Youth Ministry: If you asked a teenager to define the word “cheating”, chances are you might be surprised. With the rise of technology, teens are engaging in behavior that, while fitting the textbook definition of cheating, is so commonplace that it isn’t a big deal.
Youth Group Lessons: According to a recent article in USA Today, the event of “prom” has slowly spiraled out of control, and is not being seen as the “coming out” party almost of young men and women.
While most students spend their entire academic careers focused on the letters A, B, C, D or F, many schools are considering using a similar system to help parents see the importance of being involved in their children’s education.
Youth Group Lessons: Advocacy groups to help curb teen drinking and driving have been around for decades, and they have done a great job at informing teens about mixing driving and drinking, but what about driving and marijuana?
Youth Lessons: Though much attention is given to the actual numbers of divorces, new research coming from Georgetown University and the University of Chicago is focused specifically on how divorce affects children ages five and under.
Youth Ministry: Selfishness, consumerism, drugs, alcohol, all of these seem to plague today’s teenagers and college students but then ever so often a story comes along that gives us a different view of our youth.
Youth Group Lessons: If you were to ask one hundred teenagers to describe their high school, you would receive a myriad of responses. And according to a new documentary, the descriptions wouldn’t be positive at all.
Youth Group Resources: There’s an interesting case pending that could change the definition of responsibility when it comes to juveniles committing crimes, and the parents who drop the ball.
Youth Group Lessons: While everyone has touted the millennial generation as being social-conscious, volunteer focused and eco-friendly, a new and controversial study released by the University of Michigan seems to turn all of that on its head.
Youth Group Resources: The next time you go to the movie theatre or pop in a DVD at home, take a few minutes to consider how much alcohol consumption the movie portrays, and take note of specific brands of alcohol the actors are consuming in the movie.
Youth Lessons: Going back to the days of one room school houses, parents would not have batted an eye if their child received hand slaps with a ruler or was spanked with a wooden paddle by the teacher.