2019 Youth Pastor Compensation Report
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This is the second year that Dan has published the results of his massive, online survey of youth worker compensation

2019 Youth Pastor Compensation Report
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on January 17, 2019
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This is the second year that Dan has published the results of his massive, online survey of youth worker compensation

 

Teens Who Attend Church Often Stop Going As Young Adults
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on January 17, 2019
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Two-thirds of American Christian teenagers who regularly attend worship at a Protestant congregation for at least a year quit going for at least a year when they become young adults.

Pot Altered The Brain After One Time Use
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on January 17, 2019
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More teens are vaping pot because it seems safer

Teen Popularity
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on January 17, 2019
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How to help teens handle popularity and social media

Parents Sue District Over Bring Your Bible To School Day
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on January 16, 2019
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Students, have a First Amendment right to express a religious viewpoint to another student, including distribute flyers

Family Relationships Over Ministery
in Post 2, Youth
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on January 16, 2019
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Because I am in ministry, I’ve gotten my vocation mixed up with my relationships in Marriage, Children and God

Virtually Child Psychiatrist
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on January 16, 2019
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Remote video consults are helping pediatricians fill the gap in some communities

Teaching Your Kids Self Control
in Post, Youth
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on January 15, 2019
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“Choosing to do what you should do, not what you want to do.”

Hero Dad
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on January 15, 2019
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Mother of armed robber shot dead by man defending his children: ‘Why did he shoot him five times?

Tracking Phones?
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on January 15, 2019
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I gave a bounty Hunter $300.  He then located our phone

Want Grateful Kids?
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on January 14, 2019
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Consider owning less

‘Adulting Day' For Students
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on January 14, 2019
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Teaching high school students responsibilities

Millennials The Burnout Generation?
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on January 14, 2019
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How millennials became the burn our generation

Social Media Linked With Depression In Teen Girls
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on January 13, 2019
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Connection between social media use and depressive symptoms in 14-year-olds, and that connection may be much stronger for girls than boys

Teens Who Hurt Themselves More Likely To Hurt Others
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on January 13, 2019
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Teens who harm themselves are three times more likely to commit violent crimes than those who don’t, a new study reveals

What’s Hot?
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on January 12, 2019
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Gospel Lite In Youth Ministry
in Post, Youth
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on January 8, 2019
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The gospel is the announcement of grace for sinners through the life, death, resurrection, and eventual return of Jesus Christ

Join The Tech-Wise Family Challenge
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on January 8, 2019
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So over the 21 days of The Tech-Wise Family Challenge, we’ll all get to do some

You Can Lock Your Kid’s Phone Until They Reply Back
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on January 8, 2019
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For parents who are worried their kids are ignoring their texts, one dad has developed a phone app to make it impossible

What Do Our Youth Need Most?
in Post 3, Youth
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on January 7, 2019
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A kid in pain… do I craft a lesson around emotional pain and how Jesus can be salve for…

Do “Something” In The New Year
in Post 4, Youth
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on January 7, 2019
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I don’t know if you are like me, but I enjoy blowing stuff up….

Aquaman
in Media Entertainment, Slider
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on January 7, 2019
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It’s also a comic book movie where the heroes are truly heroic

What’s Hot?
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on January 6, 2019
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Good Sleep....Healthier Teens
in Post, Trends Studies
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on January 6, 2019
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Regular bedtimes and adequate sleep during childhood may contribute toward a healthy weight in the teen years

Pot Problems
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on January 6, 2019
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Pot’s increasing potency could make it more likely that toking will interfere with users’ lives

The end of the year
in Post 2, Youth
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on December 31, 2018
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Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.

Resolutions and goals
in Post 3, Youth
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on December 31, 2018
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So I have to ask, What are your youth ministry goals this year?

Flashback: Make Your Goals Happen This Year
in Post 4, Youth
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on December 31, 2018
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Dream about what could and should be happening in your ministry.

3 REVERSE CULTURE TRENDS FOR 2019
in Post, Youth
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on December 30, 2018
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Pop culture tends to change at the speed of light. As soon as we begin to take hold of a rising trend, it begins to fade.

WHAT YOUTH MINISTRY IS NOT ABOUT
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I will have been in youth ministry for 40 years. Wisdom, I believe, teaches us what to value and not value.

MOST POPULAR BLOG POSTS FROM 2018
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The #ysblog went through and found the most popular blog posts from 2018. Wondering what the top posts were from 2018? Check them out!

