Quitting Instagram

A recent essay that describes one 22-year-old woman’s “empowering and unexpectedly isolating” experience in freeing herself from Instagram is gaining the attention of both Millennials and Generation Z. The essay’s author, Carolyn, falls into the Generation Z category, which means that she is part of a generation that has never experienced the world without a smartphone. The

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Moving On After a Breakup

Sometimes it feels good to keep talking after a break up. But in reality, if you’re still talking, you’re not moving on. Your immediate comfort is prolonging the heartache. If it wasn’t meant to be, it has to come to an end at some point. Cutting them off may hurt now, but you’re protecting your

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The Pondering Preschooler

Establishing a strong line of communication with your child means helping them to start developing their ability to express themselves early. Young children benefit from “thick” conversations. Thick conversations are characterized by giving children many chances to speak and communicate, asking open-ended questions, encouraging them to think and imagine and having many back-and-forth exchanges. Here are

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Banks: The Unexpected Heroes Against Human Trafficking

An estimated 25 million individuals are exploited for forced labor or sexual exploitation worldwide. Human trafficking earns an estimated $150 billion annually for traffickers. According to Fortune, many financial institutions are beginning to show how banks and law enforcement can work together to combat trafficking. Traffickers often leave financial footprints funneling money through accounts and transferring large sums quickly. Repeated deposits and withdraws as well as, credit transactions

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Sex Strikes in Protest Against Threats to Roe v. Wade

In a tweet posted on Monday, author Jennifer Wright suggested that single women stop dating and having sex with men expressing “anti-abortion views”. Wright also suggested that women indicate their stance by adding the female judge emoji to their dating profiles. Others have chosen to support a “woman’s right to choose” by adding #Lysistrata2018to their posts

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Tinder Releases Loops

According to Business Insider, Tinder remains the most popular dating app with an estimated 50 million users worldwide. The app allows individuals to create profiles for others to view. Participants can scroll through images and swipe right to “like” and save the profiles of individuals that they find attractive. Swiping left would indicate that the

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Teen Straight Talk Celebrates 30 Years

When Mary Duke, executive director of Teen Straight Talk, began her work in 1989, she thought she would only be teaching students for a year at most. Duke told the Tribune Chronicle that she never imagined that in 2018, she would still be speaking to and educating children, teens and adults on personal worth, abstinence until marriage and healthy

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Summer Family Bucket List

With only half the summer season remaining, planning for an intentional last few weeks of summer is a great investment for your family. Download a free, printable Summer Family Bucket List template and start brainstorming and creating a list of activities your family would like to complete together. Here are a few summer bucket list

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What is IGTV?

Instagram, the most popular social media outlet among Generation Z, recently released IGTV. The standalone app features long-form (up to 1 hour) vertical videos that automatically play upon opening. It is also accessible through a new button in the main Instagram app. Instagram’s new outlet for sharing video footage is allowing YouTuber’s an alternative to Google’s YouTube platform. At

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Texas Attorney General Demands Fort Worth School District Hand Over Human Sexuality Curriculum

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently sent a letter to Fort Worth Independent School District (ISD) requesting a full and complete copy of the district’s human sexuality curriculum after the district repeatedly denied parents access to these public documents. Parents reported that not only were their records requests denied, but their children were prohibited from bringing a

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Mapping Suicide Deaths Across the United States

The Washington Post released a graphic illustrating the data presented in a new study by a team of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers. The graphic depicts a 30 percent rise in suicides between 1999 and 2016. Researchers hope that mapping suicide rates by county provides greater clarity in describing geographic patterns of suicide and contributes to a better understanding of

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Teen Dating Violence Prevention

For parents of teenagers and organizations regularly working with teens, knowing and recognizing the warning signs of unhealthy behavior that can lead to teen dating violence is crucial. This is especially true in the context of a recent national survey in which 1 in 10 teens reported being hit or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend

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YouTuber Addresses the Importance of Abstinence

Style and beauty YouTuber Courtney McCalmont recently released a video on her channel affirming and encouraging young women to wait to have sex until marriage. Courtney is a 21-year-old from Pennsylvania who says she wanted to make the video for “the girl out there who wants to wait until marriage but in this day and age with pop culture and with television

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Practical Purity

Purity is lived out in practical ways: setting boundaries, inviting mentors into your relationship and having a high level of accountability through conversation. Whatever you need to do to ensure you are honoring your significant other and yourself, do it. There’s no shame. Share this message and read similar messages on Abstinence Clearinghouse’s Facebook, Instagram

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The Right to Resist Peer Pressure

If someone is pressuring you to do anything that’s not right or good for you, you have the right to resist. You have the right to say no, the right not to give a reason why and the right to just walk away from a situation. Resisting peer pressure can be difficult. With a little

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10 Body Safety Rules for Children

Read Child Sexual Abuse “Fire Drill” to learn more about how to talk to your children about body safety and sexual abuse. *Infograph created by Safely Ever After Inc.  

Your Life Has Purpose

Over the course of one week, fashion designer Kate Spade and television personalty Anthony Bourdain committed suicide. Both individuals seemingly had it all. From the world’s perspective, they were attractive, successful and led exciting lives. However, they each found themselves in such darkness that they felt death was better than the life they were leading.

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Planned Parenthood’s Recent Facebook Ads Uncovered

Facebook is now requiring publishers to submit identification and a mailing address in order to run advertisements deemed political in the United States through the social media outlet. Facebook and Instagram ads created May 7, 2018 or later will be stored in a public, searchable archive for up to seven years. According to Lifesite, the database has already been

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Hundreds Abused in Chicago School System: Report

Hundreds of Chicago Public School (CPS) students were sexually abused by employees over the past ten years, according to a Chicago Tribune report published earlier this month. Based on police data, both public and confidential records, and interviews with alleged victims, the report found more than 500 allegations of sexual abuse and rape at CPS over the last decade. Since

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Breaking Free Virtual Summit

Join thousands of other individuals in watching or listening to 70+ hours of candid, casual conversations between over 45 experts in the areas of pornography, sexual addiction, spouse support and recovery. Learn how to find lasting freedom and true healing from spouse betrayal and trauma. Watch the Breaking Free Virtual Summit now through June 19 by claiming your free summit ticket here today! Hurry – content is only available for

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