“What is a Woman?” YWA Ambassador Hosts CWA Senior Advisor on Campus to Discuss

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On Tuesday, March 21, 2023, Young Women for America (YWA) Ambassador, Anna Young, hosted an event centered around the topic “What is a Woman” through Quaestus at her school, Concordia University in Wisconsin. Quaestus is a student-led liberty, faith, and economics journal which focuses on encouraging students to have civil discourse surrounding topics such as transgender ideology, women’s sports, and what the future of womanhood looks like.


Senior Advisor for Concerned Women for America, Doreen Denny, spoke at the event. Since March Madness is currently happening, Doreen played off that theme to give three examples of “madness events” that have happened in March regarding the gender identity issue. Denny’s first example of madness happened in March of 2022, which was the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) asked Ketanji Brown Jackson to provide the definition of a woman, to which Jackson responded, “No, I can’t; I’m not a biologist.”


The second madness happened in March 2021 at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about the Equality Act. Sen. John Kennedy (R-Louisiana) asked Alfonso David, from the Human Rights Campaign, if there were more than two biological sexes, to which David responded, “You could make that argument.” The third madness was March 2022 when Lia Thomas, a biological male, won the NCAA National Championship in the women’s 500-yard freestyle race.


The definition of a woman is an adult female human being. Sex is a scientific fact, objective, and it’s at the center of our creation. If biological truth can be overruled by one self-identifying, where are the limits, and where is gender identity taking us?


Young Women for America is grateful for women like Doreen, who graciously and boldly advocate for the scientific, Biblical, and absolute truth that there are only two sexes, male and female, and recognize the dangers that arise when society ignores this truth. We are also proud of our leaders, like Anna Young, who dedicate time and resources to make conversations like this possible. We are thankful for the unique passions and purposes the Lord created us with when He distinctly created us female. As Doreen shared at the event, “Men might want to wear our heels, but they will never walk in our shoes.”


YWA Ambassador Testifies on Texas Girls’ Sports Bill

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On March 13, 2023, Young Women for America Ambassador Noelle Fitchett testified in front of the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee Hearing on SB 15, a bill that would prohibit biological males from competing in female college athletics.


From competing in soccer and dance in high school, as well as having three younger brothers, Noelle can attest to the biological differences between males and females. Because of their strength and athletic capacity, it is unjust to have biological males compete against and alongside biological females. Noelle says, “Allowing men in women’s sports is an outrage and a betrayal of women’s rights. This is discrimination toward women in the 21st century. This is an attack on the progress we have made as a society, an attack on science, on women, and who God created us to be.”


You can read Noelle’s statement in full here. You can watch testimony below.

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Noelle cares about keeping female sports for females only because she believes God made man and woman distinctly and differently. She sees the placing of males in female sports as deliberately ignoring what a woman really is, as well as the end of female athletics and therefore, the end to opportunities for so many women in America.


On Thursday, March 16, the bill passed out of the committee. We are thankful for the current Texas law that protects girls’ sports by ensuring biological males cannot compete on female teams in K-12 education, and we anticipate the day this bill lands on Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk so that women are protected at every level of athletics in the state of Texas.


Picture caption: YWA Ambassador Noelle Fitchett is on the left, and Texas Values’ Director of Government Relations Mary Castle is on the right.

YWA Ambassador Noelle Fitchett
YWA Ambassador Noelle Fitchett and Texas Values' Director of Government Relations Mary Castle.

YWA Testifies on Kansas Female Sports Bill

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On March 6, 2023, Young Women for America (YWA) ‘s Southern Regional Coordinator Julia Campbell testified before the Kansas Senate Committee on Education Hearing in support of HB 2238, a bill presented to ensure that all athletes in female sports are indeed biological females.


Though Julia is no longer an athlete, she did dance for nine years, and as a woman, she shares the concern for the dangers of letting males compete in female sports. As a Regional Coordinator for YWA, Julia believes that “The role assigned by God to men is to protect women, not trample on them by taking advantage of their giftings, dreams, and platforms. Having men in women’s arenas only further pits males and females against each other. The two sexes prosper when they work in complementary tandem, not disparaging tension. Each should prosper in their giftings, not sell themselves so short that they believe they can only achieve success by taking someone else’s reward.”


Read Julia’s statement in full here.

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Julia cares deeply about the issue of keeping female sports for females only because it is one issue in the larger picture of preserving the dignity of being a woman. She bases this belief on how God made man and woman, in His own image, with distinct purposes and identities; we as humans do not have the authority or wisdom to change what God has designed.


HB 2238 passed the Committee on Education on March 7, 2023, and we are looking forward to the day when the option to protect women’s sports in Kansas ends up on Gov. Laura Kelly’s desk.

