Teens, Anxiety, and Youth Ministry (Part 1)
20 March 2015
Long gone are the carefree days of youth. The modern teen is stressed out. With sports travel teams, AP classes, gifted programs, standardized testing, band/dance/cheer/sports camps, and college application essays, today’s teenager feels the pressure to perform. And this doesn’t take into account the anxiety..
The Sexualization of Our Culture, Part 4 (The End!)
13 March 2015
For the past few weeks, we’ve talked about several key themes related to building a healthy understanding of sexuality from a Kingdom-of-God-perspective. (Click for Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.) This week we’ll wrap things up with what we believe are the two biggest..
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..