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Jim Liebelt Christian Blog and Commentary Archives

Jim Liebelt

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Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
Current Positive Family Relationships Linked to Healthy Marriages Later

Adolescents who have positive relationships with their parents tend to have stable and satisfying relationships in their early adult marriages as well as romantic relationships.

What's Hot? 3/8/13

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

Teens Rule the Web [INFOGRAPHIC]

An infographic examines the dualistic phenomenon of how teens rule the web, but they’re not always as careful with it as they should be.

Religious Parents' Divorce May Cause Children to Leave the Church

A new study has found that the children of religious couples are much more likely to leave the religion if their parents get divorced.

Study: Teen Boys Forward More Sexts Than Girls

A new study finds that teen boys are almost twice as likely as teen girls to have forwarded a received sext.

Teens with Learning Disabilities Benefit from Closer Relationships

For teens with learning disabilities, more positive relationships with significant adults in their lives can improve their social and emotional lives, according to a new study.

Just Say No to Talking About Your Own Drug Use with Your Kids

Parents who talk to their kids about their own past drug use may not be helping their kids to avoid drugs.

What's Hot? 3/1/13

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

Deaths Surge Among Youngest Drivers

Fatalities jumped 19 percent in the first half of 2012 compared with the first half of 2011.

Rural Teens at High Risk for Pregnancy

A new analysis of data shows that the teen birth rate in rural counties is nearly one-third higher than the rest of the nation.

What's Hot? 2/22/13

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

More Than a Quarter of Teens in Relationships Report 'Digital Abuse'

Teens in relationships may be susceptible to being digitally abused by their boyfriends or girlfriends, according to a new study.

Study: Parents Prefer the Pill Over Condoms for Their Teenage Daughters

In a new study, parents of teenage daughters were asked what forms of contraception they were most comfortable with doctors providing.

Synthetic Marijuana Linked to Kidney Damage

Synthetic cannabinoids are not safe alternatives to marijuana, according to a new report.

Teaching Teens That Bullies Can Change Reduces Aggression

According to a new study, teenagers who believe people can’t change react more aggressively to peer conflicts than those who think people can change.

What's Hot? 2/15/13

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

College Students with Helicopter Parents More Likely to be Depressed

Helicopter parents who still run their university-aged children's schedules & vacations could be doing more harm than good.

Study: Underage Drinkers Look to Small Number of Alcohol Brands

A study from Johns Hopkins University found that just 18 brands take up 50 percent of the market for teen drinkers, raising questions about the brand advertising that reaches kids and teens.

CDC: Teen Births Hit Record Lows in 2011

The number of U.S. babies born to teen mothers dropped to record lows in 2011, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Millennials: Most Stressed Americans

Stress levels for Americans have taken a decidedly downward turn across the USA — except for young adults, whose stress is higher than the national norm, says a newly released survey.

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