teens

POLL: American Really Feels About Homosexuality, Premarital Sex, and Teen Sex

How do Americans view the morality of sex outside of marriage, sex between teenagers, and homosexual relations? New Gallup polling shows an increasing approval of all such sexual behavior, with a stunning majority approving of both premarital sex and gay relations. Participants were asked, “Next, I’m going to read you a list of issues. Regardless …

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HOW NOT TO TALK TO TEENS ABOUT THE BIBLE

I remember one of the first youth retreats I attended as the featured speaker. The retreat center was located in Pennsylvania, and I lived in East Texas. Instead of flying, my wife and I drove the entire way. In the snow. Inclement weather had closed several of the roads, and we invested a lot of …

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Three Common Traits of Youth Who Don’t Leave the Church

“What do we do about our kids?” The group of parents sat together in my office, wiping their eyes. I’m a high school pastor, but for once, they weren’t talking about 16-year-olds drinking and partying. Each had a story to tell about a “good Christian” child, raised in their home and in our church, who …

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What Teens Need to Understand about Their Choices

“Dear friends, God is good. So I beg you to offer your bodies to him as a living sacrifice, pure and pleasing. That’s the most sensible way to serve God. Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that …

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10 Things Christians Need to Tell Their Teens about Sex

In 30 years of speaking on the topic of sexual purity to youth and college groups, the question, “How far is too far?” is most asked by kids raised in Christian homes. The task of taking your teen from looking for ways to go as far as they can with the person to whom they’re …

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