WHAT WORKS: WHY TEENS CHOOSE PURITY
Dr. Crouse expands on the survey [www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_23/sr23_030.pdf], presenting convincing evidence of the influence of the faith community and the transmission of religious and moral beliefs within families on teen sexual behavior.
Parents, pass on your beliefs in words and actions — your example speaks volumes to your children!
No apologies necessary.
Dr. Crouse: “With overwhelming evidence about 'what works' in protecting our children from the harmful results of early sexual activity, those who truly care about their children ought to make church involvement a priority.
"Far too many parents focus on providing material benefits and forget that they need to meet their children's spiritual needs. If we as parents don't feed their souls, they will seek to fill that emptiness with drugs, alcohol or sex — or they will turn to the dozens of other ways teens mess up their lives seeking a parental and faith substitute.”
(posted 20 July 2010, Janice Shaw Crouse, PhD, http://www.crosswalk.com/1394540/page0/)