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On Being Beautiful

In last week’s post, “Be Beautiful…but Don’t Caust Lust,” we discussed Teen Mania’s teachings that women should put on makeup and wear their hair in specific ways because as Dave Hasz said, “we have to…



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Kate’s Story

I was an intern at Teen Mania’s Honor Academy over ten years ago. To this day, I know I have blocked out many of the situations that occurred there. I loved and hated that year…


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A Man’s Lust: Whose Fault is It?

A few weeks ago, a kerfuffle erupted in the now defunct HA/RA Discussion Group on facebook. A former intern asserted that the Honor Academy teaches the dangerous and victim blaming idea that women are responsible…


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Gender Roles at Teen Mania

The first paragraph from the latest Honor Academy newsletter actually makes me want to barf. Regarding the Men’s and Women’s Life Transforming Event, it said: It was an encouraging weekend with men doing manly activities…



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Women Are to Blame for Men’s Lust Problems

Women at the Honor Academy are constantly taught that they should not wear anything that might cause their brother to “stumble” (i.e. – have lustful thoughts.) Unfortunately, once again, Teen Mania takes a seemingly good…


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Fear & Shame in Dating

Shared with permission: A few months ago, an alumnus called me seeking advice about a potential romantic relationship. You see, there was a boy that she liked, but she was convinced that she had ruined…