Tag Archive for culture

Teens Are Using ‘Fortnite’...

on April 20, 2018 by

This dude asked his girl to prom on fortnite… idk if I’m impressed or disappointed

I Almost Lost My Sons To ‘Fortnite...

on April 20, 2018 by

How addictive it appears to be. Over spring break I noticed that my sons were waking up before 6 am. to get…

Transgender Youth At Higher Risk Of...

on April 20, 2018 by

New research finds that transgender and gender-nonconforming youth are diagnosed with mental health conditions much more frequently than young people who identify…

Smartphone Use Tied To Anxiety,...

on April 18, 2018 by

Overuse of smart phones is just like any other type of substance abuse.

Flashback: Principal Dress Codes ‘...

on April 17, 2018 by

men are sexually distracted ( need to control your eyes)  “ladies should cover up” rather than be considered sex objects

Quebec: High School Relaxes Dress Code

on April 17, 2018 by

Students say school rules should not unfairly restrict girls’ clothing

#Bracott Lizzy Martineez

on April 17, 2018 by

Lizzy Martinez, 17, was reprimanded by school officials at Braden River High School for not wearing a bra

Sex Traffickers Are Using Social Media...

on April 16, 2018 by

Making it easier than ever for pimps to target, groom and sell your children, top law-enforcement officials say

Inside New York’s Silent Sex...

on April 16, 2018 by

Taking kids who are in need of help, preying upon that need, developing a relationship and then turning against them and turning…

10 Apps Teens Are Using That Parents...

on April 10, 2018 by

Burn Book — Post anonymous rumors about people through audio messages, tests, and photos

Flashback: Porn And 10 Year Olds

on April 10, 2018 by

One In 10 Visitors To Graphic Porn Sites Are Under 10 Years Old

Uk: Why Generation Z Become Christians

on April 9, 2018 by

Even fewer spoke about other church youth activities or specific courses on Christianity popular in England like Alpha or Christianity Explored

Kids, Smartphone Addiction…...

on April 8, 2018 by

According to a January 2018 poll of parents, 47% think their children are addicted to their smartphone device

On Netflix And Teenagers

on April 8, 2018 by

On Netflix, a Growing Wave of Shows for and About Teenagers

Tinder And Instagram Are ‘Crippling’...

on April 2, 2018 by

Dating apps are giving us too many options, and other apps give us an excuse to be “psychologically gone.”

Teens Sexting Not What You Think

on April 1, 2018 by

Sorry New York Times, sexting is NOT normal for teens, and should not be celebrated

Pressures For Perfection Pt1. Suicide

on March 30, 2018 by

What is known is that smart, successful, gifted teens are committing suicide in increasing numbers

Pressures For Perfection Pt 2. Suicide

on March 30, 2018 by

This 16-year-old’s suicide letters are a cry for help and a national call for change

Pressures For Perfection Pt 3

on March 30, 2018 by

Internet a ‘Lord of the Flies’: Teen suicide rise started after Instagram, Snapchat began

The Scary Truth About What’s Hurting...

on March 29, 2018 by

The increase in depression and suicide rate correlates to the iPhones being released.

Why Tiesto Thinks The Album Is Dead

on March 26, 2018 by

“People don’t have the attention span anymore to listen to whole albums,” he says. “The album used to be a journey, and…

The Tech Industry’s War On Kids

on March 23, 2018 by

How psychology is being used as a weapon against children

The Impact Of Smartphones On Teens

on March 20, 2018 by

The impact of cell phones is dependent upon many variables, including the vulnerability of the teen

 

St. Patrick Calls All Christians To be...

on March 17, 2018 by

We must inspire missionary brigades of Christians ready to free the captives of this confused culture

St. Patrick’s Day Lesson

on March 17, 2018 by

St. Patrick’s Bad Analogies

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online...

on March 16, 2018 by

…porn was their primary source for information about sex.  Adolescents watch much more pornography than their parents know

Wrinkle In Time Stripped Of Its...

on March 13, 2018 by

Love has been so recklessly removed that it drains this already abysmal film of depth and strips it of a universal message we…

College Student Kicked Out Of Class For...

on March 13, 2018 by

A religious studies major was barred from Christianity class at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for saying during class that there are only…

Teen Slang….Infographic

on March 12, 2018 by

It might help give context to a conversation that you hear about a student getting “Lit” on the weekend,

Social Media Friends Can Bruise Your...

on March 11, 2018 by

Seeing too many social media posts from friends about their fitness activity can harm your body image, a new study contends.

Impact Of Smartphones On Teens

on March 11, 2018 by

The impact of cell phones is dependent upon many variables, including the vulnerability of the teen.

