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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.
What's Hot? 08/01/14

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

For the Aspiring Helicopter Parent an App That Monitors Everything Your Child Does

Goodbye big brother. Hello big mother. A new app provides parents with the capability to track kids' locations, driving habits, and social media interactions.

Growing Number of Dads at Home with the Kids

A recent study from Pew Research finds that the number of fathers who stay at home with their children has nearly doubled since 1989, from 1.1 million to 2 million in 2012.

New Survey Reveals Millennials Prefer New Marriage Models Over Till Death Do Us Part

Marriages that couples can test and deglitch, work out kinks or simply abandon course without consequence make more sense to millennials.

The Chicken Wing is Really a Thing

The "Chicken Wing" pose of placing a hand on one's hip to form a triangle is often seen on social media sites and is used to make the photo subject appear thinner.

What's Hot? 07/25/14

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

Teen Drinking Linked to Tougher Transition to Adulthood

Teenagers who abuse alcohol are more likely to make a rocky transition into early adulthood, according to a large study of twins.

Guidelines for Buying a Used Car for a Teen Driver

For teen drivers, the degree of injury risk in crashes is greatly impacted by the type of vehicle they drive.

Add Caffeine Powder to List of Teen Risks

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen.

More Millennials Living With Family Than Seniors

Twice as many Americans live in multigenerational households compared to 1980. And Millennials are the ones driving the increase.

What's Hot? 07/18/14

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

Teen Drivers Not Wearing Seat Belts

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association revealed in a new study that majority of teen drivers killed on the road weren’t wearing their seat belts in 2012.

Kids Who Spend Time Outdoors Are Healthier

Time spent outdoors was associated with increased physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness and decreased sedentary behavior.

Parents Spending More On Kids This Summer

A new survey finds parents have increased per child spending on summer vacation, up 12% from 2013 and up 59% from 2012.

Millennials Say Smartphones More Important Than Deodorant

A survey finds that millennials value their smartphones more than deodorant.

What's Hot? 07/11/14

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

CDC Says Kids Still Getting Too Much Screen Time

Teenagers are spending hours in front of screens every day, despite years of expert advice that screen time should be limited.

Teen Who Drink and Drug Face Higher Risks

Teen drinkers who also use drugs run a greater risk for serious health problems and death, a new U.S. government study shows.

Study Finds Teen Dating Violence Affects 1 in 6

A new study finds teen dating violence affects both genders, with 1 in 6 reporting acts like punching, pulling hair, shoving, and throwing things.

Middle Schoolers Who Receive Sexts Are 6X More Likely to Report Being Sexually Active

A new study has found that among middle school students, those who reported receiving a sext were 6 times more likely to also report being sexually active.

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