Preventing Suicide

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  According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC) there are more than 38,000 deaths by suicide per year. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., for all ages. It is the 3rd leading cause of death among people ages 15-24, the majority of suicides are by firearms. But these statistics […]


Choosing to Cheat


I just listened to a great podcast about self-care for clergy. The podcast is titled “Choosing to Cheat” by Andy Stanley. It is part of Andy Stanley’s leadership program. I highly recommend it and best of all it is free. Self-care is difficult for most clergy and Andy Stanley shares his experiences as a minister. […]


Early onset of Puberty in Girls

I know this has been in the Media a lot lately. But I thought this was important to highlight. Radio times spent almost an hour discussing the early onset of Puberty in girls. I thought this was really interesting and it has implications for our families and for our faith communities. Parents may need to […]


P.S. an Open Letter to Parents

I thought this article on YM today was great (Check it out) !It is an open letter to parents from a youth director. Obviously this youth director does not represent everyone. Every good youth director tries to partner with parents. I just wish we (youth directors) and parents could have a more open discussion because […]


Counsel of Dads


I heard an interview the other day with Bruce Feiler. He was promoting his new book The Counsel of Dads.  After hearing the interview, I am very curious to read the book, which expounds upon Bruce’s idea of forming a counsel of men to speak into the life of his children. At the time the […]