This week someone asked me, “Has the shift towards Kindle and iBooks hurt your book sales as an author?”
For me the answer was easy. “Not at all. I think it’s helped it.”
Yes, it’s a fact e-readers are growing in popularity. According to a new PewResearchCenter report last month, “the percentage of adults who read an e-book in the past year has risen to 28%, up from 23% at the end of 2012.” But this same report reveals most people who read e-books, also read print books, with only 4% of readers being e-book only.
Why am I not concerned? Probably because most Continue reading “Scared of e-Readers?” »
It’s almost Super Bowl time… and that means two resources you’ll be seeing from us this week: Our annual BIG GAME Quiz, and a special Youth Culture Window article (posting mid-week) about what to expect from the halftime show.
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 called the Super Bowl “BIG GAME Quiz!” (I just posted it HERE). This quiz is a fun little party game you can use at your Super Bowl party at your church or your home. People fill out the quiz as they enter your party, predicting scores, catches, runs, etc., then you Continue reading “Super Bowl Quiz” »
When you think of the Seattle Seahawks, maybe “Jesus” isn’t the first thing that comes to your mind, but you might be surprised how many of the team’s roster are followers of Christ… even their quarterback, Russell Wilson.
If you follow my Facebook or Twitter, you know two things about me and football: I’m a Broncos fan (and finally a good year to be one), and I really don’t like the Seahawks. As a matter of fact, whoever is playing the Seahawks… that’s who I’m rooting for!
Despite my disdain for the Seahawks, I have to admit… I’ll be secretly rooting for Russell Wilson Super Bowl Sunday Continue reading “The Seahawks… and Jesus?” »
Here’s a brand new YouTube video of me providing adults with 3 simple ideas to “Get Your Teenagers Talking”
(click here if you don’t see the embedded video)
“Do you know where your children are?”
If you’re my age, you probably remember that catchy slogan from the 80’s. I don’t think I’ve heard that question in over a decade. Probably because parents have access to handy little GPS locators in every one of their kid’s pockets!
They’re called “iPhones.”
The problem is, many parents are hesitant to by their 10-year-old an iPhone when they find out Continue reading “Smartphones for Kids?” »
Google has become the number one place young people go for answers to their questions about sex.
Two glaring reasons.
- It’s embarrassing. Who wants to ask Mom or Dad what they heard in the locker room that day, “What does ‘anal’ mean?”
- Mom and Dad will freak out. (Wouldn’t you if your kid asked you what ‘anal’ meant? Regrettably Continue reading “Searching for Sex Answers” »
In a world where our young girls seem to struggle with self-image more than ever before, what is the greatest thing we can do to boost their confidence?
How about the gift of cosmetic surgery for their 18th birthday?
“Happy birthday sweetie… let me fix that for you.”
That’s what Orange County cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Niccole did for his daughters when they were as young as age 10. He fixed his daughter Charm’s protruding belly button at 10, then gave Brittani new boobs at 18, followed by a new nose three years later. Now both sisters have had their Continue reading “Happy Birthday… Here’s Your Boob Job” »
It’s 2014 and we’re already in full sprint. This week I’m already on a plane and heading across the U.S. to speak to kids and teach a parent workshop in Florida. Check out these cities I’m going to in the next few months and come and meet me face to face.
January 8, 2014 (Jupiter, FL)
Parenting the Smartphone Generation Workshop, Jupiter Christian School
January 18-19, 2014 (Vancouver, WA)
Preach, Parenting the Smartphone Generation Workshop, Northside Baptist Church
February 7-9, 2014 (Atlanta, GA)
YS Team Training, Youth Specialties
February 9, 2014 (Gainesville, GA)
Preach and Parent Workshop, Lakewood Baptist Church
Continue reading “On the Road Again” »