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Addressing Pornography in the Church

According to apologist and writer Josh McDowell, “You have to start preparing your children for being exposed to pornography at age five.” Research  conducted by Barna Group, and commissioned by Josh McDowell Ministry, reported that roughly half of teenagers, and nearly three-quarters of young adults see pornography on at least a monthly basis. In a recent Sexploitation podcast, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Purity Ball: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

The Abstinence Clearinghouse, in partnership with the Alpha Center, will be hosting a Purity Ball for fathers and daughters on Saturday, February 11th at CJ Callaway’s in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This event is designed for father figures and girls ages 12-18 to focus on purity (abstinence) until marriage. The evening will include a speaker, […]

‘Passengers’ Exposes Truth About Casual Sex

Passengers, recently released in theaters, portrays two passengers on a 120-year voyage to another planet. Jim and Aurora, played by Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, awaken from their hibernation pods 90-years too early and discover their ship is malfunctioning. They soon realize it is up to them to save the 5,000 hibernating passengers on board. The movie […]

Dear Future Husband

At the age of twelve, Jordan Lee wrote a letter to her future husband telling him of her commitment to save herself only for him. In her recent blog post, Jordan admits that her 12-year-old promise proved challenging as she got older. “That sounds like a pretty easy gig at 12 before puberty and cute boys […]

“The Hiding Place” Memoir

Check out this valuable analogy that was captured when Corrie ten Boom asked her father a question about sex. His response came after grasping a heavy piece of luggage: “Will you carry it off the train, Corrie?” her father finally asked. After a brief struggle to lift the suitcase, Corrie confessed her inability to heft […]

Finding Purpose Among The Storm

Mariah Peters, a talented singer and inspiring individual, speaks about her experience auditioning for American Idol. What seemed to be a career launching opportunity changed in a matter of seconds. Check out how Mariah’s experience is now becoming her greatest testimony.

The Issue with Romance Novels

Many young adults have access to picking up a romance novel and reading it from cover to cover. But as a parent, have you ever wondered what the content may include? Romance novels are filling our children’s mind with “textual porn” in the same way visual porn would. Fantasies are created leaving our children curious for […]

A Wedding To Remember!

A recent post from Facebook has had over 172,000 shares because of its powerful message! Instead of this bride tossing her bouquet, she decided to hand each girl a flower and individually prayed that they would wait for the man God has for them. What an impact this has had on each girl and also […]