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PBS Show VICTORIA Proves To Be Pro-Abstinence

VICTORIA, the new PBS television drama, documents Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the English throne in 1837. The show has many positive elements and teaches lessons such as mercy, family reconciliation, and the benefits of a faithful marriage. Furthermore, VICTORIA empowers women to celebrate morality and pursue abstinence until marriage. Initially when Prince Albert and his brother Ernst come to visit, […]

Treasuring the Latency Period

You may have heard of “the latency period” and wondered what the latency period is and how long it should last? St. John Paul II referred to the latency period as the years of innocence. He also claimed that this stage spans into adolescence. Everything in this culture wants to violate those years of innocence.The […]

The Yes’s and No’s of Parenting

Have you ever been caught buckling to your child’s temper tantrum after saying the word “no.” Refusing your child something they enjoy can be difficult; however, sometimes it is necessary. According to Sam Crabtree, pastor at Bethlehem Baptist in Minneapolis, understanding the meaning of yes and no are “profound prerequisites for experiencing and appreciating mercy and grace.” Here are a […]

Teen-Parent Smartphone Contract

Share Is it time for you to buy your child their first smartphone? There is no doubt allowing your child to have a smartphone makes communication easier. It is also no secret that having a smartphone opens up a whole new world to your child. Pastor Tim Theule, from Grace Central Coast Church in California […]

Chipotle Unsuccessfully Turns to Sex and Drugs

It is no secret that after the major food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill announced their E. coli outbreak they needed a new way to attract wary customers. The franchise closed for a day after the incident to train staff on food safety. As an apology for closing its doors, the franchise offered free burritos to […]

Screen Time: Quantity vs Quality

  Schools in many parts of the country have started providing and using laptops and iPads as early as elementary school. There is no doubt that these devices can have a positive impact on a child’s learning experience. A child can benefit greatly by listening to music and engaging in structured learning activities on electronic […]

Flirting on Social Media

Flirting over social media has become a trend among many teens. This new form of flattery fueled by emojis, likes, and comments, is now a means of increasing teen self-esteem. Posting selfies and staged photos has now become a “norm”. Wired.com recently reported that young adults receiving less than their desired amount of “likes” on an […]

Back to School Ready

Back to school means new school supplies, new backpacks, new clothes, and new friends! While preparing your child to go back to school be sure to prepare them intellectually. Researchers at the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire did a long-term study concluding that 42% of online users ages 10-17 had been exposed […]

Parental Controls on Netflix

Dropping cable and satellite services and switching to internet based TV is becoming a trend among many families. Recent Nielsen reports have found 4 in 10 families subscribe to some form of streaming service such as Netflix, Amazon or Hulu.  These services allow viewers to stream TV shows and movies from the Internet to their TVs, […]

Gardasil: A Harmful Vaccine

An unfortunate tragedy happened to a family that followed their doctor’s advice to get the Gardasil vaccine for their daughter. After Katie had received the vaccine, she began sleeping excessively, dark circles formed under her eyes and her skin became discolored. It was still three and a half years between multiple doctor appointments, emergency room […]