Kick-Off Season Inspiration

Life Teen kick-offs are around the corner and if you need any inspiration, here are some kick-off Life Nights to consider doing with your teens!

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Ask the Therapist: Speaking to Adolescents About Drugs

I remember making the commitment to never use drugs in the 6th grade through our local D.A.R.E program. In D.A.R.E, I remember learning about the negative consequences of drugs. Unfortunately, in the young adolescent mind, abstract thinking is still developing and the threat of consequences from drugs and alcohol can […]

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Wear Your Faith on Your Sleeve

“Dude, come on. Put it on!” said my best friend Tom doing his best to convince my thirteen year-old self to drape an impractical length of brown cord and cloth around my neck. Tom’s final attempt to pique my interest in wearing a scapular was to say, “Come on! You […]

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Thank You Core Team

Dear Core Team Members, Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Seriously, thank you (insert my genuine voice saying thank you here)! We all know that middle and high schoolers, as well as myself, don’t say thank you often enough. I want you to know how very grateful I am for […]

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Free Youth Ministry Resources for the Canonization of Saint John Paul II

For many of us who work in youth ministry, Pope John Paul II was a shepherd and father like none other. His love and affection for young people led thousands to the faith. His devotion to the Eucharist and Mary showed us how to live in God’s love. His courage […]

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