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18.January.2015

Radically Realistic Resolutions

 

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21.December.2014

Christmas for our Clients

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more?”

–Dr. Seuss-

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07.December.2014

Adoption Support

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30.November.2014

"The Talk"

 

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Topics: Consent

16.November.2014

Spa Night

 

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09.November.2014

Sexting Part Two

In the eyes of the government, any pictures, videos, text or audio of a sexual nature is considered sexting, although the vast majority of these messages are either pictures or videos. In a previous blog we’ve already addressed the behavior of people as they participate in these activities but there is much more to the story then simply the fact that it’s happening.

 What’s the harm in sending a few provocative messages to a significant other? After discussing privacy policies, people will often ask “So what? What if I send a message without Snap Chat? What could possibly be the harm?” The truth is that it’s not only the behavior surrounding sexting but also the attitudes of those who participate in the activity.

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Topics: sexting

31.October.2014

Party Smart on Halloween

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19.October.2014

A story of post abortion healing

Hello, my name is Chris and I'd like to share with you my story of hope and healing. 

On the morning of Friday, April 30th, 1982, I woke up at 5:30, showered and dressed, walked out of the front door of my apartment building in Toronto and stepped into a cab that I’d ordered the night before. I had taken the day off work to have an abortion.

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Topics: post abortion

05.October.2014

Post Expose 2

With pornography websites totaling over 420 million and accounting for ¼ of all Internet traffic, pornography is undoubtedly having an effect on our society. Even though in some circles the jury is still out on whether or not pornography is harmful, this last weekend the Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre, and other support organizations, hosted the “Expose 2” conference. Similar to the first Expose conference in April of 2012, the goal was to shed light on pornography, sexual addiction and how it can affect families. 

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Topics: Post Porn Conference

28.September.2014

Building Connections and Intimacy

In an episode of New Girl, Jessica Day (played by Zooey Deschanel) has lost her job as a teacher.  Dejected and confused, Jessica is feeling vulnerable. When a gorgeous guy named Sam approaches her in a bar and asks, “Excuse me, are you Katie?” she impulsively decides that she will pretend to be this Katie, whom Sam has only met online. When Sam makes his intentions known—he is only in it for the casual sex - Jessica doesn’t bombard him with questions like: “Have you been tested for STIs?” or “How many people have you slept with?” Instead, hoping to avoid awkward questions, she assumes she can trust him. As the story continues, Sam eventually finds out that Jessica is not Katie but decides he’d like to continue their “arrangement.” Jessica, however, is beginning to have feelings for Sam. She determines that things either have to get more serious, or should end.  

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Topics: Building Connections and Intimacy