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, and 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.

Engaging kids in conversations about “Stranger Things”

No, we don’t expect moms and dads to sit their kids down and teach them a lesson. Far from it. What we hope to provide parents with is a loose guide towards meaningful dialogue including sample questions they might ask. Continue Reading

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Mom, is Chance the Rapper a Christian?

If our kids ask us, “Is Chance a Christian?” you could just respond, “What is a Christian?” Or if you feel like meddling a little bit, maybe ask, “What should I tell Chance if he asks me if you are a Christian?” Continue Reading

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Your stars

Amazon has it in stock now (14 days before the street date) and I’m asking my readers to simply pop onto Amazon and post a quick review after you read the book. Continue Reading

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Teens and Sleep Infographic

Did you know that kids using electronics during bedtime are 200% more likely to be excessively sleepy during the day? Continue Reading

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26 years with this girl

Today Lori and I celebrate 26 years of marriage, and it’s kinda weird… but we still like each other! Continue Reading

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Here’s my sex talk

Many committed followers of Christ desire to stay sexually pure until marriage. Few know how to keep that commitment. Continue Reading

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Lady Gaga Super Bowl Performance

If Gaga isn’t scandalous, they call her boring. And you wonder why so many are trying scandalous. Continue Reading

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Letting kids feel the consequence

It’s humbling being a parent of a teenager because they think they’re always right! It’s hard to live with someone so smart! Continue Reading

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On FOCUS this Friday

This time our topic is balancing bonding and boundaries as a parent, offering parents practical advice and encouragement in a discussion based off my brand new book If I Had a Parenting Do Over: 7 Vital Changes I’d Make. Continue Reading

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The Big Game QUIZ

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

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