When Your Daughter Has Anorexia
in Media Entertainment, Slider
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on July 2, 2015
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Clare B. Dunkle is a novelist…co-writing Elena Vanishing, and a memoir about teen anorexia from the mother’s perspective

Self-Harm Is On The Rise With Teens, And Needing Attention Has Nothing To Do With It
in Slider, Trends Studies
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on July 2, 2015
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Finding physical pain to help relieve emotional distress

Study Finds Teenagers Benefit More From Having One Close Friend Than Being Part Of Big Gang
in Slider, Trends Studies
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on July 2, 2015
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Teens from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit from one best friend

Teachers Transform Lockers Into Book Spines
in Education, Post
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on July 2, 2015
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We want students to come back to school amazed and be curious. A driving spark for reading in our classrooms

Ministering To Changing Families
in Post 3, Youth
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on July 1, 2015
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Different Families, Different Ministry

Stressed Out? Or Burned Out?
in Post 4, Youth
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on July 1, 2015
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The Hard Work Of Youth Ministry

"From The Pen To The Palace"....by Benjamin Kerns
in Post, Youth
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on July 1, 2015
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…reach teenagers growing up in the post-Christian culture

What The New Normal Means For People Of Faith
in Post, Youth
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on June 30, 2015
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“And that has profound impacts. It changes what kids are taught in the school, changes the way religious organizations are treated,”

Hero Dad Rescues Son From CarJacker
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on June 30, 2015
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Caught on camera…jumps on moving SUV to save Son

Gender Identity Curriculum Angers Parents In Virginia
in Post 4, Youth
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on June 30, 2015
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8th graders receiving lessons on “oral and anal” sex. kindergarten, taught about same-sex or gay marriage

God’s Design For Marriage
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 29, 2015
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A Statement from the Anglican Church in North America

Why Is Snapchat So Addictive?
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 29, 2015
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Step back and remind ourselves that we own the phone, the phone does not own us

My Favorite Things About Teaching Teenagers The Bible
in Post, Youth
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on June 29, 2015
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Passion for God’s Word is caught, not taught

Two Girls Took Drugs, Only One Went Home
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on June 29, 2015
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“would do anything to undo her actions and knows she will carry the pain and scars of what happened for the rest of her life”

Minnesota Sees Teen Abortions Drop 87% After Parental Notification Law Passed
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on June 29, 2015
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Parental involvement laws…reflect the commonsense principle that parents are responsible for their kids

Teen Parenting Tip
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on June 29, 2015
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Find Your Life!

What’s Hot?
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on June 28, 2015
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Jim Liebelt

Teens Downloading Jott Like Crazy
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 28, 2015
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Jim Liebelt

Gen Z Gets Schooled
in Education, Post 3
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on June 28, 2015
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Gen Z Shifts Their Focus on College Admissions, Value of a Degree

Key to a Kid’s Success
in Post, Youth
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on June 27, 2015
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Emotional Intelligence?

Snapchat And 7 More Iffy Messaging Apps Teens Love
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on June 27, 2015
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Common Sense Media

College Degrees Myths
in Education, Post 3
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on June 27, 2015
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You can’t go wrong if you major in a STEM field and other myths about college

5 Roadblocks To Growing Your Youth Ministry
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 26, 2015
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You gave it your all this week. And still, no one new showed up. What’s up with that?

5 Reasons Pastors Fail Morally
in Post, Youth
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on June 26, 2015
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…And What To Watch For in Your Own Life

5 Resources To Grow As A Student Pastor
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 26, 2015
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Ben Read

Yes Means Yes: Affirmative Consent
in Post 4, Youth
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on June 26, 2015
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Let’s Talk About Sex...... [Blog Series]
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 26, 2015
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In today’s youth culture, sex is incredibly hard to navigate well, even more so for Christian teens

20 Ways To Honor Your Senior Pastor
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 26, 2015
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Relationships between youth pastors and senior pastors are notorious

Your Kids Aren't Bored-They’re Lazy
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on June 25, 2015
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“You cannot imagine the weeping and gnashing of teeth that will ensue when I try to make these children fold a dish towel.”

