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Better than Google

Google may be your authority on most things. But when it comes to figuring out what we should be praying about, even when we’re dealing with alarming symptoms, God, not a search engine, is our best, most reliable source.

Into the great unknown

Does the future feel like it’s full of unknowns? This author thought so until she prayed and got a new view of God and His creation.

The ‘wow’ of church

Think church is just that building you visit once or twice a week, or the group of people who keep it running? Think again. The true meaning and power of what church is and what it can do is a wow—and we’d love for you to participate.

Prayers for Manchester—and our world

Let’s join together in praying for our world, so that we can see an end to terrorist attacks. A big demand? Yes. But this author brings out a powerful spiritual fact to get us started.

Believe it or not

You may be a pro at standing up to peer pressure at school. But what about in your thoughts? Learn how to be alert to the pressuring suggestions that come on a daily basis and would seem to have an effect on our lives—until we wise up and recognize their powerlessness.

Feeling stressed?

At exam time, stress can feel like a normal part of student life. This article explores why it doesn’t have to be and offers a spiritual approach for dealing with stress and pressure.

What you’ve taught me

Your contributions to TeenConnect are important! Here’s what they’ve meant to TeenConnect’s editor, and the impact she feels they’re having on the world.

When life seems hard

What can we do when life seems hard? This author found that gratitude opened her eyes to a very different perspective.

“Dinner” with the enemy

After being treated badly, this author had no problem seeing the perpetrator as an awful person. But when they were put together on a group project, she knew that view needed to change.

Different is good

In college, this author was called “different” when she chose not to drink. But “different,” she discovered, wasn’t a bad thing.