Youth Ministry Group Lessons –

Monday, December 11, 2023

There is a young girl who has been nicknamed Rapunzel by her classmates. She does not live in a tower. She has not been kidnapped by an evil witch and her hair does not possess healing powers. What she does have, however, is hair that has never been cut.

Police cars showing up at elementary schools seems to be making headlines more and more. Recently a six-year-old was taken into police custody after kicking his principal and becoming increasingly out of control.

It seems that the word “sexting” is now common place in the vocabulary of teens. Perhaps this is why officials feel that you cannot over-talk about sexting to teenagers. The negative ramifications for teenagers are endless.

No one ever imagined the television set declining in importance but recent data from the Nielsen group, a company that follows media use, is showing that younger Americans are slowly moving away from the tube.

A bizarre story out of San Diego has left many officials and private citizens scratching their heads and wondering how in the world a human being could have been left and forgotten about for so long.

Whenever the words “Christian” and “homosexuality” appear in the same sentence it is likely that some type of controversy will ensue. For many reasons, those two things simply cannot coexist and have been on the forefront of civil rights issues for decades.

In the past, it was assumed that education was its own reward. Students were expected to go to school simply because education was believed to be important, the key to bettering oneself in society. Today, however, the rules have changed.

In years past, getting your first job as a teenager was a rite of passage. Much like getting your license, the ability to apply for and find a job was a step towards adulthood and away from the dependence on mom and dad for every little financial need.

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