When A Student Fails To Show Up
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I don’t know about you, but I often feel like I’m not cool enough to warrant time with many of the students in my few. Every year I

The One Thing Your Kid Needs Before Starting College
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on July 18, 2019
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Helping your child transition from one phase to the next is never easy

Digital Distractions
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on July 18, 2019
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How to Help Your Kids Dodge Digital Distractions

“Generation Screen” And Self-esteem
in Post, Youth
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on July 17, 2019
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For ways to build self-esteem with the screen generation

The reality of millennials Who Rely on Parents For Money
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on July 17, 2019
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‘I pay for lunch at work, and I pay for my Netflix account’

Man Beaten To Death After Stealing Car With Kids Inside
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on July 17, 2019
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Drove her child — and both of her boyfriend’s children — to the pizza place where her partner worked

Youthmin: Self Promotion And The Call To Humility
in Post, Youth
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on July 15, 2019
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Help me to humble myself before Thee by seeing the vanity of honor as a conceit of men’s minds

Senate Hearing Uncovers Sexploitation In Apps And Social Media
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on July 15, 2019
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Children without stable families will be left vulnerable until these companies take a more proactive approach to protection

Protecting Kids From Porn
in Post 3, Youth
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on July 15, 2019
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Six dangerous to teach your kids about porn

What’s Hot ?
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on July 14, 2019
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Teens ‘Mocked’ By Their Parents At Risk For Bullying
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on July 14, 2019
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New evidence suggests that adolescent bullying and victimization may have origins in the home. Many bullies have parents who are hostile, punitive and rejecting

Teens Risk Seizures, Coma When They Use ‘Synthetic Pot’
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on July 14, 2019
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Teens who use Spice, K2 or other synthetic marijuana products may risk medical harm, including coma and seizures

Helping Teens Fall In Love With A Familiar God
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on July 12, 2019
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How will these teens fall in love with a God they’ve been arranged to love from their birth?

Advice I’d Give Myself If I Were Starting Over As A Dad
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on July 12, 2019
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Reggie Joiner

What Every Tween Girl Needs From Her Mom
in Post 4, Youth
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on July 12, 2019
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Here are a few things my mentors have taught me that I’d love to pass along to you

Reducing Moral Hazards With Students
in Education, Post
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on July 11, 2019
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We see more and more of these moral hazards happening before our very eyes

Gay Girl, Good God
in Post 2, Youth
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on July 11, 2019
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The story of who I was  and who God has always been

Americans Vastly Overestimate LGBT Population
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on July 11, 2019
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Nearly 1 in 4 Americans are gay or lesbian. In reality, the number is much closer to 1 in 20

Teens Exchange Nude Selfies...
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on July 9, 2019
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Now, one must register as a sex offender

Suicide Rates Soaring Among Black Teens
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on July 9, 2019
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Suicide deaths among black females aged 13 to 19 rose 182% between 2001 and 2017

Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein Arrested
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on July 9, 2019
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.”Epstein intentionally sought out minors and knew that many of his victims were in fact under the age of 18.”

All School And No Work...New Norm For Teens
in Post, Trends Studies
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on July 8, 2019
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Teenagers (16–19-year-olds) have shifted away from working or seeking work, with a total decline in teen labor force participation of 15.9 percentage points from 2000 to 2018.

Early, Regular Cannabis Use Seen To Alter Brain Region
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on July 8, 2019
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Early and regular cannabis use by youth and alterations in brain circuits that support aspects of executive functioning

Pot Use By U.S. Teens Has Jumped 10-fold Since 1990s
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on July 8, 2019
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As society relaxes its rules around marijuana, U.S. teens seem to be responding by using the drug in much bigger numbers than a generation ago

Tuning Into Emotions Can Prevent Depressive Symptoms
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on July 7, 2019
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Teens who can describe their negative emotions in precise and nuanced ways are less likely to experience depressive symptoms after stressful life events

Neuroscience: Why Instagram Is So Bad For Teen Girls
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on July 7, 2019
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In the age of smartphones, social media, followers, and likes, reward-seeking behaviors in teens is increasingly associated with approval online. Instagram has been engineered to keep teen girls engaged longer and coming back for more

Teens With Strong Connections At Home...Healthier Adults
in Post 4, Youth
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on July 7, 2019
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Teens who feel understood by their parents and teachers may grow up to be healthier adults

4 Things To Do When Starting A New Position
in Post, Youth
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on July 5, 2019
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I am a little anxious walking into this new role but so excited to see how God will work in this new position

Yankees 16 Year Old Too Good To Be True?
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on July 5, 2019
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“It was a bit shocking and very impressive,’’ Yankees international scouting director Donny Rowland said of watching

'Mini AOC' Ends Parody After Receiving 'Death Threats,'
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on July 5, 2019
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AOC…crying over little more than a few police officers and an empty parking lot

3 Barriers To Spiritual Growth Faced By Teens Today
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on July 3, 2019
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For Christian teenagers, growth in godliness sometimes tends to take a back seat if someone’s not behind them really speaking in their ear and reminding them

