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Stay Single

“Keep your heart for yourself. Cherish the bones of you,” Shani Jay wrote in a recent article published by Thought Catalog. “Enjoy these precious lone moments while you’re lucky enough to have them. Realize your worth. And never settle. Stay single.” Jay goes on to express, through a poem, the importance of not compromising and waiting for […]

5 Red Flags to Consider Before Marriage

Have you ever looked at a couple that’s about to get engaged or married and thought, “Oh please, no! Don’t do that!” as the glaring red flags of their unhealthy relationships taunt you? According to author and speaker Kris Vollotton, for some couples the phrase love is blind could not be a more real. Vollotton […]

Wait is a Four Letter Word

Whether you are waiting for the dream, the cure or the right guy; everyone is waiting for something. However, when God says, “WAIT,” we can control only two things: how we wait and who we become along the way. In this free e-book, Wait is a Four-Letter Word, author Elizabeth Thompson offers insight into the […]

Longing to be Loved

  Lynsi Snyder, president of In-N-Out Burger, has fond memories of her father growing up. Her fond memories are also coupled with memories of hospital visits. She was too young to understand her father’s severe drug addiction. After Snyder’s father passed away her world shattered. She found herself looking to fill a void. Shortly after her […]

The Digital Dating Revolution

Dating in a world of digital communication has put a spin on teen relationships. In an article published by Focus on the Family, one mother reported that she was stunned to learn that dating to her daughter meant Facebook messaging with a boy in her class and changing her status to “in a relationship.” According […]

Have You Had ‘The Prom Talk’ With Your Teen?

With spring comes the anticipation of prom season for thousands of teens. Formal attire is purchased, hair appointments are scheduled and arrangements to take pictures at a unique location are made in preparation for the big day. Amidst all the excitement, do not lose the opportunity to talk to your teen about the pressures they may […]

How Far Is Too Far?

Quite possibly the most terrifying question a teen can ask an abstinence educator is “How far is too far?”. According to abstinence advocate Chad Etzel, “this question assumes that acts of arousal are only more intense forms of affection, that sexual touching is only a more intense form of holding hands. In reality, we express […]

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 […]

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 […]

Power At Your Fingertips

Four engineers were inspired to make a product that would empower others. As a result, Undercover Colors was created. Undercover Colors is a wearable nail tech that identifies the presence of common date rape drugs in a variety of beverages through color change. The Problem: The Undercover Colors Team has this to say about their […]