More God, Less Drugs
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on January 26, 2015
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The more religious a teen is, the less likely he or she is to abuse drugs

Teenagers Are Searching For Acceptance
in Post 2, Youth
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on January 26, 2015
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This is one reason for they party scene is always so popular: instant acceptance

How You Can Make Your Goals Happen This Year
in Post, Youth
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on January 26, 2015
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I don’t really believe in resolutions..What I do think January is a great time for is goal setting

Pornography And Sexual Trafficking One And The Same
in Post, Youth
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on January 26, 2015
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In 9 countries. Almost half said that pornography was made of them while they were in prostitution

Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on January 26, 2015
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Marijuana shouldn’t be legalized because of the potential harm it can cause children and teens, the American Academy of Pediatrics says

Good Bedtime Habits Equal Better Sleep For Kids
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on January 26, 2015
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Adolescence, lack of sleep may be related to high-risk behaviors such as substance abuse, suicidal behaviors and drowsy driving

Why All-Nighters Don't Work
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on January 26, 2015
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Sleep and memory go hand-in-hand

Flashback: Binge Drinking In College Can Lead To Heart Disease Later In Life
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on January 26, 2015
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College students age 18 to 25 years old have the highest rates of binge drinking episodes

Binge Drinking Disrupts Immune System In Young Adults
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on January 26, 2015
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Binge drinking increases the risk of accidents and traumatic injuries. One-third of trauma patients have alcohol in their systems

Only About Half Of Teenage Girls Receive HPV Vaccine At CDC's Recommended Age
in Slider, Trends Studies
written by
on January 26, 2015
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It’s a virus that is responsible for almost all cases of cervical cancer

Mom Goes On Strike Against 'Disrespectful' Teen Daughters
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on January 26, 2015
0 Persons commented

My children have everything that they could possibly want and need, but yet still, they are disrespectful and “out of control” behavior

Get Your Teenager Talking
in Slider, Youth
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on January 26, 2015
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“The perfect tool for connecting with todays teenagers”-Dr. Kevin Leman

Family 411: Teenagers Are Talking About Tough Issues
in Slider, Trends Studies
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on January 26, 2015
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The show touches on many of the issues teens’ face – from drinking and the pressure to have sex – to sexual abuse and suicide

Pope Francis: Families Should Put Aside Their iPhones And Talk To Each Other
in Post 5, Youth
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on January 25, 2015
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“The great challenge facing us today is to learn once again how to talk to one another, not simply how to generate and consume information,”

Flashback: Family Dinner Benefits
in Post 5, Trends Studies
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on January 25, 2015
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Each family dinner adds up to benefits for adolescents

Rapper could Face Life In Prison For Gang Conspiracy Involving Lyrics
in Post 5, Trends Studies
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on January 25, 2015
0 Persons commented

A felony for anyone to participate in a criminal street gang,…or benefit from that activity.

What’s Hot?
in Post 5, Trends Studies
written by
on January 24, 2015
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Jim Liebelt

Television Alcohol Ads Tied To Problem Drinking For Teens
in Post 5, Trends Studies
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on January 24, 2015
0 Persons commented

Jim Liebelt

Pizza Takes A Slice Out Of Kids’ Health
in Post 5, Trends Studies
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on January 24, 2015
0 Persons commented

Jim Liebelt

Sola Scriptura In Kids And Youth Ministry
in Post 2, Youth
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on January 23, 2015
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An Open Letter from Alex Malarkey “The boy who came back from heaven”

Death Of The 50% Myth Of Marriage
in Post, Trends Studies
written by
on January 23, 2015
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About 70% of marriages that began in the 1990s reached their 15th anniversary

What Teens Want To Read
in Post 4, Youth
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on January 23, 2015
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Trends in YA reading show that teens are looking for contemporary realism…real issues—things that they themselves could face

From SnapChat To Tappy
in Post 3, Youth
written by
on January 23, 2015
0 Persons commented

Social media a great supplement to existing relationships; it’s a lousy replacement for relationships

Measles Outbreak Tied To Disneyland Grows To 70 illnesses
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
written by
on January 23, 2015
0 Persons commented

We are off to a bad start in 2015

Wash. State Could Be First to Bump Smoking Age To 21
in Media Entertainment, Post 5
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on January 23, 2015
0 Persons commented

“Research shows the young adult brain, still developing between 18 and 21, is highly susceptible to nicotine addiction,”

Smoking More Formaldehyde With New E-Cigs
in Post 5, Trends Studies
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on January 23, 2015
0 Persons commented

New E-Cigs have a higher voltage and the vapor they produce is a lot stronger in at least one carcinogen than traditional smokes