Left to right: Riley Gaines with Julia Campbell. Riley is one of our friends in the fairness in women's sports coalition.
Left to right: Julia Campbell with Brittany Jones, the Director of Policy and Engagement at Kansas Family Voice.

YWA Rutherford County Hosts Pro-Life Event

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YWA Rutherford County Hosts Pro-Life Event

On Monday, March 6, our Young Women for America (YWA) Rutherford County, Tennessee, chapter president Hannah Faulkner hosted a Culture of Life Banquet to highlight pro-life organizations, hear from pro-life speaker Victoria Robinson, and participate in a special offering for Portico, a local pregnancy center. More than seventy-five people, of all ages, were in attendance.


Nicole Herschberger from Turning Point USA Faith, Joshua Rosales with Latinos for Tennessee, and Tammy Burrow with Portico all shared ways to get involved locally with the pro-life movement. 


At this event, I was able to share about the mission of YWA and Concerned Women for America (CWA) with a focus on what we do on the sanctity of life issue. I shared a video that beautifully portrays CWA’s fight for life throughout the decades. It was an honor to share with people about CWA’s heart for the unborn, and it was encouraging to see so many people spend their evening learning about how they can be involved and be a voice for the voiceless.


As Hannah said when she opened the night, “We as Christians in this nation have a duty, and that duty is to take a stand for life. It may be uncomfortable, but we must continue to fight and make our voices heard.” 

L-R: Hannah Faulkner, Morgan Schlesselman, YWA National Director
People loved grabbing the YWA pro-life stickers and the CWA push cards with pro-life facts.
YWA Rutherford County chapter president Hannah Faulkner did a great job opening the event and encouraging those in attendance to take a strong stance for the unborn.

Not Unto Death

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By Sarah Merly, YWA Ambassador at Patrick Henry College


Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent to Him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” But when Jesus heard it He said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” John 11:1-4, ESV


Every year, I stand upon dusty brown grass in the bleary grayness of January, joining a vast crowd huddled for hours on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. As nihilistic as it sounds, this event is truly one of my favorite traditions. This year, the March for Life celebrated its 50th anniversary by holding its first March after the reversal of Roe v. Wade, and everyone was so proud and thankful to stand in our nation’s capital for this historic moment. Speakers like Tony Dungy and Jonathan Roumie continually encouraged us to persevere in Christ’s name. Reporters weaved their way through the masses, hoping to share our thoughts with the world. One of those reporters, Doug Blair of Salem Media Group, asked me a few questions about my stance on the issue of life.


“What does this mean to you?”


 What does this mean? I thought to myself. It means everything.


I ended up answering the question apologetically, thinking of the unbelievers who may be watching the late-night show later on. The March means we’re saving unborn, overlooked, and devalued children’s lives. We’re the ones who are empowering women, not the Left.


I knew it was meant to be a brief interview. After editing, I appeared on the show for less than a minute. But I also knew that many pro-abortion activists hear those same arguments, day in and day out, and never once stop to think that they could be true. For me, though, the issue of life is not simply a moral issue with completely rational supporting arguments—though it is—it is also an issue that I care about from my heart, from the experience I journeyed through as a child.


Here follows what I longed to say on camera.


I grew up in the glorious sunshine of Florida as the eldest of five children. I had known and loved Jesus for as long as I could remember. In addition, I had participated in several local Walks for Life and volunteered to help younger children in my church. I always believed abortion was equal to no less than murder, and I never questioned that.


On one fateful day in February 2015, however, my life changed forever. At age 12, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). My pancreas had stopped working (no one knew why), and because of that, I couldn’t eat again without insulin shots, on an average of seven times per day. My first task every morning was to stick a needle in my leg, and my last task every day was the same. I was utterly terrified of needles at the time—and what was worse, the first type of insulin the doctor prescribed to me gave me a horrible allergic reaction. And I had to do this for the rest of my life because there was no cure. Eventually, I fell into a state of serious depression.


Those who argue for abortion could use this as a classic tale of why babies in the womb who might have disabilities are better off dead before birth. After my diagnosis, I felt like I wanted to believe that. One of the main reasons was that I was terrified to fall asleep at night because I knew that if my sugar suddenly dropped and I didn’t wake up, I could soon die. I felt like I had my life in my hands at all times, and when I fell asleep, I was utterly helpless, utterly at the hands of death itself. Like Martha and Mary, I was convinced that this illness only meant a slow, miserable death.


Contrary to my imagination, though, Jesus was indeed holding onto me. During one of my worst weeks with depression, I had to practice some music on the piano for worship that coming Sunday. One of the songs was “Give Me Faith” by Elevation Worship. Listening to the chorus over and over and talking with the other women on the worship team completely changed my perspective.


