A Youth Minister’s Back-To-School Checklist
in Slider, Youth
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on August 18, 2017
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3 Things You Might Forget…getting ready for the new youth ministry year

5 Things....Before You Send Your Kid To College
in Slider, Youth
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on August 18, 2017
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A college administrator offers counsel on coming of age and higher e

Thou Shalt Not Bail
in Slider, Youth
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on August 18, 2017
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The bailing trend is an understandable byproduct of a busy culture. But is it Christian?

Baseball Player Sues Coach...Claims Benching Was Bullying
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on August 17, 2017
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$150,000 from now-former baseball coach on the grounds that his repeated benching constituted a pattern of bullying and harassment.

Flashback: 5 Pitfalls To Your Youth Ministry’s...
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Christopher Wesley

Cyberbullies More Likely To Attempt Suicide
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on August 17, 2017
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Cyberbullies are 20 percent more likely to attempt suicide than others, according to a report

Mom Critically Injured While Saving Kids From Falling Tree
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on August 16, 2017
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“It was terrifying,’’ “You heard the tree fall and didn’t know what happened, and then you hear a baby scream.’’

Female Bodybuilder 25 Dies Of Protein Overdose
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on August 16, 2017
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Coroners listed “intake of bodybuilding supplements” as one of Hefford’s causes of death, along with the disorder

9th Grade Is A Year Of Awakening. It’s Like The Moment...
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on August 16, 2017
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Rediscover your ninth grader with fresh eyes, and empower them to rediscover who they are.

Fitness Blogger...Focusing On Your Assets, Not Your Flaws
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on August 15, 2017
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Whenever I see a picture of me, the first things which catches my eyes are my FLAWS

The Empty Promise Of Stuff
in Post, Youth
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on August 15, 2017
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Walt Mueller

Warning: The 8 Crucial Social Media Guidelines
in Post 3, Youth
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on August 15, 2017
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Please don’t mess up in this area. It’s easier than you realize!

Flashback: At Age 6, Girls Already Feel Less Talented
in Post 4, Youth
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on August 15, 2017
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Let’s Affirm Girls

4 Essential Aspects Of Addressing Sexuality With Teenagers
in Post, Youth
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on August 14, 2017
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We shouldn’t shy away from teaching what the Bible says about sexuality, but proclaim it with grace and love.

The Number One Lie The World Tells Our Kids Today Pt.2
in Post 2, Youth
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on August 14, 2017
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Attacking the Lie of Individualism with Our Kids

The Number One Lie The World Tells Our Kids Today Pt.1
in Post 2, Youth
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on August 14, 2017
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Cameron Cole

Student Ministries Game Plan For The Upcoming Year
in Post, Youth
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on August 13, 2017
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Summer time has gone by very fast and the school year has started for schools across the country

Samaritan’s Purse Box From Boy leads To Marriage...
in Post 2, Youth
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on August 13, 2017
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It all started in year 2000 when a young Tyrel Wolfe from Idaho filled a box for the Samaritan’s Purse…

Ministering To The Fatherless
in Post 3, Youth
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on August 13, 2017
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Podcast

What’s Hot?
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on August 12, 2017
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Obesity In Teen Years Tied To Colon Cancer Risk In Adulthood
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on August 12, 2017
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Overweight and obese teens in Israel had about a 53 percent higher risk for colon cancer as adults

Teens Are Most Bullied On Instagram And Facebook
in Post, Trends Studies
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on August 12, 2017
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Instagram is the network of choice for cyberbullies in 2017, with Facebook close behind

Disney Sued For Collecting Private Information From Children via Game Apps
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on August 11, 2017
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Disney has been accused of collecting personal information about children before..fined $3 million

Are You In Charge Of Your Kids Or Are They?
in Post, Youth
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on August 11, 2017
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Are You in Charge of Your Kids or Are They in Charge of You?

