Why Do We Over-Schedule Our Kids...College Costs?
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Families fret over finances for college. But all this craziness comes at a cost to parents and children

Social Media Detox For Your Teen Or Tween
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on November 13, 2018
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How to host a social media detox for your teen or tween

Digital Media Is 'Like Cocaine' For Babies’
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on November 13, 2018
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Some doctors refer to behaviors resulting from overexposure to digital devices as “virtual autism.”

Alarming Number Of Teens Using Sleep Aids
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on November 12, 2018
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Doctors Warn of Potentially Risky Results

Happy Childhood Memories Linked To Better Adult Health
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on November 12, 2018
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Fond memories of childhood are linked to better health, less depression and fewer chronic illnesses in adulthood

Almost Half Of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage
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on November 12, 2018
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Signaling cultural and economic shifts that are here to stay

Communication: Conflict Management
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on November 12, 2018
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What Are Your Conflict Blocks?

5 Questions Parents Are Asking About Teens Digital Media
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on November 9, 2018
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If you’re a parent of a preschooler or a parent of a college student, I’m pretty sure some of the questions we received are alive and well in your family

Sign Up For This Week's Top 10!
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The Youth Culture Report

Leveraging Social Media To Reach Parents
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on November 9, 2018
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If you want to reach parents these days, you have to have an active presence on social media

Arizona: Education Savings Accounts A Choice For Parents
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on November 8, 2018
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Despite Tuesday’s vote, education savings accounts are alive and well in Arizona—and have plenty of room to grow

What's Lost When Only Rich Kids Play Sports
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on November 8, 2018
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The income disparity in youth athletics has effects on health and success that stretch far into adulthood

American Meritocracy Is Killing Youth Sports
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on November 8, 2018
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When these kids move to the travel team, you pull bodies out of the local town’s recreation league,

A Fortnite Guide For Parents
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on November 7, 2018
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Fortnite is everywhere and has proven to be more than a game but rather, a cultural phenomenon

Book: How ‘Diversity Ideology’ Killed The University
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on November 7, 2018
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“The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.”

When To Leverage (And Not Leverage) Culture
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on November 7, 2018
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What’s happening in culture should be important to every youth leader. Why? Because culture reflects the world our student

The Dark Side Of Kids Screens Begins To Emerge
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A dark consensus about screens and kids Begins To Emerge In Silicon Valley

Flashback: The Tech Industry’s War On Kids
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on November 6, 2018
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How psychology is being used as a weapon against children

Parenting Lessons From The Christopher Robin Movie
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on November 6, 2018
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3 Unusual Things the Christopher Robin Movie Taught Me About Parenting

God Don’t Make junk
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on November 5, 2018
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“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalms 139:13 ESV)

God Don’t Make junk
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God Don’t Make Junk

By George Lockhart

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalms 139:13 ESV)

Paraphrase:

God, you are the One who made me, inside and out. You put me together, piece by piece in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I…

Navigating Emotional Teenagers
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on November 5, 2018
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If you let your emotions lead when navigating your emotional teenager, you will likely cause them to shut down further.

The Content Behind “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”
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on November 5, 2018
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What will young viewers see as they watch the latest rendition of “puberty meets sorcery”?

Book: Sex Matters......By Jonathan McKee
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on November 4, 2018
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Our culture creates a lot of confusion about sex. Honestly, sometimes it’s difficult to know who’s telling the truth

Flashback: "Riverdale" Oversexualizes Teenage Characters
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on November 4, 2018
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but there needs to be a balance of the real-world issues…beyond the fantastical and downright inappropriate

Sabrina’ Underage Orgy Scene On Netflix
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on November 4, 2018
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This content is not appropriate for anyone, but especially not for the teen audience it target

When Kids Give Up Pot, Their Cognition Quickly Improves
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on November 3, 2018
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Marijuana use in adolescents is associated with reduced neurocognitive functioning, but when adolescents stop using the drug, their verbal learning and memory improve

Many Teens Are ‘Sextortion’ Targets
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on November 3, 2018
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Parents of teens can add “sextortion” to the list of things to worry about, because a new study shows that 5 percent of teenagers are targets of this cybercrime

More College Students Seeking Mental Health Care
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on November 3, 2018
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Anxiety, depression and panic attacks are sending U.S. college students to mental health clinics in record numbers

For The Girls...Investing In Lasting Beauty
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on November 2, 2018
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If only we as Christian ladies spent as much time on beautifying our spirit as much as we spend beautifying our bodies!

Digital Radio Theatre: The Legend of Squanto
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on November 2, 2018
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But few hear the story of the condemnation that dragged him outside America to a life in chains and what he discovered after his exile. It’s an inspiring true story of this little-known early American that triumphed over injustice and changed what would bec

The Forgotten, Epic Adventure Of The Pilgrims
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on November 2, 2018
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The Pilgrim Fathers built the cornerstone for a nation dedicated to faith, freedom, and thankfulnes

Father Kills Gunman At McDonald's
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on November 1, 2018
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“Because I can only imagine how it would’ve went if he wasn’t armed,” “We might not be here having this interview.”

