Run from Social Media
01 April 2014
I saw this picture re-tweeted by one of my former students, and it echoes a lot of what I’ve been seeing in the news concerning teenagers on Facebook. According to this article, over 3 million teens have logged out of Facebook over the last three years. While..
Mary Jane is Becoming a Popular Girl
09 April 2014
Marijuana Use Is on the Rise Amongst Adolescents An article from David R. Smith at TheSource4YM.com Just last night, “Hunter” texted me before youth group: Don’t mention I said anything but…..can u speak on why it’s a sin to smoke (weed). Then, DURING youth group,..
Sexting and Sex in the Lives of Middle School Students
23 July 2014
From Sexting to Sex An article from David R. Smith at TheSource4YM.com We can’t necessarily explain it, but all of us notice it. 6th grade boys avoid girls like the plague…but when they become 7th graders, those same boys do all they can to capture..
Society’s Influence on Gay Teens
16 April 2014
No doubt that society influences all teens gay and straight. However, in this post, I want to speak about the influence towards teens who identify as gay and those who are questioning their sexuality. I stopped watching Glee after what I thought to be a..
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A Welcoming Environment: Do You Have One?
16 July 2013
When we look to talk about the most effective way to impact students’ lives, the conversation usually goes toward discipleship. Well, that makes sense—we all want to go for depth, not width. Discipleship is an easy principle to grab onto: looking at how you can..