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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.
What's Hot? 6/24/11

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

Teen Sex Linked to Higher Divorce Rates

A University of Iowa study has found that women who first engage in sex as young teens are more likely to divorce.

June 2011 - Update on Teen Media Behavior

Nielsen takes look at today's American teen, raised in an age dominated by media choices like never before, from the Internet to cable channels to web connected devices galore.

Only 12% of High School Students Get Enough Exercise

Two new studies find about one in 10 high school students gets the recommended amount of aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise, and nearly a quarter of students drink at least one sugary soda every day.

Judge Has Harsh Words for Mom Before Sentencing Her for Spanking Kid

A judge in Corpus Christi, Texas had some harsh words for a mother charged with spanking her own child before sentencing her to probation.

Are College Freshman Overconfident?

A growing percentage of incoming college freshmen rate themselves as 'above average' in several categories, compared with college freshmen who were surveyed in the 1960s.

What's Hot? 6/17/11

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

Internet Users Now Have More and Closer Friends Than Those Offline

Have a computer, Internet connection, and no Facebook profile? Now you're the weirdo outcast.

Boys Who Bully May Be More Likely to Become Abusive Men

Schoolyard bullies may be more likely to perpetrate physical or sexual abuse against their wives or partners when they grow up, according to a recent study.

Young Girls May Lose Sleep Over Pressure to Be Thin

Female friends most likely source of this problem among whites, researchers suggest in a new study.

Fathers Still Matter to Kids Who Have Moved Out

A new study shows that certain types of dads remain a force for good with children who have moved out of the house.

The Five Most Dangerous Teen Jobs

The National Consumers League (NCL) has issued its 2011 Five Most Dangerous Jobs for Teens report.

Seven of 10 Teen Drivers Admit to "Near Miss" Accident

Nearly seven out of 10 teen drivers say they have have barely avoided having a serious accident and more than half say they have had a "near miss" multiple times, a new survey says.

Father's Day is Big Business

This year, Father's Day spending is expected to reach $11.1 billion, an increase of 13% over 2010.

MTV Cancels Racy Drama Series 'Skins'

Good news: Goodbye to MTV's 'Skins'.

What's Hot? 6/10/11

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

Study Shows Gay, Bisexual Teens More Prone to Risky Behavior

Gay and bisexual high school students are more likely than their heterosexual peers to use tobacco, alcohol, drugs and violence and to even have suicidal tendencies, a new study by the U.S. government has found.

Study Ranks Mental Health as Young People's Top Health Problem

Mental health problems are the leading cause of disability among children, teens and young adults worldwide, according to a new study.

7 of 10 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers in Summer

A AAA study has identified the top 10 deadliest days for teen drivers and 7 of 10 of these days fall during summer.

Google: Your Teen's New Sex Ed Teacher

When looking for information about sex and sexuality, teens are searching Google for answers.

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