7
Feb

Sexual Purity: Why It’s About More Than Virginity

By Jason Soucinek Executive Director, Project Six19 Re-published with permission from Project Six19 blog For too long, conversations around sexual purity have included virginity as the supreme example of Christian values. Even those outside of the Christian faith have declared the same thing; writer and feminist Jessica Valenti says the church’s obsession with virginity is...
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28
Dec

2016: the year we couldn’t stop talking about porn

By Steve Dulaney President, Prodigals International There was a lot of conversation about pornography in 2016: its availability and its potentially harmful impact on individuals and families. But what made this year’s conversation unique was this time it didn’t come from the usual religious voices: February 11: NFL player turned actor Terry Crews receives 32,000...
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7
Dec

Love is Manly

By Brian Goins Author of Playing Hurt: A Guy’s Strategy for a Winning Marriage. Blog post adapted from UNCOMMEN Husbands YouVersion Devotional     One of my favorite quotes goes a little something like this: “When I was a child, I acted like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.”...
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22
Nov

Helping our teens navigate a hyper-sexual culture

Our teens are coming of age in an increasingly harmful, hyper-sexual culture. At Higher Ground, our hearts are burdened about the impact our intensely sexualized popular culture is having on teens and pre-teens. Today’s youth face a dating culture impacted by “sexting” and sexual peer pressure, conflicting value messages, and a digital age of unprecedented exposure...
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10
Nov

Dispelling the myth: good church kids aren’t susceptible to porn

Early in 2016, Barna Research Group published The Porn Phenomenon, a study designed to obtain current statistics of and attitudes about pornography usage in our country. One key finding that stood out to the team at Higher Ground was that 79% of teens and young adults said they had no one in their lives helping...
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