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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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Life Teen Resource Roundup: Books Your High School Teen Should Be Reading

Youth group is great and Mass is a must, but have you ever wondered how you can help your high school teen grow spiritually outside of the walls of the church? Well, Life Teen has plenty of resources that...

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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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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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Social Media Basics: Instagram

IG, the gram, Insta… whatever you’ve heard it called, Instagram is no doubt part of your teens’ lives, whether they have their own account or not. If you have a teen who has access to social media it is...

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A Manger and A Cross

I saw a picture several years ago during the Christmas season that remains with me still. It was a picture of the manger scene, but looming over it was the shadow of a cross. In the midst of all...

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