Snapchat in Need of Policy Change

Snapchat is arguably the most popular smartphone app used by millennials and teens. Despite the app’s popularity, Snapchat recently made the National Center for Sexual Exploitation’s (NCSE) Dirty Dozen List. According to NCSE, Snapchat is frequently used for sexting and the sharing of self-produced child sexual abuse images. The built-in feature called Snapcash has enabled

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Register for the Heartbeat International Annual Conference

Abstinence Clearinghouse Founder Leslee Unruh will be a keynote speaker at the Heartbeat International Annual Conference in Anaheim, California. The conference will be held from April 10-12. Click HERE to view a full list of workshops, keynote speakers and to register!

Parents Given the Option to Opt-Out in Indiana

In January, the Indiana State Senate passed Senate Bill 65 requiring schools to obtain written permission from parents or guardians before teaching students about human sexuality, including “sexual activity, sexual orientation or gender identity.” The bill, sponsored by Senator Dennis Kruse, also requires school corporations to make their sexual education instructional material available for inspection by parents

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NAC Founder Speaks in California

Abstinence Clearinghouse Founder Leslee Unruh had the opportunity to share about the organizations mission and goals in California last week. She also shared about the important role of parents as the primary educators of their children. We look forward to helping plan more Purity Balls and Knight to Remember events in the coming year!

Practical Purity

When Jordan and her husband met, he was a D1 college football player and she was part of a sorority on campus. On her blog, SoulScripts, Jordan describes the immense pressure and mixed messages the couple was faced with when they chose to save sex for marriage. Learn how they chose to engage in active dating, created

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2018 Dirty Dozen List

Five years ago the National Center for Sexual Exploitation (NCSE) created the Dirty Dozen list exposing twelve corporations perpetuating sexual exploitation through pornography, prostitution, sexual objectification and human trafficking. According to NCSE, “the Dirty Dozen List is an activism tool that gives back power to individuals who want a voice in the culture. People can participate by

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Hollywood’s Recognition of Sexual Exploitation

Dr. Judith Reisman successfully spent much of her career laying the foundations for deconstructing both ‘soft pornography’ and ‘Kinsey myths’. Her work, uncovering and documenting systemic perversion by well-funded efforts in academia, politics, business and media, sheds light on what spawned the ‘sexual from birth’ dogma. That dogma helped to launch the global pollution of

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Teaching Independence

  In the video above, Dr. James Dobson recalls a time in his teens when his parents gave him his first big taste of freedom. The principle in play was that if children are allowed to “test the waters” a little at a time they will be equipped and ready to handle responsibility once they find

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A Note From Purity Ball 2018

The following is an excerpt from Dan Elliott, the individual who photographed the Abstinence Clearinghouse’s Purity Ball event on Saturday, January 27: It’s not easy for a Dad to take his little girl to a Purity Ball, and it’s not easy for a daughter either. It’s a date to a ball, and it’s not like those come around

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Modest is Hottest!

Despite what some may think, dressing modestly does not always mean turtlenecks, floor length skirts and dresses, scarves and other cover ups. Finding modest, fashionable clothing does not have to be difficult or cost a fortune. Modest clothing is becoming easier to find in stores because consumers are rejecting revealing and unrealistic clothing. Instead they

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Saying No to Nudity

Good entertainment doesn’t have to be dirty or suggestive. A recent press release published by Movieguide stated that sex does not sell when it comes to movies. An annual study on movies from the United States and Canada compared revenue generated by movies with and without sexual content. The result was that movies with more

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Make This Valentine’s Day the Best Yet

Whether you are single, in a relationship or married, you can make this Valentine’s Day the most special one yet. Here are some fun, non-traditional ways to celebrate the holiday of love: Start a valentines day tradition – Learn a new skill or find something fun to do and make it a yearly tradition. Celebrate

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Purity Ball for Dads and Daughters

The National Abstinence Clearinghouse hosted a Purity Ball event for fathers (or father figures) and daughters on Saturday, January 27th. The event was designed for father figures and daughters ages 12-18 to focus on virtue, integrity and purity until marriage. The evening included guest speaker Jeffrey Dean, dessert and a dance! Visit our Facebook page for videos and

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Kirk Cameron: CONNECT

In a social media-centered world, the smart phone has become a cultural rite of passage for kids. But is that rite all wrong? In this new film, CONNECT, Kirk Cameron asks if this generation of parents can blaze a new trail to equip their kids to thrive in an ever-changing digital environment while steering clear of the

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Join the #TackleDemand Campaign

As sports fans around the country prepare for Super Bowl 52, they may not know that vulnerable people will be sex trafficked at this year’s Super Bowl, just as they have been year after year. According to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), in 2017 183 sex buyers and 9 sex traffickers were arrested

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Is your child being solicited by the Fifty Shades franchise?

When the first Fifty Shades of Grey film, based on the book series, was released three years ago, a new view of love and romance was formed in the minds of those exposed to the story. The Fifty Shades of Grey franchise cultivates and normalizes rape myths, psychological grooming for abuse and sexual violence. In the age

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Parents as Primary Educators

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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Redefining Beauty

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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What Does Virtue Mean?

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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NAC Hosts a Knight to Remember

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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