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5 Body Safety Rules Every 5-Year-Old Should Know

It seems like the number of things you need to talk to your children about in order to keep them safe just keeps growing! One issue that should be at the top of your list is protecting kids from sexual abuse. Read the article here.

Hillsong Has Released a Response to the Criticism They’re Anti-LGBTQ

Hillsong Church has released an official statement responding to recent criticism that they are “infamously anti-LGBTQ.” Read the full article here.

In Their Own Words: Parents Of Kids Who Think They Are Trans Speak Out

When a child says he is transgender, we are expected nowadays to accept and celebrate this announcement.

But there are many parents who are not celebrating. They are suffering in silence. They know their children were not born in the wrong bodies and that hormones and surgeries are not the answers to their discomfort and confusion.

Their stories are heartbreaking. Here they are, in their own words.

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United Methodist Church Votes To Keep Bans On Same-Sex Weddings, LGBTQ Clergy

Leaders of the United Methodist Church have rejected the One Church Plan, a measure that would have eased restrictions on LGBTQ clergy and same-sex marriages, with delegates voting against it at a special session of the church’s General Conference. Read the full article here.

February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: Communicating With Your Teen About Violence And Dating

February is teen dating violence awareness month. According to the CDC, 23 percent of women and 14 percent of men experience sexual or physical violence from a partner before age 18. Read the full article here.

Is “After” The New “50 Shades of Grey” For Kids?

The movie “After” is coming to the big screen, originally written online as a Harry Styles fan fiction series. Read more about the movie here.

Sex Robots Are Raising Hard Questions

Sex robots are rapidly becoming a part of the national conversation about the future of sex and relationships. Read Article Here.

Millennials Are Drafting Relationship Contracts Even Before Marriage

Relevant Magazine shares the recent trend of “relationship contracts,” growing in popularity among millennials. Read the full article here.

As Colorado Moves To Bar Abstinence-Only Sex Education, Teenagers Take The Lead

While sex education classes are not mandatory in Colorado, proposed legislation that is widely expected to pass would bar the state’s public and charter schools from abstinence-only education. Read the article here.

Porn Tax To Build Border Wall? Lawmaker Proposes Fee To View Porn

An Arizona lawmaker suggests placing porn filters to raise funds for President Donald Trump’s border wall. Read the full article here.

Justin Bieber Encourages Abstinence, But Not Everyone Is Pleased

Christian Post talks about Justin and Hayley Bieber’s recent decision to abstain from sex, and the responses from people on both side of the issue. Read the full article here.

Instagram And Its Effects On Body Image

Being one of the most downloaded applications, it is hard to find someone nowadays who isn’t using this acclaimed social media platform. But is this public spotlight created by Instagram damaging to self-esteem? Read full article here.

Tinder And Seven Other Dating Apps Teens Are Using

When you ask a couple how they met, it’s pretty common for them to answer, “On the Internet”. So, it’s no surprise that online dating has trickled down to teens. Read the article here.

Arizona Pushes To Declare Porn A Public Health Crisis

Citing concerns about the proliferation of erotic images online and their “toxic” effect on behavior, Arizona lawmakers are pushing to declare pornography a public health crisis. Read the full article here.

‘Sexting’ On The Rise Among Teens, FBI Warns About Consequences

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, more than one in four teens report they’ve received a nude or semi-nude photo… and even the FBI is warning about it’s consequences. Read the full article here.

Which Companies Profit From Sexual Exploitation? 2019’s Dirty Dozen List

Fight The New Drug lists the 12 major companies that profit from sexual exploitation. Read the full article here.

Pick Your Pain: Facing Your Fears About the Talk

Harvest USA shares some tips on facing your fears around talking with your kids about sex. Read the full article here.

The New Report on Sexual Abuse in the Southern Baptist Church Is Proof of an Ongoing Crisis

A new report has been released about sexual abuse cases in the Southern Baptist Church.  Read the full article here.

With issues like this occurring within the church, your kids will likely hear about this from their peers. How do you talk through brokenness not only outside but also inside the church with your kids?

Faking It: How Selfie Dysmorphia Is Driving People To Seek Surgery

Elle Hunt shares the new trend of individuals seeking plastic surgery so they look more like their filtered snapchat selfies. Read the full article here.

Effects Of Teenage Motherhood May Last Multiple Generations

The grandchildren of adolescent mothers have lower school readiness scores than their peers. Read the article here.