Tag Archive for culture

Why Do We Over-Schedule Our Kids…...

on November 13, 2018 by

Families fret over finances for college. But all this craziness comes at a cost to parents and children

Social Media Detox For Your Teen Or...

on November 13, 2018 by

How to host a social media detox for your teen or tween

Alarming Number Of Teens Using Sleep...

on November 12, 2018 by

Doctors Warn of Potentially Risky Results

Almost Half Of U.S. Births Happen...

on November 12, 2018 by

Signaling cultural and economic shifts that are here to stay

Book: How ‘Diversity Ideology’...

on November 7, 2018 by

“The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.”

When To Leverage (And Not Leverage)...

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What’s happening in culture should be important to every youth leader. Why? Because culture reflects the world our student

Navigating Emotional Teenagers

on November 5, 2018 by

If you let your emotions lead when navigating your emotional teenager, you will likely cause them to shut down further.

The Content Behind “The Chilling...

on November 5, 2018 by

What will young viewers see as they watch the latest rendition of “puberty meets sorcery”?

Book: Sex Matters……By...

on November 4, 2018 by

Our culture creates a lot of confusion about sex. Honestly, sometimes it’s difficult to know who’s telling the truth

Flashback: “Riverdale”...

on November 4, 2018 by

but there needs to be a balance of the real-world issues…beyond the fantastical and downright inappropriate

Sabrina’ Underage Orgy Scene On...

on November 4, 2018 by

This content is not appropriate for anyone, but especially not for the teen audience it target

Many Teens Are ‘Sextortion’ Targets

on November 3, 2018 by

Parents of teens can add “sextortion” to the list of things to worry about, because a new study shows that 5 percent…

FREE DVD: One Nation Under God

on November 1, 2018 by

One Nation Under God, celebrates and explains the crucial role that God has played in America’s founding and development

The 2018 Streamy Awards

on October 27, 2018 by

A celebration of digital content creators was broadcast live on YouTube

Satanic Temple Responds To Murder Plan...

on October 26, 2018 by

I’m sure it will be established that these girls held no active role in any established form of religious Satanism

The Ugly Sides Of Instagram

on October 22, 2018 by

Let’s talk about two elements, porn and cyberbullying

Phantom Community… Belonging?

on October 15, 2018 by

We have moved from being in community to having a sense of community

Can Christians Use Legal Weed?

on October 12, 2018 by

The Bible outlaws the use of any mind-altering concoction, including mushrooms, drugs, or weed

Don’t You Walk Away

on October 11, 2018 by

“an essential guide to preventing and stopping bullying behaviors.”

2018 American Music Awards

on October 10, 2018 by

List of winners

The Wisdom Of Teen Vogue

on October 8, 2018 by

Do you know what your daughter is reading?

‘Adolescent Drinking Is A Problem&...

on October 8, 2018 by

When those conversations should start earlier than when parents think it should start

The Rise of “Strangely Unsexy&...

on October 7, 2018 by

….And Why It Hurts Women

Helping Teens Navigate The Drama

on October 4, 2018 by

The way a preteen values those friendships may be one of the greatest transitions of this phase.

Brett Kavanaugh: A Youth Pastor’s...

on October 3, 2018 by

if they happened 35 years ago, he should own his behavior. I was not trying to imply that I thought they were…

A Huge Lesson For Parents From This Week...

on October 3, 2018 by

How can we help our kids to make wise choices today?

Should You Force Your Kids To Go To Mass...

on October 3, 2018 by

One parent reflects on why she doesn’t make Mass mandatory for her children.

Link Between Violent Video Games &...

on October 2, 2018 by

An international study looking at more than 17,000 adolescents, ages nine to 19, from 2010 to 2017

How Men View Women

on October 1, 2018 by

Pornography also gives men a way to get quick sexual pleasure with out the messy, frightening work or building a real relationship…

#MeToo Is Making Colleges Teach Toxic...

on September 27, 2018 by

Campus programs educating male students about ‘toxic masculinity’ report fresh energy and interest since the #MeToo movement began

Answering Top Questions From Today’s...

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PART I

Answering Top Questions From Today’s...

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PART II

Answering Top Questions From Today’s...

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PART III

Teen Sex: STDs At A Record High… Again

on September 25, 2018 by

Your response to 4-years-in-a-row of STD’s at a record high

“Traditional Vows Don’t Mention...

on September 22, 2018 by

Geraldine used to tell us, “Don’t fight the feeling!” Well, perhaps there are times when we should.

New York Fashion Week Spring Trends You...

on September 21, 2018 by

Shop our fall picks from the best affordable fashion brands so you can get a head-start on the looks we love.

