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, TheSource4YM.com. Used with permission from thesource4ym.com.
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  • 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 Ask.fm 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 […]

  • Happy Birthday … Here's Some Plastic Surgery

    In a world where our young girls seem to struggle with self-image more than ever before, what is the greatest thing we can do to boost their confidence? How about the gift of cosmetic surgery for their 18th birthday? “Happy birthday sweetie… let me fix that for you.” That’s what Orange County cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Niccole did for […]

  • Dad, Can I Download Katy Perry’s New Album?

    Katy Perry’s new album Prism has been out for just a couple weeks, and it already landed a number one spot on the Billboard charts. But this doesn’t seem to be the same Katy Perry we once knew. What can we expect from this new album? Or more specifically… what kind of guidance can we offer our […]