Flashback: Teens More Into E-Cigs Than Regular Ones
in Post 5, Trends Studies
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on January 23, 2015
0 Persons commented

Nearly 9% of eighth-graders said they’d used an e-cigarette in the past month

Dad Arrested for Giving Cannabis Oil to Dying Girl, 2
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on January 23, 2015
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“Her cancer-ridden little body was alive again.” Without the cannabis oil, her condition has declined and she’s in intensive care on morphine

Book Review: Teaching Teenagers In A Post-Christian World
in Post 3, Youth
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on January 22, 2015
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by Rachel Blom

Busy Parents Are Your Ministry Too
in Post 2, Youth
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on January 22, 2015
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Aaron Helman

3 Social Media Rules For Youth Group Leaders
in Post, Youth
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on January 22, 2015
0 Persons commented

Josh Griffin

How Middle School Failures Lead to Medical School Success
in Education, Post 5
written by
on January 22, 2015
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False trophies prevent students from getting the real prizes of education: the resilience and self-worth that lead to grace under pressure

Time Management for Your Homeschooler
in Education, Post 5
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on January 22, 2015
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As kids get older and they are woking on multiple subjects independently, they’ll need to decide in what order to complete all their tasks

How To Manage The Chaos Of Middle School Ministry?
in Post 5, Youth
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on January 22, 2015
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5 tips for leaning into the crazy chaos of middle school ministry

Setting Youth Ministry Goals
in Post 5, Social Media, Youth
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on January 21, 2015
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By Gavin Richardson with the Youth worker circuit

10 Tonight Show Youth Group Games
in Post 5, Youth
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on January 21, 2015
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By Gavin Richardson with the Youth worker circuit

Flashback: Cultural Relevancy and Youth Ministry
in Post 5, Youth
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on January 21, 2015
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I believe youth workers must strive to be experts in two things: Scripture and culture.

Alpha Film Series For Youth
in Post 2, Youth
written by
on January 20, 2015
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Marko

5 Ways To Avoid Youth Ministry Burnout
in Post, Youth
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on January 20, 2015
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I learned the following few tips to help me keep from spreading myself too thin

Kentucky’s ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ Teens Will Face Charges in Their Home State
in Media Entertainment, Slider
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on January 20, 2015
0 Persons commented

They’re being booked for burglary and trespassing related offenses

Why Parents Need To Get All the Screens Out Of Kids' Bedrooms
in Media Entertainment, Slider
written by
on January 20, 2015
0 Persons commented

Some of my patients say they need them to wake them in the morning; parents, please introduce these kids to alarm clocks

How To Help Your Teen Cope With Feelings Of Anxiety
in Media Entertainment, Slider
written by
on January 20, 2015
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…How Teens Handle Anxiety

Yaconelli’s Exciting Concepts To Energize Youth Night
in Post 2, Youth
written by
on January 19, 2015
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Yaconelli’s five fantastic concepts helped turn my meetings around. Discipline problems dropped, attendance increased, participation grew

Satanic Coloring Book Distribution Puts Religious Freedom Day on hold
in Education, Post 3
written by
on January 19, 2015
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The Satanic Temple intended to distribute the “Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities” to students, while the FFRF planned to give them pamphlets describing the Bible as “An X-Rated Book.”

18-Year-Old Plans To Marry Her Father After Two Years Of Dating
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
written by
on January 19, 2015
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Her romantic relationship of almost two years with her biological father after being estranged from him for 12 years

Here’s One Reason Why Teenagers Pull Away From Their Parents
in Post, Trends Studies
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on January 19, 2015
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“Being Heard by Your Teenager: Communicating Without Control and Manipulation”

American Sniper Shattering Records
in Media Entertainment, Post
written by
on January 19, 2015
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American Sniper rockets to stunning 90M Debut

School District To Stop Interrogating Christian homeschool kids
in Media Entertainment, Slider
written by
on January 19, 2015
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The New Inquisition – hauling Christian kids in front of the school board to be interrogated about their relationship with Jesus Christ

My Boyfriend Broke Up With Me Because I Wanted To Have Sex
in Media Entertainment, Slider
written by
on January 19, 2015
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But it gives people the right to think I’m a slut. Just because I’m a girl, I can’t freely have meaningless sex

Why I Lie About Being A Virgin
in Media Entertainment, Slider
written by
on January 19, 2015
0 Persons commented

Yet it seems that I am more frozen by the fear of my peers’ disapproval, than admitting a truth that in reality is nobody’s business.

