Youth Group Games
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on July 15, 2018
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The  Source for youth ministry

What’s Hot?
in Slider, Trends Studies
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on July 15, 2018
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Self-Harm Up Among U.S. High School Students
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on July 15, 2018
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This year 1 in 4 high school girls will deliberately injure themselves by methods as extreme as cutting themselves or burning their own skin

From Entitled To Empowered
in Slider, Youth
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on July 15, 2018
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Eight Steps to Combat Entitlement in the Classroom

Dealing With Your Angry Teen
in Post, Youth
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on July 12, 2018
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Here’s some tips how to deal with angry teens

What We Can Learn From The Greatest Generation
in Post 2, Youth
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on July 12, 2018
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Here are 5 things we can learn from them to help strengthen today’s society.

10 apps That Help
in Post 4, Youth
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on July 12, 2018
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Today marks the 10th anniversary of the App Store. To celebrate, here are 10 apps every pastor and church leader should have

“Upskirting,” And Porn Culture
in Post, Youth
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on July 11, 2018
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What’s “Upskirting,” And How Does Porn Culture Feed This Twisted Trend?

Experts Warn Of Teens’ Secret Digital Lives
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on July 11, 2018
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He (Dad) was floored when his two teens told him about some of the sneaky things their peers are doing, even in their small rural town

Teens And Anxiety
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on July 11, 2018
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By Walt Mueller

Why Youth Ministry Shouldn't Be The Greatest Show On Earth
in Post, Youth
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on July 6, 2018
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by Walt Mueller

5 Stats On How Teens Use Technology
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on July 6, 2018
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Pew Research Center published a new study on how teenagers are using technology. It is a gold mine

How To Debrief Your Summer Missions Trip
in Post 3, Youth
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on July 6, 2018
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“It shouldn’t surprise us that students struggle to translate their mission trip into every day life, but it should inspire us to help them understand and apply their experience.

4 Ways To Be A Great Summer Dad
in Post, Youth
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on July 5, 2018
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Few things are more cherished in childhood memories than summer. Make no mistake, the season is a BIG deal to our kids

Knowing Your Child's Love Language
in Post 2, Youth
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on July 5, 2018
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The question is not, ‘Do you love your children?’ The question is, ‘Do your children feel loved?” Dr. Chapman asks

Skills Google Looks For In Graduates
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on July 5, 2018
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The Seven Top Skills Google Now Looks for in Graduates

How Teens Choose To Communicate via Their Many Apps
in Post, Trends Studies
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on July 4, 2018
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Detailed analysis of Instagram, Snapchat, Texting, Calling, FaceTime.

What Middle Schoolers Are Watching On YouTube
in Post 2, Youth
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on July 4, 2018
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Between 80-95% of Generation Z uses YouTube more than any other social media platform

How To Manage Your Child’s Electronic Usage This Summer
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on July 4, 2018
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Eight helpful suggestions on how to manage your child’s electronic usage this summer–without becoming an online cop

 

Best Buy Has Finally Stopped Selling CDs In Its Stores
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on July 4, 2018
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Best Buy will continue to sell vinyl records due to their rising popularity — with record sales at a “27-year-high.”

Focus On Just One Sport Risks Burnout For Teens
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on July 3, 2018
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Taking one or two days a week and three or four months a year off from a primary sport.

Deputy Shoots, Kills Alligator That Trapped Girl In Tree
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on July 3, 2018
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The incident began when the girl spotted the alligator while rafting

 

deputy shoots, kills alligator that trapped girl in tree

Parents' Guide To Teen Summer Trends
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on July 3, 2018
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It’s hard enough to keep up with what’s hot and what’s not, which makes it harder for parents to connect with their children over the summer

Possible 3 Hour Dive For Soccer Team
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on July 3, 2018
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Thai youth soccer team could have to dive out of caves or wait months to be rescued

Helping Bullied, Bullies AND Bystanders
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on July 2, 2018
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I’m not just advocating help for kids who have been picked on, but help for the bullied, bullies and bystanders

Ministry With A Lasting Impact.....Bible
in Post 2, Youth
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on July 2, 2018
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Unleashing God’s Word in Youth Ministry

How To Grow Your Youth Ministry
in Post 3, Youth
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on July 2, 2018
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The best way to grow is to keep what you’ve got

Hacking Technology With Tim Schmoyer
in Post 4, Youth
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on July 2, 2018
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A Guided Tour of Technology that Can Help Your Youth Ministry

What’s Hot?
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on June 30, 2018
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies.

