Affection Cannot Be Bought

Pressuring someone to have sex is not saying “I love you.”  It is saying “I love me.” Sex is not leverage. Affection cannot be bought. It does not matter how much time someone has spent with you or how much money has been spent on extravagant dates. The four-course meal and dessert they purchased for

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Fairfax County Sex Education Policy Under Review

Parents in Fairfax County are continuing to protest newly proposed sex education policies. According to an article by Fox5, the new curriculum would expand lessons on the different types of contraception available to students, change curriculum language from “biological sex” to “sex assigned at birth” and would include education on PrEP, an HIV prevention drug not yet approved for individuals under

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Parents and Grandparents: Starting a No Tech Time

At the Clearinghouse we often encourage parents to schedule “no tech times.” One dad recently told me that his daughter told him that she looks forward to the nights that she doesn’t have to worry about her phone. Her dad asked why she thought it was such a relief to not have her phone and

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Best Predictors of Addictive Behavior

In a recent article published by Covenant Eyes, author and counselor Carl Stewart explains the tendency of many pornography addicts to ignore the root cause of their dependence. “Trying to simply ‘contain’ the behavior or ‘manage’ the behavior is miserable. Like cutting back a weed. It feels good for the first day or so, until it

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Child of Divorce

In this video by Culture Project, a man explains what he wrestled with as a teenager following his parents divorce. The questions he struggled with were crippling and left him wondering if there was hope in his future marriage. This video describes the importance of finding a mentor and the implications of seeking out individuals who will help

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Opting-Out is Not an Option in Orange County

In a letter written to the Orange County School Board, General Council Ronald Wenart explained the implications of the California Healthy Youth Act. The letter explained in detail the lack of rights available to parents desiring to opt their children out of the county’s sex education curricula.  Following the letter, a statement was released by the Orange County School

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How to Set Up Parental Controls on Netflix

    Follow along with the video above or read the instructions below to learn how you can set parental controls on your families Netflix account. Go to Netflix.com and log in using the admin username and password. The settings can only be changed by the administrator on the account, which is the person set

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Is Kid-Friendly Technology Possible?

In a recent article, WORLD aims to answer the question “Can tech really be kid-friendly?” On Wednesday the Google-owned company, YouTube, announced that it would be adding a number of features to the app YouTube Kids allowing parents to have greater control over what their children are watching online. As of last week, parents can select certain channel

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Why the Benham Brothers Endorsed the Sex Ed Sit Out

Pastors, parents, and other concerned Americans have a duty to stop the “perversion” that is being imposed upon children through “sex ed” and “anti-bullying” programs, Jason and David Benham wrote in a new op-ed endorsing last months Sex Ed Sit Out protest (read more on the Sex Ed Sit Out HERE). The Benham brothers, who lost

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Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

According to an article published by the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI), research now shows that divorce or separation from a parent or guardian is one of the top two most adverse childhood experiences nationally. And which parent is the one a child is least likely to live with after divorce or another type of separation? That’s right. It is

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Let’s Move In Together

More than 70% of couples in the United States cohabitate before marriage despite research confirming that living together before marriage increases the chance of divorce, leads to less satisfaction and poor communication in marriage, and increases levels of domestic violence. But why? In Chastity Projects recent article, Let’s Move In Together, author Megan Finegan debunks three

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Should Your Child Play Fortnite?

Should you allow your children to play the video game Fortnite? With over 40 million Fortnite: Battle Royale players worldwide, understanding the basic premise of the game is a must. A recent article, published by Counter Cultural Mom suggests that the games thrill of victory and agony of defeat can be quite addictive for young gamers still working on developing self-control.

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Pearson’s Social Emotional Learning Messages in Student Software

Publishing giant Pearson recently released that the company had been inserting “social-psychological interventions” into its learning software throughout 2017. According to an article by Education Week, Pearson’s most recent research involved more than 9,000 unwitting students at 165 different colleges and universities without consent from participating institutions or individuals. The article states that “the company embedded ‘growth-mindset’ and other psychological

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Sex Ed Sit Out Success: Your Voices Were Heard

Parents around the world kept their children home from school on Monday, April 23 in protest of the graphic content found in comprehensive sex-ed curriculum. The “Sex Ed Sit Out” provided parents the opportunity to unify and demand graphic content be removed from their school districts. The Abstinence Clearinghouse aims to support parents as the primary

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Family Structure and Child Development Study

A study published in the European Journal of Population shows how family structure can impact child development. The study revealed that children raised with their father in an intact, biological family grow up experiencing better socio-economic outcomes opposed to children raised by single mothers or stepfathers. Click HERE to read more.

The Words of a Father

“There is something special and powerful about the words that are spoken between a father and his children,” JT Waresak wrote in a Focus on the Family article. “Children and teens crave and need affirmation from both their parents,” Waresak continued. “If not received and known, our sons will often withdraw within themselves, while our daughters will

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7 Steps to Using Social Media for Fatherhood Programs

Social media can be an important component of your fatherhood program for recruiting, engaging, and retaining fathers. In this webinar, created by National Fatherhood Initiative’s Maggie Spain and Melissa Steward, you can learn how to begin using social media to recruit fathers and what content will help enhance your program delivery. Click HERE to watch the webinar now!

Walmart Removes Cosmopolitan Magazine from Checkouts

Last Wednesday, Walmart announced that it would be removing Cosmopolitan magazines from the checkout lines at over 6,000 store locations protecting minors from the sexually explicit material that Cosmopolitan embodies and perpetuates. “As with all products in our store, we continue to evaluate our assortment and make changes,” Walmart said in a statement released last week. “Walmart

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10 Apps Teens Are Using That Parents Need to Know

  A Royal Stand Against Pornography

A Royal Stand Against Pornography

According to a recent podcast produced by WORLD Magazine, the Kansas City Royals have become the first pro sports team to address the dangers of pornography. With baseball season beginning and the anticipation of another high-stress season, the franchise decided to hold a seminar for players outlining the negative effects of pornography as a part of the team’s leadership training

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