4 Questions To Ask About Your Ministry Entering The Fall
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on September 20, 2019
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What is one thing (if any) that we should consider killing in the new year? What is one thing (if any) we should consider starting or re-doing?

Better Planning For A Better Fall
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on September 20, 2019
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Here are a few enhancements that you can make to your planning that will help your group to do better in the fall

5 Fall Events Student Ministries Can Do
in Post 4, Youth
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on September 20, 2019
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5 fall events….reach new students and introduce them to what your ministry is all about

How To Plan A Successful Fall Festival
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on September 20, 2019
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6 Secrets to Planning a Wildly Successful Fall Festival

Flashback: Christianity On Campus A Time For Prayer
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on September 19, 2019
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How can students to reach their campus for Christ and change the culture if they can’t  articulate their own convictions?

Young Life Voted Off Campus At Duke
in Education, Post 2
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on September 19, 2019
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Private universities don’t have the same obligations under the First Amendment’s free exercise clause that a government entity does.

Prayer Meetings At School Unconstitutional?
in Education, Post 3
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on September 19, 2019
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The high school hosted a prayer breakfast and sermon for football players provided by a local church

District Under Fire For High School Football Team Baptisms
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on September 18, 2019
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A school district in Tennessee is under fire because two of its students were baptized on school property after football practice on August 7th

Cheerleaders On Probation After Posing W- Trump Signs
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on September 18, 2019
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A North Carolina cheerleading squad is in trouble after displaying signs supporting President Donald Trump at a football game

Flashback: Being Strategic This Year In Youth Ministry
in Post 3, Youth
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on September 13, 2019
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How to Strategically Scope and Sequence your Year

Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwich Twinkies
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on September 13, 2019
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Hostess is taking a risk with its new Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwich Twinkies

Elementary Students Sent To ER For Eating Pot Gummy‘s
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on September 13, 2019
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Parent  arrested after her child brings THC laced candy to school and shares it with classmates

Building Confidence In Kids
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on September 12, 2019
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Most parents are parenting their children based off of their owninsecurities. Not what’s best for their child’s actual future.

Is The Amino App Safe?
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on September 12, 2019
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A complete app review for parent complete app review for parent

School Shootings Students/Teachers Writing Their Wills
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on September 12, 2019
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The thought a school shooting has become such a real terror that some students and teachers are writing their last will and testaments in case they’re shot

How Homeschoolers Are Saving Western Civilization
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on September 11, 2019
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The Rise of the Bible-Teaching, Plato-Loving…

Cultural Damaging Curriculum Emerges In California
in Education, Post 2
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on September 11, 2019
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If you control the schools, you eventually control the direction of the culture

Parents Are Irate Over Forced Elementary Gender Identity
in Education, Post 3
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on September 11, 2019
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In 4th grade, students learn gender is “self-defined,” and, in grade 5, they learn “there are many gender identities” and are introduced to the concept of “transgender”

TikTokers Are Gluing Their Lips
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on September 11, 2019
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That said, while this newest trend probably won’t facilitate the bruising

Kids....“I Hope You Suffer”
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on September 10, 2019
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Suffering is the fertile ground for great growth in character, wisdom, and virtue. Suffering grows our dependence on God while undermining our dependence on ourselves

4 Ways To Help Kids Deal With Discomfort
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on September 10, 2019
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Life Skills that Build Emotional Resilience

4 Ways To Keep Your Youth Pastor For The Long Haul
in Post 3, Youth
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on September 10, 2019
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Being a youth pastor at one church for the entirety of my ministry career is one of the greatest blessings of my life

Fat Teen Boys More Prone To Heart Attacks In Middle Age
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on September 8, 2019
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Data from nearly 1.7 million men in Sweden born between 1950 and 1987 who had extensive physical exams when they entered mandatory military service

Risk Takers Just Wanna Have Fun
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on September 8, 2019
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Adolescent risk-taking and prosocial behaviors are likely related and that both behaviors may be motivated by teenagers’ efforts to have fun

What’s Hot
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on September 8, 2019
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies.

