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The Sex Positive Movement, Our Kids, and God’s Word. . .

Over the last few days, I’ve been posting a three-part series on the Sex-Positive Movement, a trending and powerfully dangerous influence on all our kids. Today, Part 3, an overview...
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Our Kids In The School of the Sex-Positive Movement. . .

This week, I’m posting a three-part series on the Sex-Positive Movement, a trending and powerful influence on all of our kids. Today, Part 2, an overview of the core beliefs...
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The Sex-Positive Movement and How It’s Misshaping Our Kids. . .

This week, I’m in Nashville where I’m speaking to youth workers about teaching God’s grand and glorious design for sex and gender. Since this issue is on our minds, I’m...
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A Prayer For Our Children And Teens. . .

On several occasions in the past, I’ve mentioned how my prayer life has been deepened through the use of a variety of printed prayer books. One of these resources that...
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Youth Workers: Give Parents The Gift Of “Bubbles”. . . .

When scuba divers are down deep, it is easy for them to become confused and disoriented. Since water diffuses light, divers often find themselves surrounded by illumination, making it difficult...
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A Brand New Youth Ministry Training Opportunity! . . .

The challenges facing youth workers who lead and love kids in today’s world are immense. Perhaps you’ve found yourself trying to understand how to help kids navigate the pressures, stresses,...
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Some Words To Spark Spiritual Self-Examination. . .

Over the last few months I’ve been reading through The Imitation Of Christ by Thomas a Kempis. If you haven’t read it, I would encourage you to dig into it, perhaps...
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Do You Know The Lie Of Christmas?

I believed it would change my life. Even though I began my impatient wait for its arrival sometime in September, it usually arrived in our mailbox at 1162 Beverly Road...
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The Teen Mental Health Crisis – A Youth Ministry Resource. . .

Viral. Epidemic. Contagion. Crisis. These are all words we hear whenever (which is just about every day) a news story pops up about either teen mental health trends or another...
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A Prayer For When The Holidays Are Hard. . .

This week, many of us will lift our voices as we do each Christmas to sing these words from Joy To The World: “No more let sins and sorrows grow nor...
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Today’s World Cup, Football, And The Demon of Sport. . .

What was on your mind as you went to bed last night? Truth be told, my mind was visited and revisited by the anticipation that on this Lord’s Day, my...
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Teens, Gambling, and the Bible. . .

I can’t even begin to count how many there are. I’m sitting there watching a football game. . . or a baseball game. . . or a basketball game. ....
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We Always Marry The Wrong Person. . .

Several years ago I ran across a little interview with Glenn Stanton on “The Science of Shacking Up.” Stanton’s the author of The Ring Makes All The Difference: The Hidden...
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A New Youth Ministry Training Conference! . . .

It’s like Christmas morning around here! We’re excited! We just launched the website and opened registration for a brand-new youth ministry training conference. . . The Northeast Youth Ministry Summit....
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The Balenciaga Ad Scandal and Our Children’s Safety. . .

This morning I’ve been spending time getting caught up on the controversy unfolding around the winter ad campaign for the Balenciaga fashion brand. If you’re not familiar with what’s happening,...
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Thanksgiving. . . Put The Devices Away. . .

While watching a scene from the iconic teen film The Breakfast Club a few years ago, I suddenly realized just how much our world had changed. It dawned on me that...
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NOVEMBER 22ND. . . KENNEDY, HUXLEY, & LEWIS IN 1963. . . AND A GOOD WORD FROM CRYSTAL KIRGESS NOW. . .

When I woke up this morning I looked at the date and immediately my mind rewound and settled on this day in 1963. November 22 is always a significant day...
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Youth Ministry In A Celebrity-Seeking World. . .

A car ride with someone I don’t really know is one of my favorite things. I realize that may sound a little bit creepy and it goes against one of...
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A Short Word On Battling Pornography. . .

“We have a generation of young people for whom the call to repentance must include a call to turn from porn.” Those are some terribly true words from Tim Chester...
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Clearing Up Sex and Gender Confusion: A Youth Worker Training Opportunity. . .

Youthworkers. . . are you still looking for a Fall training event? We have a very limited amount of spaces still open for this focused, practical, and collaborative training experience....
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