What’s Hot?
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on December 28, 2018
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Heavy Screen Time Appears To Impact Childrens' Brains
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on December 28, 2018
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“avoid digital media use—except video chatting—in children younger than 18 to 24 months”

Screen Time Study Shows Differences In Kids’ Brains
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on December 28, 2018
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Some children who spent more time on smartphones and other devices exhibited a different brain pattern than kids with less screen time

Benefits Of High School Later Start Times
in Education, Post, Social Media
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on December 28, 2018
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A new study finds that children not only log healthier levels of sleep, they also perform at a higher level in the classroom when they begin the school day slightly late

Parents Warned Of Teen Online Sextortion Dangers
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on December 26, 2018
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A FBI report concluded that sextortion is a major, if not underlying, factor for child victims committing suicide

Teen Exposes Man Who Asked For Nudes, Sex On Snapchat
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on December 26, 2018
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Justin Crawley, was arrested after a teenage girl exposed their social media conversations where the suspect repeatedly asked for nudes and sex

Focus
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on December 26, 2018
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Don’t try to get out of a situation but seek to grow through it

A Very Social Christmas
in Post 4, Youth
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on December 26, 2018
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A humorous reminder that our connectedness can sometimes get in the way of actually connecting. This Christmas, don’t be social, be social

 

Christmas “Time flies”
in Post, Youth
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on December 25, 2018
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Don’t miss it. You will blink. . . and they will be older. And that’s why our tree this year reminds me of the little amount of time we actually have to make the biggest and most important investment in our kids

Depression In Adolescents And Young Adults Is Rising
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on December 25, 2018
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Are phones and social media to blame?

Study: The Effects Of Screen Times On Kids
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on December 25, 2018
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60 Minutes goes inside a landmark government study of young minds to see if phones, tablets and other screens are impacting adolescent brain development

The Presence Of God In Our Anxiety
in Post, Youth
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on December 24, 2018
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“Studies indicate that when we suffer mental illness alone, the results can be tragic, even horrific. When we suffer inside

From The Gen Z Perspective
in Post 2, Youth
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on December 24, 2018
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Conversations between my peers are often peppered with jokes of self-harm, anorexia, and suicide

Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex?
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on December 24, 2018
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Despite the easing of taboos and the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession

‘Hail Mary’ Pass Helps Win State Title
in Education, Post
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on December 23, 2018
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In one of the most amazing plays you will EVER see!

Family Famous For Cringeworthy Christmas Cards
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on December 23, 2018
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Mike Bergeron and his wife Laura, both 45, started making the funny cards in 2003 to poke fun at their friends

Alexa: 'Kill Your Foster Parents'
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on December 23, 2018
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Amazon’s Alexa talks murder, sex in AI experiment

The Parenting Marathon
in Post 3, Youth
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on December 22, 2018
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Eight Ways to Persevere in the Parenting Marathon

Belong: Religious Upbringing Better For Kids’ Health
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on December 22, 2018
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Children who had a religious upbringing are likely to be healthier and have a higher degree of well-being in early adulthood than those who did not

Sleep Study: How Can We Improve A Teen’s Brain?
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on December 22, 2018
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One sleep study may have a simple answer…

How To Speak To Middle Schoolers
in Post, Youth
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on December 21, 2018
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Concerned about translating the gospel into the (foreign, treacherous) culture of Jr High

10 Reasons Middle Schoolers Are Awesome
in Post 2, Youth
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on December 21, 2018
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Middle schoolers tend to get a bad rap because they come with many challenges

Changes In Youth Ministry
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on December 21, 2018
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How To Make Successful Changes In Youth Ministry

Woody Allen's Secret Teen Lover Speaks
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on December 19, 2018
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Sex, Power and a Conflicted Muse Who Inspired ‘Manhattan’

Barbie Same-Sex wedding Set
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on December 19, 2018
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Couple working with Mattel on Barbie same-sex wedding set

Soaring Suicides And Toxic Social Disconnect
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on December 19, 2018
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Soaring suicides are another sign of our toxic social disconnect

More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But....
in Post, Trends Studies
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on December 18, 2018
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More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But Use of Opioids, Alcohol Falls

More Teens Try Pot Before Booze, Cigarettes
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on December 18, 2018
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Rebellious teens used to reach for cigarettes or alcohol. Now, marijuana is increasingly their first choice, a new study reveals.

Girl's Inoperable Brain Tumor Disappears
in Post 4, Youth
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on December 18, 2018
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….Doctors can’t explain it

Why ‘Passing On The Faith’ Fails Our Kids...Belong
in Post, Youth
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on December 16, 2018
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The church needs to be—a community that calls our young adults into the body, not as passive recipients, but as active members

Why Young People Leave The Church....Belong
in Post 2, Youth
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on December 16, 2018
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How Apologetics Can Address the Six Reasons Why Young People Leave the Church

Why Many Youth Pastors Don’t Make It...New
in Post 4, Youth
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on December 16, 2018
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I believe the following four principles capture a biblically grounded vision of what ministry to youth should entail

The Landscape Of Youth Ministry
in Post, Youth
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on December 11, 2018
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Here are 5 ways that youth ministry has changed since 1995

Teen Loneliness
in Post 2, Youth
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on December 11, 2018
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Much of our modern life leaves us less connected with people and more connected to simulations of them

How To Be A Good Grandparent Over The Holidays
in Post 3, Youth
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on December 11, 2018
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4 Ways To Be A Good Grandparent Over The Holidays

The Strange Phenomenon Of L.O.L. Surprise Dolls
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on December 10, 2018
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“Mystery” toys that kids peel open and cast aside speak volumes about consumer culture

Teachable Moments
in Post 2, Youth
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on December 10, 2018
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Why the Movie “Eighth Grade” Is Great for Digital Citizenship

