Teens Not Socializing In The Real World..Causing Loneliness
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on March 21, 2019
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The percent of high school seniors who said they often felt lonely increased from 26 percent in 2012 to 39 percent in 2017

Kim Kardashian & Kylie Jenner Negative Role Models
in Post, Trends Studies
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on March 21, 2019
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Almost eight in 10 young teenage girls say that pressure from social media is one of the main reasons for mental ill-health among their age group

Easy Spiritual Assessment Tools For Your Ministry
in Slider, Youth
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on March 21, 2019
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A realistic insight into how your youth view their faith

Book: Overrated
in Slider, Youth
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on March 21, 2019
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Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?

Study: Teens Anxiety And Depression A Major Problem
in Slider, Youth
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on March 21, 2019
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Most U.S. Teens See Anxiety and Depression as a Major Problem Among Their Peer

Adolescents Have A Fundamental Need To Contribute
in Post 2, Youth
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on March 20, 2019
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Adolescents are generous, too….

How To Lead When You’re Not In Charge
in Post, Youth
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on March 20, 2019
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One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you must be in charge in order to lead

Thoughts On Michael Jackson, Church And Sexual Abuse
in Post 3, Youth
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on March 20, 2019
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Walt Mueller

The Importance Of Greeting Students
in Post, Youth
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on March 19, 2019
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Welcoming teenagers as they walk in the door is one of my most important ministry practices

How “Showing Up” Helps Your Ministry
in Post 4, Youth
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on March 19, 2019
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Contact work is vital to your ministry. If you and your leaders do a lot of it, it will yield great relationship results with people you are trying to reach

College Admissions Scandal Reveals About Most Families
in Post, Youth
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on March 19, 2019
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Steven Argue & Kara Powell

St. Patrick Calls All Christians To be The Missionaries
in Slider, Youth
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on March 17, 2019
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Who is Saint Patrick and why does it matter

St. Patrick: Was Kidnapped As A Teenager...
in Slider, Youth
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on March 17, 2019
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Today most people know St. Patrick for green beer, banishing snakes from Ireland, using shamrocks to teach

ST. PATRICK’S DAY LESSON
in Slider, Youth
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on March 17, 2019
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I love how the video is very deep theologically, but fun as well

Binge Drinking in Teens Increase Risk for Anxiety
in Post, Trends Studies
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on March 16, 2019
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A growing body of evidence supports the idea that alcohol exposure early in life has lasting effects on the brain and increases the risk of psychological problems in adulthood

Being in Nature Can Boost Kids’ Development, Learning
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on March 16, 2019
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Spending time in nature boosts children’s academic achievement and healthy development in a variety of ways

Recovering VBS
in Post 4, Youth
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on March 16, 2019
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The original purpose of Vacation Bible School has been lost in many of our current-day efforts. It’s time to get back to the basics

Smartphone Addicts’ New Tactic
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on March 15, 2019
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Buy a second phone

Risk
in Post 3, Youth
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on March 15, 2019
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Many followed Him no longer after He said some hard things concerning personal cost and all the risks involved. The cost was too much.

Climate Change: Student Planned Global School Walkout
in Education, Post 2
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on March 15, 2019
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Students demand action on climate change in planned global school walkout

 

Building Credibility With Parents
in Post, Youth
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on March 14, 2019
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Parents will be your greatest supporters or your biggest hurdle

College Admissions Cheating Scandal
in Education, Post 2
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on March 14, 2019
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A nationwide scheme to get children get into elite universities.

Flashback: The Secret Ingredient To Home Group Success
in Post 4, Youth
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on March 13, 2019
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Finding the right family to host the Group is absolutely critical to the success of the group.

Growing With; An Interview With Kara Powell
in Post, Youth
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on March 13, 2019
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In this episode, Ben Trueblood and Mary Margaret West, talk with Kara Powell about her new book: Growingwith

5 Ways To Beat The Springtime Attendance Blues
in Post 2, Youth
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on March 13, 2019
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You had a great fall and the winter months but,  spring attendance falls and you are wondering what happened?

