The Story Behind COPPA

Today, many parents consider 13 to be the age of adulthood on the internet. After all, PG-13 movies are for age 13 and up for a reason, right? But the reason might not be what you think. The age 13 has legal significance when it comes to the Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA

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C.S. Lewis on Pursuing Chastity

In one of his most famous books, Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis gives advice on growing in the virtue of chastity that still rings true. He offers three steps for those looking to pursue a chaste life: You need to want to grow in chastity. You need to believe that living a chaste life is possible. You

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New to Netflix: Stranger Things 3

Fans of the Netflix original series Stranger Things have been patiently waiting for the release of a new season since 2017. After two years, Stranger Things 3 comes out this week. With the tremendous success of the first two seasons, expectations for the upcoming third season are high. Teenagers love Stranger Things. No doubt the show has made its mark

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Sexuality and Identity

Christopher Yuan is a prominent Christian teacher on sexuality and the Gospel. With a unique perspective of coming to God in the midst of pursuing homosexuality, Yuan is able to testify to God’s grand, redemptive story in his own life. In his new book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel, Yuan poses the question, “How did ‘This

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Happy Independence Day

Independence Day is almost here! The Fourth of July brings memories of swimming, cook-outs and fireworks. But there is much more to the holiday than these traditions. July 4, 1776 is a day that Americans commemorate annually because of the prevailing courage of our Founding Fathers and the strong values with which they established our

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Libraries Push Sexual Indoctrination

A young mind is the easiest to mold and many institutions are looking to take advantage of that. One such institution looking to impact children, and not in a positive way, is your local library. The library used to be a place where parents could allow children to browse books unsupervised and with an understanding

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A Biblical Perspective in Talking to Your Teen About Sex

Axis recently released a new video series called Sex Talk 2.0 in an effort to offer ideas, guidance and support to parents looking to begin talking with their pre-teen or teenager about sex from a practical, biblical perspective. So often, conversations about sex are dominated by “distortions of God’s design.” While discussing these distortions is important, the conversation

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6 Ideas to Give Summer Purpose

Summer is officially here! With it, parents are on the lookout for fruitful ways to fill their children’s days outside the classroom. This can be a struggle, especially attempting to strike a balance between work and relaxation. But there are better ways for students to relax than sitting around a pool or playing video games

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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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