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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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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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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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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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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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Pope Francis Calls for Universal Sex Education

On Sunday, January 27, 2019, the issue of “sex education” was addressed by Pope Francis at an inflight press conference on his return to Rome from Panama on World Youth Day. According to a recent article by Randy Engel, Pope Francis called for universal “sex education.” Engel’s article outlines why Pope Fancis aims to push sex education so persistently

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Letters to My Future Husband

  “I started writing letters to my future husband when I was 13. Like most girls, I dreamed about what my future husband would be like. At first, my letters included a lot of silly facts about my life and guesses as to how we’d meet (if we hadn’t already!). But as time passed, my heart began

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Initiating Change & Combating Pornography

Accessing pornography is increasingly easy due to technology. The statistics can be overwhelming. Over 40 million Americans are regular visitors to pornography websites. There are 42 million pornography websites totaling 370 million pages of pornography. The pornography industry’s annual revenue is more than the NFL, NBA and MLB combined. It is also more than the

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Divorce Rates Decline in the United States

A recent study found that divorce rates are falling across the United States. According to University of Maryland professor and author of the study, Philip Cohen, the divorce rate in the United States dropped by 18 percent from 2008 to 2016. Many believe millennials are leading the trend. Licensed marriage and family counselor, Marsha Vaughn told WORLD that “several

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