Teens Fake Accounts Relieve The Pressure...

on March 10, 2018 by

How teens use fake Instagram accounts to relieve the pressure of perfection

Book: Hearts Of The Fathers

on March 9, 2018 by

Leaving a Legacy That Lasts! There is a fatherhood crisis in America. At the core of nearly all social ills facing America…

Facebook’s Inappropriate Survey

on March 6, 2018 by

Facebook asks users: should we allow men to ask children for sexual images?

The 2018 Oscar Winners

on March 5, 2018 by

The Full List

Sexting increasing among teenagers, new...

on March 3, 2018 by

Almost 27 percent of teens are receiving sexts and almost 15 percent are sending them

‘Black Panther’ Star “I Fell In...

on March 2, 2018 by

Actress Letitia Wright left acting to pursue a relationship with God. Now she is back with a profound mission

Start Talking To Your Tweens About The...

on March 1, 2018 by

Teenagers are viewing far more pornography than their parents realize. And the porn they’re watching is much more “hardcore”

She Gouged Out Her Own Eyes, Now She&...

on February 28, 2018 by

She gouged out her own eyes, now she wants to help keep people away from drugs

Going Beyond The Gun Control Debates&...

on February 28, 2018 by

You cannot legislate away evil. No laws on the books can change the human heart.

Gunning Your Kids Down

on February 27, 2018 by

Six of the Billboard Top 10 artists right now talk about using guns to solve their problems…

What’s Wrong With Dressing Immodestly...

on February 23, 2018 by

John Piper: “The guy you’re attracting by showing more skin is not the guy you want to marry.”

Talking About Gender Identity

on February 21, 2018 by

Understanding and Ministering to Kids with Identity Questions

Cell Phone Addiction Infographic

on February 16, 2018 by

Do we really need to be this connected to our digital tools. . . especially when our digital tools steal our attention…

Snapchat Is Stealing Younger Users Away...

on February 14, 2018 by

Facebook’s 12 to 17-year-old demographic declined by 9.9 percent in 2017, which amounts to approximately 1.4 million users

Millennial Dating Terms You Ought To...

on February 14, 2018 by

This could be used as a Youth Ministry game

Fifty Shades Freed. . .

on February 13, 2018 by

Walt Mueller….a plea to Christian parents and youth workers

Book: 4 Views On Pastoring LGBTQ...

on February 13, 2018 by

I felt like it was the first time I was reading something that gave actual direction on possible approaches to ministry

Apologetic Book: The Truth Is…

on February 11, 2018 by

The Truth Is: Sharing The Truth of Jesus with Confidence, Conviction, and Compassion

Why Gen Z Is Not Prepared To Follow...

on February 9, 2018 by

New 2018 Barna Group Research Reveals Troubling Trends In Gen Z

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How We Can Reach Students In A Post...

on February 8, 2018 by

By: Steven Kozak

The A,B,C’s Of Reaching Generation...

on February 5, 2018 by

The latest Barna report is out and, ouch, Generation Z is the first truly post Christian generation in American history

Who Is Cardi B

on January 31, 2018 by

The Life, Music, Philosophy, and Faith of Today’s Top Female Rapper

Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z

on January 30, 2018 by

The influence of Christianity in the United States is waning. Gen Z: they are the first truly “post-Christian” generation.

What Teen Sexting Reveals About Women...

on January 23, 2018 by

Study of sexting among 12- to 18-year-old girls, Sara E. Thomas of Northwestern University analyzed 462 stories posted,

 

Will Ferrell Joins #DeviceFreeDinner

on January 20, 2018 by

Will Ferrell Is a Phone-Obsessed Dad in Funny Device-Free Dinner Campaign

Constant Distraction

on January 15, 2018 by

How Smartphones Are Stealing Kids’ Focus from Everyone Around Them

LGBTIQ Sex Education Policies Trumped...

on January 13, 2018 by

“When same-sex marriage passes as law overseas, these types of programs become widespread and compulsory.”

Survey: Are You Addicted To Instagram?

on January 11, 2018 by

If You Do 19/29 Of These Things Then You’re Addicted To Instagram

Hip-Hop And R&B America’s...

on January 10, 2018 by

Nielsen Music’s 2017 year-end-report puts rap at the top of the list for most listened to genre of 2017. Buzz60

Be the Change Agent In Your Church

on January 10, 2018 by

Organizations are living entities with a true culture that may or may not show itself in a mission statement, list of core…

“The End Of The F***ing World,” ...

on January 7, 2018 by

“There’s more of an appetite to go to darker places,” says Charlie Covell, who wrote the “End of the F***ing World” TV…

Evangelical/Megachurch Churches Are...

on January 4, 2018 by

“It ties you into something that is lasting, trustworthy. And that touches a nerve in our culture.”

