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Avoid the “What Could I Have Done Differently?” Feeling

      At the Abstinence Clearinghouse, we have often heard that “clients who receive a negative pregnancy test are the most difficult clients to meet with.” While we agree that the client who receives a negative pregnancy test is difficult to consult, we know that the negative test client holds the greatest potential for

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Pope Francis Calls for Universal Sex Education

On Sunday, January 27, 2019, the issue of “sex education” was addressed by Pope Francis at an inflight press conference on his return to Rome from Panama on World Youth Day. According to a recent article by Randy Engel, Pope Francis called for universal “sex education.” Engel’s article outlines why Pope Fancis aims to push sex education so persistently

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Addressing Abortion from the Pulpit

There are thousands of women sitting in church services who need to hear that God’s gift of forgiveness is offered to all – even those who have had an abortion. In an article recently shared by Care Net, the author expressed his frustration towards pastors and clergyman who avoid the topic of abortion. He then explained that

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Letters to My Future Husband

  “I started writing letters to my future husband when I was 13. Like most girls, I dreamed about what my future husband would be like. At first, my letters included a lot of silly facts about my life and guesses as to how we’d meet (if we hadn’t already!). But as time passed, my heart began

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Generation Z Lab Released

In a world where generations struggle more than ever to understand each other, it is pivotal to engage in conversations surrounding difficult topics lest pop culture is left to negatively shape thoughts, opinions, and hearts. Impact 360 Institute recently released the Gen Z Lab that has over 10 hours of video content on topics like doubt and discernment, sexual integrity and more. Through

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Initiating Change & Combating Pornography

Accessing pornography is increasingly easy due to technology. The statistics can be overwhelming. Over 40 million Americans are regular visitors to pornography websites. There are 42 million pornography websites totaling 370 million pages of pornography. The pornography industry’s annual revenue is more than the NFL, NBA and MLB combined. It is also more than the

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Embracing an Attitude of Gratitude as a Family

Practicing gratitude is an essential attribute to enjoying the holiday season. According to psychologist and author Dr. Thomas Lickona, “Gratitude is the virtue of feeling and expressing thanks for benefits received. It’s been called ‘the secret of a happy life.'” In a recent article, Dr. Lickona explains that grateful people are healthier, more alert, sleep better, and have

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Entertainment vs. Exploring

 “The world’s artificial pleasures are all but evidence that the human  race has to a large extent lost its power to enjoy the true pleasures  of life, and is forced to substitute for them false and  degrading thrills.” – A.W. Tozer Has entertainment served as a culprit in the loss of your time? Has entertainment

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Workshop: Inspiring Virtue in the Life of a Negative Test Client

“The negative test clients are by far the most difficult  clients for me to consult.” We often hear this phrase at the Abstinence Clearinghouse. While we agree that the client who receives a negative pregnancy test is difficult to consult with, we know that the negative test client holds the greatest potential for transformation! Join

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Waiting Until Marriage: What’s the Big Deal?

“I knew I was supposed to wait until marriage to have sex, but I didn’t really know why,” Ally Spotts wrote in an article published by Relevant. Spotts went on to explain that many individuals in their 20s who grew up in the “True Love Waits” generation are guilty of asking the wrong questions. Instead of asking, “Why am

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