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Social Media, Mental Health, and God’s Peace

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If you are anything like me, you have probably spent a lot more time on social media this year. This might have something to do with us all having to social distance for weeks, even months. I am so grateful that social media has enabled me to stay in touch with friends and family during a rather trying year, but I am still left to wonder, is social media doing more harm than good? Broadband...

5 Phrases Teens Should Start Using During Intense Discussions (Navigating Disagreements part 4)

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Have you ever been involved in an intense discussion? Perhaps it was with your siblings or your parents or with a friend. I’m not talking about an excited conversation, such as you might have about whether or not Lebron James is a better basketball player than Michael Jordan or whether or not Minnesota is a more beautiful state than Michigan. Those conversations might sound intense–people...

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7 Ways Christian Young People Can Navigate Disagreements Better (Part 3)

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I am grieving for my people and my church. The world feels turned upside down. I imagine, for our generation, just saying the word “2020” will become synonymous with anger and bitter fighting. “It’s 2020 all over again.” Unfortunately, teenagers are stuck right in the middle of it. No doubt, over the past year you’ve sat through countless discussions about COVID-19 or the economic shutdowns or...

Get Up and Move! (How a Few Easy Steps Can Get You In Better Shape)

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Editor’s Note: When it comes to working out and taking care of our bodies, we might think things like that don’t have anything to do with being a follower of Jesus. But we believe that, as Christians, we should be wise stewards of the resources God has given us and one of our foremost resources is our own body! Read on for Audrey’s excellent tips on being intentional to care for...

The Girl Who Started A Love Riot for Jesus

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My friendship with Sara Barratt is 100% virtual. We’ve never talked over coffee or met up at a conference or worshiped together in church. I met Sara in the Young Writer’s Workshop—a place where everyone shares a thrill for stories, words, articles, novels, and poems. Together, we write them. But as time unfolded and the YDubs community grew, I found more in Sara than a teenager who doodles words...

Rebelutionary, Don’t Forget to Be a Kid

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“You’re a weird adult,” my little sister informed me. Apparently talking in a funny voice isn’t something an eighteen-year-old normally does. But I personally think it should be. If you’re reading this, chances are you consider yourself a “rebelutionary.” Maybe, like me, you were raised to serve God intentionally in your youth. We’ve watched so many of our peers waste precious teen...

Teens And Texting: Where Are Your Conversations Driving You?

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It’s just a phone number. I smiled as I slipped his phone back to him. “There. Text me,” I said. His smirk assured me that he would. I turned and walked out of the cafeteria. High school would bore me without guy-friends, I thought. It’s just a text. Sure enough, he texted me. I responded to him, of course. That’s just what teenagers do. Girls text guys, guys text girls. And boy, did I text. Not...

Should Christians Watch Movies?

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What have you been doing during quarantine or the shelter at home orders? Many people have turned on their streaming services and checking out the newest Disney+, Netflix, or Amazon Prime show. But how should we, as Christians, use our time? Can we watch films? Should we be watching films as an escape from our current situation or is there a better way to honor God while watching films? I think...

Why Memorize Scripture? (and three tips to get started)

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We’ve all been told to memorize Scripture. We all know that it’s something we should be doing. Some of us have even set memorization goals and worked towards memorizing verses, chapters, or even whole books of the Bible. But have you ever asked, why? I know I have. In fact, when I was seventeen years old, I struggled with that question. (Which was a surprise because I had spent most of my school...

4 Reasons We Should Obey the Government’s Stay-At Home Orders

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Its Friday April 3, day sixteen of official “stay-at-home” orders here in California. I went outside to check on the world, and amazingly it was still spinning! Got some updates for you. In case you missed it One of our senior editor, Sara Barratt, wrote an excellent article on HOW TO LIVE AS THE CHURCH (EVEN WHEN YOU CAN’T GO TO CHURCH). Amber Ginter published an article (just today) titled IT’S...

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rebelling against low expectations

The Rebelution is a teenage rebellion against low expectations—a worldwide campaign to reject apathy, embrace responsibility, and do hard things. Learn More →

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