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Why Instagram is Hiding Likes

As more and more research unveils the alarmingly detrimental effects of social media and the mental health of young people, Instagram recently made waves with an important announcement. In an effort to combat the feelings of anxiety or inadequacy...

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Human Beings Not Human Doings: What the Story of Christmas Reveals About Our Goodness

Even though the hustle and bustle of Christmas day has passed, the Christmas season is still going strong. Christmas is truly a joyous season full of family time and traditions, but it is also a season full of “teachable...

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Why We Can’t Look Away: the Content On YouTube

In my previous blog, I unpacked some of the addictive nature of YouTube and how it, as a platform, has been designed to command people’s attention and keep them using the platform. There’s another layer to the world of...

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The Addictive Nature of YouTube

Believe it or not, Facebook was out the minute you made an account. Instagram lost momentum when the impulse to filter and curate rather than share honestly became the norm, and Snapchat started losing steam a while ago, especially...

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Equipping Teens to Confront Racism with the Gospel

It’s time that the Church stepped into the conversation around race.  And when I say Church, I don’t just mean the institutional Church, with its bishops and priests and parishes — though they certainly need to be (and already...

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TikTok: It’s Time To Understand This Wildly Popular App

If you caught wind that your favorite clothing store has been hit with a record-breaking fine from the Federal Trade Commission, would you stop by for a new t-shirt? What if it was banned in numerous countries and was...

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Don’t Miss the Mark: Addressing Back to School Anxiety

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer, and the television is flooded with “Back to School Sale” ads! Whether you are already back in the swing of a school year...

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Let’s Talk About El Paso

Many of us are still feeling the weight of what took place in El Paso on August 2nd. I know I’m still stuck on this cycle: anger, heartbreak, disbelief, numbness, more anger, repeat. It hasn’t been easy. By now,...

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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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