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Marriage, worth the Risk?!

Marriage, worth the Risk?!

Written by: Morgan Snyder “Do you know what the leading cause of divorce is?” a student asked me. Before I could answer he said, “Marriage.” The whole class laughed. It was a good joke and he was not wrong because if you never get married, it is true that you will...

Domestic Violence in a Post-Pandemic World

Written by: Blake Hansher In our high-school program, Go for the Gold, one of our key topics is abuse, including both intimate partner violence (IPV) and domestic violence (DV) of four different types: verbal, emotional, physical, sexual. The statistic is given that 1...

WHAT IS IF IT’S TRUE?

WHAT IS IF IT’S TRUE?

Written by: Chawn Clark You Could be right! It is a possibility that your personal experiences and things you were told about relationships and dating has adequately prepared you for healthy dating outcomes. You may feel “I’m not at all confused about anything” as it...

Bad Habits Don’t Rule You

Bad Habits Don’t Rule You

  Written by: Romello Yaqub In life, it is safe to say we all desire healthy relationships. Think about the relationships you have been in and how they have turned out. Whether it be a friendship, romantic or one with a family member, there are many things we...

Before You Say “Yes” to Roblox!

Before You Say “Yes” to Roblox!

  Written by: Chawn Clark The game “Roblox” which has appeared to be a “kid-friendly” and popular gaming platform for kids has been exposed for housing hidden sexual content. Makers of this game stated they are constantly seeking to eliminate this type of...

Heroes and Misfts

Heroes and Misfts

  Written by: Danny Brooks I recently rewatched one of my favorite movies from my childhood: The animated Hercules from 1997. If you’ve never seen this movie, it’s about a boy (Hercules also called Herc) who doesn’t fit in and is searching for somewhere he...

The ABCs of Learning How to Deal

The ABCs of Learning How to Deal

  Written by: Danny Brooks Relationships can cause a lot of stress, especially if you are dealing with toxic ones, groomers/manipulators, or a lot of conflict. Typically, we talk a lot about how to deal with the relationship, but we do touch on some coping skills...

Freedom?

Freedom?

  Written by: Morgan Snyder Freedom is not what I thought it was. I recently took a test and found out that I am an Enneagram 7. This might not mean much to you, but it is very telling about how I view the world. In short, I avoid pain and discomfort (physical...

Unpack

Unpack

  Written by: Kim Danon When I am getting ready to go on vacation, I dread having to think through what all I need to take! The packing process is a painful one for me. I love the excitement of going, but struggle through the details of thinking of all the things...