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Nashville Statement: More Than 150 Evangelical Religious Leaders Sign ‘Christian Manifesto’ On Human Sexuality

150 evangelical leaders sign the Nashville Statement, a statement regarding the Biblical stance on sex, sexuality, and marriage. Read the full article here.

What Do Moms Of Tweens Worry About Most?

There is one thing that moms of tween girls have to deal with in an unprecedented way, and that is society’s push to sexualize our girls at a very young age. Read the article here.

Social Media Bingeing ‘As Bad As Junk Food’ For Children, Parents Warned

With studies showing that kids 5-15 are spending an average of 15 hours per week online, the danger of seeing social media time as a reward or a replacement for “candy” in childhood can grow. Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner of England, argues for a balanced social media diet, similarly to a balanced food diet. Read the full article here.

5 Things Every Christian Must Know About The Transgender Debate

Here are five essential things for Christians to keep in mind as we think about and speak about transgenderism. Read the article here.

Posters Promising ‘Jobs’ Used To Lure Teens Into Human Trafficking

A St. Louis group that shelters homeless and at-risk teens is warning the public about a new human trafficking recruitment tool appearing in the city. Read the article here.

Same-Sex Attraction And Me

Tammy Perlmutter shares her experience in this blog post from Harvest USA. Read it here.

Over 1/3 Of Millennials In Relationships Spy On Partners’ Digital Correspondence

Devices—and their contents—are a new path to breakups. Read the report here.

Can Josh Harris Kiss His Book Goodbye?

Twenty years after his dating bestseller, he reconsiders its controversial arguments.

Read the article and listen to the podcast from Christianity Today here.

Teens Are Still Having Sex, Most Use Contraception

American teens’ sex habits and contraceptive use haven’t changed much over the past decade, according to a new report from the National Survey of Family Growth, which is administered by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Read the article here.

The U.S. Birth Rate Hit Another New Low, And Fewer Teens Are Having Babies

The U.S. birth rate fell again in 2016, marking a new all-time low, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the article here.

This New U.S. Sexting Law Would Give Teens Who Send Or Receive Nude Pics A 15-Year Mandatory Jail Sentence

A new law could land minors 15 years in prison for sending naked photos or sexting each other. Read the full article here.

A Lot Of People Are Mad That Teen Vogue Published A Guide To Anal Sex

The article has caused controversy online with social media users calling for a boycott of the publication. Read the article here.

Silent Struggle: 4 Ways Girls Get Pulled Into Using Porn (And What You Can Do To Help Them)

The truth is that girls are just as susceptible to sexual addiction as boys are, and it’s time to start talking about it to help end their silent struggle.

Read the article here.

Teen Girls Suffer From Digital Dating Abuse

Researchers at the University of Michigan and University of California-Santa Barbara have found teens experience digital dating abuse at similar rates, but girls reported that they were more upset by these behaviors and reported more negative emotional responses.

Read the article here.

Social Media Linked To Surge In Plastic Surgery

Certain surgeons can thank social media for the rapid increase in spending on cosmetic plastic surgery, according to a new study from a British think-tank, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, which echoes similar studies in the U.S.

Read the article here.

Kittenfishing Is The Horrible New Dating Trend

According to Yahoo news, the new trend “Kittenfishing” is growing in popularity on dating sites and apps… some of which might be used by teens from time to time. Read the full article here.

Students From 71 High Schools Targeted By Huge Porn-Sharing Group

Fight The New Drug talks about a porn-sharing group that was caught sharing pornographic photos of students from 71 different schools. As parents or leaders, it’s crucial to be aware of these groups around the world. Read the full article here.

Once You Hit Send, It’s On The Internet Forever

Salem News talks sexting, gives some tips, and exposes some of the reasons that kids engage in the act. Read the full article here.

7 Inconvenient Truths About Pornography

Sean McDowell takes a look at the book The Porn Myth: Exposing the Reality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography by Matt Fradd.

Read the blog post here.

Most U.S. Teens Aren’t ‘Doing It’

Sex is everywhere in the media, and so you may be convinced that today’s teens are always looking to “hook-up.” But new federal research says it’s just not so. Read the article here.