How VBS Shapes Our Culture And The Church’s Future..Belong
in Post, Youth
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on March 12, 2019
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VBS  is needed now more than ever, at a time when more and more families have no access to the gospel

Have Smartphones Destroyed A Generation?
in Post, Trends Studies
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on March 12, 2019
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More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.

Gen Z Is Stressed, Depressed And Exam-Obsessed
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on March 12, 2019
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Most youngsters getting good grades is a bigger worry than drinking or unplanned pregnancies

It’s Time To Get To Know Generation Z.
in Post 3, Youth
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on March 12, 2019
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How are we at reaching students today where they are at, on their digital devices?

The StudentMinistry Podcast: YouthPastor Compensation
in Post, Youth
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on March 11, 2019
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Amazing resource for youth pastors regarding compensation,  raise, taxes, housing allowance, and other pieces of the financial side of ministry.

PSA: Kids Steal Parents' Guns, Hand It Over To Teachers
in Education, Post 2
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on March 11, 2019
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The PSA encourages kids to break the law and endanger themselves and others

Preparing Students For The Digital World
in Post 3, Youth
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on March 11, 2019
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3 Realities Pastors and Parents Should Consider To Prepare Students For The Digital World

10 Books That Reveal the Idolatrous Nature of Marxism
in Post 4, Youth
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on March 10, 2019
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Marxism is not primarily an economic theory. It is primarily a surrogate religion. And it is creeping into the worldview of many Americans, including American Christians

Book Review: On Preaching
in Post 2, Youth
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on March 10, 2019
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On Preaching — Personal & Pastoral Insights for the Preparation & Practice of Preaching

Study: Churches Exclude Children with Autism, ADD/ADHD
in Post, Youth
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on March 10, 2019
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Children with the greatest need for a supportive community were the most likely to feel unwelcome

Silence Is A Hindrance In Kids Faith Formation
in Post, Youth
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on March 8, 2019
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I actually would allow my kids more freedom in their high school years to explore and express their questions about faith

What Millennials Think About Evangelism
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on March 8, 2019
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“millennials the most evangelism-adverse generation on record,”?

The Benefits Of Intergenerational Ministry
in Post 3, Youth
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on March 8, 2019
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The long-term perspective of the older saints encourages the younger generation to continue in faithfulness and service.

Is Your Church Ready For The Future
in Post, Youth
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on March 7, 2019
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Five signs your church isn’t ready for the future

Book: Mentoring The Next Generation
in Post 2, Youth
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on March 7, 2019
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Provides a real-world and pro-active strategy to practically connect the generations in your church

Where Have All The Student Pastors Gone?
in Post 3, Youth
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on March 7, 2019
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Thom Rainer

Growing Kids, Growing Parents
in Post 4, Youth
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on March 6, 2019
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Kara Powell and Steven Argue describe how to parent adolescent and young adult children

How To Help Your Family Grow Together Not Apart
in Post, Youth
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on March 6, 2019
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Guest Post By Kara Powell And Steve Argue

Growing With: A Book Review
in Post 2, Youth
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on March 6, 2019
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A Remarkable Parenting Resource

Youth Workers Tell Your Parents About Social Media
in Post 4, Slider, Youth
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on March 5, 2019
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4 Things Youth Workers Would Tell Parents About Teenagers, Social Media, and Technology

Michael Jackson’s Sexual Abuse Allegations
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on March 5, 2019
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10 undeniable facts about Michael Jackson’s Abuse Allegations

Dear High School Me.....Eating Disorder
in Post, Youth
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on March 5, 2019
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What My Daughter Would Say to Her Younger Self NoEating Disorder

UK Book: Decades Of Cuts: The..Dismantle Of Youth Work
in Post 3, Youth
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on March 5, 2019
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Decades of cuts: the policies that dismantle youth work – a new book by Bernard Davies

Preparing For Lent
in Slider, Youth
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on March 4, 2019
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George Lockhart

Quick Hints & Helps Yor Your Ministry
in Post 4, Youth
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on March 4, 2019
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Dan Istvanik

Advice For Parents Of Little Kids
in Post 2, Youth
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on March 4, 2019
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20 Tips I wish I could have given parents of teens before their kids were 4

Teens Depression Greater Problem Than Bullying, Drugs
in Post, Trends Studies
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on March 3, 2019
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In a survey of nearly 1,000 teens ages 13 to 17, 70 percent say anxiety and depression are critical issues among their peers, the Pew Research Center found.

