First Common Core Grads Worst-Prepared For College...
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Fourth grade reading declined in 17 states and eighth grade reading declined in 31.”

Starting a campus ministry
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One of the immediate action steps he prompts is for churches to be present in the life of their local schools, with no strings attached, and leveraging the influence of students on these campuses

10 Reasons Teens Have So Much Anxiety Today
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We’ve created an environment that fosters anxiety rather than resilience

Flashback: Kanye Perspective On Sex And Porn
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on November 13, 2019
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We can for sure take new Kanye for the positive impact he could have on our toxic culture

Health Officials Gaming Addiction Is Real Disorder
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on November 13, 2019
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Gaming addiction inside look at the real and dangerous disorder affecting youth

What Is Gender Neutral Parenting?
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on November 12, 2019
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…. it’s crazy!

'TikTok' A Threat To Chhildren's Online Safety?
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“TikTok is appearing to be China’s best detective with how they are going about collecting and using this information. We cannot let novelty blind us.”

Flashback: 17 Slang Words
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A list of 17 popular slang terms and the correct way to use them

Suspension For Football Coach Who Ran Up The Score?
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on November 12, 2019
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They were both undefeated and no one foresaw this blowout.

The Youth Pastor Compensation Survey 2019
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on November 11, 2019
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One way you can help out your brothers and sisters is by sharing this survey to your network and on other social media outlets.

ERs See Doubling Of Teen Sexual Abuse Cases
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Sexually abused youths are turning more often to U.S. emergency departments for help, with the number of ER department admissions more than doubling from 2010 to 2016

Teen Marijuana Use May Have Next-Generation Effects
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How a parent’s use of marijuana, past or present, can influence their child’s substance use and well-being

West's 'Follow God' Music Video Features His Father
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on November 11, 2019
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“It took me 42 years to realize that my dad was my best friend.”

Culture: Overreaction Or Interaction?
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Overreaction or Interaction? Flashback Post…

By Jonathan McKee

“I don’t know why you spend any time looking at pop culture. All you need to know is in the Bible!”

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that accusation. Just last week I blogged about the number one song teenagers are listening too and received criticism for even…

The Discipline Of Decreasing
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The Discipline Of Decreasing by George Lockhart

I must decrease, He must increase. John 3:30

God is the only One anyone should be completely dependent upon.always be pointing others to Him. If we are not careful we can supplant God in other’s lives by trying to meet needs that aren’t ours to meet. When others look to us before God…

Reevaluating A Gospel Centered Ministry
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Discipleship takes place through relationships where youth leaders are intentionally shepherding students into greater maturity

Religious Children Are More Generous
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We examined how religious upbringing shaped children from adolescence into young adulthood

Conservatives Have Happier Families, More Generous
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on November 9, 2019
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Find more meaning in life, happier overall, donate far more money, time to the needy than liberal do.

5 Reasons I’m Staying In Youth Ministry
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One of the easiest ways to offend a youth minister is to ask when he’s going to become a “real pastor

Book: A Biblical Theology Of Youth Ministry
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on November 8, 2019
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Excellent book … those of us who think theologically about youth ministry, and the role of youth pastor, have been waiting for.

West’s Conversion Could Be A Cultural Wrecking Ball
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A Christianity that bears no resemblance to the vague spiritualism of Moral Therapeutic Deism that is often associated with celebrity conversions

Fortnite Superstar Banned For Life For Cheating
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I never thought about the consequences that could happen… I just thought about entertaining you guys

Target To Promote Gay Lifestyle To Children In School
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on November 7, 2019
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To donate $100,000 to a nonprofit that trains students and teachers in LGBT politics and advocacy

Character And Virtue Development In Youth Ministry
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on November 7, 2019
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The development of character and virtue often feels like a lost art form

Don’t Start A College-age Ministry Until You Take...
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on November 7, 2019
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We must start with young people, not programs.

