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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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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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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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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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Avoid the “What Could I Have Done Differently?” Feeling

      At the Abstinence Clearinghouse, we have often heard that “clients who receive a negative pregnancy test are the most difficult clients to meet with.” While we agree that the client who receives a negative pregnancy test is difficult to consult, we know that the negative test client holds the greatest potential for

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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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New to Netflix: Sex Education

With series like Elite, Baby, Rain, Big Mouth and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Netflix has enticed teens into watching shows centered on teen prostitution rings, pornography, hookups, and more. On January 11, Netflix’s new series Sex Education will release with teens in mind. The show centers on the life of Otis Milburn and his friends as they start a peer led sex clinic in

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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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What Teens Are Watching This Fall

As fall TV season begins this month, Axis makes note of two new releases that are gaining popularity among teenagers. First, the third season of the show Riverdale begins airing on the CW this week. Although the series is based on the Archie comics, the show does not reflect the characteristics of the comic as it regularly uses sex, sensationalism, drama

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Sexual Integrity in South Africa

The Abstinence Clearinghouse had the opportunity to equip educators attending the Africa Cares 2018 Flourish Conference with materials to help inspire virtue in the lives of men and women in South Africa. These materials included our Sexual Exposure Chart Card. Abstinence educators, pregnancy center directors, volunteers and board members were among the sixty delegates who attended

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