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Getting Guys (8/23/2013)
  Many churches have tried to stifle the wilder side of young men. Rather than stifle what is part of the male makeup, we are better off to channel it. Here are some ideas on how to do that.
Getting Guys Part 2: From Theory to Practice (9/5/2013)
  practical ways to get guys interested and involved in ministry and growing in their faith
Girls and Guys Groups (6/1/2005)
  This interview with Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, St. Charles, MO, offers details about gender-specific Bible study programs. Immanuel's GUYS and GIRLS Bible Study Groups seek to share and reinforce that God has a lot to say about what it means to be a young man or a young woman, and that His definitions of gender make a lot more sense than those offered by the world.
Youth Viewpoints on the Power of Male/Female Teams (6/1/2005)
  Jordan and Caroline are active in the youth group at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Livermore, CA. Before Our Savior called a full-time youth worker, Jordan and Caroline had the benefit of being served by a husband and wife team, Dr. Steven and Dee Christopher. The Christophers taught Jordan and Caroline a lot through Bible study, but the youth also learned much simply by witnessing the Christophers' Christian marriage in action.
Youth Ministry Basics: Girls and Boys, pt. 1 (11/5/2009)
  on working with teenage boys
Youth Ministry Basics: Girls and Boys, pt. 2 (11/19/2009)
  on working with teenage girls
Boys Becoming Men/ Girls Becoming Women (6/1/2005)
  Boys and girls are different. Everybody knows that, yet when we plan programs for the church we too frequently act as if those differences don't exist, or as if they are unimportant.
Fathers and Sons (2/1/2004)
  Teenage boys are under a lot of pressure. To counter this, it is the Christian youth leader's job to model Christ and connect to teens, providing a healthy, firm example of faith and love so that they might know the truth that sets them free. But this is not an easy task.

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