Talking With Our Kids About Katy Perry
in Post 4, Youth
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on June 27, 2017
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What will our kids hear from Katy this time around? More importantly, how can you talk with them about what they hear?

When Teens Regret What They Post
in Slider, Youth
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on June 27, 2017
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Jonathan McKee

The Blockbusters Of 2017 (Part 2)
in Slider, Youth
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on June 27, 2017
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A List of Summer’s Biggest Movies…and the Themes In Them

The Blockbusters Of 2017 (Part 1)
in Slider, Youth
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on June 27, 2017
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Summer’s Biggest Movies…and the Themes in Them

Teen Student Drinking Declines, But 1 in 6 Binge
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 26, 2017
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CDC report

7 Family Ministry Essentials
in Post 5, Youth
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on June 26, 2017
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A Strategy for Children’s and Student Ministry Leaders

Smaller Church Youth Ministry
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 26, 2017
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No Staff, No Money, No Problem! Small churches can have a big impact on the faith journey of their young people

GENERATION Z MINISTRY
in Post, Youth
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on June 25, 2017
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TOP 10 THINGS TO CONSIDER AS YOU START DOING GENERATION Z MINISTRY

4 BOOKS THAT ARE PERFECT FOR NEW CHRISTIANS
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 25, 2017
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…how to disciple students after a decision?

5 GOALS EVERY YOUTH WORKER SHOULD HAVE
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 25, 2017
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But it is important to have goals in your ministry and for you personally as the minister

What’s Hot?
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 24, 2017
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Most U.S. Teens Aren’t “Doing It”
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on June 24, 2017
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Sex is everywhere in the media, and so you may be convinced that today’s teens are always looking to “hook-up.” But new federal research says it’s just not so.

Childhood Bullying Linked to Increased Health Risks in Adulthood
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on June 24, 2017
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Childhood bullying may lead to long-lasting health consequences, impacting psychosocial risk factors for cardiovascular health

Volunteers:How to Find Them, Train Them....Keep Them
in Post, Youth
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on June 23, 2017
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And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry

Legal Pot And Car Crashes: Yes, There's A Link
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 23, 2017
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More drivers admit to using pot, and it is showing up more frequently among people involved in crashes

Transgenderism
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 23, 2017
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But at the same time, no one deserves special rights, protections, or privileges on the basis of their eccentricity

How To Set A Solid Calendar For The Year
in Post, Youth
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on June 22, 2017
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A healthy ministry knows why it exists. It’s a ministry that knows that there are great ideas…but

Anti-Semitic Views: By Half Of Austrias Muslim Youth
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 22, 2017
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Almost 50 per cent of newly-arrived young Austrian Muslim migrants hold anti-Semitic views

The Rowdy World Of Rap’s New Underground
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on June 22, 2017
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SoundCloud rap is growing fast…

Aligning Next-Gen Ministries In Your Church
in Post 4, Youth
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on June 21, 2017
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Part 1

Aligning Next-Gen Ministries In Your Church
in Post 4, Youth
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on June 21, 2017
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Part 2

Aligning Next-Gen Ministries In Your Church
in Post 4, Youth
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on June 21, 2017
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Part-3

Free Speech Has Been Sacrificed On College Campuses
in Education, Post 4
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on June 20, 2017
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….in the name of political correctness

Teens Are Getting As Little Exercise As 60-Year-Olds
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 20, 2017
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A significant majority of teenagers don’t get the recommended 60 minutes of exercise per day,

10 Big, Biblical Reasons Teens Should Not Smoke Pot
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 20, 2017
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Clearly a Biblically comprehensive case against smoking weed

Dad Convinces Thousands of Teens To Quit Porn
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 20, 2017
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Kids as young as 7 are emailing him about their struggles with pornography! Yikes!

