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Seeking Virtue After A Negative Test

  Abstinence Clearinghouse founder, Leslee Unruh, presented a workshop, Seeking Virtue After A Negative Test, on Friday in Chicago at the Heartbeat International Conference. Leslee shared knowledge gained in her 33 years of experience as the Founder of multiple pregnancy centers, a maternity home and pro-life legislation in South Dakota. The workshop, geared towards those who […]

Join Our Workshop: Seeking Virtue After A Negative Pregnancy Test

  Are you attending the Heartbeat Conference this week? Don’t miss out on our workshop Seeking Virtue After a Negative Pregnancy Test at 10:00 on Friday, April 21. Abstinence Clearinghouse founder Leslee Unruh will be educating attendees on how to encourage clients towards sexual integrity after a negative pregnancy test result. Can’t attend the workshop? Follow us […]

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 […]

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 […]