Gun Used In Argument B/W Pastor & Youth Pastor’s Wives
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on September 6, 2019
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A “minor conflict” between the wives of a pastor and youth pastor at a West Virginia church resulted in gunfire, leading to the arrest of the pastor’s wife for wanton endangerment

How To Improve Your Youth Ministry Program
in Post 2, Youth
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on September 6, 2019
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7 simple ideas youth leaders from across the nation have shared with me that will help improve your youth ministry program

Prepare For Your See You At The Pole
in Post 5, Youth
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on September 6, 2019
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Learn how to be ready for see you at the pole

Engaging Kids About Pop-Culture
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on September 5, 2019
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A song on the top of the charts, a new Netflix show everyone is binging, a new trend everyone…

Teenage Heroes Ran Into Burning Home Rescued 5
in Post 2, Youth
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on September 5, 2019
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Dillard and Nate managed to save a family of four thanks to their quick thinking

Marriage Is for Mission
in Post 3, Youth
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on September 5, 2019
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But ministry that is pursued by a married couple requires unity. Nothing derails the mission quite like disunity

Justin Bieber Leads Worship At Church For The First Time
in Post, Youth
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on September 4, 2019
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Having trust in Jesus at your worst times is the absolute hardest. But he is faithful to complete what he started

Justin Bieber Opens Up About Fame And Drug
in Post 2, Youth
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on September 4, 2019
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I started doing pretty heavy drugs at 19 and abused all of my relationships

The Facts About Teen Suicide And How to Prevent It
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on September 4, 2019
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Teen suicide is the highest in history — 14.46 per 100,000 for young people between 15 and 24

Discovering God’s Freedom From Pornography
in Post, Youth
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on September 4, 2019
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Video series

Teen Relationships Go Virtual
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on September 3, 2019
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The result is a number of teens who have a boyfriend or girlfriend whom they’ve never met and never get to see in person.

Where Kids Spend Time Online
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on September 3, 2019
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83% use YouTube, 21% use Twitter, 38% use What’s App, 33% use Instagram, 35% use Facebook, 34% use Snapchat

 

Grit: The Power Of Passion And Perserverance
in Post 3, Youth
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on September 3, 2019
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Jim Burns

Teen’s Hilarious Costume Pranks On Little brother
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on August 30, 2019
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Why, We get our haircuts together and ride to church and practices together, he is my little brother and best friend

Heroin Disguised As SweeTARTS
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on August 30, 2019
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Most drug users are careless, if a child gets these, they are going to think they are candy

'SpongeBob'-Shaped Ecstasy Pills
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on August 30, 2019
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Police warning parents of ecstasy pills look like children’s cartoon characters

Middle-Class And Poor Kids Are Ditching Youth Sports
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on August 29, 2019
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The typical family spends about $700 a year on fees, equipment and more, but some spend up to $35,000

The Perfect Shot
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on August 29, 2019
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Teenager makes one in 1 million shot with soccer ball into moving car

Respecting Teens With Disabilities
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on August 29, 2019
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Ask yourself if you are treating them with the dignity and respect that you would expect to receive.

Churches Could Win Back Teens Like Me If....
in Post 3, Youth
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on August 28, 2019
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Many Christian denominations are too deeply rooted in tradition. We find it a turnoff

Largest Public School In The Country Bans Phones
in Education, Post 4
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on August 28, 2019
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You’re constantly comparing yourself to other women on your feed and it definitely takes a toll on your self-image

California High School Students Giving Nazi Salute
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on August 28, 2019
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What’s clear is, we have a problem and we’ve had a problem for a long time

Flashback: Children ‘Immersed in a Culture of Disrespect’
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on August 27, 2019
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“Then Kyle replied, ‘Shut up, mom. You don’t know what you’re talking about.’ … Kyle is 10 years old.”

Flashback: The Problem With American Parenting
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on August 27, 2019
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…….“Expect kids to behave like adults, but you should not give them the authority of an adult.”

