October 31 - November 6: WRAP Week

White Ribbon Against Pornography (WRAP) week is next week, October 31 through November 6. Because of how prevalent pornography is in our culture today, it is more important than ever to raise awareness of the countless harms of pornography and offer...

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Sharing God's Love

In a world that is overwhelmed with discouraging news, it is vital to be intentional about sharing God's love with others, especially those who are hurting. A parenting blog post from Focus on the Family shares a few ideas for sharing...

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Parents Are Primary Educators

One of the foundational principles of the Abstinence Clearinghouse is our belief that parents are the primary educators of their children. The rights of parents as such have been under attack for years. However, tensions from the power struggle...

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Netflix's Squid Game

The dystopian drama Squid Game is at the top of Netflix's charts all around the world. The Korean sensation has become the center of cultural conversation and has spurred many memes across social media—especially among GenZ on...

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Marriage and Birth

We all know the playground song, "First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage." But more and more, society is separating love, marriage and children. A 2020 study looked at how the institution of...

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California Law Requires Gender Neutral Toy Section

A new law in California mandates that toy stores, or toy sections, must include a gender neutral section. This means that while stores can separate some toys by gender, there must also be a section that is "gender inclusive" to...

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Healing from Betrayal

When a man or woman watches pornography, they don't just harm themselves. They are often betraying those closest to them, especially if they are in a romantic relationship. Pornography consumption by a partner can leave the other person...

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Your Voice Matters

This year, we have watched parents around the country stand up and give voice to what they believe in by speaking at school board meetings. One benefit of the COVID lockdowns and virtual school is that parents are now more aware than ever before of...

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LISTEN: RaeLynn "She Chose Me"

RaeLynn, a country artist who rose to fame as a quarter-finalist in the second season of The Voice, recently released a song from her upcoming album that is inspired by the story of her mother's heroic choice to choose life for her. The...

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Father's Impact on Adolescent Sexual Behavior

A 2019 study investigated the role of a father's parenting in teenagers’ sexual risk behaviors, especially looking at the children of mothers who gave birth as teenagers. Researchers found that a father's disapproval of...

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Documentary: Raised on Porn

Raised on Porn is a new 35 minute documentary film from Exodus Cry and Magic Lantern Pictures that looks at the ways pornography acts as the new sex education for children. It also examines the lifelong effects of pornography on...

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New to Netflix: Sex Education Season 3

Netflix's teen comedy Sex Education returned on Friday for its third season. The show centers around the life of Otis Milburn and his friends as they run a sex clinic in their high school to educate their peers and answer questions...

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Church Attendance and Death from Despair

Since the COVID pandemic, deaths from despair have been talked about a lot. A death from despair is defined as any death related to suicide, drugs or alcohol. A 2020 longitudinal study examined the association between religious attendance...

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Cyberbullying and Your Child

While cyberbullying isn't talked about as much as it used to be, it is still an incredibly prominent issue for young people today. According to a 2018 Pew Research study, 59% of American teens have been bullied or harassed online, and more...

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Pornography, Divorce, and Church Attendance

A 2018 study followed married couples over the course of 6 years and found that pornography consumption predicted a higher likelihood of marital separation. Married couples who watched pornography, even once, were more likely to separate...

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Pat Fagan: 164 Reasons to Marry

Marriage is the foundational relationship of society. Strong marriages directly support societies that flourish, while societies primarily made up of weak marriages will always struggle. Pat Fagan, Anne Dougherty and Miriam McElvain of the...

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Six Ways to Wait Well

Everyone is waiting for something. Whether you are waiting to hear back on a new job opportunity, a new home or an injury to heal, there are things every day that we have to wait for. Waiting for a relationship while pursuing contentment or waiting...

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Chromebook Removed from Dirty Dozen List

This past Summer, Google Chromebook worked hard to clean up their standard safety settings. Due to changes that went into effect on September 1, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation officially removed Google Chromebook from their 2021...

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New Movieguide Podcast

In 1985, Dr. Ted Baehr and his wife, Lili Baehr, founded Movieguide in Altanta, Georgia in hopes of cultivating a better media landscape for their children and future generations. Since that time, Moveguide has hosted radio shows, a...

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Jason Evert: Safe Sex is a Lie!

In this short Q&A, Jason Evert, host of the Lust is Boring Podcast, tackles the question, "Am I ready for sex as long as it's...

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