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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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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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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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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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It’s Okay to Say, “I Don’t Know”

I love my brother – I really do. But like all siblings, there are things about him that simply drive me crazy. And one of those is his inability to say, “I don’t know.” Like a complete and total...

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Teen Culture Update: December 2018

Welcome to the first of the monthly Teen Culture Updates which have been curated by Life Teen’s resident experts and streamlined by the Coordinator of Digital Evangelization and Outreach, Leah Murphy. Please note as you proceed to links that...

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