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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: How To Protect Your Kids From...

on April 10, 2018 by

Everyone knows that porn is ubiquitous online, a danger to be aware of and avoid vigilantly

Church Planting as Youth Ministry Pt2

on April 9, 2018 by

Two Views of the Role of Youth in the Mission of the Church

Church Planting as Youth Ministry. Pt1

on April 9, 2018 by

An ongoing column which draws together insights from two crucial spheres of ministry: youth ministry and church planting

What Pastors Need To Know About ‘Nones...

on April 6, 2018 by

The death of Christianity in America has been announced many times—and yet Christianity continues to thrive

He Is Risen…Mom Tased Teen Out Of...

on April 3, 2018 by

Teen needed to wake up for church on Easter. His mother tased him

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

Utah Passes America’s First ‘...

on March 27, 2018 by

We are refusing to let them learn the lessons of self-reliance and problem-solving that they will need to be successful as adults.

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…

Digital Life By The Minute…Values

on March 26, 2018 by

An In-Depth Look at Constant Connectivity…and What It’s Costing

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

 

Daughters More Influenced By Generous...

on March 18, 2018 by

Daughters are more likely to carry on a family tradition of philanthropic giving than sons, a recent Indiana

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

“I’d Rather Be Blind Than...

on March 15, 2018 by

I’m the Girl Who Clawed Her Own Eyes Out. This Is My Story.

Elderly Are Projected To Outnumber...

on March 14, 2018 by

Census Bureau predicts milestone will be hit within 17 years

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…

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.

The Full-Time Youth Pastor Compensation...

on March 8, 2018 by

Tangible data surrounding the compensation of full-time Youth Pastors in order to minimize vague speculation, while also providing concrete data and evidence

Ghana Teacher Teaches Computing With No...

on March 8, 2018 by

Part of his curriculum involves teaching students how to use Microsoft Word, only he uses a blackboard with chalk drawings of the…

Success in High School, Success Later in...

on March 4, 2018 by

Being a good student in high school seems to translate into a better job and higher pay down the road, a new…

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

Middle School Asked For 50 Male Mentors,...

on February 28, 2018 by

Pastor Parish set out to fill seats at a “Breakfast for Dad’s” event at his local middle school

 

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

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…

A Fathers Legacy

on February 27, 2018 by

The way we parent today we’re not on the fact our children but our children’s children

The Truth About Teen Eating Disorders

on February 26, 2018 by

Diagnoses of eating disorders, specifically anorexia nervosa, carry the highest death rate of all mental health disorders.

Many Teens Take Great Care In Posting...

on February 26, 2018 by

Prticularly girls, may go to great lengths to create a favorable post…even to ask friends to like their posts

Solution To Smartphone Addiction Is Now...

on February 23, 2018 by

Grades have gone up, and discipline problems have plummeted. Students are interacting, talking to each other, reading, kicking a ball, socializing — because…

Young Bible Readers More Likely To Be...

on February 23, 2018 by

The biggest factor predicting their spiritual health as young adults is whether they read the Bible regularly as kids

Army honors JROTC Cadets killed In...

on February 22, 2018 by

3 Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets killed in the Florida school massacre have been awarded medals by the US Army

Shooting Survivor: CNN Gave Me “...

on February 22, 2018 by

After Denying Question About Armed Guards

Pot Or Alcohol Is Worse For You

on February 19, 2018 by

It’s a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer

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…

Another Tragedy…. School Shooting

on February 15, 2018 by

Walt Mueller

Boy Dies After Saving Pal Who Fell...

on February 7, 2018 by

Anthony Perez, 11, died after he managed to push his friend to safety

Nick Foles: A Pastor In Training In The...

on February 5, 2018 by

Foles is taking online seminary classes through Liberty University with the goal of one day becoming a pastor in a high school

Teens And TV

on January 27, 2018 by

Teenagers who watch more than three hours of commercial TV a day are more likely to eat hundreds of extra junk food…

How Much the Typical Kid Gets in...

on January 14, 2018 by

kids ages 4 to 14 received an average of $454 in allowance over the course of 2017, in addition to cash gifts…

Teens’ Reward-Sensitive Brains Can...

on January 14, 2018 by

Although the reward-sensitive brains of adolescents can sometimes lead to risky behavior, there is a very positive side

The Data Snapchat Doesn’t Want You To...

on January 12, 2018 by

The data shows that users sent personal snaps (64%) to friends more frequently than they posted to Stories

Evolutionist Retracts Key Study On...

on January 10, 2018 by

Scientists’ attempts to find the ‘spark of life’ keep coming up short

Fewer Teens Are Having Sex

on January 5, 2018 by

As declines in risky behaviors continue

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

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.”

The Biggest Hits Of 2017

on December 26, 2017 by

Vengeance, Drugs, Self, and Sex… Without Regard

Little Girl Asks Santa Claus To Heal Her...

on December 25, 2017 by

Santa Claus bowed his head and delivered a prayer in the middle of a Bass Pro Shop — asking the Great Physician…

Symbol Of Church Sex Abuse Scandal, Dead...

on December 21, 2017 by

Disgraced former archbishop of Boston whose failures to stop child molesters in the priesthood sparked the worst crisis in American Catholicism

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

Teen Writes Book About How To Invest...

on December 9, 2017 by

Book: “Early Bird: The Power of Investing Young,”

Every 2 New Immigrants To The US Brings...

on December 9, 2017 by

“Chain Migration.” Previously unreleased data from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reveals the number of foreign relatives

Suicide Prevention: Falls Creek Surveys

on December 6, 2017 by

(1,347 people surveyed)

Judge Issued Ruling On Students Racist...

on December 1, 2017 by

…however vile the posts were, they were protected as free speech and so was “liking” and commenting on them.

