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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 […]

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; […]

Study Shows Teen Virgins are Healthier

  A new report published by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) concluded that students who are virgins report consistently higher in almost all health-related behaviors than their sexually active peers. Glenn Stanton, author of author of The Ring Makes All the Difference, had this to say about the report’s release: “Our children should know there’s […]

The Search for Affirmation

Does your teen spend hours on Snapchat and Instagram? Today’s teen spends an average of eight hours using technology each day. According to Dannah Gresh, teens today are seeking affirmation through social media. While teens today choose to watch Snapchat and Youtube videos over their parents former obsession of MTV, it is evident that fifteen minutes of […]

Does Sexting Make You Vulnerable to Exploitation?

The sexting phenomenon in our culture is not something we can just ignore. Research has indicated that about 7.1% of teens ages 10-17 have received a photo containing explicit content on their mobile devices. A survey released by Covenant Eyes and Josh McDowell Ministry in 2016 found that 66% of teens and young adults have received a sexually explicit […]