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Raising a Knight to Remember

On Saturday, March 9, the Abstinence Clearinghouse hosted a Knight to Remember for mothers and sons in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The event encouraged young men to choose to reject passivity, accept responsibility, lead courageously and reach for God’s greater reward! Young men attending the Knight to Remember learned more about what it means to

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A Father’s Honest Reflection

It is with gratitude that Dr. Michelle Watson shared a father’s honest reflectionsas a man whose daughter paid the price for unwise decisions that he had made in the past. Despite being a father with a failing marriage, with a daughter who was “making horrible choices to mask her pain,” this father overcame difficult relational circumstances.

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Lies Young Women Believe: I Can’t Handle the Loneliness of Staying Pure

A young girl enrolled in a Christian middle school gave voice to the great loneliness many feel in their quest for purity. She said: I think that at my school, having sex is normal. Everybody has either had sex or they are really close to it. That is something I struggle with a lot. I

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Helping Your Daughter Become a Confident Woman

A father can have a heroic impact on his daughter as he helps protect her from the negative influences of our culture. In a recent broadcast by Focus on the Family, Dr. Meg Meeker encourages fathers to model the kind of honorable character traits that he would like to see his daughter be attracted to in a future

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Adolescent Sleep Deprivation & Depressive Symptoms

Tim Elmore set out to discover what kept teens and college students up at night. Young adults made known that binge watching YouTube videos, social media and texting their friends late into the night motivated their lack of sleep. In addition to too much screen time before bed, teens may lose sleep due to a

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Discover Your Strengths and Weaknesses as a Parent

Good parents aren’t perfect and that is ok! There is no “one size fits all” formula to follow, but there are ways you can grow daily as a parent. Focus on the Family’s 7 Traits of Effective Parenting Assessment gives parents an honest look at their unique strengths and offers encouragement in areas that you may need

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Colorado House Approves a Bill Requiring Comprehensive Curriculum

On Tuesday, the Colorado House approved bill HB19-1032, requiring school districts who choose to provide sex ed courses to teach a comprehensive curriculum. According to Colorado’s 9News, Jeff Johnston, a culture and policy analyst for Focus on the Family based in Colorado Springs, stated that he believes the bill is unconstitutional. “Colorado State Constitution makes it

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YouTube is a Facilitator of Sexual Exploitation

Last week, we shared a press conference by the National Center of Sexual Exploitation as they released their 2019 Dirty Dozen List. Among the companies listed, YouTube was found to be a corporation that profits from sexual exploitation, specifically child pornography. According to NCOSE, “In April 2018 [YouTube] was criticized for allowing a pornographic ad to appear on a trending YouTube video,

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Provocative Ad Ran During Super Bowl

Millions of football fans watched the 53rd Super Bowl this past Sunday. For many, the game is not what draws viewers. The commercials have become the most memorable, exciting part of viewing the game. According to a recent article by Movie Guide, in the commercial lineup for this year, Devour, a Kraft food brand, aired a new provocative

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The Reality of Raising Young Adults

“When our kids are small, we can talk until we are blue in the face about the struggles that come in the early years,” Katie Bingham-Smith wrote in a recent blog post. She reflects, “As my kids have gotten older and more self-sufficient, I’ve realized something I didn’t think about when they were small: I still need help.”

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