Parents, talking with your children about purity doesn’t have to be scary. Even if you didn’t make the best decisions in the past, you can still speak truth in the lives of your children. Consider the following tips from our book Abstinence 101 on talking with your children: Treat sex education as a process. Educating children about

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True beauty includes more than what is on the outside. But how can we express that to a culture that is only focused on outward physical beauty? This article from JT Waresak suggests two ways that men, especially fathers, can redefine beauty to the women in their lives.  First, he mentions helping others associate beauty with who

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Virtue isn’t something that is often talked about on the news or media. So what is virtue and why is it important? In short, virtue is a word used to describe someone who shows high moral standards. This may sound easy, but living a virtuous life requires developing positive habits, not just making one good

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On Friday, January 12, the National Abstinence Clearinghouse hosted a Knight to Remember. This memorable event was designed for mothers and sons ages 12-18 to focus on virtue and integrity. The evening included a panel of speakers, hor d’ouevres and a dance. Below are a few pictures from the event. Check out our Facebook page for more

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This article from Erin Wildermuth discusses the importance of finding a supportive spouse. She writes, “Though not a necessary prerequisite to success, a supportive, positive partnership brightens the path and smooths the road.” Couples that support each other are more likely to take on more challenges and as a result, have more victories. Her article points to

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Last week, two Apple investors sent a letter to Apple, asking them to address the issue of smart phone addiction in children. The letter asked developers to take responsibility for their software and called on them to make changes. A number of studies have shown that smartphone software is addictive due to its availability and constant stream

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Substance use by middle and high school students has decreased significantly in the last few years; however, with an increase in both marijuana use and in the popularity of vaping, concerns are on the rise. The 2017 Monitoring the Future study surveyed about 45,000 students and found that nearly 28% of seniors said they vaped in the year leading

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According to John C. Maxwell, “people need to be shown the team’s vision clearly, creatively, and continually.” Try using the following checklist and make sure that every vision created with your team possesses the following components: Clarity: brings understanding to the vision (answers what the people must know and what you want them to do)

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Technology based toys are becoming a popular gift for all ages, even infants. Smartphones, gaming devices and wireless baby monitors are just a few types of devices created for entertainment and convenience. Unfortunately, these devices can also be hacked to gain personal information. Here are a few tips on how to keep your toys and

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How many times have you heard this phrase in the last week? A new year brings a new opportunity to make better and healthier choices. A good place to start when looking at starting new is evaluating your goals. What do you want for your future? Dream big and protect those goals. Write down ways

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The best things in life are worth waiting for. Unfortunately, Americans live in a culture where we don’t have to wait for anything. Want to know the answer to a question? Google it on your smart phone. Hungry? Drive to one of the many nearby restaurants for a fast meal. Want the latest gadget or

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The Bahamas GodParent Center in Nassau, Bahamas is a faith-based, non-profit pregnancy resource and youth center offering support, education and resources to men, women and youth facing unplanned pregnancies.The prevention arm called Students4Life shares the realities of sexual activity and the benefits of forming healthy families. The organization teaches how to identify and build healthy relationships, provides

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On behalf of the Abstinence Clearinghouse Team, thank you for another wonderful year! We look forward to serving you in the new year as you continue to inspire virtue among youth and families in your community. Here are a few featured interviews, workshops, and articles presented by Abstinence Clearinghouse in 2017: – Read an article on Abstinence

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  This viral video reminds us that our lives are full of wonderful gifts.

Sexual misconduct has swept through our nation, affecting a number of individuals within the entertainment industry and public office. As a result, over 36 influential men have been suspended, fired or forced to resign after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced. In a recent article from WORLD Magazine, Mindy Belz writes about the impact that this news has had

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Words You Should Know Teen slang is always changing. While it may be difficult to keep up on all the latest terms, it’s important for parents to be engaged with their teen and their daily lives. Here are a few popular terms be aware of: Lit/turnt/turnt up Means to get drunk, high or crazy. KMS/KYS

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Real marriages aren’t perfectly scripted like those portrayed in movies. They take work, patience and constant learning. When couples take time to work on their marriage, there is more time to celebrate it! Consider the following advice on helping your marriage grow: Give it your all. Marriage requires work from both people and choosing to

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New relationships are exciting and filled with lots of emotion. With all of these new feelings, how do you determine if it is love or infatuation? Check out the differences below: The Fairy Tale – Infatuation Fall into it suddenly Wants sex or physical intimacy now Emotional ups and downs Emphasizes physical apperance Has an

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In a culture that is assaulted with sexualized images, music and other negative media, it can be easy to give up in the fight for purity. But be encouraged! These tips can help reach youth and make a positive impact on our culture: 1. Include and Involve Parents – Parents play a pivotal role in the

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A recent Danish study found that women who use contraception have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Results estimated that “for every 100,000 women using hormonal birth control, there are 68 cases of breast cancer annually, compared with 55 cases a year among nonusers.” With about 10 million American women using birth control, some doctors are

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