Navigating Screen Time And Device...

on September 21, 2018 by

54% of U.S. teens say they spend too much time on their cellphones, and two-thirds of parents express concern over their teen’s…

Book: she ‘broke free’ of...

on September 17, 2018 by

“I want to draw attention to the dangers of sexual shaming and purity teachings.”

Movie: ‘Eighth Grade’ And The Horror...

on September 13, 2018 by

For anyone seeking to understand and disciple today’s youth, Eighth Grade provides an insightful glimpse into their world

Internet Safety: Should I Spy On My Kids...

on September 12, 2018 by

but I’ve noticed these filters and monitoring software solutions also tend to build an “over-confidence” with parents who use them

Will You Lose Your Faith In College?

on September 8, 2018 by

Three Ways Not to Wander

How To Engage Culture With Your Kids”

on September 8, 2018 by

When Jesus saw our earthly culture he neither rubber stamped nor kept his distance. He entered our culture to challenge it

Flashback: 7 Disruptive Church Trends...

on September 7, 2018 by

Churches who only think Sunday and who only think building will continue to shrink.

When A Gay Girl Meets A Good God

on September 7, 2018 by

Perry’s journey of faith isn’t your typical teenage coming-of-age story. Instead, hers is one that requires courage and conviction to speak and…

A Love-Hate Relationship Teenagers And...

on September 2, 2018 by

Feelings of pressure to respond immediately to notifications, to a sense of being overwhelmed by the flow of messages and information they…

4 Ways To Keep Up With Student Culture

on September 1, 2018 by

In other words, a teenager’s beliefs and values will be shaped by who or what they’re listening to

10 Slang Terms Teens Use That Adults...

on August 30, 2018 by

Why Do Students Invent and Use Different Terms?

Beloit College Mindset List For The...

on August 26, 2018 by

For this year’s entering college class of 2022, human beings have…

Beyond The Screen

on August 25, 2018 by

Youth Ministry for the Connected But Alone Generation

Christian Ethics

on August 19, 2018 by

An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning

The Storms Of Teenage Social Media Never...

on August 17, 2018 by

A moment of peace takes intentionality-something teenagers often lack.

The Newest On Teens, Social Media &...

on August 14, 2018 by

Only 31% of young people said social media had “a mostly positive effect” on people their age

Taking Away Phones Won’t Solve...

on August 14, 2018 by

Just blaming the machines is a cop-out, a way to avoid the much more difficult task of improving young people’s lives

Your Teen Spends Too Much Time Alone In...

on August 11, 2018 by

5 Parenting Questions To Ask

‘High Times’ Launches OTT...

on August 11, 2018 by

High Times is introducing an over-the-top video platform, called High Times TV, specifically for cannabis content

AEO Says Body Positivity Pays

on August 11, 2018 by

AEO is increasingly finding that “body positivity” messages and real-life models can lead to record sales

Apologetics

on August 7, 2018 by

Four things you need to now

Reaching LGBTQ Kids

on August 5, 2018 by

Two Completely Different Theologies… both Reaching LGBTQ Kids

Guarding Teens Through The Dangers Of...

on July 29, 2018 by

13 Reasons Why We Need to Have Conversations With Our Kids

“Upskirting,” And Porn Culture

on July 11, 2018 by

What’s “Upskirting,” And How Does Porn Culture Feed This Twisted Trend?

Experts Warn Of Teens’ Secret Digital...

on July 11, 2018 by

He (Dad) was floored when his two teens told him about some of the sneaky things their peers are doing, even in…

Teens And Anxiety

on July 11, 2018 by

By Walt Mueller

How Teens Choose To Communicate via...

on July 4, 2018 by

Detailed analysis of Instagram, Snapchat, Texting, Calling, FaceTime.

School District To Coach, ‘If You Talk...

on June 27, 2018 by

The irony is that in America it’s okay for coaches to take a knee to protest America, but it’s illegal for public…

Parenting And The Cultural Pressure To...

on June 25, 2018 by

Well, how in the world did a Christian mom send her 15-year-old son through the streets of Rome past public orgies in…

Cheap Sex And The Decline Of Marriage

on June 25, 2018 by

Why is marriage in retreat among young Americans? Because it is now much easier for men to find sexual satisfaction outside marriage,…

6 Ways To Avoid Delayed Adulthood

on June 25, 2018 by

So how can the next generation move toward maturity? Here are six basic steps to help the next generation

When Kids Cut Themselves

on June 24, 2018 by

When Kids Cut Themselves Seventeen-year-old Lauren was despondent over breaking up with her boyfriend. She had never known pain so deep and…

The CDC, Teen Risks, And Who Is...

on June 23, 2018 by

Fewer high school students are drinking, having sex and using drugs… but still “leaves room for concern.”

