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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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Getting Honest With Your Teen About Suffering

Omnibenevolent. It looks like one of those complicated National Spelling Bee words, but all it really means is all-good. What could possibly fit this description? Surely no one and nothing in the non-fiction realm. Maybe Mister Rogers. End of...

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Gen Z Teens Are More Religious Than They Think

Massive crowds. Horrifying humidity. Unforgettable connections. Those are the three phrases I would use to describe the experience of World Youth Day (WYD) in a nutshell. Probably not the typical pilgrim’s response, but it’s my honest one. In spite...

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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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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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