My Child Is Depressed
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on November 5, 2019
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Now What?

Is The SAT "Unfair" And Discriminatory?
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on November 5, 2019
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“illegally discriminate against applicants who can’t afford test prep classes and pose other unfair obstacles.”

Lawmakers To Ban Child Gender Transition Treatment
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on November 5, 2019
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Children should be protected from “medical experimentation based on wishful social theory.”

Teens Close To Mom Not Likely To Have Abusive Relationships
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on November 4, 2019
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A mother’s warmth and acceptance toward her teenagers may help prevent those children from being in an abusive relationship later in life, even if her own marriage is contentious

Best Business Practices You Need In Parenting
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on November 2, 2019
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We learned to integrate several of the best business practices into our family

A Vision For Multiplying Your New Ministry
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on November 2, 2019
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Jesus had a big vision and started with the end in mind. Here are a few of God’s “vision statements

Start Up: 4 People You Need To Meet On Your Campus
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on November 2, 2019
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These are valuable people on your campus that can help you organize and benefit the ministry

Kanye West: From ‘I Am A God’ To ‘Jesus Is King’
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Rather than seeing Kanye as a fraud, can we choose to see him as the tax collector? …Please, please pray for me

Here's What Lecrae Has 2 Say About Kanye 'Jesus Is King'
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“Often people can’t imagine people from the hip-hop community finding Christ,”

Gospel Stars React To Kanye West's 'Jesus Is King
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A genuine reflection of where he is. I hope God continues to work on his heart and he continues to grow in faith

Update: Christian Student Forced To Write Islamic Prayer
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on October 29, 2019
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Tthe assignment violated the Establishment Clause by “impermissibly endors the Islamic religion.”

Elementary Students Can’t Say Jesus or God?
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on October 29, 2019
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The letter talked about school language and asked parents to have a “talk” with their children about the appropriate time and place to talk about religion.

Young Transsexuals Seeking To Return To Original Sex
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There is currently no data to reflect the number who may be unhappy in their new gender or who may opt to detransition to their biological sex

Dad Child Custody In Battle Over Gender Transition?
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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says the child should not be used as a pawn in a left-wing political agenda

Puberty Blocker Drugs Linked 2 Thousands..Adult Deaths
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on October 26, 2019
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Drugs used as puberty blockers in youth linked to thousands of adult deaths, FDA shows

Transgender Biological Male Athletes Unfair Dominance
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on October 26, 2019
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The House of Representatives voted in May to pass the Equality act, which would require schools to allow male athletes who identify as transgender girls to compete on female sports teams

No Link B/W Contact Sports And Mental Health Problems
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Adolescents who play contact sports, including football, are no more likely to experience cognitive impairment, depression or suicidal thoughts in early adulthood than their peers, suggests a new study of nearly 11,000 youth followed for 14 years.

Deaths Due To Suicide, Homicide On The Rise
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on October 24, 2019
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A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics finds that more teens and young adults are coming to a violent end in recent years, either at their own hand or another’s.

This School App Is perfect For Your Ministry
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on October 24, 2019
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What is the best way to communicate to parents and teens information?

Childhood Trauma
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on October 22, 2019
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Researchers learned that Adverse Childhood Experiences can have negative lasting effects on health and well-being

Cellphone Detox For Teens
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on October 22, 2019
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It was 4 a.m. she had been on her phone for 13 hours. In three hours, she had to be up for school

Parents Look At Their Kids 20 Minutes More Than Phones
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on October 22, 2019
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My daughter does it to me and will get visibly upset if she sees me looking at my phone when I’m not supposed to be

5 Ways To Get Teens Talking
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on October 21, 2019
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Talkativeness is no accident. It’s come as the result of a carefully curated environment that encourages conversation

Gang Life Not The Family You Were Longing For
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on October 21, 2019
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Collins first joined the Bloods at age 19  ‘It’s like the plague … We’re just killing each other off.’

