3 Tips for Creating Emotional Boundaries

I am not sure if you have ever struggled with this, but I am the type of person that has no filter! I just say exactly what is on my heart, which can be a good thing sometimes, but other times, can make me feel exposed and vulnerable. This is especially true when I have […]

5 Ways to Know If Your Friendships Are Toxic

It’s been complicated for me in my life to be able to identify toxic friends. I always love to give people the benefit of the doubt and second chances. For the majority of my life, I’ve been a very people-pleasing kind of person. I continuously strive to make other people happy, and I tend to […]

My Boyfriend Is Addicted to Porn. How Does It Affect Him?

A healthy person is balanced spiritually, physically, emotionally, mentally and socially. This person also thinks about and serves others more than himself or herself. Sadly, viewing pornography attacks health in every one of these areas. And the damaging effects are profound both personally and relationally. So, what are the unhealthy side effects of viewing pornography? Spiritually, […]

Should You Overlook His Porn Addiction?

Pornography is deadly. It can kill hopes, dreams and romantic connection. It can distort a brain, overtake emotions, harm a body and devastate a soul. So, I ask you: “Why would you date someone who is headed down that lonely, lifeless path?” The pornography-impacted brain is regularly searching. It has downloaded into its pleasure center […]

5 Keys for a Healthy High School Romance

During my freshman year of high school, I was meeting new people, having memorable experiences but, I was also watching my close friends from grade school drift apart. I found myself praying for someone to talk to and spend time with. Within a few weeks, a boy from my seventh grade math class had reached […]

Lessons From College

Katie is a senior in college and has a passion for women and hopes to see young girls grasp their identity. We are so excited to give her the opportunity to share some of the things she has learned along her journey. Girl Above is always looking to provide reliable and tangible life advice, and […]