Research Josh McDowell Ministry has compiled years of research that will help youth leaders, parents, and youth navigate through life’s tough issues. Read Josh’s bio here. The Father Factor The Father Factor Portfolio is 25 years of documented research compiled by Josh D. McDowell on the impact fathers have on their family — good and bad. Gen Z Portfolio Born between 1999 and 2015, Gen Z is the largest American generation yet. Learn more about how they think, what they do and how we can best interact with them. The Porn Epidemic The Porn Epidemic Portfolio is documented research on the impact pornography has on society, and will help you be more prepared to support those around you into healing. Father Factor There has been a major reversal of 300 years of thinking on the role and importance of fathers. The Father Factor represents 25 years of research that confirms the 21st-century view of parenting. This portfolio depicts how fathers can have a significant influence on their children. This is a pastor’s dream in preparing for a Father’s Day sermon. Download Preface Download Executive Summary Download Executive Synopsis Father Factor Vol I includes topics such as: Behavioral Problems Child Abuse Crime Discipline Economics Faith Low Conflict Home Life DOWNLOAD VOLUME I Father Factor Vol II includes topics such as: Obstacles to Being a Good Father Positive Behavior Risky Behavior Sexual Behavior Self-Esteem Time Tips for Dads DOWNLOAD VOLUME II Porn Epidemic Portfolio The Porn Epidemic Portfolio is documented research compiled by Josh D. McDowell on the impact internet pornography has on society, and will help you be more prepared to support those around you into healing. Download Executive Preface Download Executive Summary Download Executive Synopsis Download Complete Portfolio Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: The Extent of the Problem Chapter 3: Consequences Chapter 4: Pornography and the Brain Chapter 5: Solutions Chapter 6: Illustrations Chapter 7: Jill Manning Testimony (US Senate) Chapter 8: Stories Chapter 9: The Porn Phenomenon Study (Barna) Chapter 10: Why Do I Continue to Struggle? Chapter 11: Talk To Your Child About Pornography Chapter 12: Quotes Chapter Chapter 13: Sexual Harassment Chapter 14: Virtual Reality Chapter 15: Voices Against Pornography Chapter 16: Resources for Overcoming Pornography The World of GenZ Born between 1999 and 2015, Gen Z is the largest American generation yet. Learn more about how they think, what they do and how we can best interact with them. Download Executive Preface Download Executive Summary Download GenZ Portfolio The World of GenZ includes topics such as: How Gen Z is different from Millenials 7 things people don’t realize about life for teenagers today Gen Z and Millenials collide at work The American Freshman Trends shaping a post-truth era Barna Study – Gen Z 5 trends that will inspire and engage both Millenials and Gen Z Technology and media habits of today’s teens 51 most interesting facts about Gen Z How parenting is shaping values, beliefs and characteristics What churches need to know about Gen Z How to effectively teach Gen Z Plugging teens into the faith: a how-to guide 4 things making Gen Z miserable 4 fears Gen Z hide about their future Through the eyes of Gen Z 7A’s – Steps to a loving family Subscribe to receive research updates and ministry resources emailaddy* More Research for Important Topics Our inclusion of older research (prior to 2006) is valuable as it shows patterns and trends in areas of interest today and can be found here.