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Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee, president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of numerous youth ministry books including the brand new Connect: Real Relationships in a World of Isolation, and the award winning books Do They Run When They See You Coming? and Getting Students to Show Up. He speaks and trains at camps, conferences, and events across North America, and provides free resources for youth workers internationally on his website, Used with permission from
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Jonathan McKee's Articles:

  • The Impact of Technology on Teenagers

    The Impact of Technology on Teenagers

    We’re saturated with media. Question is: How is your family dealing with it?

  • What's More Enjoyable: Promiscuity or Monogamy?

    What’s more enjoyable, a monogamous sexual relationship, or promiscuity (sleeping with whoever you want)? Most entertainment media seems to lean towards the latter. Why is this? Does promiscuity really make more sense? This week I finished writing a book to teenagers about sex that will be released at the end of this year/early next year. […]

  • The Lonely Road of Doing Whatever You Want

    In the summer of 2013, Miley Cyrus came out with a song with the following lyrics: It’s our party we can do what we wantIt’s our party we can say what we wantIt’s our party we can love who we want Repeated throughout the chorus is the line: Doing whatever we want Wouldn’t that be […]

  • Bonding or Boundaries?

    Parenting is hard! I study and write about youth culture and parenting almost every day. It seems so nice and simple when I’m reading articles and typing words on the screen… then my 16-year-old gets home from school! Huge difference between theory and practice. I have never… emphasis on never… met the perfect parent. And I’m still learning […]

  • Keeping Social Media Safe

    “Should I allow my 13-year-old to use Twitter?” It happens after every parent workshop I teach. Parents line up with specific questions. “Is Instagram bad? “Should I be worried if I found my teenager using Omegle?” “All my daughter’s friends are on and she wants to be too. Should I let her?” (By the way, I […]

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    How to Disciple a Teenager Well

    What are you doing to make disciples?

  • Searching for Sex Answers

    Google has become the number one place young people go for answers to their questions about sex. Why? Two glaring reasons. 1. It’s embarrassing. Who wants to ask Mom or Dad what they heard in the locker room that day, “What does ‘anal’ mean?” 2. Mom and Dad will freak out. (Wouldn’t you if your kid […]

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