3 Ways To Sabotage The Family Bond
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A healthy family bond is essential to the well-being and flourishing of our children from birth through adulthood

3 Ugly Truths About Weekend Retreats
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Weekend Retreats can be the most important date on your youth ministry calendar

Lonely Kids And The Church
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young people’s connection to a church seems to have no impact on how lonely they feel. “Attendance alone is not a protective factor against social isolation,”

Who Is Generation Alpha?
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Here are a few things we know already about Gen Alpha.

4 Ways to help teens struggling with depression
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It’s the second leading cause of death among young people, but what you do as a parent can help!

The Only Bible Reading Plan You Need
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on January 17, 2020
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Here are the five reasons I open my Bible

Parenting Book: Shepherding A Child's Heart
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on January 16, 2020
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It give fresh biblical approaches to child rearing

Parenting Book: Age Of Opportunity
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A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens

Book: Spiritual Parenting
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An Awakening for Today’s Families

15 Sure Signs Your Teen Is A VSCO Girl
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The trend started out on TikTok as more of a joke, but then the inevitable came

Woman Disguised As Teen Boy To Abuse Young Girls
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Girls thought they were in a relationship with a teen boy. It was a woman grooming them for sex.

Job: Find Your Side Hustle
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on January 15, 2020
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Fifteen years ago, I found myself unexpectedly let go from a full-time youth ministry role

What To Do With A Failing Student Leadership Program
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on January 14, 2020
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My first several attempts at student leadership were miserable failures

Social Media Tips To Start The New Year
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on January 14, 2020
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Here is a list of social media tips and reminders that will help you be more effective today than you were yesterday

Kids, Let’s Talk About Sex
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Sex is one the most important topics of conversation parents get to have with their children. But it can sure feel intimidating

Why Your Youth Group Needs Generational Integration
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on January 14, 2020
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Two realities that should shape our approach to youth ministry

Dear Parent Of A High School Senior
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on January 14, 2020
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My son and I will stand at the edge of something unknown, but because of God, we will be full of hope

Preventing Teen Girls From Sex Trafficking
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Preventing Teen Girls From Sex Trafficking His Sister Was Sex-Trafficked for 6 Years. Here’s How He’s Devoted His Life to Fighting It.

Thinking Through Greta Thunberg
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on January 14, 2020
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Fossil fuels responsible for improving human conditions around the globe

TOBYMAC'S NEW SONG ABOUT PASSING OF HIS SON
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on January 13, 2020
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You said you’d turn, you would turn it around,Thought that you had time to straighten it out, Told me that you were my prodigal son
But this isn’t home

MAGA Hat-Wearing Teen Just Got A Settlement From CNN
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It was a shameful example of media outlets..to permanently harm a teenager who never sought the public spotlight

Family: The Power Of The 2-Parent Home Is Not A Myth
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Black children under 18 living in poverty decreases from 45% for mother-only households and 36% for father-only households to just 12% for married-couple households.

Young Adults Reveal Their Goals For The Next Decade
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on January 11, 2020
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Practicing Christians are leading young adults in focusing on family

First-Century Youth Ministry
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on January 11, 2020
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Exploring Our Jewish Roots to Reclaim Discipleship

Viva! Called
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on January 11, 2020
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Helping students’ find their calling in life should be an essential role of any healthy youth ministry

Marijuana Dispensaries Near Churches
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on January 6, 2020
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In addition, they say customers might smoke the marijuana they’ve just bought in a parking lot at the site.

Outreach And Family Event
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Midwinter Festival Based on Esther

The Best Youth Pastor Job Search Tips For 2020
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on January 5, 2020
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Are you on a job hunt? Are you thinking about transitioning for one job to another?

Professor Tells Student Not To Cite The Bible In Essays
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on January 5, 2020
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Because of separation of church and state

More U.S. Teens Are Vaping Pot
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on January 3, 2020
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As electronic-cigarette use has soared among America’s teens, so have the number vaping marijuana, two new reports indicate

Teen Overdoses From Anxiety Drug Rising
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Overdosing from benzodiazepines, commonly prescribed anxiety medications, has risen dramatically over the past decade, according

Helicopter Parenting Negatively Impacts Into College Years
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on January 3, 2020
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helicopter parenting continues well into young adulthood and can have devastating impacts on college students.

America Becoming Pagan As Christianity Cedes To Culture
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Those who don’t have a religious affiliation are the largest demographic in the U.S. with 23.1% of the population, overtaking the Catholics and the evangelicals

Six Ways For Parents To Begin The New Year
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I want to tell you a story that is informative to parents…

UK: Shock Surge In Adolescent Anorexia
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on January 2, 2020
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Experts blame social media and celebrity diet culture as hospital admissions for under-19s suffering eating disorders DOUBLE in a decade

New Year’s Prayer
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on January 1, 2020
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George Lockhart

New Year’s Prayer
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on January 1, 2020
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George Lockhart

How Social Media Is Transforming Teens' Ideas About Sex
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on December 31, 2019
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How can an increasingly sexualized culture co-exist with less sex among the consumers of that culture?

