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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...

Full Text of Brittany McComb’s Speech

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On June 15, 2006 the Clark County School District halted the graduation speech of Foothill High School valedictorian Brittany McComb. District officials said Brittany’s references to Christianity amounted to proselytizing. Below is the full-text of Ms. McComb’s speech. (HT: Review-Journal) Do you remember those blocks? The ones that fit into cut-outs and teach you all the different...

One Question Every Teen Needs to Ask About Love and Romance

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Do you have a list? You know, a list of the qualities you want in a future spouse. Some people have general lists that may or may not be written down. Others get a little more specific and put down preferred hair and eye color or even what musical instruments or sports they want their significant other to play. I once heard of a girl who had a list nine pages long, detailing everything from birth...

A Friend to the Friendless

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In the Lord of the Rings, as the journey grows increasingly dangerous, and it starts to become unclear who is truly on his side, Frodo slips on his fateful ring, running as fast as his hobbit legs can carry him, alone to the dark land of Mordor. But his faithful and devoted companion Sam eventually figures out where Frodo has gone and catches him in the nick of time—moments before Frodo sails...

3 Steps to Start Reading the Bible Today

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Imagine a world where no one watches movies. Think college guys in dorm rooms quoting lines from their favorite movies and thinking they’re hilarious. Except they never saw the whole movie from beginning to end. Weird, right? But you, the normal human being you are, go to your friends and say, “What if we sit down and watch the entire movie tonight?” Everyone looks at you with a face twisted in...

What Does it Mean to be a Godly Woman? With Leslie Ludy

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What does it mean to be a woman? In a culture that denies the reality of male and female, it’s pivotal that we understand God’s design for masculinity and femininity. This week, we continue our conversation on godly manhood and womanhood with Leslie Ludy, the founder of Set Apart Girl. Leslie talks about what true femininity looks like (and why it’s so attacked in our society), how to live out...

4 Ways to Comfort Your Hurting Friend

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Everybody has a different way of mourning. Some stay quiet and to themselves, blocking out the world. Some try to brush it off and hang out with friends, so they don’t feel the pain so strongly. Some laugh it off, pretending they don’t care. Yet still others take you into their confidence and tell you all that they are thinking. There is no “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to comforting your...

Finding, Making, and Keeping Godly Friends (and Why Your Friends Matter)

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Friendships can be complicated. Many battle loneliness and a lack of true friendships. Others experience one-sided friendships. Even more have friendships filled with ungodly influences. We know that having good friends is important…but it can feel so hard. Sara and Tabitha dive into this topic today and share how to find and make godly friends (and how to be one yourself), what to do if a friend...

Help! I’m Scared to Share the Gospel (with Clayton Hill)

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Have you ever tried to share the gospel…but then backed out? Do you break out in a cold sweat at the very thought of evangelizing? If so, this episode is for you! Real life rebelutionary Clayton Hill joins the podcast today to talk all about his own struggles with sharing the gospel (and how he overcame them), the best ways to start conversations, and how to get past the fear and awkwardness...

Suffering and the Hope of Heaven with Randy Alcorn

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Is it possible to have hope when your world feels like it’s crumbling around you? What can you practically do to stay grounded in times of loss, suffering, and pain? Randy Alcorn joins the podcast today to talk about the reality of the hope we have in Heaven (and what Heaven is really going to be like) and how this hope has sustained him through his own seasons of loss and suffering. If...

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 →