Parents Who Fight in Front of Kids May Do More Harm...
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on June 20, 2017
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New study says arguing in front of kids may alter the way they think

Colorado Group Wants To Ban Sale Of Cellphones To Kids
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on June 19, 2017
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Retailers who sell a phone for use by a pre-teen…may face fines from $500 to $20,000

Youth Ministry Hazard
in Post, Youth
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on June 19, 2017
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We’re susceptible to the hazard of emotional affairs for many reasons

How To Use Your Head To Guard Your Heart
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 19, 2017
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A 3(D) Guide To Making Wise Media Choices – 10 Pack

"Tri-Parenting"
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on June 19, 2017
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Modern family: More courts allowing 3 parents of 1 child

What Does It Take To Be A Good Father?
in Post, Youth
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on June 18, 2017
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Interview with Josh McDowell

Dad And The Right Priorities
in Post, Youth
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on June 18, 2017
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I’ve been thinking a lot about my dad. At the end of his life he taught me a lot about “right priorities

Dads And Culture
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on June 18, 2017
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94% of teenagers ask the internet for advice before their Dads

How To Pass Your Faith To Your Kids
in Post 4, Youth
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on June 18, 2017
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God specifically places the responsibility for nurturing a child’s spiritual development on parents — not the church!

The Fear Of The Unknown
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 17, 2017
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Heidi Burns

6 Reasons Sarcasm Kills Relationships
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 17, 2017
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By Shaunti Feldhahn

Inspiring Story Of Lynsi Snyder: CEO Of In And Out
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on June 17, 2017
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I’m a total In and Out Burger Fan. I’m even more a fan of the owner of In and Out, Lynsi Synder. She is courageous,

College Students, Poor Sleep Habits Equal Poor Grades
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 16, 2017
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College students with irregular patters of sleep and wakefulness also had lower grade point averages.

Overweight Kids Pay A Heavy Social Price
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 16, 2017
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Overweight kids are excluded and ostracized by classmates in school more often than their thinner peers, new research indicates.

Struggling Moms Of Teens Can Benefit From Social Support
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on June 16, 2017
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Mothers who do not feel in control of their lives and who struggle with their teenage children can benefit from having a social support network.

Managing Conflict In Youth Ministry
in Post, Youth
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on June 15, 2017
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10 Principles For Conflict Management

Killer Girlfriend Revealed...
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on June 15, 2017
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Girlfriend sent texts encouraging him to kill himself left a suicide note thanking her for her support

Getting Students Back Into Youth Group
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 15, 2017
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4 tips for getting students to come back when they haven’t been in awhile

Helpful..... New Free Resources By Jonathan McKee
in Post, Youth
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on June 14, 2017
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We have posted some really helpful free resources in the last month or two. I wanted to highlight a few in case you missed them

The #1 Surprising Thing Your Church Needs To Know About GenZ
in Slider, Youth
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on June 14, 2017
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Gen Z is upon us and if we confuse these students with Millennials we’re going to miss out on connecting with them and touching their hearts.

Teens And Adult Beverages
in Slider, Trends Studies
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on June 13, 2017
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The Good News and Bad News in Today’s Alcohol Trends

Health Tip: Graduating Teens, Take Care Of Your Health
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on June 13, 2017
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Heading to college after high school graduation represents a big transition, including the need to take care of yourself

Cop Lets Stoned Driver Go, She Drives Into River And Dies
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on June 13, 2017
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Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that drug intoxication was ethonal, cocaine and amphetamines in her system

Teens And Texts: Teen Urged Boyfriend To Kill HimSelf...
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on June 13, 2017
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The blockbuster Suicide case exposes risks of teens text messaging.

Dad Interviewed His Daughter On The First Day Of School For 12 Years In A Row ...
in Education, Post 4
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on June 13, 2017
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Now She’s Graduating. This particular project is surely a reminder for us to look around and appreciate those we love today

Pornography: Necessary Talking Points With Kids
in Post, Youth
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on June 12, 2017
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By Walt Mueller

Sex Attacks At Swedish Festivals Have Risen 1000 Percent
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 12, 2017
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“All cases are reported to the police. It is young teenage girls who have been victims,”

Ramadan Rage 2017 Hits Grim Milestone: 1,003 Dead, 1,036 Wounded
in Slider, Trends Studies
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on June 12, 2017
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Including, women, children and families

Night Phone Use A Danger For Adolescent Mental Health
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 11, 2017
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Adolescents’ late-night mobile phone use was directly linked to poor quality sleep, which subsequently led to poorer mental health outcomes, reduced coping, and lowered self-esteem

New Teen Drivers Face Triple The Risk Of A Fatal Crash
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on June 11, 2017
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Newly minted teen drivers in the United States have almost triple the risk of being involved in a deadly crash than adults, a new study finds.

