Author Archives: Jonathan McKee

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over a dozen books including the new Get Your Teenager Talking, The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket, The Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide for Teenager, and youth ministry books like Ministry By Teenagers, Connect: Real Relationships in a World of Isolation, and the 10-Minute Talks series. Jonathan speaks and trains at conferences, churches and events across North America, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com. You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan and his wife Lori, and their three teenagers Alec, Alyssa and Ashley live in California.

The Sex Talk Your Kids Hear Every Day

Your kids hear sex talks every day. The question is, are you the one giving the talk? It happens every time I bring up the subject of sex around parents. Parents always say, “Oh, I had that talk with Taylor … Continue reading

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Sex and Valentines Day

Valentines Day is rapidly approaching, romance is in the air, and there’s no better time to talk with today’s young people about sexual intimacy, specifically the “sexpectations” that many young people face around this holiday. Don’t worry, we’ve got some … Continue reading

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Fun Resources for the BIG GAME

It’s almost Super Bowl time… and that means our annual BIG GAME Quiz! For those of you have been following TheSource4YM.com for the past few years, you probably look forward to the fun little FREE resource we provide every year … Continue reading

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Recruiting Volunteers… in Hawaii?

Lori and I are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this week, and that’s why I was pretty excited when the county of Maui booked my dad and I to teach a workshop on the island this Friday on mobilizing the … Continue reading

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CONNECT with Smartphone Obsessed Kids

Remember when cell phones looked like this? This little baby came out in 1983 for $3,999, had a 30-minute talk time, and took 10 hours to charge. The crazy thing is… today most parents probably wish their kids just owned … Continue reading

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3 Steps Preventing Bullying and Gossip

MOVING TEENS FROM COMPASSION TO ACTION- WITH A YOUTUBE VIDEO AND SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS YOU CAN USE! “Lord, will you please help all the kids who are bullied around the world.” That was my nephew’s prayer. A few years ago … Continue reading

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Top Books of 2015

We’ve been looking back at the best of 2015 for the last few weeks, with a peek at last year’s music, then the top blog posts. I always find it interesting to see which of our books people resonate with … Continue reading

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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2015

It’s always fun to see what posts resonate with readers each year, as well as which ones draw traffic from the search engines (this 2011 post titled, “Dad, Can I Go to the Homecoming Dance” still draws significant traffic). Looking … Continue reading

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Top Tunes of 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, it’s always intriguing to look back at what young people were listening to. Many of you may remember exactly how much young people value music from our recent Youth Culture Window article about entertainment … Continue reading

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Best Movie of the Decade

I just saw the best movie I’ve seen in a decade… twice! For those who have been following my Insta or Twitter… you’ve been hearing little blips of my excitement about the new Star Wars film that premiered this weekend. … Continue reading

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