Longing to be Loved

  Lynsi Snyder, president of In-N-Out Burger, has fond memories of her father growing up. Her fond memories are also coupled with memories of hospital visits. She was too young to understand her father’s severe drug addiction. After Snyder’s father passed away her world shattered. She found herself looking to fill a void. Shortly after her […]

STDs: Among the Most Common Contagious Diseases in the United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are about 20 million new sexually transmitted disease infections (STDs) in the United States each year. To put that number in perspective, it is about the population of New York state. STDs are among the most commonly reported contagious diseases in the United States. According to a report by the […]

Anti-Teen Suicide Campaign: 13 Reasons Why Not

The Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why has contributed to nationwide debates as many individuals have voiced concern over whether the show promotes teen suicide. When the Academic Dean of Oxford High School, Pam Fine, discovered the show was working on a second season, she proposed the Michigan school release a counter campaign called 13 […]

The Truth About Romantic Novels

Myth: A good book on physical love will help your sex life. Truth: Sex books, romantic novels and erotic magazines promote salacious aspects of sex and often paint an unrealistic and perverted picture of what sex means. According to the book Sex. Discovering Real Love in a World of Counterfeits, when taken literally, romantic novels force […]

Addressing Pornography in the Church

According to apologist and writer Josh McDowell, “You have to start preparing your children for being exposed to pornography at age five.” Research  conducted by Barna Group, and commissioned by Josh McDowell Ministry, reported that roughly half of teenagers, and nearly three-quarters of young adults see pornography on at least a monthly basis. In a recent Sexploitation podcast, […]

“Gamifying” Addiction Recovery

A recent article by Fortify offers individuals overcoming pornography a new way of defeating addiction by viewing recovery as a game or quest to be conquered. Research has shown that “gamifying” a tough challenge can bring about positive change. Rather than viewing recovery as a heavy burden or boring program, Fortify recommends approaching it as the ultimate challenge- The […]

Download the Love and Laugh App

With an overwhelming amount of negative media today, youth need positive reinforcement. The Abstinence Clearinghouse recently updated the Love and Laugh App to encourage and motivate young people to make positive, healthy choices. The daily affirmations are created to be profound, thought provoking and humorous. How to download the Love and Laugh App: 1. Go […]

Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution

A new documentary, Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution, provides shocking insight into the sexual landscape students encounter as a result of “hookup culture.” The documentary follows college students on their Spring Break journey. According to Axis, “The documentary heartbreakingly exposes that culture, ultimately offering a hopeful perspective on what it means to be truly liberated.” It […]

The Evolution of Swimwear

  With summer pool days on the horizon you may be anticipating the dreaded trip to the mall in search of a swimming suit for yourself and your teen. No doubt, finding an appropriate and fashionable swimsuit is a challenge for all women. But… there is hope! Rey Swimwear Founder, Jessica Rey, was an actress and living […]

Bill Requiring Parental Notice Prior to Sex Education Courses

A new proposal has been brought forth in New Hampshire requiring parents to get advance notice before sex education is taught in the classroom. The bill recently passed in the state Senate and is now headed to the governor of New Hampshire. According to one article, “parents can already opt their child out of any course […]