Choking & Kink Seen As An 'acceptable' Part Of Teen Sex
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on December 31, 2019
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…but they’re not without dangers

Parent And Teen Discussion Sex And Social Media
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on December 31, 2019
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So, what should parents do about it?

Recruiting Volunteers For Your Retreat
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on December 30, 2019
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No matter what size ministry you operate, you can always benefit from people helping you

Funniest Parenting Fiascoes Of 2019
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on December 30, 2019
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Funny viral pictures and videos

California Schools Can’t Suspend Kids Who Defy Teachers
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on December 30, 2019
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Are there any consequences for Misbehavior

Book: How Advertising Changes The Way We Think & Feel
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on December 29, 2019
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We can never be satisfied, because the products we love cannot love us back

Book: So Sexy So Soon
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on December 29, 2019
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The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids

Book: Girls Fighting The Addictive Power Of Advertising
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on December 29, 2019
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Revealing what advertisers know about human nature and how they exploit it to make a profit

Teen Murders Pedophile Priest With Crucifix
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on December 29, 2019
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Suffocated Father Roger Matassoli, by forcing a crucifix down his throat

Challenges Of Taking Communion For An Autistic Kid
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on December 29, 2019
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Such as those with autism, anxiety, or sensory processing disorder, any one of those “bits” can pose an insurmountable obstacle

Structuring Youth Ministry For ADHD Learners
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on December 29, 2019
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I asked my daughter what she would want adults to know about working with kids who learn differently

10 Tips To Make Sunday School Autism-Friendly
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on December 29, 2019
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Autistic adults in the congregation can be a great resource when figuring out how best to work with autistic kids!

Four Ways To Work With Nonverbal Kids In Church
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on December 29, 2019
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My son is functionally nonverbal. He does not yet use language to communicate

More Testing Means More Stress For Teens
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on December 27, 2019
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Segool has been studying the links between anxiety in children and high stakes testing for the past six years

How To Set Parental Controls On Netflix
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on December 27, 2019
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You can also restrict all content so nothing will play without you entering a PIN. To do this, click the bubble above Little Kids

Bieber: “God Has Me Right Where He Wants Me”
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on December 27, 2019
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“As humans we are imperfect. My past, my mistakes, all the things I’ve been through…

Marijuana Vaping Keeps Rising Among Teens
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on December 26, 2019
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…but was surprised at the magnitude of increase.… This translates to millions of adolescents,”

TeenPsychosis, Addiction Marijuana A Dangerous Game
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on December 26, 2019
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Begin using cannabis before age 18 are 4 to 7 times more likely than adults to develop marijuana use disorder

J.K. Rowling Faces Of Attacks From LGBT Activists
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on December 26, 2019
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“Dress however you please,”…”But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real?”

Unpacking The Incarnation
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on December 25, 2019
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J. I. Packer

9 Things You Should Know About The Christmas Story
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on December 25, 2019
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To help you better appreciate the narrative, here are nine things you should know about the Christmas story

Is A Story Of A Baby In A Manger Even Necessary?
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on December 25, 2019
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God advances his mission not just through the divine actions of Jesus like the resurrection, but also through his humanity

Guidelines Before You Give Your Child A Phone Or Tablet
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on December 24, 2019
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newsflash… this is not just about smartphones. A tablet requires you to make every single one of those same decisions above

Viral Christmas Video Be Grateful For The Gifts You Have
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on December 24, 2019
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Flashback: Be grateful for the gifts you already have.

Helping Anxious Kids Experience Emmanuel
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on December 24, 2019
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When speaking about anxiety, it’s important to differentiate between regular anxious feelings and anxiety disorder

Christmas Without A Total Meltdown
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on December 24, 2019
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Here’s are some holiday tips that can make your holiday more peaceful all around

New Year’s Prayer
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New Year’s Prayer

By George Lockhart

As the new year approaches, here are a few questions I like to pray through:

How did the year begin and how did it end?
Did the course I ran coincide with God’s Will and purposes?
How did I see God at work in and around me?
How did I limit God this year? How did…

The Decline Of Religion In American Family Life
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Young adults (age 18 to 29) are far more likely to have been raised without religion than are seniors (age 65 or older)

The Top Parenting Articles YOU Liked This Year
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As you look back at 2019, here’s the top parenting articles you won’t want to have missed from TheSource4Parents.com

20 Memorable Family Christmas Traditions
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Traditions are important for families because they provide opportunities to keep your family legacy going. From the simple to the silly to the sentimental, traditions…

Book: Meeting Jesus: The ‘I AM’ Sayings Of Christ
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R.C. Sproul looks at seven sayings of Jesus recorded in the Gospel of John which reveal his true identity and teach us the truth about him

Grinch Scares Children Taking Christmas Photos
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A New Jersey mom, Ashley Bohl, shared a hilarious video on Instagram of her children being scared silly by a prankster dressed as the Grinch

Campus Ministry: Public School Teachers Resource
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on December 21, 2019
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How do I live out my faith legally? Does my union
represent my values?

