#Back2School Burdens or Blessings: Which Will Define Your Daughter’s Year?


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Wow! It’s hard to believe that next week, July 31st to be exact, is the first day of school in the two counties where I spend most of my days speaking.

My how times have changed! Never in a million years could I have ever imagined starting school in July.

The teachers like to spend several weeks with the students before I come in to speak, which means I still have a few more weeks to get my voice ready for the four to six hours of speaking each day.

In the meantime, I will be conducting seven assemblies at middle and high schools throughout the state of Georgia, as well as speaking at a Mother Daughter Tea for the Florida Department of Health in Jefferson County, Florida.

As the new school year begins, I’m looking forward to seeing the light bulb go off on teens faces when they hear a truth for the first time, causing them to connect the dots between their current choices and their future realities.

Most importantly, I’m looking forward to seeing how God will continue to answer all our prayers over the next school year. You know the prayers that I’ve been requesting from you over the years?

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It’s Not Responsible. It’s Not Fashionable. Anal Sex is Risky Teen Behavior!

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About 9 or 10 years ago, I’ll never forget how shocked I was when I received multiple questions from 8th grade girls at a private middle school about the safety of anal sex. They wanted to know whether they would still be a virgin and … [Continue reading]

The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy That Could Hurt Your Daughter!

Girls who take my class often complain that guys who won’t pressure them to have sex don’t exist. I find that’s one of the biggest lies girls believe. And one that I gladly disprove every chance I get (like in Chapter 7 of … [Continue reading]

Consider the Cost: How to Teach Your Teen Freedom is Never Free. Especially When It Comes to Sex

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Happy 4th of July! Any American like myself, celebrating  “Independence Day,” should know our “independence” has and always will come with a price. Soldiers sacrifice their lives for us to have our … [Continue reading]

From Boys to Men: How a Slew of Guys Confirmed 7 Secrets was Worth Writing

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If I had to sum up the whirlwind that was last week, I’d have to say it was “Man-tastic!” 😃 Last week I had the privilege of participating in four separate events. Each one presented the opportunity to share 7 Secrets with … [Continue reading]

What a Difference a Dad Makes: How Engaged Fathers Empower Their Daughters

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There’s a lot of attention paid to the negative impact of fatherlessness on daughters, and I am the first to tell you that it is a real issue with many of the girls I teach. However, in honor of Father’s Day, I’d like to … [Continue reading]

#GraduationGoals2017: When Girls Plan to Lose Their Virginity Just in Time for College & How to Help Them Change Their Expiration Date

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It’s hard to believe another school year is over, and high school graduations are right around the corner. Perhaps your daughter or a young lady you know is a member of the Class of 2017. No doubt she’s spent months, if not years, … [Continue reading]

When Teen Romance Turns Tragic: How Teen Girls Form Unhealthy Emotional Attachments & What You Can Do to Intervene

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I’ve heard teen girls say that they love hard or when they fall in love, they fall hard. They say it as if that’s a badge of honor. What does that mean anyway? Loving hard! Does it mean that they’ll blindly give … [Continue reading]

It Takes Two to Tango: Why Educating Your Daughter is Only Half the Battle

When schools request that I come do an assembly, I’m often invited to only speak to the girls. I then counter by strongly suggesting that I speak to both the girls and guys. Why? Because educating girls about love, sex, … [Continue reading]

The Issue of Faith: Why it Matters and How NOT to Apply It When Having “The Talk”

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In honor of this Easter weekend, I thought it fitting to tackle the role faith plays in teen girls’ decision-making when it comes to sex. From the time we were born, we were taught to chase the momentary satisfaction. We were taught … [Continue reading]