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Why won't my kid talk to me?

Written by: Matt Strader Posted on: December 20, 2016

As a youth pastor, I hear this question all the time. "Why won't my student talk to me?" or "They used to talk to me all the time, but now they don't come to me with anything." If you feel like this as a parent, you are NOT alone. Now, certainly n...

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Put away the phone..... PARENTS?!?!?!

Written by: Matt Strader Posted on: December 7, 2016

How many times have you said (or wanted to say) "PUT AWAY YOUR PHONE!" to your student? Look, I get it, phones and devices are addicting. Our students can spend WAY to much time on their devices and it's wise for us to "ween them away" like we've ...

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Authority vs. Influence

Written by: Matt Strader Posted on: November 30, 2016

As a parent of a teenager, a main challenge that you face is how to "let go" of authority, and shift to influencing your child's decisions. Let's face it, when your child is 18, they will technically be an adult who is legally allowed to make thei...

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The Power of Porn

Written by: Matt Strader Posted on: November 14, 2016

My wife and I have this conversation often. How can we help protect our kids from the "porn-saturated" culture we live in? Our kids aren't old enough to own smartphones yet (Dreadfully awaiting that day) but your teenagers likely have their own pe...

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Youth Group Update

Written by: Matt Strader Posted on: November 9, 2016

Well we are now 2 months into a new school year of youth group and I thought it would be fitting to give you an update on what's going on. You're all used to this since we all likely spent last night (and early this morning) waiting for every upda...

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