Negative Effects Of Helicopter Parenting And Kids Emotions, Behavior
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 30, 2018
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Over-controlling parenting, or “helicopter parenting,” can harm a child’s ability to manage his or her emotions and behavior.

Today’s Sleepy Teens May Be Tomorrow’s Heart Patients
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on June 30, 2018
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Young teens who slept less than seven hours a night tended to have more body fat, elevated blood pressure and less healthy cholesterol levels — all bad for the heart

Engaging Teens
in Post, Youth
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on June 29, 2018
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5 Ways Your Church Can Engage Teens

Two Notable Attacks On The Sexual Innocence Of Children
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on June 29, 2018
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Parents Teaching Kids to Masturbate Trends on YouTube And Teen Vogue’s  promotion of  anal sex

Flashback: Fewer Teens Are Having Sex
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on June 29, 2018
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The CDC, teen risks, and who is vulnerable

What Makes Churchgoers Stick With Their Congregation
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 28, 2018
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But don’t mess with a church’s beliefs or there may be an exodus, according to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

The importance Of Knowing Who Your Kid Hangs Out With
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 28, 2018
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Carlos Whittaker, to talk about the key role your high schooler’s community plays in his or her life

Passing The Faith To Your Kids
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 28, 2018
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You don’t have to have a perfect life to pass down a faith-filled life to your kids

School District To Coach, ‘If You Talk to God, You’re Fired’
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on June 27, 2018
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The irony is that in America it’s okay for coaches to take a knee to protest America, but it’s illegal for public school coaches to take a knee to pray to the Almighty.

The importance of summer camps
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 27, 2018
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Summer camps provide a chance for youth to hear the Gospel truth in a different way than they probably have before

Awaken the sleeping giant by focusing on teenagers!
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 27, 2018
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God has a track record of choosing teenagers to accomplish great spiritual feats

How To Prevent Burnout In Youth Ministry
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 26, 2018
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These are simply my thoughts on practical tips on prayer that can help you avoid burn out

Staying In Touch In The Summer Months
in Post 4, Youth
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on June 26, 2018
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summer can be a great time to think outside the box and create some quality relationship-building moments

Why I’m Still Doing Middle School Ministry
in Post, Youth
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on June 26, 2018
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(After 35+ Years)….. Marko

Parenting And The Cultural Pressure To Conform
in Post, Youth
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on June 25, 2018
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Well, how in the world did a Christian mom send her 15-year-old son through the streets of Rome past public orgies in order to bring back bread? Somehow, Christian parents had to be faithful in Rome, and Israel’s parents had to be faithful in Canaan

Cheap Sex And The Decline Of Marriage
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on June 25, 2018
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Why is marriage in retreat among young Americans? Because it is now much easier for men to find sexual satisfaction outside marriage, argues Mark Regnerus

6 Ways To Avoid Delayed Adulthood
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 25, 2018
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So how can the next generation move toward maturity? Here are six basic steps to help the next generation

50% Of Teens Now Online ‘Almost Constantly’
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 24, 2018
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Nearly half of US teens report being online on a near constant basis, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.

