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 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 Lessons: For generations the symbol of freedom has been the automobile. Ask any baby boomer and they can probably describe every detail of their first car, but that has been changing and something else seems to be giving teens their freedom.
Youth Ministry: Tattoos are becoming more common place, while some people don’t care for them, we can all agree that an adult can consent to the permanence of a tattoo if they wish. But what about a 10 year old?
Youth Lessons: It’s become a reality that the modern teenage girl is obsessed about her looks. Having been born into a world of waif-life models, airbrushed advertising, perfect looking women are the normal image for most girls in modern society.
Youth Ministry: In a perfect world, children would grow up in a home with parents who love them and show them overflowing nurture that studies show has a direct effect on success in life. But as we all know, the world isn’t perfect and many struggle from birth.
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: While it might be more fun to load the car up with friends, especially in the months following getting a license, a new study shows that teenagers are much more likely to crash when they have passengers in the car.