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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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Into the Desert: Resources for Lent

Ashes, fasting, praying, Stations of the Cross, no meat on Fridays, parish fish fries, Passion plays, communal penance services… there are SO many things going on during the season of Lent to help us enter into this time of...

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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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Jóvenes Misioneros: El Amor Conduce a la Misión

“Quien tiene espíritu misionero siente el ardor de Cristo por las almas y ama a la Iglesia, como Cristo.” –Redemptoris Missio, 89   ¿Cómo ayudamos a los jóvenes a desarrollar un espíritu misionero? Yo no soy madre, pero les...

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Teen Culture Update: February 2019

WHAT’S NEW   Social Concerns Racial inequality is an ongoing concern of young people, especially given the recent settlement between the NFL and Colin Kaepernick, the Jussie Smollett case, and rapper 21 Savage’s deportation. There is still suspicion around...

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The Battle is Real: Resources to Combat Pornography

Looking at the statistics of pornography use can be horrifying, especially when you are a parent. I was recently working on an Edge Night for middle school youth and their parents that discussed the issue of pornography. I could...

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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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Being Single, Dating, Breakups, Kissing… Valentine’s Day Blogs for Your Teen

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner along with all the mixed feelings surrounding it … is this holiday really a big deal? But I still expect chocolate and roses… going out on a date on Valentine’s day is...

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Los Conceptos Erróneos que Tienen los Jóvenes Sobre el Amor

¡Oh, amor de joven! De ensueño, ¿verdad? ..Tal vez no tanto. Los jóvenes de hoy tienen diferentes experiencias de amor. Muchos se encuentran en medio de una angustia devastadora por el desamor. A otros se les enseña lo que...

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Teen Culture Update: January 2019

WHAT’S NEW   Music Future, 21 Savage, Switchfoot, James Blake, and others have released new albums. New singles have also taken the music world by storm the most notable ones include Ariana Grande’s latest single “7 Rings,” “The Catchy...

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