Give me faith to trust what You say

That You’re good and Your love is great

I’m broken inside

I give You my life


At that point, “I give You my life” suddenly took on a very literal meaning for me. It wasn’t just a matter of accepting Jesus into my heart but trusting Him with the overwhelming fragility and difficulty of my earthly life. From that point on, I committed to giving God all my burdens and trusting that if He wants me to live another day, He’ll make that happen, even when I can’t comprehend how.


With that trust arrived so much joy, albeit gradually. I began to see the beauty in every day and rejoiced at the miracles with which God had surrounded me. Now I am filled with a zest for life that I never could have had without T1D, because I have learned to let go of my physical life. Yes, I still go through a lot to take care of myself every day, but it no longer feels like a burden because the fear of death doesn’t define me. I now wear several devices on my body that prolong my life very much, but looking back, I realize that I needed to live through the difficulty of needles (versus a pump) to truly treasure those blessings. Without diabetes, who knows how much I’d be committed to investing in others, to proving that a disability does not necessarily equate to a life of misery?


What does the “life issue” mean to me? It means that everyone should have a chance to experience the joy with which my heart now overflows. It means that we do have an answer to the Left’s pathetic version of “pity” for the “disabled.” It means that every trial, every tribulation, every thorn in the flesh can transform into a pristine, Heavenly avenue of God’s glory.


This sickness is not unto death.

Local Bookstore Hosts Book Reading with a Drag Queen

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By Young Women for America Ambassador, Hannah Gebhardt


On Saturday, February 11, local Morganton, North Carolina, business Adventure Bound Books hosted the Rainbow Readers Story Time event. The store invited young readers to “Join us as we welcome local Drag Queen Chloe Capri to the story time stage to read The You Kind of You. Craft to follow story.”


According to the TikTok page @chloecaprithequeen, Chloe Capri is a drag performer with Just Two Guys Productions. Capri has taken part in various drag events, including several shows at another local Morganton restaurant, Moondog Pizza, where multiple “kid-friendly” drag events have taken place. Capri was invited to Adventure Bound to take part in a read-aloud of The You Kind of You by Nina West, a children’s book that teaches “kindness, community, love, and inclusion.”


Author of the book, Nina West, is a drag queen and advocate of the Disney Pride initiative. According to an article by Sabina Graves, “West aims to spread awareness that kindness is needed more than ever, especially with legislation all over the U.S. with the potential to endanger LGBTQ youth.”[1] West’s book exposes children to the LGBTQ+ movement, teaching them to embrace who they feel to be on the inside.


Events like these rob children of their innocence by teaching them that they should explore sexual preferences and desires at a young age. The LGBTQ+ movement is based entirely on redefining the biological standards of sexuality, and therefore, any material in relation to this movement should not be given or discussed in front of young, developing minds. Today’s youth are statistically the gayest generation in history because our society continues to desensitize morality by redefining objective truth.


Ephesians 4:14-15 explains, “So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into Him who is the head, into Christ.” Our God is not a God of confusion, but rather He has given us His Word to lead us in grace and truth. The LGBTQ+ movement calls children to love themselves by a worldly standard, leaving them empty as they look upon their depraved state. But true love comes from the truth of the Word of God; that we have been intentionally designed by our Creator and have been called to glorify Him. It’s time to stop exploiting children, and instead begin loving by guarding them with grace and truth.


[1] Graves, Sabina. “Nina West on the Importance of Kindness and Being a Fantastical Fan.” Gizmodo, 25 Nov. 2022,



Out Now: National Girls & Women in Sports Day with Macy Petty and Chloe Satterfield

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On National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Young Women for America leaders Macy Petty and Chloe Satterfield joined Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-California) on a panel with fellow female athletes to share their stories about being forced to compete against biological males.


Shortly after the panel, Macy and Chloe joined Concerned Women Today with Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President Penny Nance to reflect on the day.


Listen to the new episode below. Check out more Concerned Women Today podcasts here.


Young Women for America Joins Speaker McCarthy in Celebration of National Girls & Women in Sports Day

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To commemorate National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Young Women for America leaders Macy Petty and Chloe Satterfield were invited by Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy to tell their stories about competing against biological males in their field.  Both were honored to be with Members of Congress to bring this growing problem to light and to encourage them to act to protect female athletes.  They joined Rep. Claudia Tenney earlier in the day for the reintroduction of the “Protecting Women and Girls in Sports Act.”


