Teen Magazine Promotes Prostitution

Teen Vogue has long been known to publish controversial articles. Recently, Teen Vogue published an article titled Sex Work is Real Work. In it, Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng argues that because she works with reproductive and sexual health, she is no different than a sex worker. This claim is disingenuous at best as no true comparison can be drawn between

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Religion and Romance

It turns out that religion is good for romance. According to a recent study from the Institute for Family Studies and the Wheatley Institution, couples with shared religious values and beliefs report higher sexual satisfaction and overall relationship quality. The study examined four relational aspects in 11 different countries: relationship quality, fertility, domestic violence and infidelity. Across

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Middle School Social Media Use

By the time many students reach middle school, they are brimming with anticipation to enter the exciting world of social media. But is the adolescent mind really ready for all the drawbacks that come with modern social media? In a recent article in Psychology Today, Dr. Victoria Dunkley discusses the many effects of social media on

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Student Online Relationships

More and more, teens are opting for virtual relationships over those developed in-person. Generation Z will often build relationships with the people they meet on apps, video game chatrooms, and other internet-based platforms. This leads to decreased people skills that are vital to success later in life. Click HERE to read more about fostering relational skills in

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Pastor Emphasized the Importance of Marriage

Cohabitation before marriage is on the rise, but one Texas pastor is footing the bill to combat this phenomenon. In a recent article by Care Net, a 2016 study by Barna found that the majority of Americans “now believe that cohabitation is a good idea, buying into the ‘test drive’ before you buy philosophy of cohabitation as

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Adrian’s Story 

  “Deanna and I met through friends at a party one night, and ended up going home together. Not long after, we found out that Deanna was pregnant. She was 19, and I was 18. I didn’t know what to do besides tell her, ‘Everything will be ok. I will not leave you. I’ll help

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Screen Time Discouraged for Children

The World Health Organization is recommending no screen time for children under one year old and limiting sedentary screen time to one hour per day for children under five years old. The guidelines state that these recommendations along with better sleep and exercise will result in healthier adults. “Previous generations worried about the impact of

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Starbucks Commits to Filtering Obscene Content

Starbucks Corporation has followed through on their public commitment to filter pornography and child pornography from their WiFi, Enough Is Enough (EIE) announced on Monday. Nearly 8,500 company-owned stores will now be blocking access to obscene content following a petition signed by tens of thousands of customers over the course of the last five years. This

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Take a Stand on Exploitation in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Since 1964 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has sexually objectified women for sport and profit. The 2019 edition is scheduled to release next week. The magazine sends a message that women’s bodies are for public consumption, and any retailer that displays and sells the magazine is condoning the toxic culture of entitlement to the female body. These images are not designed to

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Fighting the Purity Battle Before & Within Marriage

“Our culture is so obsessed with planning and preparing  for an epic wedding but we don’t do anything to plan  and prepare for an epic marriage.”  – Audrey Roloff In a recent podcast, Jeremy and Audrey Roloff discuss what it looks like to pursue the purity battle before and within marriage. In the same way culture

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5 Technology Rules for Parents

In a recent article in Fast Company magazine Sonia said when she was younger, she could hardly wait to participate in social media. Upon reflection, she later wrote: “Several months ago, when I turned 13, my mom gave me the green light and I joined Twitter and Facebook. The first place I went, of course, was my mom’s profiles.

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Workshop: Leading in Difficult Circumstances

Abstinence Clearinghouse Founder Leslee Unruh presented a workshop for pregnancy center leaders at the Heartbeat International Conference in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday. The workshop inspired leaders persevering in the pregnancy help movement to excel in their calling as sowers of God’s grace. Attendees walked away with practical tips on how to lead fervently, relying on

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California Seeks to Make Abortion Legal on College Campuses

A California Senate committee approved Senate Bill 24, a bill created with the intention to expand abortion services, specifically the use of abortion drugs, to students on college campuses. According to a recent article, an estimated 300 to 500 University of California and California State University students already seek abortions in California each month, traveling off-campus to

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Life Unstuck

God wants us to be reminded and refreshed by the complete and unshakable knowledge of our redeemed life. He wants us completely restored from things that keep us stuck in the past, and He wants us set free to joyfully anticipate all he has planned for our future. In her book, Life Unstuck, Pat Layton uses

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Ohio Defunds Planned Parenthood

In 2017, President Donald Trump signed a bill allowing states to revoke funding from organizations that provided abortions. The bill allowed states to remove the family planning funding offered through Title X. The state of Ohio recently exercised its right to defend Planned Parenthood clinics statewide. According to CBN News, the news was delivered to Planned Parenthood by the Ohio Department

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Google Docs: The New Social Platform for Teens

The latest trend for communicating during school hours is to use Google Docs to chat with their friends. The app has become a staple in the workplace and in schools, as the program offered through Google offers easy sharing, collaboration and automatically saves the users work. Furthermore, more than one person can be working on

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Teen Slang: Do You Know the Meaning?

Slang terms are ever evolving and are an integral part of growing up. A word or abbreviation can add significant meaning or emotion to a message or text. Slang helps teens define their connections, feel accepted and gain independence. Keeping up on teen slang and lingo may seem daunting; however, understanding the language teens communicate with verbally and

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MYTH: My Future Spouse Will Complete Me

Loneliness can be one of the most difficult feelings we as humans can experience. For many singles, the feeling of loneliness can be a motivating factor in seeking to find the perfect spouse. However, attempting to find the perfect spouse can drive a person to give up a healthy relationship for fear there is a better person out there. The

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Marijuana & Psychosis

Whenever anyone opposes the topic of marijuana they are challenged to back up their opposition with recent scientific evidence. A recently published study in The Lancet involving, among others, researchers at King’s College London, compared 900 people who had been treated for psychosis with 1,200 people who had not. Groups were surveyed on a number of factors, including

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Navigating a Technological World

“Have you identified some specific concerns about your teens? Is it their impatience? Their multitasking that you interpret as rude? Entitlement attitudes? Not enough sleep? Complaining? Academic apathy? Quick boredom? Depression? Believe it or not, it’s not their fault they are that way.” In her book, Screens and Teens: Connecting With Our Kids In a Wireless

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