A new study found that youths with increased impulsivity and sensation-seeking may be at greater risk of substance abuse
Boys who are raised in a warm family environment are more likely to feel secure in romantic relationships in their 80s
A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies
According to new research, parents are distracted by mobile technology more than anything else, and as a result, the interactions with their kids suffer.
Specifically, younger teens are dropping off of Facebook, while Snapchat and Instagram are neck-and-neck for teens between the ages of 14 and 18
They have perpetrated at least one form of abuse toward a dating partner through technology
I was snuffing out my true calling by God to serve the church through my inability to rely on God’s grace. And that inability sprang from my lack of humility
A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts
The demands of modern life and workloads continuing to increase…a timely reminder that dinner is more than just a meal
80% of the 11,000 Syrian refugees arriving in the U.S. over the past year were children
“I’m Not Ashamed” opens in theaters Friday
Arming Kids for the Fight of Their Lives
Yes, an after-school Satan Club could be coming to your kid’s grade school
Podcast: Terry Linhart with Dave Rahn
A Silicon Valley dad..turning his yard into a playground where children can take
physical risks without supervision
CoverGirls first cover boy, James Charles, a 17-year-old from New York State. As these men cake on the makeup, they’re unpacking gender norms, too.
Which Will America Choose?
If we took one golf ball for every one of those babies, it would tightly pack nearly 28 53-foot tractor trailers
Thoughts for parents & youth workers
The number one thing persecuted Christians ask for is prayer, and we want to equip you to be able to meet their request
by Justin Knowles
A Helpful Infographic
…we can and will be our own worst enemy
Good Youth Pastors stay spiritually nourished. Bad Youth Pastors rely on their gifts and charisma
Good Youth Pastors prioritize time. Bad Youth Pastors wonder where the week went.
Good Youth Pastors make disciple makers. Bad Youth Pastors fail to equip students with a Great Commission mentality
Are you really taking advantage of your Parent Meetings?
3 Things you can do to work with parents
The 1999 Columbine High School massacre became etched in a nation’s collective consciousness
I’m learning that it is so easy to judge a parent for what I think they should or should not be doing
This might be a good youth group illustration on hypocrisy
Youth culture is a force to be reckoned with. It can be really intimidating. Parents and Youth workers sometimes get overwhelmed
It means working with parents instead of working for them!
Top 5, Tanzania, Iceland, Estonia, Norway and Japan. The least fit country: Mexico
The right advice at the right time…Their daughter Katelyn was dating a non-Christian. How could that happen?
5 Reasons To Attend…
Let us be clear – we’re NOT saying younger people matter more than older people
“Mom, You Think Babies Are Tough? Wait Until Middle School.”
Colleges offering ‘safe spaces’ for naps
So, let me get this straight. It’s NOT okay for our president to say this, but it IS okay for “artists” who our kids listen to daily?
5 Considerations to ponder
Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood
Top 10 Things To Expect In Middle School
At least 22 states make it a crime to disturb school in ways that teenagers are wired to do. Why did this happen?
Now, he’s charged with assault
“The best predictor of happiness for families may be spending quality time together in familiar activities inside the home. And that’s great news for families who have little time or few resources.”
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Teen ‘befriended’ gunman in sergeant’s killing to keep him calm after he burst into home, youth’s mother says
Emotional video between teachers and their students
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Children’s metabolism temporarily slows during puberty — a pattern that might help explain the current teen obesity problem
Compared with older drivers, teens are more likely to..
Here’s How to Handle Them…
Walk them through Bible Gateway. Read, search, study, compare, & share the Bible in 200+ versions & 70+ languages. Free app
Talk with your students and encourage them to be part of a movement to take their Bibles to school
2 Undeniable Facts
All of us are sexually broken. We have all crossed borders and boundaries in thought, word, and deed. Be watchful…
Why? Because he made a statement that he backs the blue?
Discover how effective you are at engaging the next generation
The children of divorced parents have grown up to be adults of no religion
“If my kids flip a water bottle one more time. . .” “IT IS DRIVING ME MAD!!!!!!!”
What I find is that the higher the commitment, the harder it is to find someone willing to step up and help
“Comic books further left-wing has become a recurring headline. Comics from The Archies to Wonder Woman are pushing liberal ideas of flexible gender and sexuality,”
“It’s 11 months we’ve been fighting this battle,”
Wants to Become Astrophysicist: ‘I Want to Prove That God Does Exist’
The Good News To The Problem In Youth Ministry
How do we create new ways to get the past the obstacles that are keeping the away?
Trying Something New In Youth Ministry
Start with the end in mind
Who Can’t Pry Their Eyes from Their Mobile Devices!
But there’s a not-so-hidden dark side to ministry life that act as pitfalls, snares, and traps… these are….
by Rachel Blom
Genetic disorder can’t stop growing
Getting real about race and getting free from the fears and frustrations that divide us
“Our goal, ultimately, is to place an ASSC in every school where the Good News Clubs, or other proselytizing religious groups, have established a presence,”
In fact, if you pour through those comments you’ll discover two things
Four out of five listeners are tuning in for the same reason
Critics fear controversial device will be used to snap people without their consent
Snapchat unveils $129 sunglasses that can record video in 10-second snippets
Officer and lawyer co-author Book. The book boils down to four words: “Comply now, contest later
Almost every ministry leader I talk with is reading a book to improve themselves and their ministry. But with more than a million books release annually, it’s difficult to select your next purchase
…blacks were killed at rates disproportionate to their percentage of the U.S. population
People who do ministry are going to fail. The question is: “What are you going to do about it?”…Ed Stetzer
Learning From the Screw-Ups of Youth Ministry Leaders
This was the day I realized that my blind spots really could affect others
Federal race quotas for school discipline and militarization of school security combined with toxic culture means we will likely see more violence inside America’s schools—unless we break the cycle
A so-called “After School Satan Club” proposed by the Satanic Temple of Seattle to be held at Centennial Elementary School should be allowed to proceed
Hundreds of school districts across the country have taken a pledge to “pronounce student’s names correctly” to avoid the “microaggression”
When you mobilize high schoolers’ potential you help them keep pursuing authentic faith and discover a personal mission