Read our media advisories:

Women’s Group Endorses Legislation to Protect Female Athletes on National Girls & Women in Sports Day


YWA Leaders to Join House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to Champion Women’s Sports

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YWA Leaders to Join House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to Champion Women’s Sports

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For Immediate Release
January 31, 2023

Contact:  CWA Communications Team


YWA Leaders to Join House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to Champion Women's Sports

Will expose unfair treatment of female athletes

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, February 1, Concerned Women for America (CWA) and Young Women for America (YWA) leaders Macy Petty and Chloe Satterfield will join other female athletes in an event with Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-California) and House leadership to mark National Girls and Women in Sports Day.


The first Wednesday of February is designated to honor female athletes around the country. Yet a growing trend of males who identify as women are allowed to play women’s sports despite scientific studies that prove testosterone suppression cannot eliminate the male athletic advantage.


“I am honored to join Speaker McCarthy to honor female athletes, many of whom feel forsaken by their schools that are putting the safety and opportunity for girls to compete on an equal playing field at risk to cater to the desires of a few,” says Petty, an NCAA volleyball player and YWA Ambassador. During USA Volleyball junior qualifiers, Petty competed against a male athlete identifying as a female.


“Macy, Chloe and many other young female athletes have lost their trophies, their scholarships, and their opportunities to advance in their sports,” said Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWA. “We are grateful Speaker McCarthy and leaders in Congress are going to make championing women a priority.”


What: National Girls and Women in Sports Day


Speaker Kevin McCarthy

Riley Gaines, NCAA swimmer

Macy Petty, NCAA volleyball player

Chloe Satterfield, former high school tennis player

When: February 1, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. EST 

Where: U.S. Capitol Building, Rayburn Room next to the House floor

“Women have come so far in the past one hundred years, and Title IX was a significant turning point for women which increased athletic, scholastic, and financial opportunities for women,” says Satterfield, a former high school tennis player who competed against a male athlete in high school.  “By speaking out today, we hope to continue progress for women and prevent being dragged fifty years backwards by allowing men to participate in our athletic competition.”

CWA has filed three discrimination complaints against colleges, including a civil rights complaint under Title IX against the University of Pennsylvania for allowing Lia Thomas, a biological male swimmer, to compete in the NCAA championships in female competition.


Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) is the legislation and advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America. Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich 40-year history of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy.

YWA Leader Testifies on Virginia Girls’ Sports Bill

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On January 30, 2023, Young Women for America Ambassador Halli Gravley testified before the Virginia House of Delegates Higher Education Subcommittee Hearing in support of HB 1387, a fairness in women’s sports bill.


As a current female athlete on a college synchronized skating team in Virginia, Halli provided a much-needed perspective in this discussion. Furthermore, as an Ambassador for Young Women for America, Halli was able to “represent not only myself as an athlete but also young women across this state and this country who believe one of the most foundational truths that have existed from the beginning of time – God created two distinct sexes male and female. Allowing biological males to compete in women’s sports is an attack on science— on physical reality— and a betrayal of women’s rights.”


You can watch Halli’s shortened testimony here or read her statement in full here.


Halli is no stranger to the fight to defend the integrity of women’s sports as she testified a year ago in her home state of Kentucky in support of HB 23, the Save Women’s Sports Act, which passed and was signed into law.


HB 1387 passed the Higher Education Subcommittee, and we are looking forward to the day when the option to protect women’s sports in Virginia ends up on Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s desk.

Left to Right: Riley Gaines, Halli Gravley, Marshi Smith, and Abi Prudent. Riley and Marshi are some of our friends in the fairness in women’s sports coalition. Abi is a classmate of Halli’s, and she also testified in support of HB 1387.

Local Restaurant Hosts Disney-Themed Drag Show

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By YWA Ambassador Hannah Gebhardt


As a former staff member at a children’s summer camp and the wife of a children’s minister, I have had the pleasure of getting to experience the innocence and joy that comes from the mind of a child. It is for this reason that news like the following breaks my heart. On January 15, 2023, Moondog Pizza, a local restaurant in downtown Morganton, North Carolina hosted a Disney themed drag show for all ages. The show consisted of several “drag queens” who engaged in Disney themed performances, aimed at fans of the well-loved franchise. Many local supporters of the restaurant posted comments showing support of Moondog’s drag show, emphasizing how “kid-friendly” the event was. Disney was created and still is by design a company whose target audience is young children and teens. Through using a childlike theme, the restaurant encouraged parents to bring their children and expose them to indecent sexual performances under the guise of a family experience.

Businesses and individuals across the country are promoting what they believe to be a culture of acceptance, but the sad reality is that events like this attack the most vulnerable members of society, our children. Karl Marx believed that the destruction of the nuclear family was necessary for the creation of a socialist society, the stepping stone to his ultimate goal of a communist utopia. Sadly, Marx was exactly right. Whether we want to accept it or not, our culture is determined to destroy the nuclear family in order to reshape morality. But this is where every single individual should draw the line.


