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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

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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

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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

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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. . .

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Explaining The Masterpiece Cake Shop...

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2 Minute Video

Pot Replacing Tobacco, Booze As Teens’...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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Youth Ministry’s Historical Temptation to Compromise on Biblical Truth

Be Prepared For 13 Reasons Why…...

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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...

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And Why Their Teachers Should Too!

How To Get Your Kids Off Their Screens

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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...

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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

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

Boy Scouts Overrun By Sex & Gender...

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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 ‘...

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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

Raising Their Toddler As Gender-Neutral

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Kyl and Brent Courtney-Myers have refused to reveal the gender of their 2-year-old child Zoomer

Teens Are Using ‘Fortnite’...

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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...

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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

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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

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

Uk: Why Generation Z Become Christians

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

Kids, Smartphone Addiction…...

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

On Netflix And Teenagers

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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

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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...

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

St. Patrick’s Day Lesson

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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...

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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&...

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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...

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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...

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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…

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

Why Gen Z Is Not Prepared To Follow...

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New 2018 Barna Group Research Reveals Troubling Trends In Gen Z

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How We Can Reach Students In A Post...

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By: Steven Kozak

The A,B,C’s Of Reaching Generation...

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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

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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?

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

Hip-Hop And R&B America’s...

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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

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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,” ...

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