Author: steve

We believe there are too many youth suicides. We want to equip the folks who love our kids and influence our kids. We’re holding a training for Douglas County youth leaders that covers: Signs of depression or suicidal thoughts What to do when there are signs of depression What to do when there are signs

There is a trend occurring today that you may have noticed:  Adolescents and young adults are identifying as transgender in unprecedented numbers.  Interestingly, these adolescents and young adults did not show the typical symptoms of gender dysphoria when they were children (thus the late-onset term).  In addition, the teens presenting with suddenly and fully-intact transgendered

Some research suggests that some teens and young adults have questioned if they are transgender based on what they experience during puberty.  Let’s talk about the common symptoms that occur during puberty that can influence an emerging teen to wonder about their gender identity, when it hadn’t been a question before. Here are some physical

I recently wrote a blog for a favorite organization:  Where Grace Abounds.  Their mission is “100% Grace.  100% Truth.  No Compromise.”  I’ve known the good folks who work at WGA for many years and I’ve got to say that their dedication to grace and truth shines through.  They love really well.  When I grow up,

Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette, Colorado has an incredible ministry to youth.  They also offer a parent resource meeting to help families with dilemmas they are trying to figure out.  Not surprisingly, sexual identity and gender identity are hot topics in students’ lives these days. Which is why we’ll be meeting at Flatirons Community Church

(I hope you can hear my sarcasm.) Have you gotten this sense? Whenever someone does something wrong, or acts irresponsibly, or runs through Walmart like a maniac, while you’re shopping for school supplies, acting like someone has never told him how to behave in a public place. We look to the parents as though they

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