Youth Ministry Lessons: It seems like the word “bully” is becoming commonplace in the vocabulary of children and teenagers as more and more youth are facing the problem, both physically and throughout cyberspace.
Youth Ministry Resources: When students at Suffolk University were given the green light to send a campus wide email blast asking for donations for troops overseas, they weren’t expecting the drama that ensued.
Youth Group Lessons: Ask any parent the key to raising drug-free kids, things like love, close supervision and an awareness of faith would come up. While these are important, there is evidence that something even simpler is the key to keeping teens off drugs.
Youth Ministry Lessons: In India when a son marries he is given a huge dowry, or a financial gift from the bride’s family, that is handed over to his parents. Because of reasons like this, most Indians would rather have a son than a daughter.
Hazing in high school used to be assumed. It used to be a rite of passage into a certain sports team or school club and the idea was simple: do something to initiate (a.k.a. humiliate) new inductees to make them earn their place on the team or the group.
As more predictions about the end of the world surface and different parts of the country face natural disasters that leave people without power for weeks, many individuals have begun preparing for the worst…
Youth Group Lessons: In India, a tradition that dates back hundreds of years, is still plaguing poor, rural communities who live on less than a dollar a day. The tradition is that of selling your young daughters into prostitution once they have reached puberty.
It seems that one cannot escape words like “organic”, “green” and “eco-friendly”. A casual trip to the supermarket can become a barrage of expensive, “healthier”, items placed discreetly by regular products, enticing consumers to buy organic ingredients.