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Getting Family Discussions Started

Getting Family Discussions Started

A passion for media discernment is great, but how can parents avoid common mistakes and communicate with their children in a way that builds a relationship?

Nurturing Artistic Teens

Nurturing Artistic Teens

Young artists are wired a little differently. Understanding and embracing that uniqueness is crucial if parents hope to raise well-rounded, spiritually grounded kids.


God of the Fairy Tale

Author Jim Ware examines the power of myths, revealing spiritual truths hidden within classic fairy tales that point back to the true story of the Gospel.


Are There Cows in Your Living Room?

Most modern idols aren't fashioned from gold or carved in stone. So what would Moses say about a culture that practically worships entertainment?


Animated Movies Aren’t Just for Kids Anymore

Animated features have become beautiful, mature, almost literary works, which is creating new challenges for parents trying to gauge their age-appropriateness.


ClearPlay Cleans Up Hollywood

Meet Bill Aho, whose multifaceted content-filtering system is giving parents more control than ever over movie content … and giving the film industry fits.

The Blasphemy Challenge

What does it mean to blaspheme the Holy Spirit? An apologetics expert weighs in, explaining how atheists are using the Internet to provoke teens into the ultimate act of rebellion.

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Who Me? Desensitized? But I'm a Parent!

Over the years, Plugged In has spent a lot of time cataloging studies about how media and popular culture influence youth. I think it's safe to say there have been far fewer studies focused on how the same culture might be ...


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