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Growing Up Slutty

Excerpt: Back in the car heading north on I-35, I sat sucker-punched. I hadn’t been called “slutty” since high school, and just like then, I had no idea how to react. While I tried to keep my twitching leg and foot from connecting violently with my taunter’s crotch, I realized I didn’t know what she meant. I only knew this was coming from a woman who had married her high school sweetheart and only sexual partner. (Unless you count the bedpost that took her virginity during a sneak attack of hide and seek when we were in junior high … but that’s another story). Keep Reading …

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Girl on the Edge; a Powerful film about Healing from Date Rape

I realize that our daughters are coming of age in a time where date rape is not only still a threat but there is also the possibility of the crime being documented and disseminated on social media.

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Daughters: 10 Reasons You Should Not Have Sex in High School

Dear Daughters, You’re at an age where your father and I have little control over the choices you make when you aren’t with us. We know, from our own experiences, that if you really want to do something, whether beneficial

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