The Importance of Mom and Dad
12 March 2015
Parents Have Unparalleled Influence on Their Kids An article from David R. Smith at TheSource4YM.com Today’s teens have a long list of influencers standing in line to leave their mark on young lives: media, culture, friends, church, etc. But the greatest influencers on kids are..
The Sexualization of Our Culture, Part 3
06 March 2015
This blog is the third of a four-part series on the sexualization of our culture. We’d recommend skimming part one (where we challenge the youth ministry nation to rethink our approach to teaching sexuality to our students) and part two (where we ask you to..
The Sexualization of Our Culture, Part 2
27 February 2015
If you read our article from last week, The Sexualization of our Culture, Pt 1, you saw our general thoughts on sexuality in our culture. We ended with the question, “How can we hope students choose to live differently unless they are offered a new..
New Trends for Selfies
26 February 2015
Does Sharing Lead to Struggling? An article from David R. Smith at TheSource4YM.com You may know what a selfie is, but what about a “wealthie”? And do you know the tremendous importance a young woman places on a picture of herself that’s broadcast to the..
The Sexualization of Our Culture, Part 1
20 February 2015
You may remember a few months ago when two female high school teachers were accused of having group sex with a male high school student. I was concerned because 1) I’m a human, 2) I work with teenagers, and 3) this is the school Elle..