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Everyday teachers, parents, grandparents and mentors are engaging teens, but let's be honest this journey ain't easy. Its filled with bumps and bruises and "what the heck do I do now?" moments. Let's do this together. Lets engage today's teens.

Pastor Matt Schulte has been working with teens since he was a teenageer more than 2 decades ago. Now he’s raising his own. Let's go on this journey with him and learn how to engage today’s young people.

Matt Schulte is the Executive Director at Youth for Christ in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Engaging Today's Teens Pastor Matt Schulte of Youth for Christ has worked with teens for over 2 decades

    • Kids & Family
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Everyday teachers, parents, grandparents and mentors are engaging teens, but let's be honest this journey ain't easy. Its filled with bumps and bruises and "what the heck do I do now?" moments. Let's do this together. Lets engage today's teens.

Pastor Matt Schulte has been working with teens since he was a teenageer more than 2 decades ago. Now he’s raising his own. Let's go on this journey with him and learn how to engage today’s young people.

Matt Schulte is the Executive Director at Youth for Christ in Lincoln, Nebraska.

    End of Season 1

    End of Season 1

    This is our final episode for season 1. We look forward to returning in 2023.


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    • 1 min
    Do > talk

    Do > talk

     I have come to firmly believe that that the primary difference between teens who lived out their faith beyond college and those who didn't is when teens serve alongside their parent.

    This doesn't diminish the need to teach and talk about faith with them. But is probably most connected to a parent who is living out their faith and doing it with their teen. The Sum of your life is more valuable than the words you say. Parents and adults -- live out your faith with your teens if you want to see them continue in the faith. 


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    • 10 min
    Pornography and It's Impact on Teens

    Pornography and It's Impact on Teens

    Teen exposure to pornography has grown significantly. Porn is a dangerous and sleazy imitation of the beautiful union that God designed it to be. 

    John Paul II said: “There is no dignity when the human dimension is eliminated from the person. In short, the problem with pornography is not that it shows too much of the person, but that it shows far too little.”

    Things you can do to prevent access to pornography:


    Phone settings and Parental Controls

    Iphone has a new Sexting Filter
    AA type groups for anyone addicted to porn
    xxxchurch.com has great tools to help






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    • 14 min
    Social Media and Your Teen

    Social Media and Your Teen

    If your teen is on social media they are having a bad experience with it. No one walks away from scrolling social media for 20 minutes and feels better about themselves. Teens often have less of a resiliency than we as adults do to bounce back. 

    How should we address this as

    1. Be curious


    Are you using your phone a lot?
    Are you looking at things that are healthy

    2. Establish boundaries.


    Require or encourage a social media fast

    3. Model healthy habits.


    Its easier to hide behind a screen than to live out the vulnerability that living life in person requires.

    Slang of the day


    Buy the Dip


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    • 10 min
    Insecurity

    Insecurity

    INsecurity has always been an issue for teens and it has played itself out in different ways. One of the ways insecurity is most obvious is that some teens try to face their insecurity through the way they dress and the way they act. 

    What to do as parents


    Look for warning signs - Social media - what are the posting… are they drawing attention to themselves - Words they use - are they attention seeking? - Dress - are they confident or trying to stand out for the purpose of standing out
    Examine what you are teaching them in your home

    Perhaps they dont have a high opinion of your self or even think that God made a mistake. But the bible has a very different message


    Everyone has a seat at the table
    Every life has worth and value

    Verses to Use with Your Teens 

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/199qJ1mWFv1fDkCGwGCIzDmsTLGOnxc1h/view?ts=628e5815




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    • 10 min
    Teaching Teens Gratitude

    Teaching Teens Gratitude

    Gratitude cannot coexist with depression. Gratitude can help combat the me-focused culture we live in today. Gratitude has many benefits… how can we teach our teens to be grateful?


    Appreciate the things Around You
    Appreciate Yourself
    Gratitude journal
    Winstreak (Download the App)


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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

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Very relevant for todays teens!

I love hearing a real parent talking about setting healthy boundaries and relating to teens today!

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