On abstinence-only education

It is often repeated on late-night talk shows that abstinence-only education is a failed pipe-dream and that the more responsible thing to do is teach kids how to have “safe-sex”. This line has been repeated so often that many people take it as an unquestioned fact.

But is it really?

Preliminary studies have shown that abstinence-only education actually does work.

It’s not the entire answer, however. A more complete answer would include 1.) strengthening our cultural view of marriage (as opposed to trashing it in almost every area of pop culture) 2.) de-sexualizing our children and 3.) combating the myth that “kids are going to do it anyway”.

The fact is that producing kids who don’t feel the need to jump into the sack with someone the minute they hit puberty is not a last cause. It just takes a few more good parents and a recognition that we are not merely animals controlled by our desires.

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2 Responses to On abstinence-only education

  1. Very strong word's Debbie, some parents just rely on digital baby sitters as some call them ( Computers, TV's etc …….. this is not right and now we are all seeing the affects of it.

    Now maybe people are waking up, although it is not only the parent's, our government has some thing to do with it to, it is just one of those things some think as Taboo – well it is past time we deal with ( we need a plan and God is the main ingredient.

    I could go on and on about this ………………….. Congrats on this topic ( more should jump on board!

    Scott Crawley
    Skype me: scwealth
    Your Marketing Coach

  2. Very strong word's Debbie, some parents just rely on digital baby sitters as some call them ( Computers, TV's etc …….. this is not right and now we are all seeing the affects of it.

    Now maybe people are waking up, although it is not only the parent's, our government has some thing to do with it to, it is just one of those things some think as Taboo – well it is past time we deal with ( we need a plan and God is the main ingredient.

    I could go on and on about this ………………….. Congrats on this topic ( more should jump on board!

    Scott Crawley
    Skype me: scwealth
    Your Marketing Coach

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