastor?

Communicating Like A Social Media Pro
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 17, 2017
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How many hours do you put into managing your social media accounts?

3 Ways To Get Students To Read Their Bibles
in Post 3, Youth
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on November 17, 2017
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According to Ed Stetzer, “only 45 percent of those who regularly attend church read the Bible more than once a week.”

When iPhones Become Babysitters
in Post, Youth
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on November 16, 2017
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What Do They Need Most?

Book: Understanding Your Teen....By Jim Burns
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 16, 2017
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Shaping Their Character, Facing Their Realities

Parent Guides: Your New Best Friend
in Post 4, Youth
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on November 16, 2017
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Talking about issues…with teens can be scary and complicated. But it doesn’t have to be

The Adolescent Anxiety Epidemic
in Post, Youth
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on November 15, 2017
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What You Can Do

A Dangerous New Twist on Cyberbullying
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on November 15, 2017
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A new study warns of a strange twist in which kids anonymously post hurtful messages

'Social media suicide' in spotlight after Japan 'Twitter killer'
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on November 15, 2017
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Japan has the highest suicide rate of any Group of Seven (G7) industrialised nation, with more than 20,000 people taking their own lives each year.

Why Kids Need Exegetical Bible Teaching For The Long Haul
in Post, Youth
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on November 14, 2017
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“If anyone asks you how your ministry is doing, always reply with this: ‘I’ll tell you in ten years how my ministry is doing right now.’”

3 Things Our Culture Is Doing To Bible Reading
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 14, 2017
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Mary C Wiley

6 Reasons Youth Pastors Leave Youth Ministry
in Post 4, Youth
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on November 14, 2017
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The one thing these six can lead to that will ultimately cause you to walk away

Evangelism In Youth Ministry
in Post, Youth
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on November 13, 2017
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5 Reasons why you need to make evangelism a serious priority in your youth ministry right away

Does Your Gospel Presentation Need A Reformation?
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 13, 2017
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Greg Stier

Parenting Out Of Weakness
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on November 13, 2017
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How Parenting Out of Weakness can Strengthen your Relationship With Your Teen

What Parents Can Do To Stop Sexual Harassment
in Post 4, Youth
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on November 12, 2017
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Misogyny and harassment happen everywhere — including in our schools and among our children

Engaging "Me Too" Teens
in Post, Youth
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on November 12, 2017
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3 Tips

The 30 Most Influential Teens Of 2017
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on November 12, 2017
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Here’s who made this year’s cut

YouTube’s Users Now Watch 100 Million Hours Per Day
in Post, Trends Studies
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on November 11, 2017
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Every day, YouTube users watch 100 million hours of its content on TV sets, through smart TVs and devices like video game consoles and internet-connected set-top boxes.

Why Some Teens Less Likely To Meet With Success
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on November 11, 2017
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Teens who are dependent on marijuana and alcohol are less likely to marry, go to college, or work full time

What’s Hot?
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on November 11, 2017
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

The worrisome effects of teenage smartphone addiction
in Post, Trends Studies
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on November 10, 2017
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Psychologists are worried about the effects of the smartphone on our kids

Teen Boys Discuss The Pressures Of Becoming A Man
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on November 10, 2017
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‘Confusing’ and ‘frustrating’

Participate In Harvard Survey On Students Digital Lives
in Education, Post 3
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on November 10, 2017
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The Harvard Graduate School of Education are looking for your opinions on issues related to students digital lives

It’s Time To Hit The Reset Button
in Post 4, Youth
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on November 9, 2017
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If things are getting crazy for you, here’s how reset things…

Teen Smoking Pot Down
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on November 9, 2017
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That’s the finding of a new study that tracked more than 1 million teens from 1991 to 2016

10 Reasons Teenagers Are More Anxious Than Ever
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on November 9, 2017
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We’ve created an environment that fosters anxiety rather than resilience.

Ditching Smartphones
in Post 3, Youth
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on November 8, 2017
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‘Dumbphones’ With Basic Functions Appealing To Some

Teens And Technology
in Post, Youth
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on November 8, 2017
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Podcast interview with  Jonathan McKee

"lift Up Your Hearts" Not "Your Phones To Take Pictures"
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 8, 2017
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Pope Francis urges priests and bishops to not use their cellphones during Mass and to focus on God instead

 

Grandparenting On Purpose
in Post, Youth
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on November 7, 2017
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“If you do not have a grandparent in your home; go buy one!”

Discerning Culture
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 7, 2017
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Four Questions That Can Help You Talk to Students About Pop Culture

6 Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on November 7, 2017
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What Parents Can Do

Five Warning Signs Of Teenage Depression
in Post, Youth
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on November 6, 2017
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“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

Supercharge Your Youth Group Meeting...
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 6, 2017
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…by starting an argument

Opioids, Heroin And Youth Ministry
in Post 4, Youth
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on November 6, 2017
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Ignorance is No Longer an Excuse the Church Can Hide Behind

"Welcoming Schools" LGBTQ Agenda For Your School?
in Education, Post
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on November 5, 2017
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The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality

Teen Depression in U.S. Jumps by Nearly Half in 10 Years
in Post, Trends Studies
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on November 5, 2017
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A new study finds a startling rise in depression among all Americans, with youth demonstrating the most rapid increase over the last decade.

Stronger Self-Worth, Less Depression In teens
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on November 5, 2017
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A new study found when parents acknowledge the perspectives of their teens and encourage them to express themselves, the kids have a stronger sense of self-worth, and less depression.

