Author Archives: Jonathan McKee

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; Sex Matters; The Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket; and youth ministry books like Ministry By Teenagers; Connect; and the 10-Minute Talks series. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, 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, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.

Stop dwelling on past mistakes

The interview provides good news for parents. We’ve all made mistakes. Instead of beating yourself up, ask, “How can I learn from this? How can I make changes? Lets stop dwelling on the past and let’s look at the future.” Continue Reading

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When teasing goes too far

Do your kids resonate with 13 Reasons Why? Do they ever feel, or have any friends who feel bullied, teased, mocked, or pushed too far? My longtime blog readers might remember me talking about a book I have been writing … Continue Reading

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Free 7-week Parenting Curriculum

Many of you have been asking me about the free 7-week parenting curriculum I announced on social media last month. It’s here! Continue Reading

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Why 13 Reasons Why

The show, rated TV-MA, shows very mature content including suicide, rape, sexual situations and foul language. Some experts are concerned the show glamorizes suicide. Others say it’s providing a great opportunity to talk with young people about suicide risk, self-esteem, social media and bullying. Who’s right? Continue Reading

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Alone

What if he had a coach he could talk with about that? What if he had an uncle? A youth pastor? His best friend’s dad? His small group leader? What if he had ALL of those mentors in his life? Continue Reading

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Lost a friend

Rob had an inherent knack for reaching kids no one else reached. He built a barn next to his property because kids in his neighborhood had nowhere to hang out. The barn brought out literally hundreds of kids each week. Continue Reading

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Men really hate solitude

People were so set, in fact, on settling for a distraction, that Wilson decided to give them an uncomfortable one, just to see how badly they needed it. He gave them ability to give themselves an electric shock. Continue Reading

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When Teens Doubt

I hear her pain, and in response to her and the countless others who keep asking the same question, we are doing a two week series on the topic… Continue Reading

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Where kids actually adopt their values

We can buy every porn filter, phone monitoring software, router based filtering systems… or even ban our kids from all entertainment media! But if they have friends, play sports, or go to school (yes, even Christian schools)… they will be exposed to enticing imagery and ideas. All the parental controls in the world aren’t substitutes for conversations about truth. Continue Reading

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face to face and hashtag evangelism

Greg and his team are leveraging 25 years of executing high-production, high-intensity conferences to pull of this live simulcast event to be held September 23rd in 50+ cities across the nation. Continue Reading

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