The Powerful Partnership With Public School Educators
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on December 21, 2019
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Barna: Nearly half of all public school educators nationally are practicing Christians

Reaching The Students In Your School
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on December 21, 2019
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And what had I done right? I showed up.

UK: 'Digital Conversations' Have Overtaken Face-to-Face
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on December 19, 2019
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Face-to-face conversations we have in a day has decreased by 15% in the last five years

Study: Media Use By Tweens And Teens
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on December 19, 2019
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by Common Sense Media

Students Visiting Rocky Statue Run Into Sylvester Stallone
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on December 19, 2019
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It was a knockout field trip for a group of New Jersey high school students

Teen Girl 16 Staged Her Own Bronx Kidnapping
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on December 19, 2019
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So that she could be with her 23-year-old reputed Crips gangbanger once arrested for murder

Teen Vogue Best Gifts For Your Transgender Loved Ones
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on December 18, 2019
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That encourage surgery and other forms of body mutilation to treat the psychological condition of gender dysphoria

The Teen’s Guide To Social Media & Mobile Devices
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The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices 21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World

The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices
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The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices 21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World

3 Thoughts On The Star Of Bethlehem
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on December 17, 2019
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Who knows? Your light could lead countless others to worship Him long after you’re gone!

3 Thoughts On The Star Of Bethlehem
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3 Thoughts On The Star Of Bethlehem

By, George Lockhart

It was a starry night, like most others, with one exception; there was a super bright star in the sky that was being used to lead some “wisemen” to the newborn King. There are many speculations as to what the Star could have been, from scientific anomalies to a…

Ministry Gifts For Your Students And Parents
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Here are five gifts your ministry can offer your teenagers and adult leaders during the holidays…

Lonely Teens During the Holidays
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on December 17, 2019
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Helping teens deal with feeling left out or alone during the holiday

Helping Families Survive The Christmas Frenzy
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on December 16, 2019
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If we feed into the craziness of the secular Christmas model of life, it will crowd out peace and joy

Helping Families Survive The Christmas Frenzy
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on December 16, 2019
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The Care and Feeding of our Souls

Everybody knows that this is a busy time of the year. Shopping, decorating, concerts, parties, etc.  pile up on us- especially those of us with children in our lives. Pre-Christmas frenzy is too often made worse by the financial burdens we can load on ourselves, and the post-Christmas hangover tends to make…

This 'Kenan And Kel' Star Is Now A Youth Pastor
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The actor, who recently came in second on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,”

Boy 14 Brutally Beaten On The School Bus B/C MAGA Hat
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on December 16, 2019
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Mother says he had been relentlessly bullied after wearing Trump hat previously

Youth Minister, Arrested For Slapping Reporter's Rear
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on December 15, 2019
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Sexual battery is punishable by up to one year in jail in Georgia.

Coach Under Fire For Taking Team To Hooters
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on December 15, 2019
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“this was not in line with our athletic program and school community values.”

UK: NHS ‘Over-Diagnosing’ Transgender Children
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on December 15, 2019
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Clinicians were fast-tracking children into sex-change procedures due to pressure from..lobbyists

Orange Small Group Leader Resource Giveaway
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If you want this new year to be an opportunity to intentionally recharge and redirect you and your leaders, here are two books to set you in the right direction

Ring Camera Hacker Harasses 8-Year-Old Girl
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on December 12, 2019
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she heard a voice. “I’m Santa Claus, don’t you want to be my best friend,”

Viral Video: Dad Punches Son's Birthday Piñata
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Off-camera, his father can be heard apologizing

How to Use Christmas as a Youth Ministry Reboot
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on December 11, 2019
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We believe there are four things you can do to give your ministry that extra energy when 2020 rolls around!

All I Want for Christmas – 10 Youth Ministry Gifts
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on December 11, 2019
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But if you want to know what a youth pastor really wants…

finding balance during the holidays
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on December 11, 2019
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You’re in danger of wearing yourself out. We need to make a plan to preserve our schedules and make sure we don’t miss out on special family-time during the Christmas season

Youth Dir. Seen Slapping TV Reporter’s Butt On-Air
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Tommy Callaway, 43, a married father of two who is youth group leader, a Boy Scout leader, tried to explain why he smacked

The 2019 Youth Ministry Salary Survey
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on December 10, 2019
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According to a Gallup survey, only half of Americans are now church members

Turning college interview prep into a Teachable Moment
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on December 10, 2019
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College interview prep can be an ongoing excuse to have your best conversations with a high school senior.