There’s Just One Way To Marry The Right Person
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 24, 2018
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These were wonderful words of wisdom about marriage and the kind of person you really want to marry. There’s Just One Way to Marry the…

When Kids Cut Themselves
in Post, Youth
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on June 24, 2018
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When Kids Cut Themselves Seventeen-year-old Lauren was despondent over breaking up with her boyfriend. She had never known pain so deep and lingering. She tried…

The CDC, Teen Risks, And Who Is Vulnerable
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on June 23, 2018
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Fewer high school students are drinking, having sex and using drugs… but still “leaves room for concern.”

I'm A Pastor And I Want You To Quit Church. Now!
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 23, 2018
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When believers approach their individual involvement and commitment in a casual manner it weakens the entire body of Christ and the impact we are called to have

'Gatsbying' Is The Bizarre New Dating Trend
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on June 23, 2018
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You’re doing it all just for the attention of that one person

I'm Not Your Youth Pastor Anymore!
in Post, Youth
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on June 22, 2018
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Last summer I left that church to take another. I swore to myself that I wouldn’t interfere with my successor’s ministry

The Battle Of Boredom
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 22, 2018
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It never fails, right? Summer shows up, and with it, our kids’ ability to be entertained for longer than five minutes at a time

Pen And Paper Beats Laptop For Retaining Info In Class
in Education, Post 3
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on June 22, 2018
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Even though technology allows us to do more in less time, it does not always foster learning

The Silent Tragedy Affecting Today’s Children
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 20, 2018
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How to raise mentally healthy children in today’s environment

MTV Awards: Chris Pratt Shares Message Of Faith
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on June 20, 2018
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The star used his time on stage to share some advice with fans that included references to his faith

Anna Farris' ex Chris Pratt Says 'Divorce Sucks'
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on June 20, 2018
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The “Overboard” actress recently admitted that the former couple’s social media presence added to the pressure after their breakup.

MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018 Winners
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on June 19, 2018
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The Complete List

20 Camp And Retreat Hacks
in Post, Youth
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on June 19, 2018
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Even if you have your plans made here are 20 hacks you could still use to enhance your time away…

Building On The Youth Camp Or Conference Experience
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 19, 2018
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4 Strategies to Build on the Youth Camp, Conference or Retreat Experience

Video Game Addiction Is A Mental Health Disorder
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on June 19, 2018
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The World Health Organization thinks so – but some mental health experts strongly disagree

Book: “Future Faith"
in Post 5, Slider, Youth
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on June 18, 2018
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Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century”

You Asked: Should I Ditch My Smartphone?
in Media Entertainment, Post, Social Media
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on June 18, 2018
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smartphone’s…endless stream of distractions may be causing more harm than good.

Grace And Truth
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 18, 2018
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How can we maintain that tender balance between grace and truth that marked the life and ministry of our Savior, and must mark His bride, the Church?

More Teens Than Ever Would Try Marijuana
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 17, 2018
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One in four U.S. high school seniors would try marijuana or use it more often if it was legal, and that rate, the highest in the 43-year history of the Monitoring the Future survey, likely reflects growing pot legalization in the U.S.

People Will Spend More Time Online Than Watching TV
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on June 17, 2018
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Next year, people around the world will spend more time online than they do watching TV, according to new data from measurement company Zenith.

For Teens, More Screen Time Tied To Less Sleep
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on June 17, 2018
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Greater amounts of daily screen time are associated with more insomnia symptoms and shorter sleep duration among adolescents.

Help Me With… Camp
in Post, Youth
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on June 14, 2018
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Blog posts to help you with all things camp…

5 Tips For Hosting Next-Level Camp Games
in Post, Youth
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on June 14, 2018
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And, if Camp is the most important event of our summer, those games need to be next-level. How can I ramp up our summer camp game hosting skills?

Millennials Reveal Their Top 100 Favorite Brands
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 14, 2018
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However, the generation’s favorite brands may not be what you’d guess.

