Teen suicide. . . the reality is sobering. It’s on the rise. And, we need to be aware. Certainly our response must be prophetic (instilling biblical hope and the reason for living in kids) and preventive (taking steps to build relationships with kids that build resiliency, for eexample). And sadly, we must also be redemptive….

Last week we hunkered down in the CPYU studio to record a rather difficult yet necessary upcoming episode of our Youth Culture Matters podcast. We interviewed our good friend Marv Penner, tapping into his years of expertise in youth crisis intervention to get some help with how to address the issues of teen suicide. ….

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Pulse will be back Jan 10. The next week, since it’s finals week for most schools, HSM will be taking a “Study Break.” This means on Jan 17 we will NOT meet in Small Groups. Instead, each campus will hang out in a coffee shop for students to come hang out and study. We are…

  I grew up as a preacher’s kid.   My parents made a couple of things clear:   1. They wanted me to read the Bible. 2. They wanted me to memorize Scripture.   So they did what any sensible parents would do to develop those habits in me . . .   They paid…

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  *The following is excerpted from an online article posted on CNN. A new study finds that teens who exhibit prosocial behavior — such as helping, comforting and sharing with strangers — have higher self-esteem a year later. No link was found between greater self-esteem and prosocial behavior solely toward friends and family. The findings…

As parents, we want to pass on our wisdom, values, and advice to our children, right? Well, there are three simple things I did to make sure my faith, and values, will get handed down to my three daughters. Now, I know that modern blog writing etiquette says I’m supposed to hold off sharing these…

Family Communication At Christmas. . . . December 18, 2017By Walt Mueller We’re only a week away! If your family is like mine, the Christmas holiday season affords you more time than usual to spend together. Your kids are home for a few extra days of vacation, you spend more time around the table at…

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