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For Teens

Don’t push

“Are you OK?” Taken aback, I looked up at my track coach. I had been enjoying our 100-meter sprint workout.

Safe from the storm

Hurricanes, tornadoes, hail storms. Can we really stop bad weather with prayer? One pray-er responds.

‘How could I be angry with him?’

Following an extremely loud concert, a musician prays about possible hearing damage and gets a surprising message: Love more.

Prepared to help

How can we be more prepared as pray-ers when tragic events occur? One young man’s experience, following a terror incident in New York City, offers helpful guidance.

Trusting God during the college process

Seven teens talk about how they’re praying about the college process, including finding the right school, dealing with fear and uncertainty, and how they’re trusting God with their future.

Off the bench and onto the field

I was the type of kid who always wanted to be outside. You know, the one who always asks his mom, “Just five more minutes? Please?” And somehow, an hour later, I was still nowhere to be found.

Stick with the facts

While there’s no formula for prayer, and our inspiration will often take us in new directions as we pray, this author shares one thing that’s consistently helped her pray more effectively.


The #metoo hashtag on social media offers women an opportunity to share their stories of sexual harassment and assualt and to find the support of a community that responds with caring and compassion. But is there a #metoo that can have a powerful healing effect on our society, bringing about change and healing for both men and women?

When peace replaced stress

Homework and tests were looming. Stress was building. How was she going to get through the week? A new insight about the presence of God’s peace broke the spell of stress.

The tie that binds

When you’ve been through something difficult, it can help to have a friend who gets where you’re coming from. That’s why one of my friends, who has struggled with an eating disorder, likes talking with fellow teens in the eating disorder community.