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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.
CDC: Teens Using More Condoms

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported at the International AIDS Conference that teens today are using condoms more than they were 20 years ago.

Depressed Teens Earn 20% Less Later in Life

Study finds that teens who suffer from depression earn lower incomes as adults.

What's Hot? 7/20/12

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

Majority of Tweens Have Cell Phones

A new survey indicates that a majority of tweens (ages 8-12) have cell phones, and many parents are concerned about the cost.

Exposure to Sexual Content in Movies Predicts Sexual Behavior in Adolescence

A new study links exposure to sexual content in movies at an early age to adolescents' sexual behavior.

Parents Paying Less of Students' College Tuition, Fees

College students are increasingly paying for their own higher education, according to a new study from college financing company Sallie Mae.

Girls as Young as 6 Want to be 'Sexy'

Girls as young as 6 are already beginning to think of themselves as sex objects, according to a new study of elementary school-age kids in the Midwest.

Teens Who Play on Multiple Sport Teams Less Likely to Become Obese

Teens who play on more than one sports team during the year are far less likely to become overweight or obese, a new study suggests.

What's Hot? 7/13/12

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

Facebook Does Not Lead to Depression

A new study refutes earlier suggestions that the amount of time spent on Facebook and other social media sites might lead to depression.

School Is Too Easy, Students Report

Millions of kids simply don't find school very challenging, a new analysis of federal survey data suggests.

Teaching 'Taco Bell's' Canon

Too few college students are readers. As a result, they have some hilarious notions of how the written language represents what they hear.

U.S. High Schools Lax in Preventing Dating Abuse

Although dating violence is a recognized problem for U.S. teens, a majority of high school counselors say their school provides no training or guidelines for dealing with abusive romantic relationships, a new study finds.

Study Ties PG-13 Movies to Teen Smoking

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics estimates that youth smoking could be cut by one-fifth by eliminating smoking from PG-13 rated movies.

80 Percent of 10-Year-Old Girls Have Been on a Diet

A study published in the Journal of Christian Nursing finds that 80 percent of 10-year-old girls have been on a diet.

What's Hot? 7/6/12

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

More Than One in Four Teens Have 'Sexted'

More than one-quarter of Texas teens have sent naked photos of themselves through text or email, according to the latest study on "sexting."

Multitaskers Feel Good But Results Lag Behind Single-Taskers

Recent research shows multitaskers feel emotionally satisfied, but their results lag behind single-taskers.

What's Hot? 6/29/12

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

How Teens View Their Digital Lives [Infographic]

Common Sense Media's infographic on how teens view their digital lives.

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