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, and 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.

Kids or Adults?

The biggest complaint I hear from parents is about the amount of time their kids are glued to their entertainment and technology. Kids are glued? Pop Quiz: Which generation watches more TV in America? A.  My 16-year-old daughter? B.  My … Continue reading

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64 Percent of High School Seniors Have Had Sex

Are more kids having sex than years prior? The answer depends on where and when. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) just released their brand new Youth Risk Behavior Survey (one of the three studies I’ve been anticipating), a study … Continue reading

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A Book All Husbands Should Read

A couple weeks ago Doug Fields finally released a book I’ve been eagerly awaiting, a candid marriage book to men titled, 7 Ways to Be Her Hero. Speaking frankly, I’m just not that excited about most marriage books. Many of them … Continue reading

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Teen Online Behavior 2014

Last week McAfee released their newest Teens and Screens study to help us understand exactly what our kids are doing online. The report revealed some interesting findings about teens’ online habits. Here are a few observations worth noting: Teenagers Love … Continue reading

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Training Your Own Volunteers

If you’re a ministry leader, what do you do to keep you leaders sharp? It didn’t take long for me to discover that all my volunteers enjoyed two things: food and socializing. So I decided to provide both, by gathering … Continue reading

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3 Studies I Eagerly Await

As you know, I like to keep my thumb on the pulse of youth culture. (Funny analogy. Does anyone really take someone’s pulse with a thumb?) This means hanging out with teenagers, but also keeping my eyes on research about … Continue reading

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Gimme Your Sex Questions

For the last few months I’ve been writing a book to parents encouraging and equipping them to have candid conversations with their kids about sex. In a world so full of explicit lies, today’s kids need parents who aren’t afraid … Continue reading

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Not My Kid

On Saturday I showed parents a glimpse into the world of today’s youth culture… and on Sunday a mom pulled me aside. “I have to tell you a story.” It’s funny, but whenever I spend a weekend teaching parents at … Continue reading

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I’m working on a brand new Parenting Help article that will be featured on the front page of next week. I thought I’d give you, my blog subscribers, a first peek at it and throw me some feedback. Which … Continue reading

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The Lonely Road of Doing Whatever You Want

The following is an excerpt from my new book, The Guy’s Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. This is just one of the 101 pieces of advice I offer to young guys in that book. In … Continue reading

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