Find Your School/Campus Discover Your Mission
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on November 1, 2018
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Find school, get trained, reach the youth of your city!

Homeschooling could be the smartest way to teach kids
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on November 1, 2018
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Here are 5 reasons why

FREE DVD: One Nation Under God
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on November 1, 2018
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One Nation Under God, celebrates and explains the crucial role that God has played in America’s founding and development

The Benefits Of Trust And Communication With Your Teens
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on October 30, 2018
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Teen anxiety and depression more likely in kids who don’t trust or communicate with parents

Flashback: Why Youth Stay In Church When They Grow Up
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on October 30, 2018
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It is converted students who go on to love Jesus and serve the church.

Just Witnessing School Violence Leaves Emotional Scars
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on October 30, 2018
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For middle school students, witnessing school violence can be as bad as being bullied

What Is The Real Impact Of Violent Video Games?
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“ cannot ignore the comprehensive reviews that indicate violent game play has a significant effect on aggressive behavior, affect, cognition and empathyacross work conducted with over 130,000 participants …

Processing The Tragedy Of School Shootings
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We know this is not easy, so we’ve put together a few next-step resources you can utilize.

In The Darkness Of Death, Where Do We Find Hope?
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on October 29, 2018
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That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ

Another Tragedy.... School Shooting
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on October 29, 2018
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Walt Mueller
How Can We Love The Next Shooter Before He…
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on October 29, 2018
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Do you see the kid over in the corner, alone? He could likely be our next shooter. He needs a friend. He needs you. Go and talk to him, befriend him. Chances are, he won’t be easy to like, but it’s mainly because no one has tried to like him

How to Engage Culture With Your Students
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on October 29, 2018
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Jesus did not remove his disciples from the world but intentionally sent them into it

Parents Can Curb Kids’ Materialism
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on October 28, 2018
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Parents who are worried about their kids being materialistic can curb these tendencies by fostering gratitude for the things and people in their lives, according to new research.

40 Reasons To Avoid Adultery
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on October 28, 2018
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The enemy delights in targeting pastors and other leaders

Johnny Depp Booted From 'Pirates
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on October 28, 2018
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“I think Jack Sparrow will be his legacy. It’s the character he dresses up in to visit children in hospitals

Teens Are Being Bullied ‘Constantly’ On Instagram
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on October 27, 2018
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Harassment on the platform can be uniquely cruel, and for many it feels like there’s no escape

How To Use Technology To Connect With Gen Z?
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on October 27, 2018
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Ask the Gen Zers what they are using. Then, develop a digital strategy that will help your church

Tensions With My Senior Pastor
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on October 27, 2018
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You making an effort to show him that you support HIM will show him that he has your loyalty

The 5 Love Languages And Your Teen
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on October 27, 2018
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After more than 20 years of marriage and family counseling, I am convinced there are only five basic languages of love

Book: Your Teenager Is Not Crazy
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on October 27, 2018
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Understanding Your Teen’s Brain Can Make You a Better Parent

The 2018 Streamy Awards
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on October 27, 2018
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A celebration of digital content creators was broadcast live on YouTube

Satanic Temple Responds To Murder Plan By Satanic Girls
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on October 26, 2018
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I’m sure it will be established that these girls held no active role in any established form of religious Satanism

2 Girls Planning To Kill Students And Drink Their Blood
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on October 26, 2018
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The 11- and 12-year-old girls were Satan worshipers and were going to drink blood, eat flesh then planned to kill themselves

When Teens Are Out Of Control
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on October 26, 2018
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Yeah, I know we are supposed to love the kids…But what if they’re being a real pain?

Being Trustworthy Leader
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on October 26, 2018
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4 Traits of a Trustworthy Leader

Wise Words For Busy People
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on October 25, 2018
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Ever had a busy season in your life?  I’ve found that this fall has been an extremely busy time

Developmental Appropriateness Of A Curriculum
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on October 25, 2018
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7 questions to help you

$9B In Halloween Spending
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on October 25, 2018
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A wide range of Halloween toys that appeal to the whole famil….all the way up to teens and tweens

Boys Birthday Party Ruined By No Shows
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on October 24, 2018
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Sometimes this happens with our kids in youth group

Ministering To Your Grandkids
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on October 24, 2018
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4 Things I want to be for my grandkids

The Parent Your 18 Plus Kid Needs Now
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on October 24, 2018
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Your 18-plus kid needs you to be today and going forward, consider these 3-crucial parenting pivots

Snapchat not Number one Teen social app
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on October 23, 2018
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According to Piper Jaffray’s recent bi-annual teen survey, Instagram is the #1 platform for teens, beating Snapchat.