Teens Invent Color-Changing Condoms To Warn Of STDs
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on June 25, 2015
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The 13- and 14-year-olds came up with the idea for a condom that changes colors…

The Fading Of The Teen Summer Job
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 25, 2015
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Teen employment has fallen in recent decades

Teens Unfamiliar With Harms Of Pot, E-Cigs
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on June 25, 2015
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Focus group of 24 kids finds they do understand dangers of cigarettes

Faith Of Our Fathers Movie
in Post, Youth
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on June 24, 2015
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Vietnam War healing

Making The Most of Your Family’s Daily Rhythm
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 24, 2015
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(Part 2)

Making The Most of Your Family’s Daily Rhythm
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 24, 2015
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(Part 3)

Making The Most of Your Family’s Daily Rhythm
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 24, 2015
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(Part 4)

Ministry Affairs
in Post, Youth
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on June 23, 2015
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Emotional Affair: A relationship, which excludes physical intimacy but includes emotional intimacy

3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Ministry
in Post, Youth
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on June 23, 2015
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Jim Wideman

Flashback: 3 Clues Into Starting Out In Youth Ministry
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 23, 2015
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My Secret Sauce For Youth Ministry

7 Ways To Ruin Your Ministry
in Post 4, Youth
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on June 23, 2015
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Greg Baird

‘The Teenage Brain,’ and More
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 22, 2015
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A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults

Beating Binge Culture...That Often Dominates Adolescent Culture
in Post, Youth
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on June 22, 2015
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Teaching teens moderation, modeling it, setting realistic boundaries will help teens develop the self-control necessary to reject binge behavior

Gawker On Superheroes
in Media Entertainment, Slider
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on June 22, 2015
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If you hold to traditional values, you’re a ‘f***ing dork’

Bad Parenting...Not Racist Officers
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on June 22, 2015
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Video: Police Respond to Report of Fight at Public Pool. Now Officers Are Accused of Racial Targeting, Excessive Force

Youth Camp Was Awesome…Now What?
in Post 4, Youth
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on June 22, 2015
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Leneita Fix

Toyota's Commercial About A Protective Father...
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on June 21, 2015
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…Will make you call your dad

Children Reared by ‘Mom and Dad’ Are Better Off ThanThose Reared by Homosexuals
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on June 21, 2015
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Study: which screened more than 15,000 Americans and interviewed nearly 3,000, radically challenges the previous scientific consensus

Fathers Have Big Influence On Teens’ Drinking Habits
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 21, 2015
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Parents’ influence on teens’ drinking varies in girls and boys

Teen Brain “Working Memory” Linked To Risky Choices
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 21, 2015
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Jim Liebelt

What’s Hot?
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 21, 2015
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Jim Liebelt

Older Teens, Asians, At Highest Risk Of Self-Harm
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on June 21, 2015
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Jim Liebelt

Teen Drivers Can Double Family Auto Insurance Rates
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 20, 2015
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Jim Liebelt

How Dads Use Netflix: To Get Kids Into Nostalgic Cartoons
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 19, 2015
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75% say it lets them feel like a child again

Integrating Technology Into The Classroom
in Education, Post 2
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on June 19, 2015
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Some Students Spending 75% Of School Day On iPads

Helping Students Transition From Children’s To Youth Ministry
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 19, 2015
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He goes to our church but isn’t part of youth ministry and we have no idea why

10 Tips For Starting A Sticky Faith Youth Ministry
in Post, Youth
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on June 18, 2015
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Brad M. Griffin

The "Geography" Of Great Middle School Ministry
in Post, Youth
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on June 18, 2015
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Marko

"Planning Our Youth Ministry Calendar"
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 18, 2015
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Paint in broad strokes what your youth ministry year will look like at this point. Lots of prayer – ask God for discernment. Use pencil

Study: Parents' Ages Linked To Autism Risk
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on June 18, 2015
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Older parents face an increased risk of having a child with autism, new research shows

Why Are Teens So Moody And Impulsive?
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 17, 2015
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This Neuroscientist Has The Answer

Study: Legalizing Medical Marijuana May Not Raise Pot Use by Teens??
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 17, 2015
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Since 1996, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana

Parasuicide
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on June 17, 2015
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More teens going to emergency rooms with self-inflicted injuries

Underage Drinking Is Down
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on June 17, 2015
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Are teens partying less?

