Saturday, October 1, 2016

What If You Were Friends with Ingrid Nilsen or Caitlyn Jenner?

This week I’m so inspired by Ingrid Nilsen. She shared a video about her coming out journey that is really sweet and beautiful. Nilsen courageously wore her heart on her sleeve talking about the inner struggle she experienced. When a friend or family member shares their inner being, let’s be there for them. How can […]

Is Hooking Up Good for Girls?

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Rachel Simmons. As a relationship advice columnist for Teen Vogue, I get a lot of mail from girls in “no strings attached” relationships. The girls describe themselves as “kind of” with a guy, “sort of” seeing him, or “hanging out” with him. The guy may be noncommittal, or worse, in another no-strings […]

Ribbon Cutting Time — How Sex Shapes Our Body Image and Self-Esteem

There’s an epidemic going on, of young women who hate their bodies, including those who starve themselves and cut themselves. I wonder about the connection between this and a girl’s first sexual experience. How does sex shape our body image and self-esteem? I’m quite sure there is a strong connection. I’m working with the parent […]

Through a Shocking Epiphany, I’ll Stand with You

Through the process of completing a class for my graduate program, I had a very eye-opening experience concerning my sexuality, my faith, my eating disorder, my emotional hurt, etc., and knew that others in my position would benefit from the words circling inside this 10-pound bobble on my shoulders. I have studied, researched, and listened […]

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