Category Archives: Self Image

Do Carl’s Jr.’s Sexy Ads Sell?

Does sex sell? Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s is known for their over-the-top sexy ads. From Paris Hilton sensually washing a Bentley while eating a burger, to two girls getting in a scuffle at the BBQ grill and seductively intertwining to eat the … Continue Reading

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3 Steps Preventing Bullying and Gossip

MOVING TEENS FROM COMPASSION TO ACTION- WITH A YOUTUBE VIDEO AND SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS YOU CAN USE! “Lord, will you please help all the kids who are bullied around the world.” That was my nephew’s prayer. A few years ago … Continue Reading

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9 selfies per week

She holds her phone up at a high angle and strikes a sexy pose. “Click.” She inspects the picture. “Nope. Too much arm fat.” She tries again. After four or five tries she captures the image she wants. Now to … Continue Reading

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PG Porn

Last week as I prepped to talk with parents about their kids’ phones, I browsed through the music video charts and noticed some interesting trends, especially from some of the “child actresses” our daughters grew up recently watching on TV—Demi … Continue Reading

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From SnapChat to Tappy

It’s called Tappy. It’s the newest app acquired by Tinder, and the buzz is that it’s Instagram meets Snapchat. The conversation begins with a photo, and then becomes chat. All messages disappear after 24 hours. It’s everything young people want: … Continue Reading

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I’ll go as a slut

Remember when Halloween costumes were as simple as a cowboy hat and boots, or a sheet with holes poked in it? Today it’s not that simple. And if you’re a female the pressure is on… the burden to be sexy. … Continue Reading

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Young People and Selfies

Smile! “Aren’t we cute?” Within seconds the selfie pic is posted to Instagram, and Tweeted to her 326 followers. Just another emblematic snapshot from the life of today’s teen. Five years ago we didn’t even know the word “selfie.” Fast … Continue Reading

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Selfie

Dove does it again, delivering another eye-opening piece about women’s self image, and providing a great opportunity to talk with our young girls about their insecurities (prompting me to write this discussion you can use with their video, with small … Continue Reading

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Happy Birthday… Here’s Your Boob Job

In a world where our young girls seem to struggle with self-image more than ever before, what is the greatest thing we can do to boost their confidence? How about the gift of cosmetic surgery for their 18th birthday? “Happy … Continue Reading

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Building a Girl’s Self-image

Yesterday my 16-year-old daughter Ashley was lying in front of the fireplace doing homework. Not knowing her mother and I were both gazing at her, she lightly brushed her hair aside with her forefinger. Her mom couldn’t resist. “Ashley, you … Continue Reading

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