The Youth Column of the September/October 2012 issue of Gospel TodayÂ featured three world-changers, all of whom are under the age of 21. It’s amazing how many people feel like you’ve got to reach a certain age, status or office before you can revolutionize the world. The reality is– all it takes is ambition and action! [...]
For Gospel Today’s May/June 2012, we sat with Christian hip-hop artist Trip Lee and his wife, Jessica, to highlight the strength and maturity of their marriage, despite their ages. Make sure you check out the interview in the Youth & Young Adult column! Trip Lee and Jessica each wrote blog posts describing their process of [...]
At a time when parents and adults are shaking their heads in disappointment about the actions of todayâ€™s youth and wondering what will have an impact on them, thereâ€™s a movement with an answer. Itâ€™s an organization appropriately called Impact. According to Executive Director, Charles Gilmer… â€œThe Vision of The Impact Movement is to see [...]
Getting involved in global missions can widen your capacity to learn, appreciate and connect with other cultures. In the words of the popular Christian band, Casting Crowns, â€œwe can serve until the whole world hears!â€
Does media promote and influence teens to engage in sex? Reality TV celebrities as well as actors and actresses often become role models for teens. In the last few years, the trend of â€œcarriage before marriageâ€ in Hollywood has had rippling effects on teens. Many celebs have even been vocal against marriage and see it [...]
Notice these startling statistics: 1. 25 percent of 15-year-old females and about 30 percent of 15-year- old males are sexually active.** 2. By 18 years of age, 66 percent of females and 68 percent of males have engaged in sexual intercourse.** 3. In 2000, among White mothers about 27% of all births were out-of-wedlock, among [...]
You can tell me I need to do better, but if you donâ€™t show me better, I will do what I know! Teens have a tendency to do what they know. If they see violence at home, in the movies, in video games, or on the street, they are more inclined to copy such behaviors. [...]
As many of you (or maybe your son or daughter) graduate in the next few weeks and embark on a new life, remember that all your dreams are at arms length. The economy, people, family, friends might tell you one thing but following your dream will be the best thing to do. Here are a few tips to take as you set sail.