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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.
Teens Who Sleep Late Gain Most Weight

A new study shows that kids who go to bed late and rise late are most likely to gain weight.

Teenagers Sharing Paswords as Show of Affection

A New York Times article reveals a new trend in youth culture. Young couples are sharing passwords to email and social media accounts as a display of affection.

More Headphone-Wearing Pedestrians Hit by Cars

Serious injuries to pedestrians listening to headphones have more than tripled in six years, according to new research.

Overweight Teen Girls May Have Higher Acne Risk

Teenage girls who are overweight or obese are significantly more likely to develop acne than their normal-weight peers, a new Norwegian survey suggests.

What's Hot? 1/13/12

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

Teens Struggling to Find Elusive PT Jobs

No surprise here... the unemployment rate for 16-19-year-olds seeking jobs is almost 25%, as teens struggle to find part-time employment in poor economic times.

Study: Internet Dependency Alters Human Brain

In a new study, researchers found abnormalities in the brains of adolescents who spent many hours on the internet, to the detriment of their social and personal lives.

Population of Needy College Students is Exploding

Incoming college students have grown markedly more needy since the 2008 economic downturn.

Fisher Price Introduces Kid Tough Portable DVR

It was bound to happen... Fisher Price introduces a portable DVR player for toddlers at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.

What's Hot? 1/6/12

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

Many Teen Girls Mistakenly Think HPV Vaccines Cut Risk for All STDs

Nearly one in four girls who gets the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine mistakenly thinks that her risk of getting other sexually transmitted diseases is lowered, a new study indicates.

Lots of Exercise May Boost Kids' Grades

A Dutch review of prior research reveals that the more physically active school-aged children are, the better they fare in the classroom.

Mom and Dad Can be Held Responsible for Teen Drinking

...even if they didn't know it was going on in their home.

App Downloads Hit Record High

For the first time in a single week, more than 1 billion apps were downloaded. Buoyed by new devices given as Christmas gifts, 1.2 billion apps were downloaded in the last week of December.

New Year's Resolutions Your Family Can Live With

I think that with the right attitude going in, the following resolutions can help to get the New Year off to a positive start.

What's Hot? 12/23/11

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

Teens Who Express Differences With Mom Might Resist Peer Pressure

Teens who express their own views in discussions with mom — even if they disagree — are more likely to resist peer pressure to use drugs or alcohol, according to a new study.

Underage Drinking Boosts Criminal Activity

A new study finds that there is a strong association between childhood drinking and criminal activity.

Nearly 1 in 3 Young U.S. Adults Have Arrest Records

By the time they're old enough to vote, roughly one in four Americans has had at least one criminal arrest. By age 23, the numbers rise to an estimated 33 percent.

Fewer Kids Exposed to Unwanted Sexual Content Online

Kids are not being exposed as much to unwanted sexual solicitations or porn on the Internet, according to a new study.

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