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At what age should I let my kid have a phone?

I hear the question at every parenting workshop I teach. It comes in many forms: “How young is too young for my kids to have their own phone?” “I didn’t get my kid a phone… I just got them an … 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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They are just so… SKINNY!

Last week a brand new set of books hit the shelves that are SO SKINNY…. any youth worker can read them! Yeah, even that one intern! Group Publishing had a creative idea of grabbing 6 authors on 6 vital youth … Continue reading

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Coming to SoCal, Little Rock, Louisville…and more

My fall is almost booked solid, but I might be already coming to your area. So take a quick glance at my speaking calendar and see if your church would like to take advantage of any of these openings when … Continue reading

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Life in 6 Words

A week ago I got to hang out with a good friend of mine, Greg Stier. And Greg’s ministry has an amazing giveaway right now for youth leaders—free books for their entire youth group. The book is called Life in … Continue reading

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Nicki Minaj and Other Top Female Role Models

This last Sunday night MTV revealed something new about today’s most popular music stars… they are mostly female. It was an incontestable reality at MTV’s VMAs this year. Ladies swept the awards. In fact they won almost every single award … Continue reading

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In Your City

Finally… someone created an online hub for Christian happenings! It’s like this. Every time someone brings me out to their city to speak they always want to publicize their event, their training, or their conference… and depending on the city, … 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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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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5 Days of Get Your Teenager Talking- DAY 5

Each day in my blog this week I have given you a little somethin’ you can use to provoke meaningful conversations with young people. (Click here for Monday’s, Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, or Thursday’s.) My brand new book, Get Your Teenager Talking … Continue reading

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