The apostle Peter writes, “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8) The enemy is real and as Christian’s we are called to use reason in order to discern the truth among the evil that prevails in our society. I refuse to sit back and let corrupt businesses like this destroy morality by exploiting innocent and impressionable young children. It’s time for all of us to stand together and use our voices in order to fight for the protection of children against sexual exploitation.

Young Women for America: 1 Corinthian 16 Culture Warriors

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Urgency, faith, courage, strength—these words characterize the women we have the privilege to disciple through Young Women for America (YWA). YWA is an initiative of Concerned Women for America to mentor and disciple female high-school students, college students, and young professionals in their faith. There are over 150 YWA leaders across the country. They are our daily reminders of the command in 1 Corinthians 16:13 to “stay alert, stand firm in the faith, show courage, be strong.” With the help of the Lord, these women are able to swim against the cultural tide telling every beautiful young woman that she should get to do with her body what she wants, when she wants, no matter who—including herself—gets hurt in the process.


This mentality is a dead-end road to fulfillment. It unfortunately characterizes the identity politics movement every American is steeped in today. This is especially true for identity politics related to gender and sexuality. How do we know? Take a look at the following statistics:

  • The percentage of U.S. adults who identify as LGBTQ has doubled over the past decade, from 3.5% in 2012 to 7.1% in 2021.

Gen Z adults who identify as LGBTQ have increased from 10.5% in 2017 to 20.8% in 2021.

Millennials, ages 26 to 41, identifying as LGBTQ increased from 5.8% in 2012 to 10.5% in 2021.

  • People who identify as LGBTQ could make up 10 to 15% of the adult population “in the not too distant future,” as Gen Z and millennials comprise an increasing share of the adult population.

This trend affects Gen Z and Millennials disproportionately—especially women—”Gen Z women are roughly three times more likely than men to identify as LGBTQ and Millennial women are about two times as likely than men to identify as such.”


The generational divide reveals views on sexuality that differ from the general Christian view of sexuality. Future marriage stats will inevitably reflect this variation. And if the trend holds up, more women will be affected than men.


Any arrangement besides a stable, traditional marriage—same-sex, open, divorced, abusive, and so on—inhibits the flourishing of everyone involved—man, woman, son, daughter. Government action like the so-called Respect for Marriage Act—which is an attack on people of faith with Biblical views of marriage—unnecessarily throttles us away from the only arrangement in which people will flourish. The next generation, especially the women of the next generation, will pay the price.


But the attitudes, actions, and beliefs of this constituency do not represent all Gen Z or Millennial Women.


YWA leaders in Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas were brave enough to speak in support of Biblical marriage, while the U.S. Senate was actively considering the Respect for Marriage Act. Through social media, they encouraged their Senators who voted to support traditional marriage. This is no easy thing when the majority of women their age would rather support noncommittal sexual encounters or even just stay silent. The light of their commitment to the truth burns bright as every institution in American society continues to lean left. Right where they are in their high schools, their college campuses, and their jobs, they epitomize 1 Corinthians 16:13.


They are unlike their peers, but they are not alone. Through the YWA network, they are able to connect with one another. As an initiative within Concerned Women for America, these women also receive Titus 2 reinforcements—older Christian women mentoring younger Christian women. Whether they get credit or not, these young women are courageously doing the right thing for themselves and for their peers by speaking truth to power. They are tilling the ground for those around them to reap the rewards that come from a stable, traditional marriage and identity found only in Christ.

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We Don’t Have to Wonder

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Insight from the Next Generation – Sierra Welch, our Young Women for America Ambassador at North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, shares her thoughts on the intentionality of our creation.


From the moment I was created in my mother’s womb, I was female. There is such power, beauty, and intentionality in this reality. I praise God that He ordained such an important and foundational part of who I am. We are the created beings called to love and worship a holy and marvelous God worthy of all praise. Through His good pleasure and love, He created beings to inhabit and rule over the earth.


We are the form molded by the potter’s hands, and as we read in Isaiah 45:9, “Does the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’ or ‘Your work has no handles?'”


We do not have the wisdom or infinite knowledge and understanding of God to distrust what He has ordained. Rather, we can trust the God who created the heavens and the earth, the cosmos and the atom, the mountains and the valleys, the oceans and the babbling brooks, none of which compare to the crescendo of creation, man and woman.


We can trust that God created our manhood and womanhood without mistake, without question, and without fear of fault or error. We can also trust that every human life has value, purpose, destiny, and a call by God to salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ.


Every human life has dignity inside and outside of the womb. Both mom, dad, unborn child, and born child have value, are priceless, and have been bought with an unmatched price through the blood of Jesus Christ.