Is Tik Tok Desensitizing Kids?
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on October 21, 2019
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“It’s shocking how these kids expose themselves to be liked or disliked,”

Flashback: Uk School Suspends LGBT lessons After 80%
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on October 20, 2019
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A primary school in Britain’s second city Birmingham has caved in to pressure and temporarily pulled the plug on its lessons on LGBT rights

How To Create A Professional Photo Booth
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on October 20, 2019
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The Photobooth that we created will be unmanned and sit out in the lobby the 4th Tuesday of each month

Anxiety The YouthPastors Epidemic
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on October 20, 2019
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How can we help the 20% in our youth ministries who are silently dying?

Help! My Teen Is Questioning The Faith
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on October 19, 2019
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Here are a few ways we can build homes that allow our children to wrestle with questions of faith

Admissions Scandal Prison Sentence For Fraudulent Mom
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on October 19, 2019
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A fraudulent ACT score and an application that falsely portrayed him as African American, Latino and the first in his family to attend college.

Man Entices Girl 16 For Sex Through ‘Game of War’ App
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on October 19, 2019
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pleaded guilty in federal court today, whom he met through the “Game of War” application on her cell phone, to engage in illegal sexual activity

Piper Jaffray Taking Stock With Teens Survey
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on October 18, 2019
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Wanna know what’s hot for teens

Teens Rally Against Pot Industry Ads On Social Media
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on October 18, 2019
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The ads for marijuana — in the form of catchy quizzes — are beyond prevalent, the Stevenson High School senior says

Felony? Girl 13 Pointed Finger Gun At Classmates Arrested
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on October 18, 2019
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After another student asked her who would she would kill was arrested and charged with a felony.

Close Family Ties In Childhood Can Stave Off Mental Illness
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on October 17, 2019
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Those who experienced positive adolescent family relationships had significantly lower levels of depressive symptoms from early adolescence to mid-life than did those who experienced less positive ones

Beware The Idol Of Parenting Success
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on October 17, 2019
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When we worship parenting success, our children become our trophies

Teens Think Parents Share Too Much About Them Online
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on October 17, 2019
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42% of teens think their parents share too much about them online

 

Beto O’Rourke’s Plan To Destroy Churches
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on October 16, 2019
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The government…. signaled that Christian schools may soon be treated like racists for …view of marriage

'Weed Moms' Are The New 'Wine Moms'
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on October 16, 2019
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Marijuana-using moms are stepping out of the shadows and proudly extolling the virtues of cannabis

What Middle Schooler‘s Are Like
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on October 16, 2019
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I have worked with middle school students in educational, athletic, and ministry settings for more than 14 years now

Mental Health: Impact Of Social Media On Young People
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on October 14, 2019
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It emerges that Instagram is the social media platform with the most negative effect on the psychological state of young people

10% Of Christian Twentysomethings Have Resilient Faith
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on October 14, 2019
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There are four kinds of twentysomething “exiles” making their way in our current day and age

Suicide Prevention
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on October 14, 2019
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Insights and resources for parents and youth workers

3 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit New Highs In US
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on October 12, 2019
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More than 1.7 million cases of chlamydi, About 580,000 gonorrhea cases, syphilis about 35,000 cases

Teen Beauty Spending Plunges....To A 9-Year Low
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on October 12, 2019
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Piper Jaffray’s 38th semi-annual teen survey analyzed 9,500 responses across 42 states

Elem. Student Against Question Comparing Girls’ Weight
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on October 12, 2019
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Leading the curriculum company to apologize and remove the question from their materials

250,000 Students In US Participate In Fields Of Faith
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on October 11, 2019
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As part of a faith-filled initiative by  fellowship of Christian athletes  to pray, read their Bibles, and “open up their life to Christ

UK: Mandatory “Self-Touching” Class In School For Kids
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on October 11, 2019
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This sexualisation of our children is just totally inappropriate. They are calling it self-touching and they won’t use the term masturbation

Sesame Street New Puppet Who's Mom An Opioid Addict
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Sesame Street has introduced the subject matter of addiction, using a bright green puppet named Karli to let young viewers know grown-up problems aren’t their fault.

