Book: iGen
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Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up..Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us

20 Retreat Hacks
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Many of you have a retreat coming up this fall here are 20 hacks you could still use to enhance your time away…

Why Kids Need Exegetical Bible Teaching For The Long Haul
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on September 23, 2017
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The “What” and the “Why” of Exegetical Bible Teaching for Kids

Smartphones: The New Teen Mental Health Crisis..Values
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on September 22, 2017
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The generation that’s grown up with cellphones are less social and more prone to depression. Psychiatrist Jean Twenge

New Anonymity App Popular Among Teens
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on September 22, 2017
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5 things to know about ‘tbh,’ a new anonymity app among teens

Teen Sexting Codes
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on September 22, 2017
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More than 33 percent of teenagers have engaged in sexting and 20 percent have sent nude photos.

A Letter To Senior Pastors....
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on September 21, 2017
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It’s about the kids in your congregation and the powerful role that you play

From Intention To Action
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on September 21, 2017
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Elevating leadership beyond good intentions’

God In The Gap Year
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on September 21, 2017
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Why do students take a gap year? How do parents know if a gap year is a good decision for their child?

Teen Returning Wallet With $1,500 To Homeowner
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on September 20, 2017
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Melissa Vang is thrilled to see goodness lies in the hearts of teens. “God bless this young man’s heart,”

Youths Face Risks When Getting Tattoos And Body Piercings
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on September 20, 2017
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“A lot of times when we launch our kids off to college, they come home for Thanksgiving with a tattoo,”

Trojan Sales Drop Blamed On 'Distracted' Millennials
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on September 20, 2017
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“young people are having less sex because they are distracted by their mobile phones.”

College Transition Connection
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on September 19, 2017
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Campus Ministry Link is a way to connect students with campus ministries, on any college campus across the nation

Bitmoji Obsession Gives Snapchat An Edge
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on September 19, 2017
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People’s Bitmoji obsession gives Snapchat a quiet edge in augmented reality

Student Sprayed With Acid Forgives Her Attacker
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on September 19, 2017
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I pray that the attacker would be healed..receive the forgiveness and salvation that can only come from Him

5 Reasons Your Youth Ministry May Never Grow
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on September 18, 2017
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Let’s make sure that we are doing everything that we can to grow our ministry!

Understanding Your Child’s Temperament
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on September 18, 2017
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Paying attention to the way a child behaves and acts in different situations allows us to gain a better insight into our child’s personality.

How To Talk To Your Kids About Body Image...Values
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Having a Biblical body image is something many of us desire to grow into. I know I do! It’s one in which we change our perspective. We were born into a physical world, but REBORN into a spiritual one. We must take care of the physical body God created for us, but we must keep…

Is Abstinence-Only Education Really Ineffective?
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on September 17, 2017
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This isn’t the first time we’ve seen people bashing abstinence programs. Back in 2004 a report prepared for House Democrats shredded abstinence programs,

Stalking Your Daughter
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on September 17, 2017
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Yesterday I told my friend Brian, “I hope you don’t mind, I stalked your daughter last week on her Instagram

Is Getting Wasted Really A Big Deal?
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on September 17, 2017
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“Mom, smoking weed really isn’t a big deal.”

What’s Hot?
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on September 16, 2017
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Hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Teens and Their Smartphone Habits...Values
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on September 16, 2017
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78.9% of 12- to 17-year-olds in the U.S. will be smartphone users this year, putting them on par with the total adult population. The smartphone camera is central to teen’s social media use

Win The Heart Of Generation Z Students
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on September 16, 2017
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So how do we lead a kid who is so difficult to impress?

Have Smartphones Destroyed A Generation?
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on September 15, 2017
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More comfortable online than out partying…But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis

Better Family Engagement In Ministry
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on September 15, 2017
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Search Institute’s Don’t Forget the Families Study…re-examining assumptions about family engagement

5 Ways To Engage Families As Partners In Ministry
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on September 15, 2017
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Brad M. Griffin

Communication And Identity
in Post, Youth
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on September 14, 2017
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Here’s a simple breakdown of these three facets of communication and how they can work best for any ministry.

Navigating Sports Schedules
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on September 14, 2017
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Every fall offers the same challenge: clashing schedules of the sports and the youth ministry calendar

Self-Defense Product For Females
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on September 14, 2017
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Creeps and criminals, beware! Hand-held ‘Defender 24/7’ device takes pepper spray to the next level

Earlier Drinking By Teens Linked To Earlier Sex
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on September 13, 2017
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Teens who start drinking at younger ages are more likely to have their first sexual encounter earlier than others, according to a new study.

Young Cyberbullying Victims Are Double-Risk Of Self-Harm
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on September 13, 2017
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Children and young people under-25 who become victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to enact self-harm and attempt suicide than non-victims.