Question for a Pro-life OB/GYN: Next Steps in a Post-Roe America

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Since June 24, 2022, when the Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that “the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives,” dangerous lies and misconceptions regarding abortion laws have circulated around social media and in the news.


Young Women for America (YWA) is hosting Dr. Bill Lile, a board-certified OB/GYN and pro-life speaker, on Monday, July 11,  to help arm YWA leaders with the truth concerning the overturn of Roe so that they are able to compassionately dispel any lies and encourage women that “pro-life is pro-woman.”


This informative event is open to all pro-life activists, young and seasoned alike, who are interested in hearing first-hand from a pro-life medical doctor as we transition our nation to a post-Roe America.


Call Details:
Monday, July 11, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m. EST [5:00 p.m. CST; 4:00 p.m. MST; 3:00 p.m. PST]Register for the call here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 


If you have any questions you’d like asked or a specific viral talking point addressed, email 


Here’s Why Fathers Matter on this Father’s Day

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By Mattie Harris, University of Arkansas PhD student in Education Policy
Young Women for America Ambassador


“What did the plumber say to the singer? … He said, ‘You have nice pipes, ma’am.’” This joke falls into the classification of dad jokes, and I’m sure that we’ve all heard our fair share of them. As one father, Joshua Seaman, put it to me, “There’s a certain kind of humor that develops when a man becomes a father.” That is, entering fatherhood may shift one’s perspective in life, and with that, bring an appreciation for a distinct type of humor. As Jason Jacques added, “We call them dad jokes, because dads usually find the joke funny when no one else does.”


Fathers contribute much more to society than corny jokes. In fact, when fathers don’t participate in the lives of their children, their absence is sorely felt. Societal shifts in America have created a pandemic of fatherlessness, and research suggests that for children to wholly thrive academically, physically, and emotionally, involved fathers are paramount.


Let’s not forget that traditional family values of having a mother and father in the home dovetail with faith values, specifically Judeo-Christian values, which are the values on which our nation was founded. The US historically ranked high in religiosity among other western nations until recent years. Now, the number of faith-based individuals is steadily declining. As religious movements become less important to the public, secular movements gain ground. For instance, Black Lives Matter (BLM), arguably one of the most popular social movements of our time, is recorded as using its platform (prior to 2020) to advocate for the breakdown of the nuclear family. The BLM website stated:


“We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, especially [our] children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.”


There are numerous negative outcomes associated with children growing up without a father in the home. Father absence (more than poverty, race, and social class) positively correlates to a slew of negative outcomes for children—behavioral problems, truancy, poor academic performance[1], teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness, exploitation and abuse, physical health problems, mental health disorders, health of future relationships, and mortality among others.


Research indicates two important facts regarding fathers. First, absentee fathers are harmful to the academic, economic, and socio-emotional outcomes of their children. Second, an involved father positively impacts his children in numerous ways. Wherefore children with involved fathers are more likely to have higher high school and college graduation rates, lower incarceration rates, fewer occurrences of teenage pregnancies[2], better academic outcomes, and healthier self-confidence as compared to children who grow up without a father in their home.


We must view and treat father absence in America as a public health crisis, because on average, one in four children grow up without a father in America. This percentage is far greater for the African American community. That is, nearly one in two black children are fatherless. Why do we have such a shortage of fathers in our country? Tragedies relating to incarceration and death contribute some to this phenomenon, although cultural changes and secularism may provide the strongest explanation surrounding father absenteeism. When culture says that fathers aren’t necessary for children to thrive, then it should be no surprise when children in the mass grow up without fathers.


As secular ideologies crowd out religious and traditional faith values, children suffer the consequences. We may not be able to cure father absence overnight, but we can improve this plague by celebrating the successes of good fathering and promoting fatherhood as an honorable status in society. Until secular society is willing to acknowledge and promote the traditional faith values in America, which include the necessity of fatherhood, then we will always suffer from an epidemic of fatherlessness.


So, let’s begin today, and never stop, celebrating our fathers!!!


Happy Father’s Day, American fathers.




Standing Up for Truth in the College Classroom

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By Alivia Grace Talley, YWA Ambassador and Vice President at Clemson University

Standing up and defending the truth in a college classroom is not easy. In fact, most of the time, it is hard and uncomfortable – especially when you stand alone. Last week I stood up and defended traditional American values in my Shakespeare class and experienced this firsthand. 

To all my truth fighters on college campuses across America, this is for you.

Little did I know what would happen when I walked into my Shakespeare class a few weeks ago. The professor decided to show a video of a performance group in New York performing Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” In this performance, the actor who was portraying Julius Caesar came on stage dressed as a Donald Trump lookalike, and he was stabbed to death. My professor paused the video and asked for everyone’s thoughts. (Campus Reform published the full story. To read, click here!)

