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Social Media Basics: Filters

You’re scrolling down your Instagram feed and see your kid’s most recent post of them with the family dog. You like the photo, but stare at it for a few seconds thinking, “Hold up, that looks like it was...

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Unplug… and Plugin: Connecting as a Family During Lent

Let’s face it, like it or not, technology is woven into the very fabric of our everyday lives. Whether it is apps and games on our phones, social media, streaming services, or a smart speaker – our kids are...

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Things to Know About Sexting

“Every girl in my small group said they have been asked for pictures from guys they know!” I won’t forget the horrified manner in which an adult volunteer shared this realization as we debriefed our youth group’s recent retreat....

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Life Teen Resource Roundup: Books Your High School Teen Should Be Reading

Youth group is great and Mass is a must, but have you ever wondered how you can help your high school teen grow spiritually outside of the walls of the church? Well, Life Teen has plenty of resources that...

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Social Media Basics: Instagram Stories

“Wait, say that again!” you might overhear, as your son or daughter pulls their phone out to capture something funny, clever, or embarrassing thing that you, your spouse, or one of their siblings or friends just said, that they...

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Social Media Basics: Instagram

IG, the gram, Insta… whatever you’ve heard it called, Instagram is no doubt part of your teens’ lives, whether they have their own account or not. If you have a teen who has access to social media it is...

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A Manger and A Cross

I saw a picture several years ago during the Christmas season that remains with me still. It was a picture of the manger scene, but looming over it was the shadow of a cross. In the midst of all...

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#Friendsgiving: How to Help Your Teen Build Authentic Community

Making friends and creating space for them to grow can be challenging. When we are little, it is easy to run up to someone on the playground for the first time and be best friends by the end of...

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Hallows, Muertos, Saints, and Souls

The upcoming Holiday season is prime time for things teens love: communal, experience-based activities with strong aesthetic. This is why Halloween remains popular with teens, and why Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) has a growing reputation...

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Teens, Music, Drugs: What You Need to Know

“I been smokin’ since I was eleven/ I been poppin’ pills since I was seven/ Told my pastor I don’t do confessions/ ‘cause I pop a lot of molly for my breakfast” Fun fact, this is a factual lyric...

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