A Call To Teenagers To Be Free
in Post, Youth
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on July 3, 2019
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John Piper

Let’s Hear It For The Average Child
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on July 3, 2019
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To the student who does all the homework in his hardest subject and turns it in promptly…But

My Quiet Times Are Anything But Quiet
in Post 3, Youth
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on July 3, 2019
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I have come to believe that many women are not reading their Bibles consistently

The Tyranny Of Summer Expectations
in Post 2, Youth
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on July 3, 2019
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Am I worried that I’m messing them up? Absolutely

How To Talk To Young People About Doubt
in Post, Youth
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on July 3, 2019
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Dr. Kara Powell

Becoming A Dad
in Post, Youth
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on July 3, 2019
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10 Things I wish someone had told me before fatherhood

No Teen Is Too Far Gone
in Post 2, Youth
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on July 3, 2019
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There is more grace in Christ than there is sin in the greatest of prodigals

When Motherhood Feels Like Death
in Post 3, Youth
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on July 3, 2019
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The endless, nebulous work of motherhood…

The First 60 Days Of A New Job
in Post, Youth
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on June 25, 2019
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Pray that I stick to these things as I begin to learn this new church culture and learn… just learn.

Sexting can ruin a relationship
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 25, 2019
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There are some surprising consequences of hitting send on that sexy picture

Nipsey Hussle Movement Crips And Bloods...Peace Talks
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on June 25, 2019
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A tentative cease-fire

BET Awards: Tyler Perry Powerful, Uplifting Speech
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on June 24, 2019
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When he was 11 or 12, his route to school took him past “pimps, prostitutes” and through a graveyard

BET Awards 2019
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on June 24, 2019
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The List

Teen Sexting, Risky Behavior And Mental Health...Linked
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on June 24, 2019
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Teen sexting is associated with mental health issues and risky behavior, according to a new study

Teen Vogue: Sex Work Is ok.....For Teens?
in Post, Youth
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on June 24, 2019
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God’s good gift of sexuality is being distorted and denigrated in a variety of ways. What was once unthinkable is now normalized

When Should Kids Get Smartphones?
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 24, 2019
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We asked a group of 1,000 Americans, including men and women of all ages, when kids should get smartphones

What’s Hot
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 23, 2019
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies.

U.S. Youth Suicide Rate Reaches 20-Year High
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 23, 2019
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Suicide rates among teens and young adults have reached their highest point in nearly two decades

States That Legalized Pot Now Facing Impact On Teens
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on June 23, 2019
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“Underage kids have unbelievable access to nuclear-strength weed,” Poses serious risks to adolescents’ physical and mental health

The Character Of Discipleship
in Post 4, Youth
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on June 21, 2019
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The development of character and virtue often feels like a lost art form to the extent that we’ve even begun to lose the language for them

Parents Fighting At Kids Sports Events
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on June 21, 2019
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Colorado youth baseball game erupts into brawl as parents slug it out on the field

Horns Are Growing On Young People's Skulls...Phone Use?
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 21, 2019
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The prevalence of bone spurs at the back of the skull among young adults.

Flashback: Managing The Anxiety Of Youth Ministry
in Post, Youth
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on June 20, 2019
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I didn’t realize how anxious I would feel. My mind raced with thoughts like: What if the group doesn’t grow?

Whoopi May Have A Point On Bella‘s Nude Photos
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on June 20, 2019
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What happens in the cloud doesn’t necessarily stay in the cloud

MTV Movie And TV Awards Ratings Droped
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on June 20, 2019
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In the ratings department Monday, as the Zachary Levi-hosted show fell 46% from last year

Mistakes You Might Make In Your Next Family Vacation
in Post 4, Youth
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on June 19, 2019
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The real value of family vacations is not in the activity. It’s for your kids to know you’re crazy about them

New: This Summer Try Vision Casting With Your Leaders
in Post, Youth
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on June 19, 2019
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The more time you can invest in your leaders this way, the more likely your fall is going to start off strong

 

Lies We Tell Ourselves As Youth Workers
in Post 4, Youth
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on June 19, 2019
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The Top three lies

Dads Your Kids Are Watching You
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on June 18, 2019
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Our kids are watching us!

Teaching Kids The Hows And Whys Of Giving
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 18, 2019
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One of the most valuable lessons parents can teach their children about money is how to appropriately give it away

Social Media And Anxiety In Teens
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on June 18, 2019
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What parents need to know about  anxiety in teens by social media

How To Lead A Mission Trip Parent Meeting
in Post 4, Youth
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on June 17, 2019
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The mission trip parent meeting can be one of the most dangerous meetings for a youth worker to lead

1 In 10 Young Protestants Have Left A Church Over Abuse
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 17, 2019
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Younger Christians are more keen to recognize sexual abuse—and less likely to put up with it

No Teen Is Too Far Gone
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 17, 2019
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Don’t give up on them

I love Parenting Teenagers
in Post, Youth
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on June 16, 2019
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“You think parenting is hard now? Just you wait.”

