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The Benefits of Free Play

In this day and age where we are hearing more and more about the declining mental health of our kids, we need to come to an understanding of how changes in the nature of childhood are contributing to this epidemic.…
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Sports Idolatry

With March Madness now being over for about a week, it’s a good time to think about the place sports holds in our lives. Some recent data from the Pew Research Center offers five facts about Americans and sports. First,…
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Episode 172: “The Pressure of Youth Sports”

Download the podcast as an .mp3 by clicking here. RSS FEED – click here. Access from iTunes. FURTHER RESOURCES Resources, books, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast: Jason Engle (website) Westwood Baptist Church (Jason’s church) CPYU Research Fellows CPYU…
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Why Kids Need to Play

When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to get home from school, to change from my school clothes into my play clothes, and get outside with my friends to play. In fact, my mom would almost push me out…
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Sports Parenting 5

All this week we’ve been looking at how to push back on a youth sports culture that tends to value the wrong things, by living out our faith as sports parents. Jesus said that it’s out of the overflow of…
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Sports Parenting 4

All this week we’re looking at how to push back on a youth sports culture that tends to value the wrong things, by living out our faith as sports parents. Parents, let me ask you this question: What are the…
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Sports Parenting 3

All this week we’re looking at how to push back on a youth sports culture that tends to value the wrong things, by living out our faith as sports parents. There’s much that we can learn from hockey hall of…
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