Youth Group: One family’s worst fears came to pass: their 25-year-old daughter committed suicide in their home, taking the precious life that they had brought into the world so many years before.
Youth Group Talks: While Russian history is taught and discussed in school, few Westerners know what goes on inside the country today. But a recent article reveals a rather bleak reality that is a major problem for the once super power Russia: teen suicide.
Youth Ministry Lessons: It seems that bullying is more and more a center of controversy as awareness and attention are given to the issue. Most recently, a 10-year-old girl took her life after repeatedly being bullied at school.
Youth Ministry Lessons: Once a foreign concept, sexting has become a standard word in the vocabulary for many teenagers. Sending sexually suggestive pictures might be exciting to them, but few understand the risks for the possible serious psychological distress.
Youth Ministry Lessons: Private jets, huge events and lavish shopping trips are all designed to create an image of opulence and luxury for the stars of popular reality shows. However what you see on TV is often times not “reality” at all.
It seems that nowadays whenever you turn on the news or open the newspaper, there is a prominent story about bullying. The relationships that teenagers and young adults have today with each other are becoming more toxic.