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Thankful Past Thanksgiving

I am probably the last person to claim to have even a sliver of authority on the subject of Thanksgiving. Growing up as a child of immigrants, Thanksgiving was just one of those traditions we didn’t fully embrace. As...

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Let’s Talk Halloween

It is obvious that Halloween is just around the corner — in every store, the huge spiders and ghouls that used to haunt the aisles and scare small children are now being replaced by… Christmas trees. All the hopes...

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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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Social Media Basics: Spotify

It was a beautiful Las Vegas Spring morning and there I was standing in my driveway making all the last-minute preparations for my first-ever garage sale. I had set out a variety of items from our house ranging from...

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Christians (Should) Know that #BlackLivesMatter

Surely, your teen has heard about the Black Lives Matter movement. It began as a social media hashtag in 2012 following the death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old black male. He was walking through a Florida neighborhood when an...

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Three Ways to Engage with Modern Culture

As Christians, we are often encouraged to live in the world but not of the world. But with a culture inundated with some negative, less-than-desirable media, it can feel discouraging to dig through and find the positive things worth...

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An Inside Look at How Teens Use Social Media

As Life Teen’s coordinator of digital evangelization and outreach, a large part of what I do is manage our social media and aim to communicate truth to teens through social media. Some days, when I see some of the...

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Making Sense of Terror with Your Teen

We’ve reached a point where we can’t remember a time without constant news reports of mass violence or acts of terror. Even if we can step back and recognize that there are more days without them than with them,...

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All You Need to Know About Fortnite

If you or anyone you know is remotely into the world of gaming, you have most likely heard the name Fortnite. This is by far one of the most popular games right now and here is a little insight...

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The #NeverAgain Movement and Why it Still Deserves our Attention

Every generation in America has championed its own charismatic leader of change. For my grandparents, it was Martin Luther King, Jr. — larger than life, pleading for equality, and poetically campaigning for unity. For my parents, it was the...

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