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Mental Health: 3 Ways to Help Youth

I was experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Life felt unbearable. Eventually, God led me through a 12+ year journey of healing and freedom. Read More

Made To Thrive

Many tools explaining the message of Jesus are contextualized for a generation that had a biblical foundation, felt guilty over sin, and were concerned with how they would get to heaven. But young people today do not have that same foundational understanding, and their primary concern is how they will survive the day.

Generation Z is the most anxious and lonely generation on record. They want to know how Jesus can practically change their life today. Developed in partnership between Ben Bennett and Cru, Made To Thrive presents God’s desire to reconnect people to himself and make all things whole.

  • What is Made To Thrive?

    Some Background on Made To Thrive

  • How To Use It

    How You Can Use Made To Thrive

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  • Find Help

    Recommended organizations, programs, and practical tools
    to find help for a variety of issues.
  • Counseling Organizations
    The mission of The Allender Center is to foster redemption and healing in individuals, couples, and communities by helping them tell their stories with awareness and integrity while also training leaders and professionals to engage the stories of others with courage, artistry, and care.

    American Association of Christian Counselors: AACC is committed to assisting Christian counselors, the entire ‘community of care,’ licensed professionals, pastors, and lay church members with little or no formal training with biblical truth and psychosocial insights that minister to hurting persons and helps them move to personal wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability, and spiritual maturity.

    Find Christian Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Psychiatrists near you! Search by location, name or specialty to find professionals in Focus on the Family’s Christian Counselors Network who are eager to assist you.
    The Hope Line: You deserve to be heard and understood. Chat with trained professionals for free. Available 24 hours a day.
    Pure Desire Ministries: Find hope, freedom, & healing from sexual brokenness through Jesus Christ. Explore support groups, online counseling, and resources for help with unwanted sexual behavior and betrayal trauma.
  • Family Resources

    Doing Family RightDOINGFAMILYRIGHT (DFR) is a non-profit entity with charitable status in both Canada and the USA. DFR exists to help people improve their most important relationships in life in a God-honoring way.

    Family Life: Family Life is committed to helping people know and apply the biblical blueprints for maintaining a God-honoring marriage and raising children to become responsible adults.  Helping couples build healthier marriages & families.

    Focus on the Family: Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.  Find help for: sexual abuse, emotional abuse, self-injury, eating disorders, substance abuse, gambling, terminally ill and troubled teens.

    National Center for Fathering: The National Center for Fathering ( is a nonprofit educational organization that provides research-based training and resources so that men are equipped to address their children’s needs. Their goal is to reverse the cultural trend toward fatherlessness by helping every dad learn how to be a father.
    New Life Ministries: serves the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of thousands across the nation and worldwide. Ministries includes WeDared.comNew Life TV and Every Man’s Battle.
    National Fatherhood Initiative: National Fatherhood Initiative’s Mission: To improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers. We strive to ensure a brighter future for America’s youth.  By equipping and educating fathers, we’re working on an issue that is at the core of our nation’s well-being.

    The Art of MarriageThe Art of Marriage Event is a video experience designed for church and community settings.  The Art of Marriage Event consists of six video sessions typically held on a Friday night and Saturday.  These videos combine dramatic stories, real-life testimonies, expert interviews, humorous vignettes and other teaching methods to lay out God’s design for marriage in a fresh, engaging way.  Guests attending the event are each provided a manual with projects to help them apply the principles taught in each session, augmented by dozens of articles and additional content to help them dive deeper.

    Every Man Ministries: With a mission to create a movement of God’s men who are empowered to lead others on a meaningful journey into personal character and leadership, ultimately having a positive impact on generations of women, children and families.

    ROOTED (Course from Hope for Orphans):  Christian families, inspired by the gospel of Jesus Christ, are often at the forefront of adoption and foster care. But for many of these parents there can also be unique, complex challenges.  ROOTED is a timely resource that will help you connect God’s love to your parenting, equipping you with a Biblical framework and practical skills for parenting children who have trauma, hurt, and rejection in their past and other post-placement challenges.

  • Media & Internet Safety
    Discover Freedom with Accountability2You. Conquer addictions. Break bad habits. The most comprehensive accountability software tailored to your specific needs.
    Meet Circle.  Their Internet. Your rules. Kids need sleep. A safe way to browse. And the occasional break. Set guidelines around when and where your kids spend their online screen time.
    Covenant Eyes: Located in Owosso, Michigan, Covenant Eyes is the pioneer of Internet Accountability software, empowering our members to maintain their online integrity.  Aware of an ever-growing need to better equip parents, Covenant Eyes has developed a family Internet filter that restricts usage based on parental controls.
    Enough is Enough: Enough Is Enough®; (EIE), a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, emerged in 1994 as the national leader on the front lines to make the Internet safer for children and families. Since then, EIE has pioneered efforts to confront online pornography, child pornography, child stalking, sexual predation, and other forms of online victimization. By leveraging its expertise, growing national partnership network, and positive reputation among the public, media, law enforcement, and Internet industry, EIE continues to advance innovative initiatives and effective communication strategies to protect children online.
    Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI): The Family Online Safety Institute is an international, non-profit organization which works to make the online world safer for kids and their families. FOSI convenes leaders in industry, government and the non-profit sectors to collaborate and innovate new solutions and policies in the field of online safety. Through research, resources, events and special projects, FOSI promotes a culture of responsibility online and encourages a sense of digital citizenship for all. DownloadBroadband Responsibility: A Blueprint for Safe & Responsible Online Use
    K9 Web Protection: Free, enterprise-class security software designed for home computers. K9 delivers the comprehensive protection you need automatically. With K9, you get the same advanced Web filtering technology used by enterprise and government institutions worldwide — all with a user-friendly interface that allows you to control Internet use in your home.
    PornProof Kids: This internet ministry is the work of Kristen Jenson, mother of three children. Her desire is to help parents inoculate their young children against the destructive and potentially addictive dangers of internet pornography. How? By making it OK to talk about pornography and explaining a little brain science in the process.
    With Qustodio, keep your kids’ device use safe, productive and fun. Qustodio provides concerned parents smart tools to help supervise kids online. Designed to solve parents’ concerns, Qustodio helps parents block inappropriate content, balance screen time, and control games and apps
    rTribe helps everyone and anyone heal. Yet the most under-served and isolated communities are where we help people connect the most: people struggling with unhealthy sexuality, addiction, relationship issues, and faith-based communities.
    I was a public school teacher and a porn addict — “I was a public school teacher and a porn addict for years. The turning point came when I was arrested 9 months ago, an event I describe in the following article. Now I want to out the internet sex industry, especially as it affects children and teenagers. So I wrote this piece and sending it anyone who might be able to use it.”
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