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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 […]

The Dangers of Fifty Shades Darker

When The Fifty Shades of Grey film franchise, based on the book series, was released a year ago, a new view of love and romance was formed in the minds of those exposed to the story. The Fifty Shades franchise is one that promotes rape culture and abuse. On February 14 the second film, Fifty Shades Darker, […]

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 […]

My Affair: The Beginning of the End

Jeff & Cheryl Scruggs, founders of hopeformarriages.com, found their relationship came to a standstill after Cheryl announced her affair. “Unfortunately, everyone is both capable and susceptible. I gave in because I was not guarding my heart,” Cheryl Scruggs said in her interview with I Am Second producers. Watch the video above to learn more about Jeff and Cheryl’s story of […]

Ed Sheeran’s New Single: Love or Lust?

Ed Sheeran’s new single Shape of You debuted at the top of the charts this week. Sheeran’s success is set to continue as it looks like the singer-songwriter could hold the top two spots on the Official Singles Chart this Friday for a third consecutive week. In his recent single Castle on a Hill, Sheeran sings […]

Matt’s Story: I Quit Watching Porn And I’ve Never Been Happier

After being exposed to pornography at the young age of 10, Matt developed a serious struggle that carried on for many years. It was only after taking a break from his porn habit that he realized how much more free he felt. After meeting the love of his life and having a wonderful honeymoon, he […]

A Letter to Women

Crystalina Evert was inspired to write a letter to herself after a time of healing in her life. She soon realized the message was not just for her but for women everywhere. Let this be an encouragement to all who read it: Why do you always seek man’s approval? You’re always wondering: “Do I look […]

Teens Pursing Abstinence: Not a Minority

In a recent report, nearly half of teens in the United States claimed they have had no sexual contact in the past year. At the Abstinence Clearinghouse, we believe this statistic is prime evidence pointing to the reality that not everyone is “doing it”. Sexual integrity is pursued by 45.7% of teens in our nation; […]