Suicide Of Teen Who Made Sex Video Shows Dilemma....
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Suicide of teen who made sex video shows dilemma for schools

Inviting Grandparents In
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on September 12, 2017
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Even if your relationship with your parents isn’t all that you wish it could be, your parents want to be a part of their grandkid’s lives, too

5 Brutal Facts About Children’s Ministry....
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What You Can Do About It

5 Facts About Millennial Households
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on September 12, 2017
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More Millennial households are in poverty than households headed by any other generation

6 Strategies For Engaging The Hurting Teen
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on September 8, 2017
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What would you tell Courtney? The question of pain and suffering is one we face a lot in youth ministry

5 Reasons I Recommend The Youth Culture Report
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on September 8, 2017
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After many years in youth ministry there is now a news resource that I can recommend and encourage you to use and here’s my top 5 reasons:

Another Argument For Starting School Later
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on September 8, 2017
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Teens Sleeping in Would Save the U.S. $9 Billion a Year

Youth Workers Are You Giving Parents Bubbles?
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on September 7, 2017
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Walt Mueller

Youth workers are you giving parents bubbles

‘Roasting’ Cyberbullying Trend...Has Experts Worried
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on September 7, 2017
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About one in five young Canadians have been cyberbullied or cyberstalked, Statistics Canada reports

Fellow College Students, Please Join A Local Church
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on September 7, 2017
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We should have the same reaction to Christian college students who are not joined to a local church

Drug Reduces Risk Of HIV Infection Among Gay Teen Males
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on September 6, 2017
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Can safely reduce HIV risk for those under 18

Connecting On School Campuses
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on September 6, 2017
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Here are a few ways we’ve been successful in connecting with school campuses

Discussion: Mom Shames Daughter For Racy Post
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on September 6, 2017
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Discussion Starters for Student Small Groups

Dear College Freshman: 5 Ways To Stay Strong In The Lord
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on September 5, 2017
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Perhaps you already know today’s typical college scene isn’t hospitable toward serious followers of Christ. In reality, it’s quite inhospitable, a spiritual war zone of sorts

Flashback: Why Teens Leave the Church
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on September 5, 2017
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“How do we get our teens to stay connected after they graduate high school?”

Flashback: Why College Students And Teens Leave The Church
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on September 5, 2017
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The gap between the congregation and the youth ministry is growing, when they graduate all they know is the youth ministry

Flashback: Canadian Study Of Young People And The Church
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on September 5, 2017
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Hemorrhaging Faith: Why and When Canadian Young Adults are Leaving, Staying and Returning to Church

India Highest Number Of Deaths While Taking Selfies
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on September 5, 2017
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With 19 of the world’s 49 recorded selfie-linked deaths since 2014

SEE YOU AT THE POLE Wednesday, Sept.27, 7a.m
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on September 4, 2017
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SYATP is still about students uniting themselves in prayer before God interceding for their generation

Dare 2 Share Live Student Outreach Event. Sep 23rd
in Post 5, Youth
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on September 4, 2017
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Inspirational Gospel training event…the Saturday before See You at the Pole!

Forcefield: Child Internet Safety
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on September 4, 2017
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The preferred parental control software solution of Focus on the Family.

Dating app Tinder finds gold at Apple's App Store
in Post, Trends Studies
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on September 3, 2017
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Tinder for the first time became the top-grossing app in Apple’s online shop, topping the likes of Netflix, Pandora and hit mobile games like “Clash Royale.”

Guiding Students Toward Christ-Centered Relationships
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on September 3, 2017
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Kirsten Peyton

Resources For Parents Wanting To Break Kids' Electronics Usage Habits
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on September 3, 2017
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We wanted to provide our viewers with resources for more information, support and how to help others

Social Media Culture Can Lead To Inappropriate Posts
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on September 2, 2017
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Risky social media posts…might be a deliberate strategy to fit in with the wider social media culture that makes people believe ‘it’s the right thing to do’

Energy Drink....May Hike Risk Of Substance Abuse
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on September 2, 2017
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Researchers suggests young adults who regularly consume highly caffeinated energy drinks may be at risk for future substance use.

One Teenager May Require More ? Sleep Than Another
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on September 2, 2017
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There are differences among teens in how much sleep they need to maintain the best daily mood.

Many ‘Practicing Christians’ Agree With Aspects Of Marxism
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on September 1, 2017
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We have observed and reported on increasing pluralism, relativism, and moral decline among Americans and even in the Church.”

7 Ways To Deal With Doubt
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on September 1, 2017
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Two-Thirds of Christians face doubt

Empathy To Manners Eroding Because Of Tech
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on September 1, 2017
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5 Skills — from Empathy to Manners — That Tech Might Be Eroding (and What to Do About It)

Don’t Fumble This Amazing Opportunity...Values
in Post, Youth
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on August 31, 2017
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30% of students never make the transition from the children’s ministry to the youth ministry

Houston ISD Students Will Receive Three Free Meals Daily
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on August 31, 2017
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This waiver will give our families one less concern as they begin the process of restoring their lives. It will also provide a sense of normalcy by allowing students to

Flashback: Better Planning For A Better Fall
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on August 31, 2017
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Now is the time to plan to make the most of each moment. Here are a few enhancements that you can make

Principal Offers $100 To Students To GiveUp Their Screens
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on August 30, 2017
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Tech Talk Tuesday #82

The Ever-Increasing Impact Of Social Media
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on August 30, 2017
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Is It Changing Kids From the Inside Out?

