Monthly Archives: September 2008

Sex… MTV Style

Tonight MTV launches their brand new show Sex… With Mom and Dad. What a title. I’ve got two words about this show: Dr. Drew. Dr. Drew is the doctor giving advice on the popular radio show Loveline. If you’ve worked with … Continue Reading

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“We” and “Them” at “See You at the Pole”

Yesterday morning was an event called “See You at the Pole” (SYATP). Thousands of Christian kids around the country gathered around the flagpoles at their schools to pray… or… to take a stand… it really depends on the group. Sorry, … Continue Reading

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Another Freebie From YS

Yesterday I received the YS Update, the free resource email from Youth Specialties (YS) that goes out to over 20,000 youth workers. The subject line: 10-Minute Talks- Ready to Go. (A nice little plug for my newest book, 10-Minute Talks) They … Continue Reading

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When Paparazzi Catch Miley… Going to Church?

It’s amazing how many emails I get asking about Miiley as a role model for our young girls today. Yes, Miley’s been in and out of the news for good and bad. But you gotta love it when a celeb’s … Continue Reading

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Escape Beagle

When I was 7 we got a little beagle mix (okay… it was a mutt! It had beagle, basset, and perhaps some collie. He was a short legged, long furred beagle). Besides being cute… he was an escape artist. Amazing … Continue Reading

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Tough Speaking Engagements

My friends over at Youth Specialties featured me as a guest blogger this week again on their YS Blog. At the YS conventions this year, one of the seminars I’m teaching is based off my new book 10-Minute Talks. The seminar … Continue Reading

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Almost All American Teens Play Video Games

“Almost all” … that’s a pretty big number. Pew internet & American Life Project just conducted a survey finding that 97% of teenagers ages 12-17 play computer, web, portable, or console games. Some of the findings: 50% of teens played … Continue Reading

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If parents said, “you can’t watch this…”

Time Magazine just came out with an amazing article called “The Truth About Teen Girls.” My favorite part of the article- a quote from an MTV producer who tells it like it is. Wow! I’ll give you the whole paragraph, … Continue Reading

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Top 100 Songs in the Last 50 Years

Anyone frequenting my blog knows that I often site the music charts, noting what kids are listening to today. Here’s a little peice of history that’s just plain fun. Billboard’s Hot 100 list is now 50 years old, and to … Continue Reading

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Girl Auctions Off Her Virginity

Wow… this is sad on so many different levels. This is from my local news here in Sacramento, our CBS Channel 13: A Sacramento State grad is trying to make money the old fashioned way, by auctioning off her virginity … Continue Reading

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