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My Hidden Secret, Having to Start Over, And What It All Taught Me.

When I was in the 6th grade, I moved from a big town of 36,000 people to a small town of only 9,000 also known as Rockingham. I hated it at first. I missed all of my friends from elementary school and missed my dad more than words could describe. As time went on, I […]

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He Asked Me To Send Nudes

My freshman year of high school was a little rough for me, high school is still hard for me now, but I struggled a lot more freshman year. The atmosphere of the high school I attended was so much different from the middle school that I went to. In middle school we were quiet in […]

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The Surprising Thing I Learned at Church Youth Camp

Youth group is not all that you expect it to be.  It is not always the safe environment that you envision. Every kid experiences temptation out in the world, and they bring them, intentionally or unintentionally, into the youth group. Lots of kids only go to youth group because their parents make them, and their feelings about […]

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Free to be Social?

In today’s society many kids have more than one social media account. This is because there are so many different ways to communicate and share videos and information. The most common ones that I know of are Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Kik. I remember that when I was 11 years old Facebook had just […]

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What Could Have Been…

When I was in second grade, my family and I read a wonderful book called Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibigiza. It is about a woman who survived the Rwandan holocaust through her faith and love of God. In the book, there was a part where a pregnant mother, who was being hunted by the […]

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Discussing the Abortion Issue With Your Teen

Life is something that I view as a precious gift from God. When I was younger my favorite toy to play with was baby dolls. I loved the idea of being a mother and having the ability to nurture someone (even if it was an inanimate object) the way my mother had cared for me. […]

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An Open Letter to Ilyse Houge

        Dear Ilyse Hogue,   You must have been ecstatic when you were asked to speak at the Democratic National Convention, and it’s obvious why they invited you. You are passionate, well-spoken, and professional.  I have a confession to make, before your speech I didn’t know who you were. But when your […]

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Dear Parent…

Dear Parent,     I want to start off by saying I love you. You always ask me why don’t I talk to you. I respond with you don’t fully listen. The thing is, you listen to only the good. You don’t seem to acknowledge the bad. You always expect me to have perfect grades, […]

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