Teens Misperceive Peer Behaviors
in Media Entertainment, Post 5
written by
on January 18, 2015
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Teens significantly overestimate their peers involvement in substance use and sexual behaviors…

Why Teens Hate Shopping at “Teen” Clothing Stores
in Post 5, Trends Studies
written by
on January 18, 2015
0 Persons commented

Jim Liebelt

Kurt Cobain's 'Suicide' Shirt And More Shocking Teen Fashion
in Post 4, Trends Studies
written by
on January 17, 2015
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Sadly, suicide shirts aren’t the most offensive clothing items for teens. Here are 5 more examples

Teen Opens Pawn Shop For Sneakers In Harlem
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
written by
on January 17, 2015
0 Persons commented

looking to capitalize on America’s multibillion-dollar athletic footwear market and the high prices sneakers can get being re-sold

I Found Out I Was Pregnant On The Last Day Of 8th Grade
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
written by
on January 17, 2015
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Eventually, my mom found out and she went crazy. She urged me to get me an abortion

Hate Yik Yak And Anonymous Gossip Sites All You Want, But They Won't Go Away
in Education, Post 2
written by
on January 16, 2015
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“The posts are mainly focused on sex and poop again,” “It’s the Internet equivalent of the truck stop bathroom wall,”

How Your Church Can Make Real Connections Through Social Media
in Post, Youth
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on January 16, 2015
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If there’s one thing I’ve learned about social media it’s this: It’s all about human connection

Honor your Youth Group’s History
in Post 5, Youth
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on January 16, 2015
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You don’t need to dwell in the past, but it can be beneficial for you and your ministry to honor that past

Boy Who Claimed He Visited Heaven Reads Bible and Recants Story
in Post 5, Youth
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on January 16, 2015
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LifeWay to Pull Book From Stores

Franklin Graham Blasts Duke University's Muslim Call to Prayer; Tells Donors to 'Withhold Their Support'
in Post 5, Youth
written by
on January 16, 2015
0 Persons commented

Followers of Islam are raping, butchering, and beheading Christians, Jews, and anyone who doesn’t submit to their Sharia Islamic law

Sia Apologizes For 'Elastic Heart' Music Video
in Media Entertainment, Post
written by
on January 15, 2015
0 Persons commented

The girl is wearing clothing that makes her look naked and so is he…weird/perverted

Top Oscar Nominations
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
written by
on January 15, 2015
0 Persons commented

‘Birdman,’ ‘Budapest’… With 9 Nods Each

Flashback: You May Be Addicted To Your Smartphone
in Post 3, Trends Studies
written by
on January 15, 2015
0 Persons commented

Unfortunately, addiction is not the only problem associated with Smartphones

Teens Losing Zzzs
in Post 2, Trends Studies
written by
on January 15, 2015
0 Persons commented

The Effects of Their Sleep-Deprivation Lasts Way Past Lunch

Why These Young Boys Were Asked To Slap A Girl
in Media Entertainment, Post
written by
on January 15, 2015
0 Persons commented

Eye-opening video showing how children respond to violence against women

Huckabee Slams Obamas For Letting Malia And Sasha Listen To Beyoncé
in Media Entertainment, Slider
written by
on January 15, 2015
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She was “a huge, breakout star before going X-rated. She proved she doesn’t need to lower herself to this type of crude exploitation to be a megastar

Swedish Children’s TV Dancing Genitals Cartoon Sparks Parental Outcry
in Media Entertainment, Slider
written by
on January 15, 2015
0 Persons commented

The clip, viewed almost 3m times was produced for a programme that aims to educate children aged 3 to six about the body

"Tweens Love YouTube"
in Slider, Youth
written by
on January 15, 2015
0 Persons commented

News U Can Use

Teens May Think Light Smoking Is Safe
in Post 4, Trends Studies
written by
on January 14, 2015
0 Persons commented

“Our findings suggest that decades of anti-tobacco work have succeeded in convincing adolescents that heavier smoking patterns are dangerous,”

President's Proposals Would Protect Hack Victims And Student Data
in Education, Post 2
written by
on January 14, 2015
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The second measure, the Student Data Privacy Act, would prevent companies from exploiting the data they collect though apps and services for schools

Taylor Swift Helps A Fan Pay Off Her Student Loans!
in Media Entertainment, Post
written by
on January 14, 2015
0 Persons commented

Rebekah not only received a picture that was painted by Taylor herself and one of the singer’s own necklaces…

Smartphone Separation Anxiety
in Post 5, Trends Studies
written by
on January 14, 2015
0 Persons commented

when separated, we experience a lessening of ‘self’ and a negative physiological state

Parents Say Teacher Violated Son’s Rights By Not Allowing Him To Read Bible In Class
in Education, Post 5
written by
on January 14, 2015
0 Persons commented

Justin says he’s trying to raise his children to honor God, work hard and do the right things, and he says he can’t believe his son was banned from reading the Bible.

