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Finding Faith

“Finding Faith” is a series focusing on issues of faith, morals and ethics for teens and young adults.


Addiction to marijuana can lead to ‘radical loss of freedom’

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: November 10, 2017   

ROGERS — Hotly debated on all counts is the subject of marijuana. Controversial at best, the topics surrounding cannabis can range from individual rights to state rights. But to ignore this national discussion, is to avoid the proverbial elephant in the room. Even more crucial, is for parents, youth directors and teachers of children or students hitting double digits to get educated and be a participant in the debate. Discussions about the topic run the gamut between More... 

Pope seeking opinions of young adults around the world

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: September 25, 2017   

ROGERS — Parents and catechists are not the only ones trying to bridge the chasm between young adults and their faith in the modern world. A poll conducted by the Pew Research Center in May 2015 found more than one-third of millennials are unaffiliated with any faith. “We’ve known that the religiously unaffiliated has been growing for decades,” said Greg Smith, lead researcher for the study of more than 35,000 Americans, “but the pace at which More... 

Is there such a thing as ‘over-sharing’ on social media?

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: July 14, 2017   

ROGERS — Social media has been dubbed the new “opiate of the masses” by some critics. But, because these are uncharted waters, there are, as yet, no conclusive studies on the long-term effects this technology will have on our culture, our society or even our children. For the Baby Boomer generation and older, technology has been adopted into our lives, reluctantly by some and embraced by others. However, those younger are the digital natives who have More... 

Why parents should care about ‘13 Reasons Why’ series

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: May 23, 2017   

ROGERS — A Netflix online series, “13 Reasons Why,” is now the most-watched series since it premiered in March and it is probably the streaming service’s most controversial series too. The show, based on a 2007 young adult book with the same name by Jay Asher, follows a teenage girl, Hannah Baker, who leaves behind a manifesto of 13 audiotapes revealing why she decided to tragically end her own life. The series is rated “mature,” but its More...