Sep 21, 2017
Episode 18: “An Honest Discussion about Pornography” with Walt Mueller and Jason Soucinek
Walt and Jason discuss the latest in youth culture including stories about parental shaming on social media, Pokemon Go, texting while driving, Elizabeth Smart, magazine covers and more. For the 2nd and 3rd segments of this podcast, Walt and Jason discuss the devastating effects of pornography and what it does to our brains, our relationships, and even our marriages. They close by looking at both preventive and redemptive steps we can take in dealing with issues related to pornography, both in the lives of our students, as well as our own lives.
Apr 3, 2017
Episode 34: “Transgenderism and Gender Bending” with Ellen Dykas and Dan Wilson
It’s as if the landscape of our culture has changed overnight. The issue of transgenderism has moved front and center in our culture, our school, our churches, our youth groups, and in many of our homes. It’s safe to say that this new gender landscape is one that we must understand, respond to and navigate. But as parents, how can we do so? What names do we use when addressing transgendered kids? And how do we handle the complex web of logistical issues including bathrooms and sleeping arrangements? We’ll start the difficult process of tackling these questions and more, on this episode of Youth Culture Matters as we invite Ellen Dykas and Dan Wilson of Harvest USA to join the conversation.
Feb 28, 2017
TEDx Talk: The Porn Paradox
Speaker Megan Johnson talks about the connections between pornography and sex-trafficking in a new TEDx talk.
*Some graphic descriptions included
Jan 19, 2017
Love and Lust – Tim Keller
Tim Keller sermons via Gospel in Life: The Bible presents a more attractive and comprehensive view of sexuality than is generally understood. The headings explored in this sermon include the integrity of sex, the challenge of lust and the future of love.
Dec 5, 2016
Teens Tell All: Candid Talks About Experience With Drugs, Sexting, and Hooking Up
NBC’s Stephanie Gosk sits down with eight Colorado teenagers for a raw, unfiltered conversation about their experiences with drugs, sexting, and hooking up in high school.
Nov 30, 2016
Episode 25: “Sexuality and More” with Dale Kuehne
What is our culture telling us about sex and sexuality? Is the culture pointing us and our kids to a kind of sexual flourishing that reflects God’s will and way for our sexuality? And what does it mean to have a biblical understanding of sexuality? In this episode, we’re talking to college professor and author Dale Kuehne about his book “Sex and the iWorld,” the current sexual mood on campus, how to have conversations with students about sexuality and a whole lot more.
Walt and Jason open the podcast with a discussion about holidays, porn and sex ed, college loan money and spending, TIME’s most influential teens, CoverGirl’s cover boy, shoplifting and the phenomenon of drunkorexia.
Nov 19, 2016
Truth About Porn: Dr. John Foubert Interview
Truth About Porn, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness on the damaging effects of porn, interviews Doctor John Foubert about his findings in his research on pornography.
Nov 9, 2016
Episode 23: “Navigating Puberty” with Crystal Kirgiss
Puberty. Adolescence. Sadly, those are words that sometimes strike fear in the heart of parents. But should it be that way? Taking the time to understand the realities of puberty and adolescence in today’s world goes a long way in preparing us to parent, lead, and minister to teenagers in today’s rapidly changing world. We talk with our friend Crystal Kirgiss about puberty, adolescence, and a whole lot more on this episode of Youth Culture Matters. Our opening segment takes a look at trends and news in the world of youth culture including the physical activity of adolescents, a 9-year-old who graduated high school, social media and the teen brain, an after-school Satan club, talking with your kids about drugs and alcohol and bottle flipping.
Oct 22, 2016
Courier Mail, an Australian Journalism company, interviewed teens about sexting and the effect it has had on their lives. Watch the video here.