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Have you ever been with your teen in the car and heard a sexually degrading song lyric or found yourself changing the channel during a family night? Next time you find yourself in a situation where a song or television show is controversial, ask your teen to interpret what moral is being compromised or challenged.

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  In the video above, Jason Evert explains how to eliminate the confusion and drama of modern dating relationships. “If you win him with your body, you will keep him with your body,” Jason explains. Physical attraction can be replicated in the same way pleasure can be replicated in relationships that are not grounded in commitment.

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“You should have sex with the people you date because you need to know you are sexually compatible.” This myth would not be a myth if sex were static. But it is not. Even secular sex columnists agree that sex is composed of learned “skills.” Indeed, sex requires a level of communication, practice and patience. This reality

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According to Marripedia, children raised in intact families tend to be healthier, have better access to health care and exhibit less emotional and behavioral difficulties as compared to children raised in non-intact families. However, the percent of married-parent families has significantly declined over the past 50 years, while the proportion of divorced, cohabiting and single-parent families

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People tend to move from place to place with the hope of starting anew. They tend to travel around the world, looking to find themselves, intending to escape their troubles. In response to this, Seneca, a Roman philosopher from the 2nd century once wrote, “Your faults will follow you withersoever you travel.” Even though Seneca

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Many people are hesitant to take the deep plunge into married life. Such a commitment is a sacrifice. Yet amidst the hardships that inevitably come with marriage, the personal and social benefits are unprecedented. Here are three unique benefits that come with the commitment of marriage. Lower Cortisol Levels: This stress hormone, when produced in excess,

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At the age of 21, Lily Maley found herself pregnant and alone. After realizing the father of her child had no intention of parenting, Lily made a conscious decision to focus on her faith and young daughter. “Being a mom changed my perspective about love and about life itself. It brought me closer to God

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“Mutual I’m sure.” The twang of these words Bing Crosby hears in the film, White Christmas, from his prospective date are like nails on a chalkboard to his ears, for they could not be farther from the truth. As this woman fawns over Crosby, his only desire is to rid himself from this rendezvous immediately. Unfortunately

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The Institute for Family Studies recently published a study, The Millennial Success Sequence: Marriage, Kids, and the ‘Success Sequence’ Among Young Adults, revealing that millennials are much more likely to flourish financially if they follow the “success sequence”: getting at least a high school degree, working full-time, and marrying before having any children, in that order. Other key points

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Traditional views of marriage have been declining worldwide for decades. This means more children are born outside of marriage or to cohabitating couples. This social change raises two important questions: 1. Are such children less likely to enjoy stable family lives? 2. Is the growth of non-marital childrearing, including the growth of childbearing within a cohabiting union,

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