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Teaching Teens How to Treat the Opposite Sex With Dignity

In an article published by Family Life’s co-founders Dennis and Barbara Rainey, the couple explains how they would often tell their teenagers, “When you go out with someone, you’re going out with either your future mate or someone else’s future mate.” The couple found that this knowledge helped their children to treat the opposite sex […]

Settling for Less

All people long to be loved, whether they acknowledge it or not. Unfortunately many men and women, coming from hurtful past relationships with their family or significant others find themselves so desperate for attention and affection that they stoop quite low to satisfy these deep longings. Yet when men and women stoop so low, as […]

Support Healthy Decision Making

According to last month’s CDC National Centers for Health Statistics report, over 50% of teens have not engaged in sexual activity. This statistic is prime evidence pointing to the reality that not everyone is “doing it”. Sexual integrity is pursued by over 50% of teens in our nation; therefore, we should recognize this population of students not as […]

Recalculating a Mindset of Consumption

When was the last time you told your child “no” when they asked for something in the store, or advised him or her to wait before clicking the “purchase” button? As parents of teens with over  $258 billion a year in disposable income, what can we do to help them counter this culture of consumption and instant […]

Summer Slang

Do you feel equipped to understand your teens’ vernacular? Netsanity published an excellent infographic that categorizes current teen slang into three categories: “Fun and Harmless,” “Keep an Eye On” and “Warning Flags.” Below you will find a list of six slang terms you may find yourself hearing by this summer. Hundo P: short for 100% sure or certain Gucci: […]

What is Snap Map?

Law enforcement and safety activists were quick to acknowledge the dangers of Snapchat’s new app function, Snap Map. This new tool allows users to share their location in real time, giving other users permission to track their whereabouts. “We’ve built a whole new way to explore the world!” Snapchat wrote in a blog post announcing the new update. […]

Casual Sex vs. Monogamy

An article by the Institute for Family Studies sheds light on the perceived notion that young people think that casual sex is the norm. After interviewing a series of working-class young adults, the author found that many believe people are too quick to expect sex in a relationship or feel like it is expected of them. While […]

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 […]