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Divorce Rates Decline in the United States

A recent study found that divorce rates are falling across the United States. According to University of Maryland professor and author of the study, Philip Cohen, the divorce rate in the United States dropped by 18 percent from 2008 to 2016. Many believe millennials are leading the trend. Licensed marriage and family counselor, Marsha Vaughn told WORLD that “several

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Sextortion Among Adolescents

A research article published in late September outlined just how significant the issue of sextortion is among young people in the United States. According to the article, “Sextortion is the threatened dissemination of explicit, intimate, or embarrassing images of a sexual nature without consent, usually for the purpose of procuring additional images, sexual acts, money, or something else.”

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Comprehensive Sex Education Fails to Serve America’s Youth

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds), a national organization of child and adolescent physicians and health professionals, observes that most comprehensive sex education (CSE) programs offered in schools have not been effective at increasing long-term sexual abstinence in young people. Instead, the ACPeds reports that CSE curricula operates on the premise that sexual activity for teens is normal

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University Honors Students Who Found Love in Elevator in ’72

A recent article published by the Washington Post reports that Philadelphia’s Temple University is honoring a 45-year relationship sparked in a campus elevator. According to the article, Sharyn Rubin and Eric Schlesinger met on move-in day on September 6, 1972, while she was moving in and he was operating a dorm building elevator. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Rubin

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Waiting Until Marriage: What’s the Big Deal?

“I knew I was supposed to wait until marriage to have sex, but I didn’t really know why,” Ally Spotts wrote in an article published by Relevant. Spotts went on to explain that many individuals in their 20s who grew up in the “True Love Waits” generation are guilty of asking the wrong questions. Instead of asking, “Why am

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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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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 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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