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Author archives: Nick Costello

Caring For Suicide Survivors

In my final article addressing suicide I want to give you some guidelines for helping those who survive the suicide of another person. When someone commits suicide it affects as many as 6 other people. They suffer as innocent carnage or victims. Perhaps you or someone you know is a suicide survivor. How can we […]

Beware Of Bullying

Bullying and Cyber bullying is not an issue that should be ignored. Bullying is repeated, unwanted, aggressive behavior among school age children and teenagers that involves very real or perceived power imbalance by making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone verbally or physically or both or excluding someone from a group.The victim can feel rejected, unacceptable, […]

The Myths About Suicide

We’ve started a series on suicide which is the third leading cause of death among ages 15-24. There are many myths about suicide. Eight common ones are listed below. 1. Suicide happens without any warning signs. Not true . There are always some warning signs. 2. If you ask someone if they’re thinking of committing […]

The Myths About Suicide

We’ve started a series on suicide which is the third leading cause of death among ages 15-24. There are many myths about suicide. Eight common ones are listed below. 1. Suicide happens without any warning signs. Not true . There are always some warning signs. 2. If you ask someone if they’re thinking of committing […]

The Suicide Epidemic

I am beginning a series of articles addressing the issue of SUICIDE. I will especially look at teen suicide, but this issue knows no age boundaries. You will become better informed regarding suicide. The CDC reports suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for ages 15-24 and 4th leading cause for ages 10-14. That […]

Challenge To Youth Leaders

If youre a youth leader, youth pastor or involved with youth at your church, this challenge is for you. If you are a teenager, perhaps this will help you understand what your youth group should look like. There are approximately 6 billion people in the world today. Roughly half are youth. Could it be the […]

Be Heavenly Minded

God desires we walk in holiness and godliness. It’s a decision every Christian needs to make. The Apostle Paul taught, “Do not be conformed to this world, this age, fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs, but be transformed, changed by the entire renewal of your mind, by its new ideals and its […]

Advice To Teens On Sex, Love, Dating

We live in a society where when it comes to sex, anything goes, with anyone, anytime, anywhere and anyway. This is a sex-crazed society. The Bible says, “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.” (Heb. 13:4 NIV)  God says […]

SAYING NO TO PEER PRESSURE Part 2

   When I was a kid learning to swim I was assigned a buddy. My instructor called it the ‘Buddy System’. If I got into trouble, my buddy was there to help me stay afloat and not drown. Every Christian needs to have a buddy to help them stay afloat in the rough ocean of […]

I Won’t Do It!

Have you ever made the decision like I have when I was younger, to give into peer pressure when someone puts pressure on you to do something you know is wrong for you as a follower of Jesus? Just because someone or everyone is doing something, doesn’t make it right for a Christian. God warns, […]

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