What’s Hot?
in Post 3, Youth
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on November 5, 2017
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weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Book: Reclaiming Conversation
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on November 4, 2017
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The power of talk in a digital age

app Helps Parents Figure Out If Their Kids Are Sexting
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on November 4, 2017
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If it spots something fishy, whether your kid created it or received it, it sends you a real-time alert. Cannot view the picture

Manage Your Family’s Screen Time... Smartphone app
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on November 4, 2017
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Put down your phone and get back to your life

Do Smart Phones Make Us Smarter? Values
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on November 3, 2017
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You will consult your phone about 80 times a day, or almost 2,400 times a month, about 30,000 times a year

When “Connected” Means “Disconnected”
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on November 3, 2017
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“The new 2018 Ford F-150 with SYNC Connect and available Wi-Fi means you and the family can stay connected.”

Wingin’ It In Youth Ministry
in Slider, Youth
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on November 3, 2017
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We don’t stumble into youth ministry that produces life-long disciples of Jesus. We aim for it with intentionality and planning

3 Ingredients Catalyzing The Spike In Teen Depression
in Post, Youth
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on November 2, 2017
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And How a Caring Adult Can Actually Help

Performance-Based Culture Is Killing Us
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 2, 2017
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“performacist” culture is now this: We’re valuable only when we perform well in this economy.

Woody Allen Film Features Sex Between Adult And Teen
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on November 2, 2017
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While Hollywood comes to grips with its culture of powerful men sexually harassing and abusing women, Woody Allen’s new film,

New Healthy Media Habits For Young Kids
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on November 1, 2017
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Now that screen time recommendations are more flexible, it’s time for new rules

The Future Of Youth Ministry
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 1, 2017
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As Culture, Media, and Schools Move Further from Christian Values Students will require Daily Discipleship to Survive Adolescence

Tarot Is Trending...
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on November 1, 2017
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Tarot-deck sales in general are up 30 percent this year, after rising 30 percent in 2016 — the highest in 50 years

3d Guide To Making Wise Media Choices
in Post, Youth
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on October 31, 2017
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Leaders Guide

Stranger Things...3d Cultural Exegesis
in Post 2, Youth
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on October 31, 2017
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I cannot emphasize enough just how important and necessary it is to teach kids these skills

3d Media Reviews
in Post 3, Youth
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on October 31, 2017
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Walt Mueller

Sex And Drugs
in Post, Trends Studies
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on October 30, 2017
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U.S. study links marijuana use to more intercourse

Making Our Lives Seem Glamorous On Social Media
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on October 30, 2017
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Rich kids are renting grounded jets for social media photoshoots

12-Yr-Old Boy Attempting Suicide, Kills Driver
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on October 30, 2017
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Driver Killed After 12-Year-Old Boy Attempting Suicide, Lands On Her Car

An Inside Look At The Museum Of The Bible
in Post, Youth
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on October 29, 2017
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Chairman of the board Hobby Lobby Steve Green sits down with Judge Jeanine to discuss the importance of the Bible

Mom Drove Off Cliff, Killing Herself And Her 3 Children
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on October 29, 2017
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Patrick Orr, a spokesperson with the sheriff’s department, declined to comment on Bankhead’s motive

iPhone apps That Silently Turn On Cameras At Any Time
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on October 29, 2017
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How to see what apps can use the camera

Drinking And Drugs Down...Fighting And Stealing Up
in Post, Trends Studies
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on October 28, 2017
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Big Declines in Substance Abuse, Delinquency Among U.S. Teens

Morality In America
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on October 28, 2017
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A Growing Share of Americans Say it’s not Necessary to Believe in God to be Moral

Smartphones Compromise Teens’ Sleep
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on October 28, 2017
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Young people are sleeping less than ever before with the sleep void potentially damaging their physical and mental health.

Students Learn More Effectively From Print Than Screens
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on October 27, 2017
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Students said they performed better when reading on screens. But their actual performance tended to suffer

When Teens Wish They Could “Unpost”
in Post, Youth
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on October 27, 2017
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(Interview with Jonathan McKee)

American Children ‘Immersed In A Culture Of Disrespect’
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on October 27, 2017
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‘Shut up, mom. You don’t know what you’re talking about.’ … Kyle is 10 years old.”

The Rise of Anxiety and Depression in Teens
in Post, Youth
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on October 26, 2017
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We can’t afford the risks associated with these realities, so it’s best to be proactive in helping teens develop a more positive, even godly, image of themselves.

Why American Teenagers Suffering From Severe Anxiety?
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on October 26, 2017
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Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means…

Media Use By Kids Age Zero To Eight...Values
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on October 26, 2017
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42% of 0-8-year-olds have their own tablet (compared to 7% in 2013)

Engaging Young People With Stranger Things
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on October 25, 2017
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by Jonathan McKee

Millennials Ditching Religion For Witchcraft And Astrology
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on October 25, 2017
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Millennials are much more open-minded

#MeToo
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on October 25, 2017
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Cal Thomas: My daughter and granddaughter, too

While Your Kids Need Five Adults In Their Lives...Values
in Post 4
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on October 24, 2017
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Who are your kids’ five? Who will they text and who will they call when they don’t know what to do?

Practicing Faith Skills With Your Kids
in Post, Youth
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on October 24, 2017
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Four faith skills that we want every kid to learn and practice

The Masked Generation
in Post 2, Youth
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on October 24, 2017
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Five Ways to Build Confidence

Come To The Table: Networking With Other Youth Workers
in Post 3, Youth
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on October 24, 2017
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Doug Clark

Bullied 9-Year-Old Girl Afraid To Go Back To School
in Education, Post
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on October 23, 2017
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A New Jersey mom says she spent weeks out of class after school officials refused to let her switch classes due to relentless bullying.