Flashback: Teens On Edge
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 12, 2018
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The Causes of Growing Anxiety in Today’s Kids

Is Gen Z Prepared To Follow Jesus
in Post 4, Youth
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on June 12, 2018
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Why Gen Z Is Not Prepared To Follow Jesus In A Post-Everything World

Values: Setting Better Examples For Gen Z On Social Media
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 12, 2018
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Ten Ways “Grown-up” Christians Can Set a Better Example for Gen Z on Social Media

Cyberbullying
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on June 12, 2018
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The risks and helping your child recover

Is Gen Z The Most Success-Oriented Generation?
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 12, 2018
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Personal achievement, whether educational or professional (43%), and hobbies and pastimes (42%) are the things most central to Gen Z’s identity.

The Sin Of Silence
in Post, Youth
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on June 12, 2018
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The epidemic of denial about sexual abuse in the evangelical church

“Soulcraft”: Rethinking The College Admissions Race
in Education, Post
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on June 12, 2018
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The skills of getting into college undermine the confidence to thrive once there

Study: Depression Striking More Young People Than Ever
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 12, 2018
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There’s been a sharp spike in cases of major depression among teens and millennials

What’s Hot?
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on June 12, 2018
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Selfies And Teenage Body Image
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 12, 2018
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Teens who were more invested in their selfies, spending more time choosing a photo or editing it, were more dissatisfied with their bodies.

What Parents Need To Know About Kids Who Self Harm
in Post, Youth
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on June 7, 2018
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15% of young people self-harm. 34% begin between the ages of 17 and 20, can start as young as 12 or even younger

Reflections on 34 Years in the Youth Ministry World
in Post, Youth
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on June 7, 2018
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For the first time in over 3 decades I don’t have “youth” in my title. I feel weird.

Miss America. . . Finally. . .
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 7, 2018
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CPYU

Transitioning Out
in Post 4, Youth
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on June 7, 2018
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5 Tips to keep in mind to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Explaining The Masterpiece Cake Shop Ruling
in Post, Youth
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on June 5, 2018
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2 Minute Video

Leading A Leader Go
in Post, Youth
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on June 4, 2018
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Why Is This So Hard?

Europe’s Christians Are As Religious As America’s ‘Nones’
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 4, 2018
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Only 13 percent of American nones say religion is “very important” in their lives; only 14 percent of Western European Christians say the same.

Gaming Report
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 4, 2018
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For the ninth year in a row, Nielsen has conducted extensive research into how Americans feel about—and consume—gaming.

Communicating With Parents
in Post, Youth
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on June 3, 2018
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Failure to communicate = a failure to minister

5 Ways To Connect Parents To Your Youth Ministry
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 3, 2018
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If you desire to have a Youth Ministry that has any real significant influence, you will have to do well at partnering with parents

How To Get Students To Sign Up For Your Youth Events
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 3, 2018
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7 Secrets to Getting More Students to Sign Up for Your Youth Events

Why Sex Matters
in Post, Youth
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on June 2, 2018
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It is always amazing to me that God created physical intimacy in such a way to provide a deep connection with your spouse

Pot Replacing Tobacco, Booze As Teens’ Drug Of Choice
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 2, 2018
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In an analysis of nationwide surveys from between 20014 and 2014, researchers have found that pot is increasingly replacing cigarettes and alcohol as the first drug of choice among young Americans.

What’s Hot?
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on June 2, 2018
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Kids In High-Risk Situations More Likely To Become Violent Adults
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on June 2, 2018
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Experiencing physical or sexual abuse, migration, cannabis consumption, or problematic alcohol use as a child or teen leads to a higher risk of becoming a violently aggressive adult.

Bus Trivia Questions
in Post, Youth
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on June 1, 2018
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10 Things I usually do when we play on trips

Dealing With Conflict
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 1, 2018
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Some things in life and ministry that are certain, conflict is one of them. It’s important to learn how to handle them

A New Generation Overthrows Gender
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on June 1, 2018
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Max, age 13, is agender — neither male nor female. When referring to Max, you don’t use “he” or “she;” you use “they.”

Free Doughnut! Why Not?
in Post, Youth
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on May 31, 2018
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#NationalDoughnutDay is June 1