Witnessing Parental Psychological Abuse May Do More Harm Than Physical Abuse
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on June 11, 2017
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Childhood exposure to parental psychological abuse appears to be more damaging to children’s future mental health than witnessing physical violence between parents

Teen Pregnancy Rates Drop As Government Funding Of Sex Ed dDecreases
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 10, 2017
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Study: budget cuts to sex education classes may have contributed to lower rates of teenage pregnancy in England

4 Questions To Ask About Your Ministry Program
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 10, 2017
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But as leaders we need to get used to knowing that every decision you make isn’t going to please everyone… and that’s ok. You’re the leader, lead through it

Harvard Withdraws 10 Acceptances For ‘Offensive’ Memes In Private Group Chat
in Education, Post 4
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on June 10, 2017
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The Facebook messaging group was at one point titled “Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens.”

Soon, iPhones Will Block Texts While Driving
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on June 9, 2017
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Apple will introduce a new iPhone feature that will do away with that annoying — and dangerous — urge to look at a text message while you’re driving.

5 Things All First Graders Have In Common
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 9, 2017
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Life with a first grader is talkative, energetic and fun one. Remember, it’s just a phase. . . so don’t miss it.

79-Year-Old Grandma Does Keg Stand At Graduation Party
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on June 9, 2017
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“Everyone was egging her on and she was excited,” Munoz told Inside Edition. While partygoers were shocked, they all thought it was funny.

Dealing with Drug Problems
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on June 8, 2017
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Preventing and Treating Drug Abuse

Friendship More Important For Health Than Family As We Age, Study Finds
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 8, 2017
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…our social circle has a greater impact on our health and well-being than family does, a new study finds

Ariel Winter's Mother: 'I Feel Sad That She Feels The Need To Expose Herself When It's Not Necessary'
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on June 8, 2017
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Furious Ariel Winter calls estranged mother ‘toxic’ for publicly slamming actress for her racy outfits

New Generation Is Fighting For Segregation
in Education, Post 3
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on June 8, 2017
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‘lunacy’ of 60 professors signing letter backing students at Evergreen College who forced professor off campus who did not support ‘day without white people’ protest

Marijuana May Make Your Gums Go To Pot
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 7, 2017
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People who use it frequently twice as likely to have periodontal disease, researchers say

Study: Elite High Schools Breed Higher Risk Of Addiction
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 7, 2017
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Rates are two to three times higher than national norms

Gen Z Power List: Meet The Brands, Platforms And Creators That Teens Love
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on June 7, 2017
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From AwesomenessTV to Zendaya, these are the names to know

Please Don’t Copy This Student Ministry
in Post, Youth
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on June 6, 2017
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It looks slick and successful.

Catch Them Doing It Right
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 6, 2017
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We realized that a lot of teachers, much like many parents, were so programmed to correct kids behavior that they had never learned how to pro-actively acknowledge positive behavior

Facebook Developing 'Talk,' A Messaging Service For Teens
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on June 6, 2017
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Social media powerhouse reportedly seeks to extend its reach to a younger demographic

Meet 16-Year-Old Baby Ariel, Musical.ly's Biggest star
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on June 6, 2017
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How a Florida Teen Became Queen of Gen Z’s Favorite Video Platform—and a Top Brand Influencer

75% Of Black California Boys Don’t Meet State Reading Standards
in Education, Post 2
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on June 5, 2017
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3 of 4 African-American boys in California classrooms failed to meet reading and writing standards on the most recent round of testing, according to data….state Department of Education

