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No Matter the Age: Reconnecting with Disney Live Action Movies

There are certain things that I will never forget the first time I experienced them – and an inordinate number of them are Disney movies… so when all of these live action remakes and sequels started popping up, I...

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Social Media Basics: Snapchat

If you’ve seen a picture of a teenager with the features of a cartoon dog superimposed on his or her face, then you’ve seen a Snap. In 2011, a new app hit the social media scene called Snapchat, promising...

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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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Getting Honest With Your Teen About Suffering

Omnibenevolent. It looks like one of those complicated National Spelling Bee words, but all it really means is all-good. What could possibly fit this description? Surely no one and nothing in the non-fiction realm. Maybe Mister Rogers. End of...

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Fluidity is Changing Our World (and Your Teen)

Forget Cinderella and think Moana. Less Beyoncé and more Solange. Leave Coachella behind and embrace Camp Flog Gnaw. Ditch your Levi’s for Universal Standard, Forever 21 for Fashion Nova. Replace Jay-Z with Tyler, the Creator; Sixteen Candles with Love,...

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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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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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