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Statistics from a National Study on Teen Masturbation

Dr. Cynthia Robbins from the pediatrics department at Indiana University led the first national study of teen masturbation. The researchers analyzed the ...

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Children Born to Unmarried Women Reaches a New High

A February 2012 article in The New York Times analyzed the rising number of births outside of marriage. The article stated:

It used to be called illegitimacy. ...

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1950's-Era Planned Parenthood Booklet Proclaims "The Gift of Life"

A pamphlet published in 1951 titled The Gift of Life contains some traditional advice about human sexuality and the sanctity of life. For instance, the ...

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Young Man Reaches Conclusions About His Same-Sex Attraction

Wesley Hill writes movingly about growing up in a Christian home and being taught biblical views on sexuality. And yet, Hill writes, "Confusingly, I found ...

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Statistics on the Average Age of First Marriages

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average age for first marriages for both men and women has been increasing for the last 45 years.

  • In 1965 the average man first married at 22.8; the average woman at 20.6.

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Teens Look to Parents for Advice on Sexuality

A 2011 study revealed a surprising source for teenagers to learn about sexuality—their parents. Here are some of the results of the research:

  • 45 percent of teenagers rely most heavily on their parents for information about sexuality.

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Pastor Encourages a Young Woman to Live Celibate

Eugene Peterson shares a story about a completely unchurched young woman who started attending his church and made a genuine commitment to follow Jesus. ...

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A Young Man Struggling With Homosexuality Finds Hope in Christ

In his book Washed and Waiting, Wesley Hill shares about his struggle with same-sex attraction and his desire to obey Christ and remain celibate. He writes ...

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Research Shows That Delaying Sex Until Marriage Improves Relationships

Does delaying sex until after marriage improve your marital relationship? According to a 2010 research study, the answer is a clear yes. As reported in ...

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Most Know When Marriage Will End in Divorce

According to author Carl Weisman, people who have serious doubts about getting married should follow their gut instincts and not walk down the aisle. ...

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