Boy Dies While Playing 'Choking Game'
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on October 23, 2018
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Tia Bodkins is urging parents to monitor their children’s online activity after the death of her 11-year-old son Carson

Video Of High School Student Using Racial Word
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on October 23, 2018
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Why school officials have not disciplined a student seen using a racial slur in a video posted on social media.

Growing Up With Alexa
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on October 22, 2018
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The first four words my toddler understood were “mom,” “dad,” “cat” and “Alexa.”

The Ugly Sides Of Instagram
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on October 22, 2018
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Let’s talk about two elements, porn and cyberbullying

Witches Outnumber Presbyterians In The US
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on October 22, 2018
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Pew Research Center…discovering that  1 to 1.5 million people, identify as Wicca or Pagan

Now Uninstalled Apps Can Track You
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on October 22, 2018
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If it seems as though the app you deleted last week is suddenly popping up everywhere, it may not be mere coincidence

What is the reason for our troubles?”
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on October 21, 2018
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The cultural narrative pushes the expectation and pursuit of pleasure and the total avoidance of pain and difficulty

Why Rites Of Passage Are Clutch
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on October 21, 2018
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It is only in looking backwards that I can understand that these rites were not in place to torture me; they were to honor the oldest

How To Get Your Kids To Do What You Want
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on October 21, 2018
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Practical faith is something that is caught, not taught

Criminals Target Children During Migrant Caravan
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on October 20, 2018
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Women are subjected to sexual assault and rape. Children too

Racist “Gas Station Gail”
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on October 19, 2018
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The manager of a station called the police on a group of children and parents who had stopped in to purchase drinks

Unvaccinated Child Dies From The Flu
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on October 19, 2018
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Unvaccinated child dies from the flu in Florida first pediatric deaths of the flu season

Movie: ‘Halloween’
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on October 19, 2018
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Thursday night preview $10 million

Morality: What Teens Believe
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on October 18, 2018
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23 percent of Millennials believe each individual is his or her own moral authority

Missing Wisconsin Teen, 13, Is In Danger
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on October 18, 2018
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Two days after her parents’ mysterious death, Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs remained “endangered”

How To Keep The Next Generation in Church
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on October 17, 2018
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5 Ways On How To Keep the Next Generation in Church

Pastor’s Kids
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on October 17, 2018
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It can be so important for students to see you interact with your kids and be an example of the type of parent they should be in the future.

Lawnmower Parents And Snowflake Spirituality
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on October 17, 2018
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We are creating a generation that has no idea what to do when they actually encounter struggle

Phantom Community... Belonging?
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on October 15, 2018
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We have moved from being in community to having a sense of community

Pornography Is Destructive
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on October 15, 2018
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How to have an impact for conversations  with students about porn

10-Year-Old Boy Perform Metallica Song At Concert
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on October 15, 2018
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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl performed “Enter Sandman” with a 10-year-old at a recent concert

Flashback:The Blessing Book To Help Your Family
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on October 14, 2018
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The Blessing is a biblical tool that can help YOU communicate unconditional love as an unshakable foundation for HEALTH and wholeness

Missions: “Pimping The Poor” Or Transformation
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on October 14, 2018
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Connects a group with permanent ministries in a community in order to provide support to those ministries

Youth Ministry Evaluation
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on October 14, 2018
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6 Questions ever youth worker should ask

Make Successful Changes In Youth Ministry
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on October 12, 2018
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A helpful guide to grid and map out the requirements for navigating change

How To Create A climate Of Connection..Belong
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on October 12, 2018
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Kids actually forgive all kinds of programmatic mediocrity if they are certain they belong

Can Christians Use Legal Weed?
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on October 12, 2018
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The Bible outlaws the use of any mind-altering concoction, including mushrooms, drugs, or weed

Social Justice or evangelism?
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on October 12, 2018
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There shouldn’t even be a debate

Teaching Theology To kids
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on October 12, 2018
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Theology, done well, must inevitably result in doxology, and we shouldn’t be satisfied with less just because we’re teaching children

Body Image
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on October 12, 2018
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A message specifically to moms regarding the powerful influence they have on body image

Don’t You Walk Away
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on October 11, 2018
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“an essential guide to preventing and stopping bullying behaviors.”

4 Ways To Respond To Pornography
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on October 11, 2018
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The average age a child is exposed to pornography is 8

5 Ways To Manage Disrespect From Students
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on October 11, 2018
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Demonstrate respect before you expect it to be reciprocated

TAKE THE YOUTH PASTOR COMPENSATION SURVEY 2018
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on October 10, 2018
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Youth workers the information they needed to have an informed conversation with their church about their compensation

Full-Time Youth Pastor Compensation Survey For 2017
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on October 10, 2018
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by Dan Navarra