The role of father’s in adolescent sexual education

Existing research preliminarily suggests fathers influence the sexual behavior of their adolescent children; however, more rigorous research examining diverse facets of paternal influence on adolescent sexual behavior is needed. We provide recommendations for primary care providers and public health practitioners to better incorporate fathers into interventions designed to reduce adolescent sexual risk behavior. Link “Our…… Continue reading The role of father’s in adolescent sexual education

4 Ways We Hold High School Students Back

In reading Robert Epstein’s book, Teen 2.0, the one thing that fundamentally shifted my thinking is that adults lament about childish behavior while simultaneously funding and celebrating it. Politely, Epstein says we have infantalized our youth. Maybe we need to take it a step further? We treat our young like pets. 4 Quick Examples to…… Continue reading 4 Ways We Hold High School Students Back

Is Purity the Right Word?

I didn’t grow up in church. As a result, I am still learning Christianese. You know, the weird language Christians use when talking to each other. Sanctification = I’m less a jerk today than I was yesterday. But it’s a blessing = I’m really disappointed by what happened to me, but I’m trying to make…… Continue reading Is Purity the Right Word?

I like Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fj2HVYlD_4 Currently, Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream is top 10 on iTunes. It’s huge. And I am not ashamed to admit that when it pops up on my iTunes I listen to it 3-4 times in a row. While I’m sure most youth workers groan when they hear this song… I take a totally different perspective.…… Continue reading I like Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream

Secret Sex

I’ve been around Christians long enough to know that they like to talk about sex. In fact, I know enough about internet traffic to know that only one thing is more popular than a post about sex. In fact, most of you are reading this because you clicked on a link with a keyword you…… Continue reading Secret Sex