Sheriff Warns Parents 15 Apps Used To Target Children
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on August 27, 2019
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Social media has made it easier than ever for predators to connect with  children. He said that means parents have to be more vigilant

8 Steps to Planning a Good Parent Meeting
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on August 26, 2019
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OK, we get it, we are supposed to connect, engage and release parents to be the primary disciplers of their teenagers

Why I Wish We Hadn’t Lived Together Before Marriage
in Post 3, Youth
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on August 26, 2019
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We started our “serious” relationship with a lack of commitment

The Lonely Burden of Today’s Teenage Girls
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on August 26, 2019
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We found that many girls spend their Saturday nights home alone, watching  Netflix and surfing social media

App Wants To Address Generation Z "Social" Loneliness
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on August 26, 2019
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when it comes to social media, the line between social and isolation is very thin

Hilarious Before-After Photos Of Girl's First Day Of School
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on August 26, 2019
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She took the photos showing her daughter, clean in the morning and then a complete mess in the afternoon!

 

Two Items To Send With Every New College Student
in Post 2, Youth
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on August 26, 2019
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Sending off a college student for the first time can spark strong—and competing—feelings

US Is Less Racist Under Trump Than Obama
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on August 26, 2019
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Conducting a running study that measures the racial attitudes of 2,500 randomly selected Americans since 2008

4 Tips To Partner With Parents In Your Ministry
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on August 26, 2019
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(Even when you are not one)

Digital Pop Stars Blur Line Between Virtual And Reality
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on August 26, 2019
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Pop star created by Sony Music gives concerts, supported behind the scenes by a voice artist wearing a motion suit.

High School Principal Whose Kickoff Catch Went Viral
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on August 26, 2019
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Catching a kickoff ball and earning the football team a day off from practice

LGBT: School Undermined Catholic Parents Rights & Faith
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on August 26, 2019
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School staff, however, reportedly did not follow the policy.

First Death Tied To Lung Injury From Vaping
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on August 26, 2019
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From June 28-Aug. 20 CDC officials updated its tally of such cases (illness) to 193, spread across 22 states

1 In 8 Teen Girls Faces 'Reproductive Coercion'
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on August 26, 2019
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Reproductive coercion is a form of abuse in which a girl or woman is pressured into   pregnancy from a male partner

Hungary Sees Abortion Numbers Plunge...
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on August 26, 2019
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with rise of pro-family policies

Are Athletic Girls Eating Enough?
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on August 11, 2019
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Young females who eat too little risk menstrual irregularity, weak bones and eating disorders

legalized Pot Opens Teens2Other Forms Of Consumption
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on August 11, 2019
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The bad news is that other modes of ingestion — edibles and dabbing, especially — can be risky due to higher levels of potency

14-year-old Girl Fires Gun To Protect Her Older Sisters
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on August 11, 2019
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She fired the gun in the general direction of the intruders which made them leave the property

Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein Dead
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on August 10, 2019
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Epstein Dead

My Child Was Caught Viewing Porn!
in Post 2, Youth
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on August 10, 2019
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What Do I Do?

How To Not Embarrass Your Teen
in Post 3, Youth
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on August 10, 2019
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You’re going to embarrass your teenager on some level in some way

When A Student Comes Out To You
in Post, Youth
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on August 9, 2019
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More students want to meet and talk about same-sex attraction. We have moved from “my friend” is struggling with this, to “I” struggle

Leading Adolescents Through Their Teenage Years
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on August 9, 2019
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The paradox is—they are pulled toward both individualism and interdependence.

'School Prayer Zone' Road Signs In SC
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on August 9, 2019
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She’s hopeful they’ll encourage people to pray for students and teachers, and in her words, “create a wall of prayer around the schools.

Young Americans Trust College Professors More Than..U
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on August 8, 2019
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A revealing new survey from the Pew Research Center shows where Americans age 18-29 put their trust

UK: Christians No Longer Allowed To Lead Library Time
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on August 8, 2019
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They have been told that after eight years, because of songs being sung about Bible stories in the local government building.