Flashback:LGBT labeling Christians ‘dangerous’
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on October 9, 2019
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It is those who hold traditional values, the LGBT activists claim, that are directly responsible for gay and trans suicides

Relational Youth Ministry
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on October 9, 2019
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Often times adult volunteers want to be liked by students, so they cross the line between friend and mentor

Parenting Middle School Kids
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on October 9, 2019
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8 Conversations to have with your new middle school student

FIRED! Part 3
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on October 8, 2019
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The Spouse

FIRED! Part 2
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on October 8, 2019
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The Redemption Story

FIRED! Part 1: Lies They Say When They Let You Go
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on October 8, 2019
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FIRED! 5 Lies You Are Told When You Are Let Go From A Church

3 Cultural Changes As A Youth Worker
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on October 7, 2019
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“Do you think you’ll ever change the night of youth group?  My son/daughter is just too busy and they’re missing out.”

Parents: 5 Reasons To Keep Your Students In Youth Group
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on October 7, 2019
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Why is youth group important?

Dealing With Criticism
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on October 7, 2019
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If you’re a youth worker you can’t escape it, you will be criticized

What Real Forgiveness Looks Like
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on October 7, 2019
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Brandt Jean asked the judge if he could hug Amber Guyger, former Dallas cop who shot and killed his brother.
What’s Hot?
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on October 6, 2019
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies.

Sticking To One Sport Could Up Injuries Among Teens
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on October 6, 2019
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New research finds kids who concentrate on only one sport may be at risk for stress fractures, tendinitis and knee injuries

Flashback: Teens Who Hold Off On Dating Do Better In Life
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Teens who don’tdate are happier, less depressed, and more adept at dealing with a variety of social situations

Youth Ministries Working Together
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on October 4, 2019
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A Kingdom-minded ministry is about reaching kids for Christ and plugging them into the local church…not your local church

Book: Mentorship And Marketplace
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on October 4, 2019
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A New Direction for Youth Ministry

Engaging Kids About Pop-Culture
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on October 4, 2019
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Dare I say most, of the kids we work with are not coming to church with a deep desire for God’s Word

Why Christians Reject Kanye’s ‘Jesus Is King,’ Sun Service
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on October 3, 2019
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Kanye West may have come to Jesus — but some Christians aren’t buying the born-again “Yeezus.”

Serious Bible Study Is for Teens, Too....
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on October 3, 2019
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For too long I saw daily Bible reading and Bible study as part of some contract with God

Social media influencing young boys' body attitudes
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on October 3, 2019
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Book:  boy‘s body  Sport health and physical activity

Excessive Screen Time linked To Teens Who Need Glasses
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on September 30, 2019
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A new study is warning parents that excessive screen time may be behind a stunning rise in children who need prescription glasses.

Helping Your Son Escape Porn
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on September 30, 2019
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The average age a kid first encounters porn is at age 13, and that’s just the average. Some kids see porn as early as 5-years-old.

Video: Types Of Parents In The School Pick-Up Line
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on September 30, 2019
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Every parent can probably relate to this video. It’s just a fun way of looking at the types of parents in the school pick-up line….

Girl Recants Accusation White Boys Cut Her Dreadlocks
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on September 30, 2019
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“To those young boys and their parents, we sincerely apologize for the pain and anxiety these allegations have caused,”

The Boy Who Stood At The Flagpole Praying Alone
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on September 29, 2019
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“God, as people drive by, let them wonder, let their hearts be pricked.”

Update & Arrests:Teen Stabbed To Death As Dozens Videoed
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7 More Arrested In Long Island Teen’s Fatal Stabbing