Abstinence

What is Abstinence?

Abstinence means to abstain or avoid something, in this case, sexual activity.

Sexual Abstinence protects young people from physical and emotional short and long-term adverse effects of promiscuous sex outside monogamy. It also teaches self-discipline, patience, and the ability to wait for something desired in order to achieve future goals. This helps to protect young people from the social and moral erosion of self-centeredness and immediate gratification.

This section includes many illustrative studies on these points. It also provides insight to learn how we can respond to help our young people stay afloat in the sex-saturated world society in which we live today.

Lesson plans, demonstrations, and instructive avoidance skills are included for those who want to help young people learn why their sexuality is important, and how to protect it.

Responses

Resources

Purity Ball
generationsoflight.com

Pure Fashion
purefashion.com

S.A.F.E.
sexandfamilyeducation.org

10 Good Ways to Practice Purity
christianitytoday.com

Promoting Purity in Mind & Action
http://www.lc.org

The 1-2-3s of Planning for the Day of Purity
lc.org

I Choose (2+ minute video)
youtube.com

Parenting Questions Answered
megmeekermd.com

Getting Online Protection for Your Child
covenanteyes.com/

Marriage Matters, and Redefining It Has Social Costs
thepublicdiscourse.com

Adoption Info – Good Details
focusonthefamily.com

Family Honor
facebook.com/pages/Family-Honor-Inc