The Desolate Woman: A Biblical Perspective on Rape

A huge kingdom in a faraway land, a beloved king with a beautiful daughter, and a handsome prince who is heir to the throne—the story has all the makings of a lovely fairy tale, yet it is a horror story. The kingdom was Israel under the rule of King David and the handsome prince wasContinue reading “The Desolate Woman: A Biblical Perspective on Rape”

Save the College Kids!

Every culture has some rite of passage.  For example, Native American male youth go on vision quests while the Amish practice rumspringa, a time to venture out of their community and into the world.  Here in the United States, we have college.  While only slightly more than half of high school graduates go directly toContinue reading “Save the College Kids!”

The Disconnect Between Juno and Jamie Lynn

By Amy Sondova Ever since Jamie Lynn Spears announced her pregnancy, she has been the talk of the tabloids. It seems that big sister Britney’s troubles cut in on Jamie Lynn’s press time. Gossip columnists have speculated whether or not Jamie Lynn’s boyfriend has abandoned her, if Jamie Lynn’s a victim of statutory rape, andContinue reading “The Disconnect Between Juno and Jamie Lynn”

How to Be Irresistible to Men

Mimi from “The Drew Carey Show” was confident, eccentric, and the take charge-type…and she ended up with Drew’s brother, who liked to wear dresses…hmm… I was only checking my e-mail…honest. You know how web-based e-mail is–tantalizing little articles pop up on the site’s main screen and well, sometimes, you’ve just got to click ’em. SoContinue reading “How to Be Irresistible to Men”

XXXChurch::Reaching the Porn Generation

By Amy Sondova J.R. Mahon isn’t your typical pastor. Instead of preaching at the same pulpit every week, Mahon bides his time talking at various pulpits. Some are in churches, others in conference rooms, and a few weekends he even stands on the showroom floor at pornography convention handing out Bibles to passersby. His flockContinue reading “XXXChurch::Reaching the Porn Generation”

When She’s Been Raped

By Amy Sondova, M.A. It’s a statistic that no youth worker wants to read—60% of all rape victims are under the age of 18. And that’s just of the rapes that are reported. Vast numbers of nameless boys and girls will never fall into any statistic because their stories are locked within their minds andContinue reading “When She’s Been Raped”

Pornography Raping Minds of Parkland Students

Imagine my surprise seeing one of the local high schools being “featured” on major news networks–for spreading student porn via their cell phones. Yes, Parkland High School (PHS), a proud and robust establishment with an excellent academic, athletic, and arts program is the scene of a scandal (full story). The pornographic material includes one femaleContinue reading “Pornography Raping Minds of Parkland Students”

It’s OK to Be a Sex Offender…If You’re Pretty

If you’re a teacher who wants to have sex with an underaged student, it’s OK but only if you look like this… That is the face of Debra Lafave, the beautiful blond bombshell teacher infamous for having sex with one of her 14 year-old students in school and in her home (story here). Now she’sContinue reading “It’s OK to Be a Sex Offender…If You’re Pretty”

A Sexually Explict Day in the Neighborhood

I’ll be honest–I’ve been shocked by the public’s reaction to Jamie Lynn Spears‘ pregnancy. While I don’t think it’s appropriate for 16 year-old girls to get pregnant out of wedlock, I don’t understand what our culture expects. Sixteen year-old girls get pregnant all the time. In fact, a few high schools in my town offerContinue reading “A Sexually Explict Day in the Neighborhood”

Teen Alleges Rape on Church Retreat

It’s all over the headlines of the local papers–an 18 year-old man has been charged with raping a 14 year-old girl while on a church retreat. (Story here.) According to the paper, the two teenagers (even though the paper is calling him a “man”. I imagine it’s a high school senior and a high schoolContinue reading “Teen Alleges Rape on Church Retreat”