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Is There One True Religion?

When I was in college, I majored in Religious Studies, and in the process was able to explore the history and beliefs of many of the world’s religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity… among others. It was a...

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Teen Culture Update: Celebrity Drama, Old Town Road, and Learning to be Pro-Life

It’s been a wild spring for teens and summer has made its grand entrance. As I write this blog, the highly anticipated Aladdin remake has already had a successful first weekend (one of a few major summer blockbusters), Miley...

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Four Holy Friends Your Teens Need

It is not an easy time to be a teenager. Teens today are facing temptations and attacks that even their Millennial siblings never had to worry about. And with every new dire report blasting terrifying numbers about suicide or...

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Teaching Masculinity in the Midst of Fluidity

The phrase “back in my day” used to be almost exclusively said by a grandmother to their grandchild, with 60 or so years separating their birthdays. However, in 2019, cultural norms are shifting so rapidly that someone born 10...

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Raising Authentic Women

Are you a rule follower through and through? Do you love to live in the black and white of life? Do you desperately avoid the messiness of the gray, wanting to define things, put them in a clean box,...

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Teen Culture Update: April 2019

Between the Sri Lanka Easter attacks, TIME’s 100 most influential people list, Avengers, Taylor Swift, and Coachella, it’s been a busy spring for teen culture. Here are some important things that have been going on that your teens are...

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The Truth About Tolerance

WHAT DOES CULTURE SAY ABOUT TOLERANCE?   We are all formed by the culture we live in; there is no way around it. While we all experience it, teens are typically impacted by the trends and trains of thought...

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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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Teen Culture Update: March 2019

WHAT’S NEW   Social concerns Although it’s primarily indicted parents, the recent college admission scandal has not been lost on teens for a couple of reasons. First of all, Lori Loughlin’s daughter, Olivia Jade, is a popular YouTuber (and...

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