Posts Tagged: youth

Covering the Key Sexual Topics

Remember, you do want them to hear it from YOU first though you may feel they seem too innocent right now. Unfortunately, if you don’t have a frank discussion with your kids about sex, someone else will—the average age of first exposure to Internet pornography is 11 years old [1]. If you want your kids to… Read more »

The Need for Conviction in a Wishy-Washy World

How deep are your beliefs about God? Some kids are nearly undone by peer pressure. Especially if asked to publicly acknowledge their gratitude to Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins. The word “sin,” in case you haven’t noticed, has become a word to avoid, thanks to the growing influence of cultural tolerance.  So how do we help our young people to honor God in a… Read more »

Millennials and the Bible: 3 Surprising Insights

What do Millennials think about the Bible? Much has been made of the growing post-Christian sentiment among America’s youngest generation of adults. But how has this well-documented turn away from religion affected Millennials’ views of Christianity’s most sacred text? Has the “brand” of the Bible suffered or significantly shifted among young adults?

Gray Matters: Too Much Screen Time Damages the Brain

Neuroimaging research shows excessive screen time damages the brain. The average child spends more than seven hours a day with a glowing screen in front of them. Parents may hesitate to place restrictions on their kid’s screen time, thinking that whatever problems may be caused by electronic overtime aren’t worth that strong a response. Who wants… Read more »

If It Feels Right…

 “I mean, I guess what makes something right is how I feel about it.” The youth of this generation are not especially immoral, certainly no more than the generations that came before, according to David Brooks of the New York Times. But, “what’s disheartening is how bad they are at thinking and talking about moral… Read more »

The Bible: Why Our Youth Need to Know Its Truths

The Bible: Proven Truth. To be American is to embrace individual rights, right? Having been brought up to believe this, today’s young people are uncomfortable with the suggestion that there is only one universal truth. “You can believe that silliness,” they might reply. “But I’ll decide my own truth.” Because Christianity appears exclusive, many young people are uncomfortable… Read more »

Last Minute Testimony

Josh, Greetings in Christ! I was honored to attend your teaching Saturday night at Calvary Chapel Oceanside. I am so glad that the Lord had you change your message at the last minute. Because of the testimony of your life and what the Lord has done in it, my sixteen year old daughter, and her friend… Read more »

Why Don’t My Kids Embrace Biblical Truth?

Biblical truth, parents

Does Biblical Truth Still Matter? “Honey, when can we meet Tony?” “We were thinking Christmas break, Mom. But don’t worry about fixing up the guest room. We’ll share my room.” Terri’s eyes widened in shock. “Excuse me?” “Mom,” huffed Renee, “We’ve been having sex for months. We’re in love! Just because Tony and I don’t… Read more »