‘Gatsbying’ Is The Bizarre...

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You’re doing it all just for the attention of that one person

MTV Awards: Chris Pratt Shares Message...

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The star used his time on stage to share some advice with fans that included references to his faith

You Asked: Should I Ditch My Smartphone?

on June 18, 2018 by

smartphone’s…endless stream of distractions may be causing more harm than good.

More Teens Than Ever Would Try Marijuana

on June 17, 2018 by

One in four U.S. high school seniors would try marijuana or use it more often if it was legal, and that rate,…

Flashback: Teens On Edge

on June 12, 2018 by

The Causes of Growing Anxiety in Today’s Kids

Is Gen Z Prepared To Follow Jesus

on June 12, 2018 by

Why Gen Z Is Not Prepared To Follow Jesus In A Post-Everything World

Selfies And Teenage Body Image

on June 12, 2018 by

Teens who were more invested in their selfies, spending more time choosing a photo or editing it, were more dissatisfied with their…

What Parents Need To Know About Kids Who...

on June 7, 2018 by

15% of young people self-harm. 34% begin between the ages of 17 and 20, can start as young as 12 or even…

Miss America. . . Finally. . .

on June 7, 2018 by

CPYU

Explaining The Masterpiece Cake Shop...

on June 5, 2018 by

2 Minute Video

Pot Replacing Tobacco, Booze As Teens’...

on June 2, 2018 by

In an analysis of nationwide surveys from between 20014 and 2014, researchers have found that pot is increasingly replacing cigarettes and alcohol…

A New Generation Overthrows Gender

on June 1, 2018 by

Max, age 13, is agender — neither male nor female. When referring to Max, you don’t use “he” or “she;” you use…

Thriving Values Resources For Parents On...

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Helping You Understand the Times and Know How to Respond

‘Active Shooter’ Video Game...

on May 30, 2018 by

The game allowed players to simulate a school shooting by taking the role of the shooter

“13 Reasons Why” With Walt Mueller

on May 29, 2018 by

My initial reaction to Season 2 as I was just a few episodes in was this: “They should have put this thing…

Are Smartphones Causing More Teen...

on May 25, 2018 by

Increases in depression and suicide appeared among teens in 2012 – the same time smartphone ownership became the norm

Social Media Stars More Influential Than...

on May 25, 2018 by

More than one third (34%) of kids aged 6-17 consider social media stars* to be among their top role models, outranking the…

Teens Are Choosing Marijuana As Their...

on May 25, 2018 by

Youth aged 12-21 dramatically increased first-time consumption of marijuana a over alcohol and tobacco.

Why Teens Are Exhausted And Burnt Out

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“And we wonder why our young adults are currently being diagnosed with depression and anxiety at staggering and unheard-of rates.”

Kanye Urges Fans To Put Down Cell Phones

on May 22, 2018 by

The rapper took to take on the idea of consumerism, sharing a documentary named The Century of the Self

Webcast: How Should The Gospel Shape...

on May 21, 2018 by

The Gospel in the Center webcast is perfect for ministry team building,  and personal development you won’t want to miss

Tempted To Compromise The biblical...

on May 21, 2018 by

Youth Ministry’s Historical Temptation to Compromise on Biblical Truth

Be Prepared For 13 Reasons Why…...

on May 21, 2018 by

You need to be informed about this series (whether their own teens watch it or not) because the kids will be talking…

Why Teenagers Should Understand Their...

on May 15, 2018 by

And Why Their Teachers Should Too!

How To Get Your Kids Off Their Screens

on May 15, 2018 by

Excessive screen time has been linked to obesity, disturbed sleep, behavioral issues, poor social skills, and less play time (which in itself…

Walt Mueller: Grieving For Youth...

on May 14, 2018 by

First, just because so-and-so said it, it doesn’t make it theologically correct or morally right…..filter everything  through Scripture.

Why Kids And Teens May Face More Anxiety...

on May 14, 2018 by

With (social media), it’s all about the self-image — who’s ‘liking’ them, who’s watching them, who clicked on their picture

Adolescent Suicide

on May 4, 2018 by

Deaths from suicide amongst teenagers has grown over 84% in the last decade

Boy Scouts Overrun By Sex & Gender...

on May 3, 2018 by

But somewhere along the way – They lost their moral compass and…I don’t think there’s a merit badge for that.

Rejecting ‘Mommy’ And ‘...

on May 1, 2018 by

LGBT parents assume new names

Swedish Deejay Avicii Died From Suicide...

on April 28, 2018 by

He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace