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A Case for Male/Female Friendships

True story: I was too scared to hug my guy friends in middle school.  I can only imagine that this was a subconscious result of my sweet mama’s cautioning about boys throughout my life. I liked my friends and...

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Reshaping the Purity Conversation

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a blog about purity culture, am I right?  Most people probably would rather stick to the happy, butterfly-inducing feelings that are more often associated with this lovey-dovey holiday, but I am not most people....

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Gen Z Teens Are More Religious Than They Think

Massive crowds. Horrifying humidity. Unforgettable connections. Those are the three phrases I would use to describe the experience of World Youth Day (WYD) in a nutshell. Probably not the typical pilgrim’s response, but it’s my honest one. In spite...

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Being Single, Dating, Breakups, Kissing… Valentine’s Day Blogs for Your Teen

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner along with all the mixed feelings surrounding it … is this holiday really a big deal? But I still expect chocolate and roses… going out on a date on Valentine’s day is...

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An Inside Look at How Teens Use Social Media

As Life Teen’s coordinator of digital evangelization and outreach, a large part of what I do is manage our social media and aim to communicate truth to teens through social media. Some days, when I see some of the...

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