The 2017 Dirty Dozen List

Each February The National Center on Sexual Exploitation releases their annual list of companies promoting sexual exploitation through pornography, prostitution and sex trafficking. The organization refers to the Dirty Dozen List as an “activism tool” allowing others to become aware of the various companies and corporations profiting from sexual exploitation. So which mainstream brands, companies and organizations support sexual exploitation […]

How Do You React When Your Child Admits to Watching Porn?

“No parent looks forward to the day their child admits to watching porn for the first time, but such a scenario is inevitable today,” John Fort wrote in a recent article. The article, entitled How to React the First Time Your Child Admits to Watching Porn, helps parents plan their initial reaction and their conversation […]

What Does It Mean to “Guard Your Heart”?

Many people use the phrase “guard your heart” when discussing relationships. Although it sounds like an old phrase, knowing how to protect yourself from emotional heartache is important. Guarding your heart is less about controlling your feelings and more about controlling your thoughts, because thoughts ultimately lead to actions. Don’t allow yourself to become a […]

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition: A $1 Billion Dollar Industry

According to Business Insider, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition has become the single best-selling issue in Time Inc.’s magazine franchise. The January issue alone has become a $1 billion dollar industry and accounts for nearly 10 percent of Sports Illustrated’s overall revenue. What does this say about our society? Do we equate the value and success of […]

Four Behavioral Signs of Sex Addiction

Are you wondering if you are a sex addict? Think about your real and imagined sexual activity. If you’re still wondering, “Am I addicted to sex?” then read these four signs that your sexual activity may constitute a sexual addiction: Secretive Hollow Abusive Mood-Altering Learn more about these four behaviors and how you can break […]

Millennial Views on Cracked Phones and Casual Sex

A recent article in USA Today says it all: “Survey: Sleeping together before a first date is a-OK, but cracked phones are a put off.” The story focuses primarily on the attitudes millennials have towards dating and relationships. According to the annual Singles in America survey, funded by Dallas-based dating service Match, 34 percent of singles have sex before […]

Debunking the “Ball and Chain” Myth

The common “ball and chain” perception of marriage among men is that it is an “expensive encumbrance on their freedom and their sex lives.” However, new research released by the Institute for Family Values finds that married men have more money, better sex and longer lives than their single and cohabitating peers. Researchers Bradford Wilcox, director of the […]

The Number of Sexual Partners Prior to Marriage Matters

Faith and Family Findings regularly releases data on family structure and its impact on everything important to a functioning society. One particular study measured the intactness of marriage at the end of the first five years of marriage given the number of sexual partners the spouses have had in their lifetime (see chart). Research indicated that almost 95% of those who […]

North America Begins Addressing Public Health Crisis

Shortly after Canadian parliament members voted to recognize pornography as a public health crisis in December 2016, state legislatures within the United States began to step forward. Legislatures in Utah voted recognizing pornography as a public health crisis and South Dakota legislators followed suit voting unanimously to recognize pornography as a public health crisis. The South Dakota […]

INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE RISES AMONG YOUNG ADULTS

The rate of young adults choosing to cohabitate is on the rise. However, research continues to point to a risk of high levels of physical abuse among cohabiting couples compared to married couples. A recent study published in December 2016 emphasizes the impending risks of intimate partner violence (IPV) among cohabitating couples in their 20’s. Click HERE […]