Middle School Football May Not Cause Brain Damage
in Post 5, Trends Studies
written by
on January 14, 2015
0 Persons commented

The study included 22 children….more than 6,000 “head impacts” were recorded

Global: Prevalence Of Secondhand Smoke Exposure Among Teens
in Post 4, Trends Studies
written by
on January 13, 2015
0 Persons commented

It looks at rates of secondhand exposure among more than 350,000 teens from 168 countries using the Global Youth Tobacco Survey

Leading Teenagers Out Of The Overflow Of God's Work In Us
in Post 3, Youth
written by
on January 13, 2015
0 Persons commented

Andy Blanks challenges youth workers to consider how closely they’re following God in their personal lives and how this affects how they lead students

Building Real Influence With The Teenagers In Our Youth Ministries
in Post 3, Youth
written by
on January 13, 2015
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Influence is the impact—either positive or negative—we have on the lives of those teenagers we minister to

Productive Youth Ministry in 2015
in Post 2, Youth
written by
on January 13, 2015
0 Persons commented

It’s time to dream, plan, and schedule what the coming year will look like in your youth ministry

How Not To Be A Leadership Fad
in Post, Youth
written by
on January 13, 2015
0 Persons commented

By definition, no fad lasts. So you cannot build a church that endures by chasing every fad

Selma
in Post 5, Youth
written by
on January 13, 2015
0 Persons commented

Review + Discussion Guide

The Rise Of The Churchless
in Post 5, Youth
written by
on January 13, 2015
0 Persons commented

George Barna & David Kinnaman

Students Leading Without Titles
in Post 5, Youth
written by
on January 13, 2015
0 Persons commented

One of the biggest hindrances to students stepping up and leading others is the assumption that they cannot lead unless they’ve been given permission to do so

World’s Strongest Weed?
in Media Entertainment, Post
written by
on January 12, 2015
0 Persons commented

“Ours is tested and you know what you’re getting,”

Parenting in the Age of Online Pornography
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
written by
on January 12, 2015
0 Persons commented

NY Times

Teen Online Dangers [infographic]
in Post 3, Trends Studies
written by
on January 12, 2015
0 Persons commented

I often wonder if the changing times today are similar to periods in history where cultures were transformed by the tools they created

5 Ways To Tell The Future Of Your Youth Ministry
in Post 2, Youth
written by
on January 12, 2015
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Part 1

5 Ways To Tell The Future Of Your Youth Ministry
in Post 2, Youth
written by
on January 12, 2015
0 Persons commented

Part 2 your attitude

Winners For The Golden Globe Awards
in Media Entertainment, Post
written by
on January 12, 2015
0 Persons commented

The List

Boko Haram Kidnaps 40 Boys in Nigeria...
in Media Entertainment, Slider
written by
on January 12, 2015
0 Persons commented

Likely to Force Them Into Jihad

Christians Suffer Extreme Persecution In Countries With Majority Muslim Populations
in Slider, Youth
written by
on January 12, 2015
0 Persons commented

According to the newly released World Watch List for 2015, nine out of the top ten countries that have populations that are at least 50% Muslim

40% Of Unemployed Islamic Youth Inside Of No Go Zones Are Vulnerable To Being Recruited
in Media Entertainment, Slider
written by
on January 12, 2015
0 Persons commented

France ‘no-go-zones’ off-limits to non-Muslims

What’s Hot?
in Media Entertainment, Post 5
written by
on January 11, 2015
0 Persons commented

by Jim Liebelt

Flashback: Religious Teens Are Less Like To Use Drugs And Alcohol
in Post 5, Youth
written by
on January 11, 2015
0 Persons commented

Teens With Strong Religious Worldviews More Likely To Avoid Drugs, Alcohol

Teenagers Facing Addiction Problems In Later Life Because Of Their Love For Technology
in Post 5, Youth
written by
on January 10, 2015
0 Persons commented

Vast majority of young people admit they would struggle to give up texting on mobile phones and social media

Parents: Are These Secret Texting Acronyms On Your Teen’s Phone?
in Slider, Youth
written by
on January 10, 2015
0 Persons commented

Here are some of the acronyms that some teens use and a few thoughts concerning how to respond

Youth The Target For Islamic Recruitment & Radicalization?
in Media Entertainment, Slider
written by
on January 10, 2015
0 Persons commented

How to counter the narrative of radical Islam

2015 Resolutions: Make Up Your Mind And Your List
in Slider, Youth
written by
on January 9, 2015
0 Persons commented

George Lockhart

My Favorite Leadership Books From 2014
in Slider, Youth
written by
on January 9, 2015
0 Persons commented

Terry Linhart