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Redefining Beauty

True beauty includes more than what is on the outside. But how can we express that to a culture that is only focused on outward physical beauty? This article from JT Waresak suggests two ways that men, especially fathers, can redefine beauty to the women in their lives.  First, he mentions helping others associate beauty with who

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Smart Phone Addiction

Last week, two Apple investors sent a letter to Apple, asking them to address the issue of smart phone addiction in children. The letter asked developers to take responsibility for their software and called on them to make changes. A number of studies have shown that smartphone software is addictive due to its availability and constant stream

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Marijuana & Vaping

Substance use by middle and high school students has decreased significantly in the last few years; however, with an increase in both marijuana use and in the popularity of vaping, concerns are on the rise. The 2017 Monitoring the Future study surveyed about 45,000 students and found that nearly 28% of seniors said they vaped in the year leading

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The Gift of Technology

Technology based toys are becoming a popular gift for all ages, even infants. Smartphones, gaming devices and wireless baby monitors are just a few types of devices created for entertainment and convenience. Unfortunately, these devices can also be hacked to gain personal information. Here are a few tips on how to keep your toys and

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Affiliate Spotlight

The Bahamas GodParent Center in Nassau, Bahamas is a faith-based, non-profit pregnancy resource and youth center offering support, education and resources to men, women and youth facing unplanned pregnancies.The prevention arm called Students4Life shares the realities of sexual activity and the benefits of forming healthy families. The organization teaches how to identify and build healthy relationships, provides

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Strategies for Resolving the Teen Sexual Activity Crisis

In a culture that is assaulted with sexualized images, music and other negative media, it can be easy to give up in the fight for purity. But be encouraged! These tips can help reach youth and make a positive impact on our culture: 1. Include and Involve Parents – Parents play a pivotal role in the

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The Ambulance in the Valley

Twas a dangerous cliff, as they freely confessed, Though to walk near its crest was so pleasant; But over its terrible edge there had slipped A duke, and full many a peasant. The people said something would have to be done, But their projects did not at all tally. Some said, “Put a fence ’round

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Teaching Critical Consumerism

Have you ever been with your teen in the car and heard a sexually degrading song lyric or found yourself changing the channel during a family night? Next time you find yourself in a situation where a song or television show is controversial, ask your teen to interpret what moral is being compromised or challenged.

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Make Your Home Teen-Friendly

The bottom line: Teens want to hang out with their friends. As a parent, it is important that you make your home a welcoming place for other teens so your children feel comfortable hanging out with friends within the safety and comfort of your watchful eye. This simple act of opening your home can make a profound

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Drinking Declines Among Youth

According to the Monitoring the Future report, young adults are becoming more likely to participate in events that are not focused on alcohol. The report, which started in 1975, shows a decline in both college age and teen alcohol consumption. Instead, youth are choosing alcohol free events like color runs, board game parties and “juice crawls” (events that

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