The first is that I will speak as openly and as frankly about this subject as the Bible does. But God's treatment of this subject is open, and the church must be just as open.
Because I intend to make the Scriptures the only standard for our behavior, there are certain things you may take for granted. Some families skip the book of the Song of Solomon in their devotions because it is thought to be too embarrassing.
Examines the legacy of the controversial True Love Waits movement.
Includes personal stories and expert testimony that show how the program made an impact on the culture, encountered criticism, and refined its message to reach students in the 21st century.
The perspective used in this pamphlet for finding the answers to these questions will be, unashamedly, the Bible.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2007 nearly half of high school students (48 percent) had already had sexual intercourse, and 15 percent had had four or more sex partners during their life.
Every year, 19 million new STD infections occur and nearly half of these new cases happen to young people between the ages of 15 and 24.
Among teenaged girls, one in four has a sexually transmitted disease, the CDC reported in 2008.
Earlier this year, Congress and President Obama approved abstinence education funding of 0 million over the next five years under the new health care law.