Student after student spoke up in support of the video. I could not believe what was happening in my class. Why was my class watching a video of a former President of our country being mocked and killed in a Shakespeare class? Not only was this video completely irrelevant – but this was absolutely wrong.

How have we come to a point in America where college professors and college students laugh while watching videos of one of our nation’s presidents being stabbed to death in a play?

I decided to speak up and share the truth that this was absolutely wrong. I spoke up in class to defend America and the leaders who have sacrificed and fought to make America the greatest country in the world. I spoke up in class because if we have come to a point in America where we mock and kill a man who held the seat of our nation’s president, what makes America any different from other fallen countries?

When I spoke up in class, classmates chuckled at me, rolled their eyes, and continued to talk in support of the video that portrayed a President being brutally stabbed to death.  

It is heartbreaking to see our education system, at all levels, indoctrinating our future leaders with a radical leftist agenda through school sanctioned curriculum. It is heartbreaking to see the future leaders of this country demean and disrespect a man who gave up so much to protect their freedom.

To all college students reading this: I understand the awkwardness and fear of speaking up in class, especially against something a professor says or does. I also know the reward in speaking up – and the reward far outweighs any hateful comments or reactions we may receive from others. If we do not defend the principles America was founded upon, who will? 

We are at a crucial point in our nation’s history, and it is vital we speak up for truth and justice now more than ever before. While it might be hard and uncomfortable to speak up for truth, it’s a small price to pay for what is at stake. 

When I look back on my college years, I don’t want to be the student who kept my head down and kept silent when something was clearly wrong. I want to be the student who did what was right, despite opposition or hate.

A Celebration of Mothers of the Bible

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By Taylor Hunt, Young Women for America Ambassador

As society embraces social justice and attempts to deconstruct the nuclear family and destroy womanhood, the need for Godly mothers is stronger than ever.

While the world screams that it is backward to praise women for becoming moms and true power is in a corporate job, Christian women should delight in the mantle that has been placed in front of them.

The Bible, from beginning to end, paints a rich picture of motherhood, beginning with Eve, the first woman in the Bible whose name translated means “mother of all things.” All throughout the Bible, God paints a beautiful painting of the blessing mothers can be to those around them and the next generations. 

In 1 Kings 3, a beautiful story of sacrificial, maternal love is recorded. In this passage, a dispute between two women who are in disagreement over who was the mother of a specific baby made its way to King Solomon. The king ordered the baby to be sliced in half, with one part going to each woman. One of the women decided this was fair, but the other woman offered to give the baby to the other woman. Solomon thus ruled that the woman who acted to keep the child alive was the real mother and that she should keep the baby. The mom was willing to lay down her own rights to keep her baby alive. She counted her own comforts as nothing, as long as the child had a chance to live.

Not only are mothers in the Bible sacrificial, but they are also courageous and heroic. During Israel’s enslavement in Egypt, a proclamation went out that all baby boys should be killed. But Jochebed, a Hebrew slave, refused to see her son killed. She hid the child for two years, and when he was too old to hide, she crafted a basket made of reeds and floated him down the river with his sister watching. This baby was ultimately rescued from the river by Pharaoh’s daughter and raised as a prince of Egypt. Because of the courage and faith of Jochebed, her son survived; God then used this lowly Hebrew boy to lead his people out of Egypt and became one of Israel’s fathers – a man by the name of Moses.

In the New Testament, Timothy’s faith is credited to the faithful teaching of his grandmother and mother. He went on to become one of the most influential founding fathers of the ancient church. His teachings are still influencing people around the world to come to Christ.

Women in the Bible are credited with raising, leading, training, and influencing leaders with their wisdom. They are revered and honored for the sacrifices they make for their children.

In a world that often mocks moms and celebrates abortion and child-free living, we need moms more than ever. We need women who are courageous. We need women who are willing to fight for the next generation of children and their rights and who want to improve the next generation’s mental health.

Let’s not forget the women who have sacrificed so much and have received so little in return. Let’s celebrate moms and uphold the sanctity of motherhood.

Dear Mom, It’d be an Honor to Follow in Your Footsteps

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By Taylor Hunt, Young Women for America Ambassador

“Why do you want to be a mom? You could do so much more.” This is the most common response I get when I tell friends or classmates that my end goal is to be a stay-at-home mom. “It’s a waste of your potential” or “I’ve never known someone to work as hard as you, just to want to be a mom and a stay-at-home mom at that.”

While desiring to be a stay-at-home mom might be strange for my generation, it’s been a dream of mine since I was younger. My mother was and is one of the most influential women in my life, and to follow in her footsteps would be an honor. But in today’s society, this is an abnormality.