Where Marijuana Is Legal, Many Teens Drive While High
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on March 3, 2019
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Where pot is legal, teens smoking pot and then getting behind the wheel of a car is common

Teen Pot Use Linked To Depression, Suicide Attempts
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on March 3, 2019
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Were also more than three times as likely to attempt suicide between the ages of 18 and 32.

Bebe Reveals About Dad’s "Pornography" Comments
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on March 2, 2019
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She shouldn’t have shared the screenshot.

Bebe Rexha says if she wants to be sexy, she’s going to be sexy
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on March 2, 2019
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I I think as a woman I’m trying to be unapologetic and embrace my sexuality — and do what I want

Will Parents Need Kids Permission To Post Pictures?
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on March 2, 2019
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Her mom had been posting photos of her, without prior approval, for much of her life

Transgender Runners Dominate Girls' High School Track
in Education, Post
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on March 1, 2019
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A female runner who failed to qualify or state is calling for the rules to change

Taming Negative Thoughts On Parenting
in Post 2, Youth
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on March 1, 2019
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Here are three tools I’ve discovered for policing my thought life

Flashback: How Serving Changes Kids
in Post 4, Youth
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on March 1, 2019
0 Persons commented

What’s the number one priority our parents list?

Goal Setting & Implementation
in Post, Youth
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on February 28, 2019
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It’s that time of the year in which we take a good look at our ministry and begin to work through our 2019 goals

The well is deep
in Post 2, Youth
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on February 28, 2019
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George Lockhart

UK: 1 In 4 Teenage Suicides Involves The Internet
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on February 28, 2019
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The research of 595 suicides by people aged under 20 showed 128 had used the internet in a way that was suicide-related.

Screen Time For Kids?
in Post, Youth
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on February 27, 2019
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If I can go back and do it all over I would do this

6 Responses To Social Media And Your Teen
in Post 2, Youth
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on February 27, 2019
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The impact of the digital world is so powerful and pervasive that it’s almost impossible for most of us to keep up

Suicide Messages In YouTube Kids Cartoons?
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on February 27, 2019
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NY Post

How You Can Still Use An Old iPad For Ministry
in Slider, Youth
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on February 26, 2019
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To be honest, any tablet you have can be very useful for your ministry, it doesn’t have to be an iPad

Social Media And Mental Health
in Slider, Youth
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on February 26, 2019
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We talk about the relationship between social media and mental health. Here’s a few resources if you want to explore more

Culture Insight: Paris's Last Porn Cinema Closes
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on February 26, 2019
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A place where you could be certain no minors would see pornography — nowadays they’re all watching on their phones

Oscars 2019
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on February 25, 2019
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The complete list

Books: The Parent And Family Ministry Collection
in Post, Youth
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on February 25, 2019
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Here’s a list of some of our favorite books for church leaders that are building a family ministry in their church.

Flashback: 3 Reminders For Our College Bound Kids
in Post 2, Youth
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on February 25, 2019
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1.Remember Who You Are. 2. Be Mindful of your Soul Holes. 3. Unite Yourself to the Body

When My 13-year-Old Daughter Wanted To Join Instagram
in Post 4, Youth
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on February 25, 2019
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Five rules we gave her 13-year-old daughter

Why Screen Time Inhibits Toddler Development
in Post 2, Youth
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on February 24, 2019
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Greater screen time at 24 months was associated with poorer performance on developmental screening tests at 36 months, and similarly

2019 Indie Spirit Awards
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on February 24, 2019
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Complete list

What’s Hot?
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on February 24, 2019
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Trending today