Flashback: Five Reasons My Daughter Did Well In College
in Post 2, Youth
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on August 11, 2017
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Let me tell you five decisions my daughter made that gave her such a great college experience

Values: The Impact Of A Gap Year
in Post 2, Youth
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on August 10, 2017
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Many people choose to abandon their faith when unable to defend it against secular humanism and other misguided worldviews

Values: Why Kids Are Walking Away From Their Faith?
in Post, Youth
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on August 10, 2017
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Last weekend I met some people who are tackling this reality head on… and I think they’re onto something

Book: Youth Ministry 2027
in Post 3, Youth
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on August 10, 2017
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A New Vision for Youth Ministry in This Present Future

Facebook Pulls The Plug On Teen-Focused Network
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on August 9, 2017
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The teen-only social network aimed to rival Snapchat when it was launched a year ago

God's Big Picture: Tracing The Storyline Of The Bible
in Post 3, Youth
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on August 9, 2017
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Scripture is “one story,”..understand the exact nature of that storyline. God’s Kingdom: God’s People living in God’s Place under God’s Rule, and therefore enjoying God’s Blessing.

America Has A Tattoo Problem?
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on August 9, 2017
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About 1 in 5 Americans have tattoos, and among 18-29 year-olds the latest figures peg those with ink at 40%

National Grandparenting Conference Nov 2-4, 2017
in Post 5, Youth
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on August 8, 2017
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Grandparents who want to be inspired and equipped to pass their faith on to their grandchildren

Discipleship In A Digital World
in Post 2, Youth
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on August 8, 2017
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Social media has created a world where students are living alternative lives

Team, Disqualified For flipping The Bird On Snapchat
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on August 8, 2017
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The social media post resulting in the disqualification for the softball 2017 world championship

Building A Next-Level Volunteer Team
in Post, Youth
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on August 7, 2017
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We all want long-term, invested volunteer leaders in our ministries. We want to build a connected and cohesive team, willing to follow us.

Update...Miami MiddleSchool Murderer Mike Hernandez
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on August 7, 2017
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He escaped a classmate killer’s hit-list. Now he’s a sworn Miami-Dade police officer

A Teacher...Just Saved Two Kids From Sexual Abuse
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on August 7, 2017
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A teacher’s nosiness on a plane just saved two kids from sexual abuse

The Facts About Online Predators Every Parent Should...
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on August 6, 2017
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Talking to kids and teens about online predators gives them the tools they need to handle themselves in a web-based world

Flashback: 5 Ways To Retain Juniors And Seniors
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on August 6, 2017
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The number one thing you need to do is connect students to…

How Birth Order Affects Your Children
in Post 3, Youth
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on August 6, 2017
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Sometimes as a parent, it can be helpful to understand “why they act the way they act

Smartphones..Possible Causes Of Rising Teen Suicide Rate
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on August 5, 2017
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Suicide rates for teenage girls are at a 40-year high. For boys aged 15 to 19 has increased more than 30%

Parents Sue School For Treating Trans ‘Girl’ (7) Like A Boy
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on August 5, 2017
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Cal civil rights law, prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender, biological..“gender identity and gender expression.”

9-Year-Old Applies For Alien-Fighting Job, NASA Responds
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on August 5, 2017
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I have also seen the show Marvel Agents…I am great at video games. I can learn to think like an Alien

Get Your Youth Ministry Report Card Here
in Post, Youth
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on August 4, 2017
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If you set goals it is time to evaluate how you did.

Praying For Our Kids
in Post 2, Youth
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on August 4, 2017
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Walt Mueller

Book: The Teen's Guide To Social Media…And Mobile Devices
in Post 3, Youth
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on August 4, 2017
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21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World

Hearing Loss Rates Steady For U.S. Teens
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on August 3, 2017
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Vaccine that prevents ear infections may have counterbalanced surge in headphone use, expert says

Teenage Clicks
in Post, Youth
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on August 3, 2017
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Facebook subsidiary Instagram has courted Snapchat fans with its own “Stories” feature

Is Social Media Causing Depression In Teens...Values
in Post 3, Youth
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on August 3, 2017
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The Darkside of social media

Book: Help Your Family Become Tech-Wise
in Post, Youth
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on August 2, 2017
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gives a vision for a life of beauty, relationships, and creativity not enslaved to technology

Book: The Next Story..Faith, Family And The Digital World
in Post 3, Youth
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on August 2, 2017
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“instant message” culture, many of us feel disconnected, and we question if all this technology is really good for our souls.

