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Dialogue and My Commitment to You

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Friends, It’s a beautiful day in sunny Arizona! As I sit here, in my hotel room, getting ready for another exciting day at the National Speaker’s Association Conference, I am amazed at the outpouring of support and fellowship. The “hallway” conversations among friends and colleagues are always some of my favorite. It’s where you really […]

Our reactions. Our hurt.

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This past week has been tough for us as individuals and as a country. The horrific tragedy in Orlando has made many of us stop and reflect – to think deeply about we can personally do to make a difference. Some of us have found ourselves angry. Some scared. Some emotionally overwhelmed. Some of us […]

Welcome to the NEW Website

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We have some VERY exciting news here at The Date Safe Project! If you’ve visited us before, then you may be noticing the BIG NEWS already – a BRAND NEW website! We started working last June to bring you a website that is interactive, easy-to-use, and that will provide with lots of helpful resources, including […]

Removing Sexist Gender Teachings

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How many of you have heard these statements before? -“When it comes to sex, men can’t control themselves.” -“Look at how she dressed. What did she think would happen?” Beliefs like the ones above can often become an excuse for cultures to carry on a way of thinking and acting that is disrespectful, degrading, and […]

Why Is Consent So Confusing to Some?

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If you have been listening to the media or been on FaceBook, you might have seen the video “Consent: It’s As Simple As Tea” or, the “1 in 5” video where sexual assault is symbolized as a bear. While these videos can be a good starting point to conversation, they can also be a bit […]

Abstinence & Consent – Do They Belong Together?

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How discussing consent is the ultimate way to discuss abstinence. Throughout the country, some parents and educators are saying, “Our schools believe in discussing abstinence. Won’t teaching teenagers about consent lead to more sexual activity among those same teenagers?” Teaching consent stresses establishing personal standards, respecting boundaries, and always understanding the importance of having a […]