NF Scored A No. 1 Spot On Album Charts Over Chance
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on August 8, 2019
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He doesn’t call himself a Christian artist, NF first signed with Capitol Christian Music Group in 2014 and has collaborated with TobyMac of DC Talk and Flame

Vast Majority Of Mass Shooters Have A father Missing
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on August 7, 2019
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and its dismissal of marriage as an institution that’s crucial to the health and well-being of children

Reflect On Joshua Harris’s Deconversion
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on August 7, 2019
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It would give us great joy to see our friend return to the gospel he proclaimed, the Bible he affirmed, and the Jesus he held out to others

Create Intentional Moments For Your Family To Connect
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on August 7, 2019
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Back to School Plan

The Newer, Socially Conscious Version Of Playboy
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on August 4, 2019
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The magazine now reaches “a couple hundred thousand” subscribers

Flashback: Hugh Hefner Media And Cultural Pioneer
in Post 4, Youth
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on August 4, 2019
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Hefner’s message of “sexual freedom” without borders and boundaries continues to flourish

"Navigating LGBTQ Issues"
in Post 3, Youth
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on August 4, 2019
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…they bring Gospel-centered sense to the head-spinning conversations and debates regarding sexuality and gender

More Than 20% Of Millennials Claim To Have No Friends
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on August 4, 2019
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Strong social relationships support mental health, and that..reduced stress and less cardiovascular activation

Teenagers Hiring A Life Coach
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on August 4, 2019
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a 280% year-on-year surge in life coach bookings on its site, with 54% made by those aged 18 to 22. In its 2017

How to Strategically Scope and Sequence your Year
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on July 27, 2019
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Dan Istvanik

Why young people abandoned the faith
in Post 2, Youth
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on July 27, 2019
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More and more parents and churches are recognizing that students are not prepared for the challenges that college often brings

Teen Girl And Dad Reel In 700-Pound Tuna
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on July 27, 2019
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After she and her dad took turns reeling it in for 10 hours Friday

Connecting With Parents During The Summer
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on July 26, 2019
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When was the last time you went out of your way to meet with a parent, when their teen wasn’t in any trouble?

Youth Ministry Summer Reading List
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on July 26, 2019
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As a result of years of research and writing, there are so many great books available that allow us to be mentored by some of youth ministry’s best and brightest. We can learn from their pitfalls and their triumphs

Looking For Ways To Disciple Your Kids This Summer?
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on July 26, 2019
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Heather Molendyk

19 Of 22 Indicted MS-13 For Murders Are Illegal Aliens
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on July 25, 2019
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The defendants allegedly cut the heart out of the victim’s body

Cartel Recruitment Of Teens On Rise Near Texas Border
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on July 25, 2019
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The golf cartel is recruiting young teens because they won’t be sent to prison

New Phones For The Next Billion Users Aren’t Smart
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on July 25, 2019
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From the Ivory Coast to India are connecting to the web on a new breed of device that only costs about $25

For Kids, Free Time Equals Screen Time...Not Anymore
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on July 23, 2019
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Parents to make lists of real-world activities, such as making slime, having water fights and riding bikes

Longevity In YTH Ministry
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on July 23, 2019
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This is the latest article in the AG News on ythology and…thoughts on longevity in YTH ministry

Concert Festival: This Is For Us, Treat It Like Church
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on July 23, 2019
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‘Put your phones down, you don’t need to share this with anybody’

suspending students from school can..Negative & harmful
in Education, Post 4
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on July 21, 2019
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May do more harm than good and could result in more crime in schools, neighborhoods, and communities

Nationwide study: teen 'sexting' has good news, bad news
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on July 21, 2019
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The good news is that adolescent “sexting” is not at epidemic levels as reported in some media headlines

 

Trump Vouched For Jailed Rapper A$AP Rocky
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on July 21, 2019
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Post Malone, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill and Justin Bieber have taken to voice their support for Mayers.

The Future Of The City Is Childless
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on July 20, 2019
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Young families have found staying put with school-age children more difficult