Book: 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You
in Post 4, Youth
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on August 2, 2017
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Do You Control Your Phone — Or Does Your Phone Control You?

Teen Summer Bucket List Goes Viral
in Post, Youth
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on August 1, 2017
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Go to a party,Have sex, Give two blow jobs, 8 hoe pics for Instagram,Hook up with Jacob again,Get a boob hickey…

Dangerous Ties
in Post 2, Youth
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on August 1, 2017
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Are Today’s Troubles Linked to Tomorrow’s Tragedies?

Flashback: How To Evaluate Your Youth Ministry
in Post 4, Youth
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on August 1, 2017
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Summer offers a good time for evaluation

The Definitive List Of Volunteer Expectations
in Post, Youth
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on July 31, 2017
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For any student ministry to be effective having dedicated and quality adult volunteers is essential

Young People Are Developing An Entitlement Complex
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on July 31, 2017
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Confronting these is especially threatening to an entitled person because it violates their worldview of self-superiority

Top Questions To Ask College Students.....
in Post 4, Youth
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on July 31, 2017
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The first 2 weeks in college is crucial. Students make key decisions about sex, drinking, and church or on-campus ministry.

Starting School Early May Impair Child’s Mental Health
in Education, Post 2
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on July 30, 2017
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New research now suggests that the youngest pupils in each school year group could be at risk of worse mental health than their older classmates.

2 Reasons You Should NOT Be Independent
in Post, Youth
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on July 30, 2017
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You might look at that title and raise an eyebrow. Isn’t independence what we are going for?

Lookout...."Smartphone Zombies"....
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on July 30, 2017
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Honolulu becomes the first major U.S. city to pass legislation aimed at reducing injuries and deaths from “distracted walking.”

Low School Civic Education Contributing to Campus Chaos
in Education, Post 2
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on July 29, 2017
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Poor high school civics courses are contributing to the rise of political intolerance on campus

Study:Video-Games Still Do Not Harm Your Brain Empathy
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on July 29, 2017
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Another study has debunked the oft-repeated myth that violence in video games handicaps our ability to empathize

Middle School Madness
in Post, Youth
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on July 29, 2017
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After surviving seventh grade, you might be thinking, The end…it’s almost over. But don’t

Son Of A Teen Mom To The World's Richest Person
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on July 28, 2017
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How Amazon founder Jeff Bezos went from the son of a teen mom to the world’s richest person

The 4 Types Of Students On Every Mission Trip
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on July 28, 2017
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There are only 4 types of teenagers that go on mission trips. See if you can recognize them in their habitat

Mother Son Transition Transgender Father Daughter
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on July 28, 2017
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A transgender mother and son from Detroit are transitioning together to become father and daughter.

Why Kids Choose Sports Over Your Youth Ministry
in Post, Youth
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on July 27, 2017
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Passing thoughts from a youth pastor leading a youth ministry while also balancing being a “sports dad” to two athletes of my own!

Big 8th Grader Receives Multiple College Football Offers
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on July 27, 2017
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Standing 6’4 and weighing in at 286, Jaheim Oatis has become one of the most sought after recruits in the SEC

Teacher Panhandles For Her Classroom's School Supplies
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on July 27, 2017
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Making $35,000 a year, dig into her own pocket for supplies, spending around $2,000 to $3,000 a year

How Living Counter-Culturally Can Lead To Your Kids’ Resentment Of Christianity...Values
in Post, Youth
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on July 26, 2017
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There are four ways we can inadvertently allow that to happen

Justin Bieber Is Starting His Own CHURCH???
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on July 26, 2017
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‘You already know the reason’: Justin Bieber DENIES he cancelled remainder of tour to start a church as he grabs sushi in LA

Third Of California Households Have Virtually No Savings
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on July 26, 2017
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…..are at risk of financial ruin

Flashback: Chance...Black Boys Are Worth Fighting For
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on July 25, 2017
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Chance also is an activist for justice, a voice of reason and a vivid reminder that young black men are worth fighting for

