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How to Begin Parenting the Internet Generation

Research published by the University of Alberta reported about 90 percent of boys and 70% of girls, ages 13 to 14, have accessed porn at least once. Researchers also discovered 35% of boys reported viewing porn online “too many times to count.” On the same level, a study by the Pew Research Center indicated 30% of 17-year-olds have […]

Tips on Teaching Your Kids About Sex

Our culture paints a tremendously tainted version of sexuality. Blaring messages thrown around on TV, social media, and billboards must be challenged and confronted in the home. Our culture is not ashamed to talk about sexuality; therefore, parents cannot afford to be ashamed to address sexuality in the home. How you pursue and model relationships […]

Peer Pressure: Start the Conversation

The term peer pressure is used so frequently in our culture that many of us gloss over the phrase. Parents may assume their children are already aware of peer pressure and they have heard all the messages: Just say no. Don’t succumb to pressure. Believe in yourself. Be YOUnique. All of the cliches that hang on the walls of school cafeterias […]

Anti-Teen Suicide Campaign: 13 Reasons Why Not

The Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why has contributed to nationwide debates as many individuals have voiced concern over whether the show promotes teen suicide. When the Academic Dean of Oxford High School, Pam Fine, discovered the show was working on a second season, she proposed the Michigan school release a counter campaign called 13 […]

Bill Requiring Parental Notice Prior to Sex Education Courses

A new proposal has been brought forth in New Hampshire requiring parents to get advance notice before sex education is taught in the classroom. The bill recently passed in the state Senate and is now headed to the governor of New Hampshire. According to one article, “parents can already opt their child out of any course […]

Teen Smartphone Usage

An eye-opening infographic detailing teen internet and smartphone usage reveals how it is impacting the future of teens and turning their attention into a commodity. According to the infographic smartphones are the new frontier of attention harvesting. Our phones consume experiences before we do. According to Youth Ministry Media, the average student gets a phone […]

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 […]

What is a Finsta Account?

  A Finsta is a combination of the words “fake” and “Insta(gram).” Teens who have Finsta accounts on Instagram only add a small handful of close friends to their fake, private account. Essentially they have a real Instagram account (called Rinsta) that allows anyone to view their profile and then also a Finsta account to […]

INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE RISES AMONG YOUNG ADULTS

The rate of young adults choosing to cohabitate is on the rise. However, research continues to point to a risk of high levels of physical abuse among cohabiting couples compared to married couples. A recent study published in December 2016 emphasizes the impending risks of intimate partner violence (IPV) among cohabitating couples in their 20’s. Click HERE […]

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 […]