Vaping: What Works to Help Teens Quit?
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on February 23, 2019
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There are no tested or approved methods for quitting e-cigarettes

Vaping May Pose Big Risk For 'Low-Risk' Kids
in Post, Trends Studies
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on February 23, 2019
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Kids who had vaped were four times more likely to experiment with cigarettes

Vaping Is Erasing Gains Made Against Teen Smoking
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on February 23, 2019
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“Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm brain development, including harmful effects on learning, memory and attention,” Schuchat said. Nicotine also primes the brain for addiction to other substances

Why Home Is the Best Location For Youth Ministry
in Post, Youth
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on February 22, 2019
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They met in homes and discipleship started booming. Kids began growing, getting connected, inviting more friends. Numbers grew.

Student, Passedout Marijuana Gummybears to classmates
in Education, Post 2
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on February 22, 2019
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The victim told police a 13-year-old classmate gave her a gummy bear that would “stop her from stressing out,”

Dad Arrested For Slapping Stepdaughters Bully
in Education, Post 4
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on February 22, 2019
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Presleigh’s mother, while agreeing that her husband went too far, did say that her daughter was a victim of the boy’s bullying

How Home Groups Can Help Your Student Ministry Grow
in Post, Youth
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on February 21, 2019
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Taditional youth group night was becoming less effective, we did also notice that home groups were becoming more effective

Priorities: Reaching The Next Generation And Discipleship
in Post 2, Youth
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on February 21, 2019
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According to a new survey of 1,000 Protestant pastors by Nashville-based LifeWay Research

Obama Slams Pop Culture For Foisting Bad Values
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
written by
on February 21, 2019
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You treat young women with respect. They are not objects. They are humans with the same aspirations and desires

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do
in Post, Youth
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on February 20, 2019
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Give up the unhealthy — yet popular — parenting practices that are robbing kids of mental strength

Justin Bieber Encourages Abstinence
in Post, Youth
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on February 20, 2019
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…but not everyone is pleased

12 Mainstream Contributors To Sexual Exploitation In US
in Post 2, Youth
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on February 20, 2019
0 Persons commented

Watch the reveal of the 2019 Dirty Dozen List

200 Secret Internet Terms Teenagers Use
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on February 20, 2019
0 Persons commented

And parents need to know

What It Will Take To Reach Kids With The Gospel?
in Post 2, Youth
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on February 19, 2019
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When it comes to the emerging generations, we are to “get out of our offices and onto the sidewalks.”

Why Generation Z Is Passing On College
in Education, Post 3
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on February 19, 2019
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I plan to be an entrepreneur so I am getting started now, while I’m in school.

When Your Kid Is Drawn To The Bad Crowd
in Post, Slider, Youth
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on February 19, 2019
0 Persons commented

Lost children find other lost children because they are seeking some semblance of unity and a place to belong; this is why gangs thrive

Evangelism: Generation Why?
in Post, Youth
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on February 18, 2019
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Churches worry  they can’t reach millennials and Gen Z with questions

Evangelism: Conversation Kit
in Post 2, Youth
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on February 18, 2019
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Conversation Kits help parents and caring adults talk with their teens about important topics

Horses And Chariots
in Post 3, Youth
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on February 18, 2019
0 Persons commented

George Lockhart

What’s Hot?
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
written by
on February 17, 2019
0 Persons commented

Culture Blog

Parents: 5 Reasons To Keep Your Kids In Youth Group...Belong
in Post, Youth
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on February 17, 2019
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Why it’s important for teens to be involved in a youth group

Anthony Weiner out of prison for sexting a 15-yr-old girl
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
written by
on February 17, 2019
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Prosecutors said he sent the girl porn and got her to take her clothes off and touch herself on Skype

4 Views On Talking To Teenagers About Sex
in Post 2, Youth
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on February 16, 2019
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It reflects the thoughts, experiences, and practical advice of four in-the-trenches youth workers, who have spent years having these conversations

Facial Recognition At Taylor Swift Concerts
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on February 16, 2019
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Surveillance at concerts is just the beginning, as fears grow around an unregulated, billion-dollar industry