90 Hospitalized, Underage Drinking At 'Hot Jam' Concert
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on July 25, 2017
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“A ‘typical’ concert is around 20-30 transports. 60 would be very bad. We had 70 once and 90 last night,”

Flashback Statistics: Media Use By Tweens And Teens
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on July 25, 2017
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“Young people average 2 hours a day listening to music”

Conservative Students Fear Consequences Of Speaking Out
in Education, Post 3
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on July 25, 2017
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Conservative students were particularly concerned about having their grades docked by professors and being criticized by classmates who find their opinions “offensive

Heavy Drinking In Teens Can Damage Brain
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on July 24, 2017
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Research looking at the effects of alcohol among young people found that heavy drinking can cause brain changes resulting in disastrous short-term and long-term consequences.

25 Year Outcomes In Adolescents Who Self-Harm....
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on July 24, 2017
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A new study has found that teenagers who self-harm are more likely to experience substance abuse and psychosocial problems as adults

How To Monitor Your Kids Smartphone
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on July 23, 2017
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6 Ways to talk to your kid about smart phone monitoring

What’s Hot?
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on July 23, 2017
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Keeping The Spark In Your Marriage Alive
in Post 4, Youth
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on July 23, 2017
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Over time, every couple’s relationship can become predictable. Romance, sex, and even conversation can become routine or nonexistent

Study: Religious People More Tolerant Than Atheists
in Post, Trends Studies
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on July 22, 2017
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Researchers at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium…

Bennington’s Suicide ‘Cowardly,’ Clarifies Statement Later
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on July 22, 2017
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Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch Calls Chester Bennington’s Suicide ‘Cowardly,’ Clarifies Statement Later

The 20 Top-Selling Songs Of 2017, So Far
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on July 22, 2017
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Bruno Mars, the Chainsmokers, Justin Bieber, and Quavo each have two of the 20 bestselling songs of the first six months of 2017

Media Influence...
in Post, Trends Studies
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on July 21, 2017
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It reveals what parental concerns regarding media influence in today’s world

Kids Listen Better When You Appeal to Their Sense of Morality
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on July 21, 2017
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Kids are also deeply concerned with fairness

Chronic Depression In Young Teens Tied To Marijuana
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on July 21, 2017
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Research carried out by scientists investigating depression in early teenage years and the use of marijuana later in life has found a concerning link

Values: Counter Cultural Parenting...Video Or Podcast
in Post, Youth
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on July 20, 2017
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“When Parent Must Contradict Culture”

Book: A Practical Guide To Culture....Values
in Post 5, Youth
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on July 20, 2017
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Helping The Next Generation Navigate Today’s World

Book: From Good To Grace
in Post 2, Youth
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on July 20, 2017
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Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel. The “goodness gospel” looks like a life driven by exteriors: a perfectly decorated room, well-mannered children, daily quiet times, or perfect health and fitnes

Teenage Consumer Spending Statistics
in Post, Trends Studies
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on July 19, 2017
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Statistic Brain Research Institute

Help Students Keep The “Camp High”
in Post 2, Youth
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on July 19, 2017
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5 things we do at camp everyday that we need to do at home to keep up this feeling of closeness to God

Does Your Family Matter?
in Post 3, Youth
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on July 19, 2017
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We can fall into the trap of thinking that because our kids are surrounded by our ministry, they are a part of our ministry

11-Year-Old's Invention Could Prevent Hot Car Deaths
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on July 18, 2017
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A device that will sit on a car seat and detect movement if a baby is left in the car. It will blow cool air on the baby and call emergency responders

Your Teenager Can Outrun You
in Post 2, Youth
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on July 18, 2017
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You can’t control them, but you can be honest with them about your fears and your hopes

FBI Issues Urgent Warning About Kids ‘Spy Toys’
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on July 18, 2017
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Record kids’ conversations, reveal their location and even allow perverts to TALK to them directly

How To Survive Student Ministry
in Post, Youth
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on July 17, 2017
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One Simple Principle That Helped Me Survive Student Ministry

What A Huge Failure!
in Post 3, Youth
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on July 17, 2017
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6 lessons I’ve learned about making mistakes in ministry