Pregnant Christian Teen Banned From Graduation....Conundrum
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 5, 2017
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But there’s another value that’s gone unnoticed in all of this. That’s the value that effects the child

Bodybuilder Writes Honest Letter About Accepting Her Body
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on June 5, 2017
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She writes about the struggles she’s gone through in dealing with the body feature and how it’s affected her life since she was a teenager

More Than A Third Of Teenage Girls Experience Depression
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 4, 2017
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Depression in many children appears to start as early as age 11. By the time they hit age 17, the analysis found, 13.6 percent of boys and a staggering 36.1 percent of girls have been or are depressed

What’s Hot?
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
written by
on June 4, 2017
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Link Between Adolescent Lying And Early Alcohol Usage
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on June 4, 2017
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Adolescents who have a greater tendency to lie to their parents are also more likely to start using alcohol at an earlier age, according to a recent study

High School Says Pro-Life Club Is Too ‘Controversial’
in Education, Post
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on June 3, 2017
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– but here’s what they allow

Facebook's Imperfect Fight Against Revenge Porn
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on June 3, 2017
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Her nude photos leaked online. Now she’s fighting back

Book: When Parenting Isn't Perfect
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on June 3, 2017
0 Persons commented

Jim Daly

How To Deal With College Debt
in Education, Post
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on June 2, 2017
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7 in 10 College students graduate with an average of $40,000 in debt

Student Debt Is Making Young People Think Twice About Marriage
in Education, Post 2
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on June 2, 2017
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That rising student debt is one factor that explains why young people get married later these days than in the past

Evergreen Evacuates Campus Due To ‘Direct Threat,’
in Education, Post 4
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on June 2, 2017
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…. will remain closed Friday

Snapchat Statatistics And Facts
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 1, 2017
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Get the full report here

5 Days of Snapchat Discover - Safe for Kids?
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 1, 2017
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32% of all teens in US at the age 13 to 17 years old use Snapchat

13 Reasons Why … There is Hope
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 1, 2017
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This may be a GREAT video to rip and play for your students who are struggling. With all of the 13 Reasons stories lately

How To Evaluate Your Youth Ministry
in Post, Youth
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on May 31, 2017
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Summer offers a good time for evaluation

THE REALITIES OF BEING A WOMAN IN MINISTRY
in Post 2, Youth
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on May 31, 2017
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“I think I want to be a Youth Pastor,” My parents were quiet a moment and said, “That’s great. You just need to be aware that being in ministry is very difficult for a woman.”

Shame Youth Ministry And The Imago Dei
in Post 3, Youth
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on May 31, 2017
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Self-image is a complex beast. If we have a distorted image of ourselves it becomes very easy to fill our thoughts with feelings of disgust and worthlessness

'Tinder For Teens'?
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on May 30, 2017
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The dark side of a teen app called ‘Yellow’

Why Is The Teenage Brain So Unpredictable?
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on May 30, 2017
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A neurobiologist explains

The Secret Online World Of British Teens
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on May 30, 2017
0 Persons commented

How streaks, deep likes and ghosting define young lives

3 Leadership Hats You'll Need To Wear To Recruit Todays Volunteer
in Post, Youth
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on May 29, 2017
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Does your church website have an online volunteer sign up process? Do you text your volunteers to stay in touch?…

Chicago Teens Getting Pregnant At Historically Low Rates. But....
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on May 29, 2017
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But the city’s teen pregnancy rate still eclipses the national average. There were 32 births per 1,000 females aged 15-19 in the city in 2014, the most recent year with data available

Islam On Track To Overtake Christianity As World’s No. 1 Religion
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on May 29, 2017
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Pew Research Center study projects Muslim population in America will double by 2050

Parents’ Digital Distractions Linked To Kids’ Behavioral Issues
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on May 28, 2017
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Low amounts, interruptions to parent-child time caused by digital technology are associated with child behavior problems

Psychologist Debunks Claim That Fidget Spinners Help Kids Focus
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on May 28, 2017
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Fidget spinners have absolutely no scientific studies behind them…They’re a toy, not a treatment