Teenagers & Tattoos

Tattoos are becoming increasingly popular, especially among young people. While some teenagers want a tattoo to enjoy a fad others desire a tattoo to fit in among peers. This can be a tough issue for parents to navigate with their children. How...

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Dirty Dozen 2022: Netflix

For the fourth consecutive year, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) named Netflix on their 2022 Dirty Dozen List, a list of mainstream companies that are major facilitators of sexual exploitation in the United...

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Watch: Whose Children Are They?

Whose Children Are They? is a groundbreaking documentary that takes an in-depth look at the hidden agenda within the American education system. It follows teachers, parents and experts as they reveal what is really going on in the classroom...

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Re-establishing Boundaries

God calls us all to lives of purity. But when society encourages single men and women to pursue physical intimacy in dating relationships and young people are taught to view abstinence until marriage as "unattainable," many stumble and fall...

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Dirty Dozen 2022: Keep Your Kids Off Kik

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) named Kik on their 2022 Dirty Dozen List, a list of mainstream companies that are major facilitators of sexual exploitation in the United States. Kik is a free messaging app, designed...

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Dirty Dozen 2022: Etsy

Last week, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) named Etsy on their 2022 Dirty Dozen List, a list of mainstream companies that are major facilitators of sexual exploitation in the United States. Etsy is an online...

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Turning Red: New to Disney+

Last weekend, Disney and Pixar released a coming-of-age film they hoped would be their latest smash hit. However, many parents have raised their concerns about whether the movie is appropriate for young children. The movie follows Mei, a 13-year-old...

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Teen Social Media Tips

According to the Mayo Clinic, 97% of teenagers are on at least one social media platform, with 45% of teenagers reporting that they are online almost constantly. Social media is an important, but consuming, part of being a teenager today. While...

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2022 Dirty Dozen

Since 2013, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has released their Dirty Dozen, an annual list of companies promoting sexual exploitation through pornography, sexual objectification,...

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Sex Education Summer Camp

Last week, we referenced a "Spring Break Sex-Ed Camp" for teenagers that was planned and cancelled in the city of Austin, Texas. The idea of a sex-education camp is spreading around the country, as camps are not legally limited by...

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Your Guide to Shame-Free Parenting

Shame is painful, isolating and destructive. It tells us we are unworthy and can never change. We all experience shame, so it's essential that parents deal with their own shame in healthy ways, teach their kids to do the same, and avoid...

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Gaming with Care

So many young people enjoy playing video games. And while video games can be a fun way to fill the hours, especially in the cold winter months, there are also many dangers that parents need to recognize and address. OnWatch, an organization to...

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Sex Education Camp

At Abstinence Clearinghouse, we believe that parents are the primary educators of their children. As such, parents are responsible for the education of their children, especially when it comes to sexuality. Unfortunately, so many in the world disagree...

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How Far is Too Far?

There is one question dating teens have been asking for decades: how far is too far? For young people seeking chaste dating relationships, it can be hard to discern physical limits. In a recent episode of his podcast, Lust is Boring,...

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Pornography in School Libraries

The pandemic had a major impact on education. When children were attending class virtually from home, most parents had a front row seat to what their children were actually learning in the classroom each day. Since then, parents' eyes have been...

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Navigating Valentine's Day With Your Family

Whether your teenage daughter is hanging out with her friends for a "Galentine's Day" celebration or your son's friend is hosting an "Anti-Valentine's Day" party, and whether they are single, dating or simply don't...

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Should Couples Live Together Before Marriage?

Is cohabitation ok? What does the Bible really have to say about living together before marriage? What are the implications of cohabitation...

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New Data On Cohabitating & Getting Married Early

According to The Colson Center new data is poking holes in what has become a prominent cultural myth. “When it comes to divorce,” wrote Brad Wilcox and Lyman Stone in The Wall Street Journal, “the research has...

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Redeeming Love

For months, readers of Francine River’s novel Redeeming Love excitedly anticipated the release of the movie last Friday. While the story is a clear retelling of Hosea 1-3, some Christians think that the nuances of the biblical...

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The TikTok Sick

According to a survey, 63% of Americans ages 12-17 use TikTok on a weekly basis. We have highlighted many dangers and pitfalls of TikTok for young people before. In the last two years, we have seen mental illnesses skyrocket. Often, this is...

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