I hope everyone is having a good 2011. It’s been a busy year so far here behind LifeTeen.com. In January we covered what it means to be pro-life, then in February we got hyper and considered the difference between LUV and LOVE:
- Vanessa Hartz - Plastic Roses: ‘The Bachelor’ and True Love
- Jackie Francois - What a Girl REALLY Wants in a Guy (shared over 850 times on Facebook!)
- Mark Hart – A Dozen Roses, Scripturally speaking
- Life Teen’s Facebook Friends - 20 Timeless Quotes on Love
- Mark Hart - Love and Lust. Body and Soul
- Katie Heller - Pornography: The Truth Behind the Lie
- Matt Smith – The 5 Counterfeits of Love (And Why People Accept Them)
We’re going to do things a little differently over the next two months. Rather than sticking to a single theme, we’re going to mix things up a little bit:
- March: Luv vs. Love, Lent
- April: Lent, Holy Week, Pope John Paul II
Why so many themes?
- Well, we know that it’s March and St. Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but we still have some good stuff to share about Luv vs. Love, so why stop a good thing?
- Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which is next week. We’ll publish a lot of content to help make the 40 days of Lent more life-giving for everyone.
- In early May of this year Pope John Paul II will be beatified in Rome. This means he’s one step closer to becoming a saint. We want to get everyone prepared for the beatification by spending some of April talking about JP2 and his impact on the young church.
In the meantime, skip over to store.lifeteen.com and learn more about two books we have that can help make your Lent better.
- 40 More | Go deeper with 40 days of Scripture, Reflection, and Prayer. Lent doesn’t have to be boring. Get more out of Lent with the help of this cool book from Life Teen. Plus it’s only $9.95
- Come Walk | A Teen Guide to Stations of the Cross. This is a cool pocket-sized book that will help make the stations of the cross relevant to you as a teenager. It’s cheaper than an iced latte: $2.95
Finally, I wanted to thank Mr. Greg Iwinski (aka Gary Jackson) for his four years of service behind LifeTeen.com and CatholicYouthMinistry.com. Over the past year, Greg discerned where God was calling him. After a couple of retreats and a A LOT of prayer, Greg joyfully stepped away from Life Teen with hopes of entering the seminary. Although we are sad to see him go, we know that Greg will only go where the Lord is leading him. Please keep in him in prayer! Know that he prays for you guys all the time.
Finally (part 2), if you know a creative Catholic who is passionate about spreading the Word online, then tell them to apply for the position of Online Editor with Life Teen. It might be one of the coolest jobs in America.