Youth Group Lessons: While advertising campaigns are meant to be edgy and risky, authorities in the United Kingdom are cracking down pretty hard on images they think send the wrong messages to their country’s youth.
For inmates that are mentally ill, certain things about prison life can actually worsen their mental illness and reformers are calling for changes, specifically changes in regards to how mentally ill prisoners are punished with the prison itself.
Youth Ministry Lessons: According to the Center for Disease Control, childhood obesity is at an all-time of 19.6% of children aged 6 to 11 years and 18.1% of adolescents aged 12-19%. That means that almost one out of five children in America is considered obese.
Somewhere, at some point in time, someone found an unlikely source in which to make money: water. They began bottling water and selling it to people all over the world, charging outrageous amounts of money for the stuff.
Youth Ministry Lessons: The US Food and Drug Administration puts the number of Americans at 45 million who have at least one tattoo. It is also found that 17% of people who have a tattoo have considered having it removed.
Youth Group Lessons: With an increasingly competitive educational environment and more distractions than ever, high schoolers are sacrificing sleep in record numbers to keep up with the pressures of being a teenager in the 21st century.
Youth Ministry Lessons: All pastors want a growing and sizable congregation, but the size of the members themselves has a prominent leader worried. He was baptizing 858 people when he couldn’t help but notice the girth of those involved.
Youth Ministry Lessons: For decades parents have warned about the risks of alcohol and drugs. While this is warranted, experts are now cautioning parents against the rise of a new form of substance abuse among teenagers: prescription drugs.