What John Teaches Us About Youth Ministry
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 16, 2019
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What do we do when you go astray

Sticking With Youth Ministry For The Long Haul
in Post 4, Youth
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on June 16, 2019
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If you’re feeling discouraged or out of gas in this season of leading, this article is for you

Teen Vogue How To Get Abortion W/out Parental Consent
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on June 15, 2019
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“having access to abortion should be your right, regardless of your parents’ beliefs.”

Teen Fired From Christian Camp Counselor For Being Gay
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 15, 2019
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He did not personally align with our statements of faith (in particular, one regarding sexuality) we determined we could not use him in this role,”

HBO’s Controversial ‘Euphoria’ Show Targets Teens
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on June 15, 2019
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Searching for euphoria? She’s searching to numb, to dull, to quiet. Through sex drugs and nihilism.

Breakfast Cereals Still Contaminated By Weed Killer
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on June 14, 2019
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Cheerios and Nature Valley products, test positive for herbicide that may increase the risk of cancer

Phone Use Linked To Teen Anxiety?
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on June 12, 2019
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The journal Child Development shows nighttime usage of a cell phone can increase anxiety and depression in teenagers and reduce self-esteem

Child Drownings Linked To Phone-Distracted Parents
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on June 12, 2019
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Lifeguards warn parents to put phones away

Kid Collects 1,000 Jars Of PB&J To Help Classmates
in Education, Post
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on June 12, 2019
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Donated 1,033 pieces of PB&J to nine schools including her own

How To Face The Pressure Points Of College
in Post, Youth
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on June 11, 2019
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I wish I had read this book before I went to college, and would encourage any incoming college students to read it

For The Freshmen Of Tomorrow
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 11, 2019
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Six Guiding Lessons for Graduates

The Pressure To Perform
in Post 4, Youth
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on June 11, 2019
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The pressure today’s kids feel to perform

Book: Helping Students Follow Christ In College
in Post, Youth
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on June 8, 2019
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A great  Gospel centered book for youth workers parents and students heading to college

Helping Students Stay In Church Once They Graduate
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 8, 2019
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As your students graduate high school, are they graduating from church too?

Encouragements For Your Graduate
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 8, 2019
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Here are six encouragements for parents to give to their graduate that focus on who they are

The Next Step In Growing A Healthy Youth Ministry
in Post, Youth
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on June 5, 2019
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When you invite students to be co-creators of their own ministry, it boosts their ownership of and commitment to what you are doing. It causes ministries to grow in healthy directions

The Cancer Hiding Inside Your Relational Ministry
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 5, 2019
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relational ministry” was threatening my most important relationships.

Summer Is A Liar
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 5, 2019
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We actually spend more hours working over the summer than any other season

School To Remove Christian Symbol On Yearbook Cover
in Education, Post
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on June 4, 2019
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Same  School that was prohibiting all Christmas-related symbols, including candy canes, Christmas carols, and red and green items, at the school

Pray For Those "In High Positions,"
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on June 4, 2019
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He ministered to President Trump before public prayer; explains why he did it

Church To Screen 'Arthur' Same-Sex Marriage Episode
in Education, Post 4
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on June 4, 2019
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We want children to be educated so they can see there’s not just one type of family. Everyone should feel represented. I think we did that with Arthur.”

What’s Hot
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on June 1, 2019
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Many Anorexia Patients Recover Over Time
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 1, 2019
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A long-term Swedish study of around 50 people who struggled with anorexia nervosa in their teens shows that the majority were healthy 30 years later

Sports Are Still Great For Kids
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on June 1, 2019
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6 Reasons Why Sports are Great for Kids

Helping Parents Prevent Porn
in Post, Youth
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on May 29, 2019
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3  resources to help parents

The Unintended Consequences Of Academic Pressure
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on May 29, 2019
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we asked students what their greatest source of stress is….“Academic Pressure to Perform.”

How To Make A Snapchat Geofilter For Your Ministry Event
in Post 3, Youth
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on May 29, 2019
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YM Sidekick

Homeless Teen Becomes His High School Valedictorian
in Education, Post
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on May 26, 2019
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His dad passed away earlier and wasn’t sure where he would get his next meal.  Earned 3M in scholarships

 

Florida Governor Signs Ban On Childlike Sex Dolls
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on May 26, 2019
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Just as viewing child pornography lowers the inhibitions of child predators, so do these childlike sex dolls that have no place in the state of Florida.”

Youth Pastors Are Also Youth Missionaries
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on May 26, 2019
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Let’s face it… in today’s America, students are not just walking into your church off the streets because they wake up one day and feel the need to go to church.

Why People Rren’t Showing Up For Your Small Group
in Post, Youth
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on May 24, 2019
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Three reasons why people aren’t showing up

FDNY Firefighter Attacked By Teens
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on May 24, 2019
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Off-duty FDNY firefighter attacked by teens after defending elderly couple, cops say

Being Proud Of Your Kids
in Post 3, Youth
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on May 24, 2019
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3 Reasons Your Kids Want You to Be Proud of Them