Who’s the Most Excited About Brio? Probably Moms
We grew up on glossies. Our daughters want a different medium.
suicide. Today's youth are smart and well-connected. abortion. So where does a family-friendly print magazine fit in an edgy, digital-first youth culture?
We’re Not Getting Any Younger
Our culture loves youth and fears age. Here’s what faith has to say.
Opinion | Church. We're Not Getting Any Younger. Our culture loves youth and fears age. Here's what faith has to say. Emily Capo Sauerman. Image: Prixel
Am I Humble Enough to Learn from Millennials?
Learning from my elders is easy. Learning from those younger than me—not so much.
It's one of the big benefits of being an old new mom. If turning 30 meant saying goodbye to my young youth, then 40 is saying goodbye to my youth, period.
The Key to Raising Kind Kids
Harvard psychologist Richard Weissbourd says it’s closer than you think.
“How youth view adults in general may further reduce their commitment to fairness,” they report. “Teens don't appear to perceive adults as acting with any more integrity than they are.”.
Why I’m Not a World-Changer
In my middle-age years, I’ve traded revolution for good old-fashioned faithfulness.
How many 20- and 30-somethings among us have attended a youth conference—Passion or Acquire the Fire (sponsored by the now-shuttered Teen Mania Ministries)—and heard at
Why We Really Put Our Kids in Sports
Our goodhearted support prioritizes athleticism more than we think.
If you've spent any time around youth sports, as a kid or as an adult, you probably know what I mean by those parents: the ones who seem overly invested in their children's success and
10 Things Sexual Assault Victims Want You to Know
When I posed a question about abuse on Facebook, I was inundated with responses.
His wife was my Sunday school teacher, and he was a faithful church attendee. I was dating a young man who was the drummer in the youth band and spoke of his call to ministry.
Becoming a First-Time Mom at Age 41
How later-in-life motherhood renewed my youth.
How later-in-life motherhood renewed my youth. But it never occurred to me that the miracle of a child also would be God's gift to revisit, recast, and yes, renew my own youth.
Hey, Christian Youth: It Gets Better
Why have the perks of faithful adulthood become our best-kept secret?
Hey, Christian Youth: It Gets Better. Given extended adolescence, segregation of youth from adults, and an increasingly secular culture, this is something we must address.
Body Talk: Beyond the Tween Abstinence Lecture
Media shapes how youth see their bodies. What can the church teach them instead?
Media shapes how youth see their bodies. Getting an abstinence talk from a parent or youth pastor has become something of a rite of passage for evangelical teens.
A Stroke Freed Me to Redefine Beauty
Former model Katherine Wolf reveals how a nearly fatal experience altered her faith.
You grew up with a foundation of Christian faith that shaped your youth. Were there particular experiences in your early life that taught you the idea that beauty can come from suffering?
Jo Saxton Q+A: What's Holding Women Back?
Why she’s passionate about empowering female leaders.
like me. I didn't have a frame of reference for what my leadership could look like—but I did have a youth leader who really encouraged me. For someone
Embracing Valentine’s Day Disappointment
Why a holiday of unmet expectations leads me to the Resurrection.
Once you have flung yourself into his care—the way a mother is besotted with her baby, or a man clings to the wife of his youth— God's love is powerful, deep, and incontrovertible.
Latina, Pentecostal, and College-Bound
How the church stands to benefit from rising educational attainment.
Educational gains among Latino youth pose an opportunity or a threat to the growing number of Latino Pentecostal churches in the US. Latinos are graduating
Teaching Teenagers to Manage Invisible Money
With spending a click away, our financial lessons are even more urgent.
Youth no longer retreat to the local mall; according to Time magazine, restrictive policies keep unaccompanied teenagers from hanging out there even if they wanted to.
Why Millions Watched this Church Christmas Video
The underage narrators get the story right. Almost.
Hundreds of fellow churches, youth groups, and ministries have contacted Southland about using the video in their own services and outreach. But that's not all.
Cohousing: The New American Family
How alternative forms of living are changing communities, challenging the church, and keeping millennials in the fold.
In a study of over 250 congregations, researchers at Fuller Theological Seminary found that churches maintaining a vibrant youth presence share one inescapable trait: “They want to
How to Date When You’re Almost Middle-Aged
As I close in on 40, I’m learning how to live without marriage (even as I desire it).
(Susan's short-lived spouse left her little more than his name and child.) And while Frederica's youth gives her some time to explore romance, Lady Susan vacillates between another
Are Religious Kids Meaner or Nicer?
A Christian sociologist responds to two contradictory studies and what they tell us about science.
Her publications include two books drawing on findings from the National Study of Youth and Religion, A Faith of Their Own: Stability and Change in the Religiosity of America's