Teenagers Are Losing Confidence In The American Dream
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 16, 2015
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High-school seniors in the mid-1990s appeared to have more faith in social mobility and less confidence in the power of having money

Ambient Sexuality
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 16, 2015
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Walt Mueller

#‎Swiftawish‬...Come True
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on June 16, 2015
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Police Department Wanted Taylor Swift to See a Video. When She Did, the Singer Knew She Had to Act

New Youth Ministry Word: Commitment!
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 15, 2015
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Thomas Edison was committed to his imagination. He pictured a new reality and worked tirelessly thinking through possibilities

Youth Group Culture: Pt 1
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 15, 2015
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“How do we create a culture of participation, passion, and engagement in the broader church in our youth groups?”

Youth Group Culture: Pt 2
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 15, 2015
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Convictional Leadership

Youth Group Culture: Pt 3
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 15, 2015
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Avoiding Creating a Church within a Church

Inspiring Boys Grow Their Hair Long To Help Other Kids
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on June 15, 2015
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The 8-year-old’s mission began at the end of 2012 after seeing young patients on a St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Internet Outrage, Public Shaming And Modern-Day Pharisees
in Post, Youth
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on June 15, 2015
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Cheap thrill at the expense of another, but without any personal accountability or commitment to that human being

A Response To Christians Who Are Done With Church
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 15, 2015
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Carey Nieuwhof

It’s Never Too Late To Parent
in Post 4, Youth
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on June 15, 2015
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It’s Never Too Late to Parent
Parenting is hard, even if you have great kids like I do. What do you do?

Please Consider Joining Homeward's 2015 Challenge Match
in Post, Youth
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on June 13, 2015
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Be Part of the 2015 Challenge Match…

Why Americans Are Becoming Churchless...What To Do
in Post, Youth
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on June 12, 2015
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Podcast: A 5 part series

3 Ways To Be Intentional In Your Youth Ministry
in Slider, Youth
written by
on June 12, 2015
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“What should I teach next?”

Don't Overdose On "3 Ways Blog Posts"
in Slider, Youth
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on June 12, 2015
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by Andy Blanks

3 Balancing Acts To Perform With Today’s Young Students
in Slider, Youth
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on June 12, 2015
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Tim Elmore

McKinney Police Officer Apologizes...
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on June 11, 2015
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Blames emotional stress for aggression at pool party. “The nature of these two suicide calls took an emotional toll on Eric Casebolt,”

The McKinney, Texas, Pool Party
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on June 11, 2015
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The Rest of the Story

McKinney Chaos: Two Students Rushed At Officer
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
written by
on June 11, 2015
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The video shows one of the boys “kind of reaching behind his back.”

"Why Kids Choose Sports Over Youth Group?"
in Post 4, Youth
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on June 11, 2015
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10 Thoughts

10 Social Media Trends [infographic]
in Post 2, Youth
written by
on June 10, 2015
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Social media is a powerful thing that can help you be more effective today as you try to reach students

What Will The Next Two Generations Of Kids Look Like?
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on June 10, 2015
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…international competition for jobs, pluralistic values, and the potential for greater psychological, emotional and behavioral issues?

Graduation Robes Going Gender-Neutral
in Education, Post 4
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on June 10, 2015
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“Why were we still doing this?” said Julian. “There is no reason to separate people by genders anymore.”

Flashback: Creating A Culture Through Parenting
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 10, 2015
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The reality is that you possess the power to create culture because of what you value

A Message To Parents...
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 10, 2015
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By Walt Mueller

Don’t Waste The One
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 9, 2015
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Time is never wasted on the one; the one teenager who is willing to work, to learn, to listen, to show up early and stay late and do anything that is asked of them

Louie Giglio's Challenge To Young Leaders
in Post 2, Youth
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on June 9, 2015
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I love that Louie is challenging young people to look past the glitter of youth to what matters most

What A Winning Youth Ministry Team Looks Like
in Post, Youth
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on June 9, 2015
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If you want people to join your ministry team you need to make sure it’s winning

Suicides Rise For Black Children
in Post, Trends Studies
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on June 9, 2015
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Black children between the ages of 5 and 11 killed themselves

A Tip For Keeping Your Performance In Perspective
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 9, 2015
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The response of the….will always be the best litmus test as to how I’m doing

Your Youth Ministry Is A Manger. Is It Messy Or Clean?
in Post 4, Youth
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on June 9, 2015
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The clean-manger youth worker values order, predictability, and confort above growth and ministry impact

How To Make A Strategic Plan For Your Youth Ministry
in Post 3, Youth
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on June 8, 2015
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Part 1