 

 

NFL Player: What Are The Needs Of The...

on November 29, 2017 by

NFL Player to Hometown Churches

Soul Provider

on November 27, 2017 by

Youth Doing Ministry…. Youth groups please help out Ashley as  she helps out children in Ghana  Africa

Soul Provider

on November 27, 2017 by

Soul Provider

Youth Doing Ministry

I believe that it’s our desire as youth workers to see and encourage our students to do ministry. As…

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…

View The Bibles That Came Over On The...

on November 23, 2017 by

The Museum of Bible 8-story, $500 million museum features artifacts, exhibits and a Christian-themed musical

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 Put My Teens On A Digital Detox

on November 20, 2017 by

The results shocked me

Shoppers Are Still Paying Off Debt From...

on November 19, 2017 by

Millennials are the worst culprits here: 24 percent still haven’t paid off credit card debt incurred during the 2016 shopping season, while…

Neighborhood Quality May Impact Child...

on November 18, 2017 by

A new study finds that the quality of a child’s neighborhood may have significant and long-term effects on his or her behavior…

‘Social media suicide’ in...

on November 15, 2017 by

Japan has the highest suicide rate of any Group of Seven (G7) industrialised nation, with more than 20,000 people taking their own…

“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

 

Do Smart Phones Make Us Smarter? ...

on November 3, 2017 by

You will consult your phone about 80 times a day, or almost 2,400 times a month, about 30,000 times a year

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.”

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.

Sex And Drugs

on October 30, 2017 by

U.S. study links marijuana use to more intercourse

12-Yr-Old Boy Attempting Suicide, Kills...

on October 30, 2017 by

Driver Killed After 12-Year-Old Boy Attempting Suicide, Lands On Her Car

The Rise of Anxiety and Depression in...

on October 26, 2017 by

We can’t afford the risks associated with these realities, so it’s best to be proactive in helping teens develop a more positive,…

Why American Teenagers Suffering From...

on October 26, 2017 by

Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means…

Media Use By Kids Age Zero To Eight&...

on October 26, 2017 by

42% of 0-8-year-olds have their own tablet (compared to 7% in 2013)

Sometimes The Victim Is Also The...

on October 18, 2017 by

Students  anonymously posted something mean about themselves online

 

Life Norms And The Effects On Faith For...

on October 9, 2017 by

They want to make the most of their opportunities and see a purpose for existing beyond themselves.

Online Friendships Matter As Much As In...

on October 7, 2017 by

Teens gain the same personal benefits through online friendships as face-to-face relationships

Booze Often Glorified On YouTube Videos

on October 7, 2017 by

If kids only watched YouTube for insights into drinking, they’d get a very slanted view, new research shows

One In Four girls is depressed at age 14

on October 4, 2017 by

New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14

TV/Video Games In Bedroom Can Lead To...

on September 30, 2017 by

When a child has a TV or video games in their bedroom, negative consequences may happen

A Drunk Driver Killed Their Daughters...

on September 25, 2017 by

It shows the difference Jesus brings in the most tragic, unimaginable circumstances

Teen Returning Wallet With $1,500 To...

on September 20, 2017 by

Melissa Vang is thrilled to see goodness lies in the hearts of teens. “God bless this young man’s heart,”

Trojan Sales Drop Blamed On ‘...

on September 20, 2017 by

“young people are having less sex because they are distracted by their mobile phones.”

Earlier Drinking By Teens Linked To...

on September 13, 2017 by

Teens who start drinking at younger ages are more likely to have their first sexual encounter earlier than others, according to a…

Young Cyberbullying Victims Are Double...

on September 13, 2017 by

Children and young people under-25 who become victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to enact self-harm and attempt suicide…

5 Reasons I Recommend The Youth Culture...

on September 8, 2017 by

After many years in youth ministry there is now a news resource that I can recommend and encourage you to use…

Another Argument For Starting School...

on September 8, 2017 by

Teens Sleeping in Would Save the U.S. $9 Billion a Year

Flashback: Canadian Study Of Young...

on September 5, 2017 by

Hemorrhaging Faith: Why and When Canadian Young Adults are Leaving, Staying and Returning to Church

India Highest Number Of Deaths While...

on September 5, 2017 by

With 19 of the world’s 49 recorded selfie-linked deaths since 2014

Empathy To Manners Eroding Because Of...

on September 1, 2017 by

5 Skills — from Empathy to Manners — That Tech Might Be Eroding (and What to Do About It)

Snapchat Video Shows Girls Drinking...

on August 29, 2017 by

Police Chief: I would speak to our teens and young adults out there: You’re not invincible

Kids Under 10 Make Up 10% Of Porn Site...

on August 28, 2017 by

Most experts claim that 11 is the average age for exposure to pornography, but that number is obsolete

Close High School Friendships Important&...

on August 27, 2017 by

The quality of your friendships…influence mental health through young adulthood

Non-Grandparents Ministering To The...

on August 19, 2017 by

94-Year-Old Installed a Neighborhood Pool After His Wife Died to Fill His Yard with Laughter