Monthly Archives: October 2011

Why Are Teenagers Really Having Less Sex?

Last week I wrote a “Youth Culture Window” article on a subject I would earmark as very important, Are Teenagers Really Having Less Sex? And How to Continue This Trend. The interesting part of this whole study is the fact … Continue reading

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Top 10 Scary Movies I’d Actually Show Teenagers- PART II

Yesterday I kicked off the first 5 of my Top 10 List of films that I’d actually feel comfortable showing my teenagers. Yesterday I gave you the first five; today you get five more. I don’t know what the fascination … Continue reading

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Top 10 Scary Movies I’d Actually Show Teenagers

Tis the season to be… scary? First, let me come right out and admit that I’m not against dressing up on the 31st of this month, collecting candy and bobbing for apples. If you’re offended by this stuff, I’m sorry … Continue reading

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A Movie That Provokes Conversation

Young people love media. Thus… I love using media as a springboard to conversations about real life issues. Sadly, the grab-bag of appropriate media isn’t very full these days. Remember the good ol’ days when the good guys on movies … Continue reading

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The Hottest Topics- The Top Dozen

I always find it interesting to watch what topics interest you, my blog readers. Sometimes I’ll post a blog and I’ll watch the traffic trickle. Other times I’ll post something, obviously a hot topic… and traffic explodes. Such was the … Continue reading

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What Does the CDC Report Actually Say?

I’m just going to think out loud here a little bit about this Youth Culture Window article I’m working on for next week. The topic? This new Center for Disease Control (CDC) National Survey of Family Growth report that claims… … Continue reading

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Dad, Can I Go to the Homecoming Dance?

I have two daughters. And in the last month each of them asked me the same question. “Dad, can I go to the homecoming dance?” To one of them I answered, “Yes,” and to the other one I answered, “No.” … Continue reading

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Setting the Bar

Am I being too strict? Am I being too lenient? Both those questions came within minutes of each other after my Parenting the Texting Generation workshop this weekend in New York. Today’s parents seem to struggle finding a balance between … Continue reading

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Teenagers Looking for Ministry?

A few weeks ago I was sitting in the front row of a church waiting to speak, and after hearing a few announcements about the numerous ministries the church was actively doing in the community I turned to the pastor … Continue reading

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They Like It… so Let Them Do It!

In the last few weeks we’ve had a lot of dialogue in this blog about the media teenagers are regularly digesting, anything from mainstream racy music videos to top songs with questionable content. It’s been interesting to see some of … Continue reading

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