The past few generations have not seen motherhood as a job to relish and find honor in but merely as a second-hand job that gets handed to the partner who makes the least amount of money. It is not seen as a job that has real value and long-term implications in your child’s life.

It is no wonder that our current generation is filled with anxiety and depression, and suicide is at an all-time high.[1] More than ever, we need moms to step up and fill those holes in their kids’ lives, but motherhood and the sanctity of motherhood are under attack from all sides in our society.

In July of 2021, the Biden Administration decided that their most pressing issue was changing the word “mother” to the word “birthing person.” In an interview,

Office of Management and Budget deputy director Shalanda Young said, “There are certain people who do not have gender identities that apply to females and males, so we think our language needs to be more inclusive on how we deal with complex issues.”[2]

The problem is, this perspective sums up womanhood as the ability to give birth–that’s it. But womanhood and motherhood mean so much more.

In a world that refuses to acknowledge womanhood and motherhood from a Biblical perspective, the science behind the benefit of moms and, more specifically, stay-at-home moms cannot be denied. Studies by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Institute of Child Development of the University of Minnesota found that “Children who spend a large amount of their day in daycare experienced higher stress levels and aggression as opposed to those who stayed home.”[3]

In education, studies show that a child will go further and perform better in school if they have at least one parent who stays at home.[4]

Childhood obesity is likely to be lower in families with stay-at-home moms. A study published in Child Development found that “sixth graders with working mothers were found to be six times more likely than those with stay-at-home moms to be overweight.”[5]

The value of moms cannot be overstated, and in the current climate, we need them more than ever to tackle the suicide epidemic, childhood obesity, and the crisis of loneliness.

[1] Chatterjee, Rhitu. “More Children Are Dying by Suicide Recently, Study Shows.” NPR, 27 July 2021,

[2] Perkins, Tony. “Biden Administration Uses Term ‘Birthing Person’ Instead of ‘Mother’.” The Daily Signal, 15 June 2021,

[3] Fraser-Thill, Rebecca. “The Forms of Social Aggression.” Verywell Family, Verywell Family, 6 June 2021,

[4] Duncan, Apryl. “Surprising Facts and Research About Stay-at-Home Moms.” Verywell Family, 3 March 2022,

[5] Health. “The Longer Mom Works, the More Overweight the Kids.” HuffPost, HuffPost, 7 Dec. 2017,






Indoctrination in Schools: The Time to Get Involved is Now

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By Avery Severson, YWA Ambassador, White Bear Lake Area High School 

There was a time in this nation’s history when school-sponsored prayer and Bible discussions were common occurrences in the public school system. Now, whether it is schools removing “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance or teaching children racial and sexual propaganda, we have strayed so far from where we used to be. Lately, the curriculum in schools has gotten out of control, whether they are teaching children about “preferred pronouns,” critical race theory, or disrespecting Christianity, we have never seen anything to this extent, and it’s time to stand up.

I am a junior at White Bear Lake Area High School in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. My school has made the news several times during the past few years, and lately, there has been a push for an even more radical curriculum to be taught in classrooms throughout the district. For example, last June, during “Pride Month,” teachers would walk through the hallways wearing pride flags taped to their backs, and they would wear countless shirts with graphics from the Target “Pride Collection.” I remember one student in my class decided to speak up and asked, “When can we have an America Day?” The teacher responded with something along the lines of, “That’s every day; this is pride month, and it’s time to celebrate that.” My question is, when did teachers get to decide what children need to celebrate? 

During this school year, students were working on an assignment and were expected to go from station to station around the classroom where they would learn something new. Station four is where the information crossed the line. There was a poster on the desk labeled, “Station 4: Pronoun Agreement,” where the pronouns listed included, “theirs, zim, their, her, ze, she, his, xe, they, them, xim, hers, xey, him, and he.” Is this what you want to be taught to your children? If pronouns are going to be discussed in this way, it ought to be at home, not in a classroom. Parents in this country send their children to school to learn math and language arts, not to learn about equity and “preferred pronouns.” 

The inappropriate and offensive curriculum does not seem to end. A few weeks ago in a psychology class at White Bear Lake Area High School, coloring sheets were handed out to the class. One of the coloring sheets was an image of a group of animals sitting around the table representing one of the most sacred moments in the Bible, the Last Supper. One student felt called to bring the issue to our school administration. After emailing the school administration and waiting weeks for a response, a school administrator finally informed her that the coloring sheet had been removed and there had been a conversation with the teacher. I just have to wonder if the picture had depicted a religious figure from another religion if these coloring sheets would have ever been printed in the first place.

The reality is schools are more radical than they have ever been, and it’s essential that parents and community members pay attention to what curriculum is being taught and what policies are being passed at school board meetings. As Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Now is the time to get involved and to invest in the next generation of children.