The Adolescent Experience
Contemporary Culture: Youth Issues - The Adolescent Experience
Click on the following links for articles dealing with what it means to be an adolescent in our contemporary culture. For additional information on this topic, please check our news, links, and reading list pages.
Hazing: Not just for college anymore - A look at the latest hazing trends in both high school and college
Making change while making change - Helping teenagers look at their summer jobs as a calling
Identity, world and Word - Helping students find their way through youth culture's current muddled and confusing identity mess
Feelings-Someone more than feelings - Teaching teens to base their decisions on God's Word, rather than their own feelings
Why students abandon their faith - Lessons from William Wilberforce
Hey me! - Marks of a narcissistic culture and what we can do to help address this issue with our teens
Brokenness...deep and wide - The changing climate of American families
Have iPod will travel - Teens and portable technology
Teens behind the wheel - The dangers teenage drivers face and what can be done to reduce the risks
High-energy kids - What's all the "buzz" about energy drinks?
See the signs - Helping parents, youth workers and educators be aware of the signs of teen suicide
Helpful info on teenagers and jobs - What parents should know if their teens want to work
Be-"tween" - the ins and outs of the early teen and pre-teen years (ages 8-14)
The pressure's on - Teens and negative peer pressure
Where the teens are - Popular online sites for teens and what they're learning from them
Pass it on! - Our youth culture cries out for redemption, and it is up to us to pass on the Good News of Jesus Christ
Pressure Points - Today's teen athletes face an immense amount of pressure.
Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast - A look at the changing face of adolescent sleepovers
What's up with bullying? - The latest research on bullying along with personal and cultural impacts of bullying.
Making the Young Old Before Their Time - the problem with "adultified" teens.
I Love You 12 - Twelve traits of a Godly character we should want to see in our children's lives.
Confusion or Clarity: Youth Culture at the Crossroads - the "signposts" that mark the teenage years.
I Love You Just the Way You Are - exhibiting unconditional love in a conditional culture.