 

Helping Parents Who Have Lost A Child
in Post 4, Youth
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on December 10, 2018
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Book: “Cameron Cole candidly offers practical and biblical advice for those who mourn in Therefore I Have Hope

Christmas Without A Total Meltdown
in Post, Youth
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on December 9, 2018
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7 Ways To Get to Christmas Without a Total Meltdown

20 Memorable Family Christmas Traditions
in Post 2, Youth
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on December 9, 2018
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Traditions are important for families because they provide opportunities to keep your family legacy going

America Is Addicted To Outrage
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on December 9, 2018
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But the greatest casualty of outrage may be judgment itself

Principal On Leave After Banning Candy Canes
in Education, Post
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on December 8, 2018
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Historically, the shape is a “J” for Jesus. The red is for the blood of Christ, and the white is a symbol of his resurrection

What is Tumblr?
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on December 8, 2018
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Parent and Teacher Guide (Video)

Tumblr 18+ Content Ban Reviewed
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on December 8, 2018
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Tumblr 18+ Content Ban Causes Rise In Pedophilia On Twitter!?

Family Meals Make For Teens Who Eat Healthy
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on December 7, 2018
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Teens and young adults who ate with their family more tended to eat more fruits and vegetables and less fast or takeout food.

How High School Football Changes Teen Brain
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on December 7, 2018
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A single season of high school football may be enough to cause structural changes to a teen’s brain

Better Sleep Can Improve College Academic Performance
in Education, Post 4
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on December 7, 2018
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As the college semester nears the end, an innovative experiment has shown the benefits of averaging eight hours of sleep for five nights during final exams week

Manufacturers Lack Of Labors Are Turning To High Schools
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on December 5, 2018
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I’m 17 years old I have more training than most 30-year-olds. When I graduate, I’ll have a job. “It feels like I’m actually going somewhere in life,”

Top Bible Verses Of 2018 Deal With Fear
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on December 5, 2018
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“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold you with my righteous right hand.”

Flashback: How God's Word Spread In 2017
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on December 5, 2018
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The “JESUS” film has been used in 7.5 billion gospel presentations. It is the most watched movie in history

What Kids Brag About On Social Media?
in Post, Youth
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on December 3, 2018
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We need to be aware of the temptation to indulge pride in front of our real and imagined online audience

Why 12 Year Olds Shouldn't Have Social Media
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on December 3, 2018
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5 Reasons Why 12 Year Olds Shouldn’t Have Social Media

Teens’ Social Media Habits and Experiences
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on December 3, 2018
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Teens….express concern that these sites lead to drama and social pressure

School Blocks Chick-fil-A As Dining Option, Cites Values
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on December 2, 2018
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Rider understands some may view the decision as a “form of exclusion.” wanted to be “faithful to our values of inclusion.”

Sex, Love, And Science
in Post 2, Youth
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on December 2, 2018
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While sex clearly belongs in this category- so does the relationship between science and faith. But first, Love

Grad Student Asked To Move Out Over...Guns
in Education, Post 3
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on December 2, 2018
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Harvard grad student told to move out after roommates find her legally owned firearms ‘uncomfortable’

One in Five U.S. High School Students Now Vapes
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on December 1, 2018
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More than 20 percent of high school students use electronic cigarettes, risking nicotine addiction, lung damage and the temptation to try traditional smokes, according to a new report.

Don't Suppress Negative Feelings Around Kids
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on December 1, 2018
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New research contradicts the commonplace advice to avoid showing conflict and strong negative emotions around one’s children. It may be better to express negative emotions — in a healthy way — rather than hiding feelings.

What’s Hot?
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on December 1, 2018
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Keeping Students Committed To Christ And The Church...Belong
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 30, 2018
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You can’t be a serious-about-faith-and-nurture parent, youth worker, pastor, or educator and not be concerned.

Gen Z Is Coming To Your Office
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on November 30, 2018
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The generation now entering the workforce is sober, industrious and driven by money. They are also socially awkward and timid about taking the reins

Makeup Brand Targets Girls Aged Four To 18
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on November 30, 2018
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Petite ‘n Pretty: The Makeup Brand Winning Over Gen Z Influencers

Teens: Leave Us Alone Social Media Is Ok
in Post, Trends Studies
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on November 30, 2018
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Mostly, kids are using social media to brag and talk about their families

What Is Silent Disco All About Anyway?
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on November 28, 2018
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Noise restrictions? Amplified sound ordinances? These are things of the past. Take back your musical freedom and throw an event anywhere your singing heart desires.

Silent Disco Makes Social Separation More Possible
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on November 28, 2018
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Dancing alone together is a ‘perfect metaphor’ for modern society

The State Of Sacred Dialogue
in Post, Youth
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on November 28, 2018
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a  free Barna research sample of Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age

Unleashing youth as co-participants in the mission of God
in Post, Youth
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on November 27, 2018
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5 Essentials to help unleash the passion and creativity of young people in your church

Don't miss these holiday resource bundles
in Post 4, Youth
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on November 27, 2018
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A gift for your church, your ministry, and your home