TEENS

More Than a Like: Social Media and Mental Health

More Than a Like: Social Media and Mental Health

Depending on who you ask, social media is a great way to stay in touch with friends...

“Hey, What’s Your Snap?”

“Hey, What’s Your Snap?”

For many teens, Snapchat is their primary form of communication. They often prefer...

The “Apostle of Ireland”: A Little About St. Patrick

The “Apostle of Ireland”: A Little About St. Patrick

If you were to ask most people what they know about St. Patrick, you would most...

St. Joseph: A Model of Manhood

St. Joseph: A Model of Manhood

Saint Joseph was a virtuous guy, and that was key to the awesome life he lived....

Parenting the Digital World

Parenting the Digital World

"Do you think we spend too much time on our phones?" we asked them. They agreed...

Holistic Self-Care as a Youth Minister

Holistic Self-Care as a Youth Minister

Not only did I fail at caring for my body nutritionally, but I'd quickly get lost...

A Great Challenge: Reaching Young Men

A Great Challenge: Reaching Young Men

I thought about what a youth night or small group looks like in many parishes. I...

Healthy Habits: Rebuilding Relationships This Year

Healthy Habits: Rebuilding Relationships This Year

With a new year comes new opportunities to build or rebuild relationships with the...

Quit the Comparison Game: Lifting Up and Supporting Each Other as Youth Ministers

Quit the Comparison Game: Lifting Up and Supporting Each...

What if, instead of comparing ourselves to other people with the intention to elevate...

Putting Up Guardrails: Helping Teens Set Boundaries

Putting Up Guardrails: Helping Teens Set Boundaries

I love using this analogy of guardrails when discussing boundaries with teenagers....

Loving Every Teen You Minister To

Loving Every Teen You Minister To

Love. Kindness. Compassion. Acceptance. These should be foundational attributes...