Teenagers, Stop Asking For Nude Photo

on January 3, 2018 by

That our focus has been so preponderantly on the sending, not requesting, of sexts underscores the exact problem we need to address

Gen Z Guys Go Old School

on December 31, 2017 by

Gen Z guys (aged 20 and younger) portend a return to “old school” masculinity and more conservative politics

Teen Drug Use Stable, But Marijuana Use...

on December 31, 2017 by

Nearly 40% of all 12th-graders surveyed had used some sort of illicit drug in the past year

Here Is How Student Evangelists Can Have...

on December 30, 2017 by

Why “post-Christian America” hasn’t surpassed the need for straightforward apologetics

Addicted To Technology

on December 29, 2017 by

The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s Tech Obsessions

Ed Sheeran Reflects On His 2 Year...

on December 29, 2017 by

“I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things. One comment ruins your day.”

Teens Talk: What Works To Stop...

on December 29, 2017 by

In our most recent survey of approximately 5,700 middle and high school students from around the United States

Smartphones Aren’t A Smart Choice...

on December 28, 2017 by

● 55% children’s middle schools now allow cell phone use, 80% parents do not want kids to use phones during school

More Pregnant Women Are Using Pot

on December 27, 2017 by

More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety

The Biggest Hits Of 2017

on December 26, 2017 by

Vengeance, Drugs, Self, and Sex… Without Regard

Overinvesting In The Young

on December 23, 2017 by

How can you include young people in all of the life-giving dimensions of your community?

Divorce Is Making American Families 66%...

on December 20, 2017 by

Almost a third of U.S. households headed by adults under age 55 have at least one stepparent

Walmart Is Selling A Marijuana Christmas...

on December 14, 2017 by

The marijuana Christmas tree will ‘light up’ the room

 

Teenage Depression

on December 12, 2017 by

Five Warning Signs of Teenage Depression

Helping Adolescents Work Through Anxiety

on December 10, 2017 by

Lately I’ve noticed a growing alarm about anxiety in our culture. It seems to be wreaking havoc in our live

Government Taking Away The Basic Rights...

on December 9, 2017 by

Parents succeeded in halting a rule that would have allowed K-12 to self-identify as a gender or race w/out consent of parents

8 Assumptions You Can’t Make In A...

on December 8, 2017 by

The so-called Christian culture is going… going… gone. We need to get ready for what’s next

The Most Downloaded Apple apps Of 2017

on December 7, 2017 by

…at No. 1 on Apple’s annual list of the most downloaded free iTunes apps of the year, followed by…

Cultural Influence: Falls Creek Surveys

on December 6, 2017 by

In the summer of 2017, just under 2,800 students participated in the surveys

The Bible vs Reality And Moral Truth

on November 27, 2017 by

Teens “Do you read your bible daily?” only 18% answered yes. 58% said they read their Bible at least once a month

Iceland Knows How To Stop Teen Substance...

on November 25, 2017 by

State funding for organised sport and other clubs has increased in Iceland to give kids new ways to feel like part of…

Rise In Teen Suicide, Social Media...

on November 20, 2017 by

An increase in teen suicide rates occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may…

I Watched 1,000 Hours Of YouTube Kids’...

on November 20, 2017 by

…and this is what happened

Parent Guides: Your New Best Friend

on November 16, 2017 by

Talking about issues…with teens can be scary and complicated. But it doesn’t have to be

3 Things Our Culture Is Doing To Bible...

on November 14, 2017 by

Mary C Wiley

The 30 Most Influential Teens Of 2017

on November 12, 2017 by

Here’s who made this year’s cut

“lift Up Your Hearts” Not &...

on November 8, 2017 by

Pope Francis urges priests and bishops to not use their cellphones during Mass and to focus on God instead

 

Discerning Culture

on November 7, 2017 by

Four Questions That Can Help You Talk to Students About Pop Culture

Opioids, Heroin And Youth Ministry

on November 6, 2017 by

Ignorance is No Longer an Excuse the Church Can Hide Behind

“Welcoming Schools” LGBTQ...

on November 5, 2017 by

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality

app Helps Parents Figure Out If Their...

on November 4, 2017 by

If it spots something fishy, whether your kid created it or received it, it sends you a real-time alert. Cannot view the picture

When “Connected” Means ...

on November 3, 2017 by

“The new 2018 Ford F-150 with SYNC Connect and available Wi-Fi means you and the family can stay connected.”

3 Ingredients Catalyzing The Spike In...

on November 2, 2017 by

And How a Caring Adult Can Actually Help

Performance-Based Culture Is Killing Us

on November 2, 2017 by

“performacist” culture is now this: We’re valuable only when we perform well in this economy.

Woody Allen Film Features Sex Between...

on November 2, 2017 by

While Hollywood comes to grips with its culture of powerful men sexually harassing and abusing women, Woody Allen’s new film,

Drinking And Drugs Down…Fighting...

on October 28, 2017 by

Big Declines in Substance Abuse, Delinquency Among U.S. Teens