In recent years, more and more parents and youth workers have become legitimately concerned about what happens to their high school graduates once they head off to college. Among the many challenges students face is the diminishing of Christian faith. It seems that what they once embraced, is weakened and at times forgotten. Mike Gaffney discusses with us how we can encourage and support faith development so that it stands firm during the university years.
Walt and Jason start the podcast off with a discussion about New Year’s resolutions and youth culture trends related to the rise in STDs, parental media use, the “backpack challenge,” virgins, and dating.
Links to news stories mentioned in the podcast:
STD Cases In Florida, On The Rise, What Does This Mean?
How much time do parents spend on screens? As much as their teens
“Backpack Challenge” is the new teen craze taking over social media
CDC Study Says Teen Virgins Are Healthier
This American Life: Duty Calls
We now date six people at once, study claims
Other resources and links:
Mike Gaffney – Facebook, LinkedIn
Young Life College
Songs and Creations (Yo Tar and related products from Yohann Anderson)
Nielsen Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions (2015 list)
Episode 25: “Sexuality and More” with Dale Kuehne
CPYU Parent Page
CPYU Spanish Language Resources (more on the way!)
The 2017 Christian Reading Challenge from Tim Challies
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The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life Into a Work of Art by Erwin McManus
Modern Romance: An Investigation by Aziz Ansari
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