“Empower kids to figure things out for themselves”

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This comment on the post The Bubble List: 31 Things My Sons Should Be Able to Do Before They Move Out

You Are Special Too, Mister Rogers

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Inspired by a recent article about Mister Rogers, Christian Clifton shares his thoughts on the importance of role models.

What The Kings of Summer Can Teach Us about Becoming Men


The Kings of Summer holds a powerful lesson for men young and old alike, one that Christian Clifton hopes more will realize before it’s too late.

The Question Is…. Would You Have Changed Your Face If It Meant Not Being Bullied As a Kid?

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There’s something wrong with a society where a child’s life could be significantly improved by altering their appearance, but the right or wrongness isn’t really the question here. Instead, I’m wondering if this was a practical, workable and available solution to you when you were a child, would you have taken it?

“Can I Kiss You?” Giving People a Choice Before Sexual Intimacy

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Mike Domitrz, founder of the Date Safe Project, talks about teaching teenagers and young adults respectful intimacy.

Seeing a Woman: A Conversation Between a Father and a Son

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It is a woman’s responsibility to dress herself in the morning. It is your responsibility to look at her like a human being regardless of what she is wearing.

Family Contracts Are Good Business


Contracts are good business, even in the home. Tom Brechlin talks about negotiating in families as both parents and kids age.

Instagram Gratification

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Kenny Shults discusses the problems social media is causing for today’s teens—from accidental bullying to ‘digital aprosodia’—and looks to new forms of media to solve them.

Tech Talk: Infographic on Teens, Tweens and Technology

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Internet safety company Threat Track shared this fearsome infographic on parents’ perception of teens, the internet and social media.

Coming Out To Your Wife


Dennis Milam Bensie needed a straight marriage and inspiration from a controversial film to come out.

The Dangers of Christian “Marriage Worship”


You can be married and use someone. You can devalue and denigrate someone without ever touching them.

Watch What Teens are Doing With Their Spare Time These Days [This Will Make You Laugh]

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What are teenage boys doing with their spare time these days? Perhaps not what you think.

Teens and Social Media: One Post Can Last a Lifetime

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Jeff Bogle argues that teaching a kid how to use social media and its consequences is the responsibility of parents

“You can bring your kids to church with you, but if they stop wanting to go, forcing them is about the worst thing you can do.”


These are comments by Morgan, Lars Fischer, and David Kaiser on the post “What If the Kids Don’t Want Our Church?”.

This Teen Walked 10 Miles in the Snow for a Job Interview and Got One Before He Arrived (Video)


Need some hope? This is what happens when determination meets a good heart.

Guestpost #91: Ken Romano – Ten Things I’ve Learned From Mentoring Teens


Guestposter Ken Romano share some tips from his nine years of experience mentoring teens in New York.