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4 Steps to Help a Stressed Teenager

Know a stressed teenager? Me too. Lots of them. Evidence is mounting that this generation of young people experiences more stress than any previous generation. Not only that, but teenage stress is starting to reach adults levels.


New Research About Teens, Social Media, & What They Need from Us: Not as Complicated as it Seems

My friend Eric, a local youth pastor, recently told me how a Ping-Pong table was revolutionizing his youth group. “All I did,” he told me, “was buy the table. Now the kids are there all the time! I can’t rid of them!”


Leading Through the Wilderness

Last week we hosted an all-new Sticky Faith Cohort of nearly thirty churches from around the country and across denominations. We always learn so much from their stories and their courage to live out Sticky Faith in unique ways.


10 Tips for Starting a Sticky Faith Youth Ministry from Scratch

I'm starting a Youth Ministry from scratch, which is great in some ways (less to change immediately) and difficult in others. Any suggestions on where to start?


The Only Six Words Parents Need to Say to Their Kids About Sports—Or Any Performance

My son’s getting ready to play T-ball this spring. I say getting ready, because after sign-ups we were informed that “spring training” would begin immediately this week.


Three Reasons Why Coaching Will Help Your Ministry This Year

If you’re like me, when you think of coaches, you think of guys in too-short polyester shorts with mesh ball caps, holding clipboards and smelling like Icy Hot. This is not the kind of coach we’re talking about, I promise. In all honesty, I have been resistant to coaching at different seasons over the years.


How I Blew It With My Kids’ Bible Verse

A few weeks ago, my husband and I were talking about a strong reaction I had to something he said. As we were processing it, I told him, “Dave, so much of what I do stems from how I feel about myself.” I can’t stop thinking about my self-description.


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