Why Integrity Matters

Honesty is Always the Best Policy.  At least that’s what the poster says. But aren’t there exceptions to every rule?  Zig Ziglar, author of Born to Win, doesn’t think so.  He insisted, “The most influential persuasion tool in your entire arsenal is your integrity.” Your decisions reflect who you are and what you value.  Integrity is a […]

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What You Must Do to Invite & Involve Youth (So They Want to Stay)

The pastor of a small church encouraged his congregation to reach out to young people and make them feel welcome. “Our youth are important. We need you,” he insisted. “You are our future.” Everyone applauded. Unfortunately, no young people were in the audience to hear his message. We must do more than tell youth they are […]

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How to Be a Good Role Model

I recently asked a group of adults to describe important qualities they believed young people look for in a role model. They said a strong role model is fun and has a great sense of humor. Someone who understands what it’s like to be a kid. Someone who wants to be their friend.  Developmental psychologist and researcher, Marilyn Price-Mitchell, […]

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