Is Scripture Irrelevant to Contemporary Teens?

According to Solomon, there’s “nothing new under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9). But that was thousands of years ago. What about our own modern world, with its constantly outdated clothing styles and technology? It’s easy to think that our own struggles and sinful pressures are unique — if not to us personally, at least to our […]

Underage Drinking: More of a Problem Than You May Think

As the most used and abused drug among American teens, alcohol routinely puts teens at risk for alcohol addictions as well as related illnesses and injuries, some resulting in deaths. According to the Center for Disease Control, underage drinking is a public health concern that puts many at risk. Commonness of Underage Drinking Even though […]

What Technology Reveals About Today’s Teens, Part 2

It’s pretty clear that like generations that have gone before them, today’s teens have a thirst for social interaction. They’re often using gadgets to fulfill that desire, but it’s insatiable (see Part 1). They can become addicted and are sometimes undiscriminating in what they post or text. They need guidance from mature mentors, to be […]

Why “Fifty Shades” Is Dangerous (For You and Your Teen)

Has your teen daughter read or seen Fifty Shades of Grey? Have you? If not, have either of you wanted to? Besides curiosity and wanting to be in-the-know about the popular novel and box office sensation, why do you have that desire? Maybe you don’t even know. Maybe all you’ve told yourself or your daughter […]

Cocaine Use in Teens

Cocaine use in teenagers is a very, very troubling subject, a subject that should be taken seriously by all parents of teenaged children. If you suspect that your son or daughter might be using cocaine, then it is very important that you seek the necessary advice and assistance. Below you will find the three most […]

Keys to Preventing Underage Drinking

With all the bad news about underage drinking, some good news is refreshing: The minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) of 21 seems to greatly reduce alcohol consumption both among underage youths and among adults of legal age. More action is needed, however, in order to further reduce the instances of underage drinking and their related […]

Teen Ketamine Use

The use of club drugs fluctuates from year to year, and although right now the use of club drugs like ketamine is down, it is still important for parents to know the facts about this drug. What is it? Ketamine, also known as “Special K” and “K,” is a club drug that is a dissociative […]

What Technology Reveals About Today’s Teens, Part 1

Today’s kids and teens are different than any generation of young people that have gone before them, right? Some sort of generational Narcissism may accompany any age group, but it seems especially prevalent today. At least to older generations. On that note, many have documented the widening generation gaps, citing technology as the driving force. […]

The Facts About Ecstasy

A recent study says that ecstasy use in teens is on the rise, and that means it’s something parents have to be on the lookout for. Nearly 3 million teens have admitted to trying the “love drug,” and use of ecstasy has risen 71 percent since 1999. While drug use is generally down in teens, […]

The Many Dangers of Teen Steroid Use

Anabolic steroids might not be as popular among teenagers as alcohol, cigarettes, or marijuana, but they are certainly still a threat to teens. These steroids work by mimicking the effects of androgens (certain hormones, most notably testosterone) in the body, and many teens, especially young males, use the drugs in order to gain muscle mass, […]