Back To School Conversations
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on August 30, 2017
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Jonathan McKee

Help Dads Fight Pornography
in Post 3, Youth
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on August 30, 2017
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68% of men in church view pornography on a regular basis

The Power Of Teachers...Its-Back To School
in Education, Post 2
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on August 29, 2017
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Walt Mueller

Snapchat Video Shows Girls Drinking Before Deadly Crash
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on August 29, 2017
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Police Chief: I would speak to our teens and young adults out there: You’re not invincible

Snapchat Clip Shows Teen Shooting Flames At Dog
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on August 29, 2017
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Deputies are investigating an alleged case of animal abuse in Guilford County after a video surfaced on social media this weekend

The Winners From The 2017 MTV VMAs
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on August 28, 2017
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The complete winners list

I DON’T Want My MTV
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on August 28, 2017
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Houston didn’t come up at the star of tonight MTV VMA awards out in Hollywood

Kids Under 10 Make Up 10% Of Porn Site Visitors
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on August 28, 2017
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Most experts claim that 11 is the average age for exposure to pornography, but that number is obsolete

Christian Group Sues SPLC and Amazon Over Hate....
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on August 28, 2017
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D. James Kennedy Ministries…against the Southern Poverty Law Center and Amazon for defamation

What Do Moms Of Tweens Worry About Most?
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on August 28, 2017
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These days, it seems that our generation of mothers face more challenges than every generation before us

Close High School Friendships Important...Values
in Education, Post 4
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on August 27, 2017
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The quality of your friendships…influence mental health through young adulthood

What’s Hot?
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on August 27, 2017
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Many Parents of Teens Against Later School Start Times
in Education, Post 3
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on August 27, 2017
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Although physicians and sleep experts agree that teens should have later wake times, a new study finds that about half of parents of teens do not support a delay in school start times.

Beloit College Mindset List Class Of 2021
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on August 26, 2017
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Beloit College Releases the Mindset List for This Year’s Entering Class of First-Year College Students

Why Teen Girls Are at Such a High Risk for Depression
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on August 26, 2017
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A number of factors make girls as young as 11 more likely than boys to experience depression

Back To School: How To Avoid Overscheduling Your Kid
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on August 26, 2017
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As back-to-school season approaches, here are some other things parents should keep in mind

HOW BOYS LEARN DIFFERENTLY THAN GIRLS
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on August 25, 2017
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Girls are wired to learn through being social and relationships, boys are hardwired for activity and movement

HOW GIRLS LEARN DIFFERENTLY THAN BOYS
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on August 25, 2017
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There are no differences in what girls and boys can learn. But there are big differences in the way to teach them

...Level Up As A Leader
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on August 25, 2017
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Questions To Ask Yourself To Level Up As A Leader

Hot New Anonymous Messaging App
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on August 24, 2017
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Popular with U.S. teenagers and in a growing number of other countries, Sarahah

Better Parent Meetings
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on August 24, 2017
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It’s time to start thinking about what the parents need. Consider the following

Effective Ways To Motivate Spiritually Apathetic Teenagers
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on August 24, 2017
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by Greg Stier

Marijuana Tied To High Blood Pressure
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on August 23, 2017
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The longer they used Marijuana the more likely they were to have hypertension

Facebook Usage Among Teens Set To Drop In U.S
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on August 23, 2017
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Facebook-nevers, many children aging into the tween demographic that appear to be overlooking Facebook

For Millennials, Eloping Is The New Lavish Wedding
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on August 23, 2017
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“People just want to start their life. They don’t feel like they have to follow traditional norms anymore.”

Millennials And Narcissism In Our Society
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on August 22, 2017
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1 in 10 millennials fuel their narcissism daily by doing this…

Snapchat vs Instagram
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on August 22, 2017
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46% Of Influencers Say They Would Give Up Snapchat If They Were To Abandon One Platform

Flashback: Instagram Stories Hits 200 Million Users
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on August 22, 2017
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Over 200 million people now use Instagram Stories every day to keep up with friends and accounts they love

Memes Are Not Your Friend
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on August 21, 2017
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Relational intimacy in a digital world has been re-imagined

Improve Your Relationship With Your Lead Pastor
in Post 2, Youth
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on August 21, 2017
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6 Steps to Improve Your Relationship with Your Lead Pastor

Flashback: “Squirt Gun Assassin”
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on August 21, 2017
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High School Principal Warns Parents About Risky ‘Squirt Gun Assassin’ Game

Snapchat Deadly Stunt
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on August 21, 2017
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Driver smashed into cottage while attempting to reach 100 mph for Snapchat video, killing friend

What’s Hot?
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on August 20, 2017
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies