Youth Ministry Lessons: Sometimes teenagers are forced to deal with very adult decisions. And sometimes teenagers are forced to deal with situations that stem even beyond adulthood and require a deeper level of maturity.
Youth Group Lessons: How has technology changed the way that we handle love relationships? For many teenagers, physical intimacy involves sharing a deeply personal part of their lives: passwords.
Taking a stand against something you believe is wrong can be difficult. Not only do you risk being unpopular or losing friends, but you also risk being called names or bullied as a result. For teens in the United Kingdom, facing negative consequences for taking a stand…
The human body is our person temple from God, meant to be cared for and respected. But is it meant to be shown off to everyone? Now in San Francisco some are testing the legality of being a “nudist in public” claiming it to be free speech…
When you say the words “gay tolerance” and “the Catholic Church” one does not exactly see peaceful coexistence. It is no secret that the Catholic Church has struggled through the issues of sexual orientation and still seem divided when it comes to taking a stance.
More than ten million viewers watched the 2010-2011 season of “Glee”, many of whom are in the same stage of high school that the actors portray. The show has touched on many controversial topics but perhaps an episode aired recently was about as close to the edge as they’ve come.
United Colors of Benetton recently released an ad campaign to promote their foundation, called UNHATE. While the new campaign might promote love, it is a bit shocking and controversial to many.
A heartbreaking story has made headlines that reminded everyone to have compassion, no matter what side of the homosexuality debate they are on. A young man has been charged with intimidation of a hate crime, invasion of privacy and hindering apprehension.
Typically seen as a boy’s toy, LEGO is trying to offer products that are more girl-centered and focused. The line offers pastel colored LEGO sets that can be made into a hot tub, a splash pool, a beauty parlor, an outdoor bakery and a convertible car, among others.
The idea of birth control is controversial no matter what the context. Should the government be allowed to force institutions to offer birth control? Do parents have the right to say whether or not their children can receive birth control?
There seems to be a huge amount of pressure on teenage boys to lose their virginity. Sex is almost seen as a rite of passage, a proof of manhood, for young men and the response is usually pride and respect when a peer learns that a friend has slept with a girl.