Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Parents, churches have role in abstinence movement

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 9/14/2010 3:45:00 AMBookmark and Share

True Love Waits ring abstinence bigTrue Love Waits is launching a new emphasis to involve parents and churches in teaching abstinence to their youngsters.

True Love Waits is designed not only to encourage youth to commit to a life of sexual purity, but also to help parents and the church walk side-by-side with them to help keep that commitment. The summit is opening on the heels the release of a taxpayer-funded study that reflects positively on abstinence education. (See related story)

Jimmy Hester (TLW)"Walking the path of purity isn't easy for today's students, but it's the path that parents...and church leaders want, and we know it's the path that God desires for them," notes True Love Waits coordinator Jimmy Hester. "We want them to avoid the pain, the consequences that accompany poor decisions that they might make. We just don't often know how to make that happen."

So True Love Waits wants to help parents and the church get involved by guiding them to take advantage of "teachable moments" on biblical purity. Read more

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