Monthly Archives: April 2013

Top Words Used By Teenagers

What’s the most common word or phrase  you hear teenagers say? I want to know. (Use my comment feature and share your opinion.) I ask because my friend Vicki called me the other day and asked me, “What is the … Continue Reading

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Teenage Digital Devices

“It’s crucial to get to know them now in order to better understand who they’ll be tomorrow.” –The Teen Transition, Nielsen, 4/16/2013 I start the majority of my workshops with a youth culture quiz. I ask parents and youth workers, … Continue Reading

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A Week Off

I just spent a week hanging out with my bride on vacation. We used some airline miles and hotel points and went to a tropical escape (a pic I took yesterday) for 6 nights… and wow! It was so nice … Continue Reading

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You Must Rest

Tonight I leave for a week long vacation with my bride. You won’t be hearing from me for a week! I’m so looking forward to this break. As I’ve grown older (and hopefully a little wiser), I’ve learned I have … Continue Reading

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800 Youth Leaders

Last weekend was a lot of fun for multiple reasons… but one of the big ones was my time hanging with over 800 youth workers at the YS Palooza event I taught at in Philly on Saturday. Allow me a … Continue Reading

Posted in Leadership, Speaking/Training | 2 Comments

18 Years Old

Taught a parenting workshop today in Philly, getting ready to teach another one tomorrow (Monday) night at a church in Jersey. One of my favorite elements of teaching these workshops is talking with parents afterwards, trying my best to answer … Continue Reading

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Win Movie Passes to the movie 42

Baseball fans, movie buffs… people who like free stuff… I’ve got a fun little contest for you with some really cool prizes. It doesn’t get any simpler than this. The new film, 42, which hits theaters this Friday, April 12, … Continue Reading

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Ashley’s Rules for Parents

The blogosphere is currently bursting at the seams with insightful posts and articles from parenting authors providing helpful social media rules and guidelines for their teens and tweens, everything from iPhone rules, Instagram guidelines, to general social media parenting advice … Continue Reading

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Tickets for Two in Southern CA

This May will be the second year I’ll be speaking at the FAM Conference May 16-18th with my friends Doug Fields and Jim Burns at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. I’ve got an exclusive discount for all of you … Continue Reading

Posted in Church, Family, Leadership, Speaking/Training | 9 Comments

Americans Connected 2:38 Minutes a Day to Mobile Devices

With the rise in mobile phone and app use, we’ve been seeing a bunch of numbers floating around lately about how much time Americans are actually spending connected to these mobile devices. Well, Flurry just came out with a brand … Continue Reading

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