Do you want your future spouse fooling around with someone else? The nationally known chastity speaker gave several minute, humor-filled talks to students — and some talks to parents — at Catholic churches and schools in Burlington, Clinton, Davenport and Bettendorf last week. His visit to the Davenport Diocese resulted largely from the efforts of the pro-life committee at Prince of Peace Parish and was supported by the Love Squad, a new, member pro-life club at Prince of Peace College Preparatory.
But while the classroom of and year-olds sings the praises of abstinence, a chorus of critics of the Sex Respect sex education course is beginning to raise its voice across the country. And with chastity, God is always on your side. The program, used in more than 1, school districts nationwide, was created in as a conservative alternative to sex education.
These to-the-point daily reflections on purity counter the lust served up by the media days a year. The saints who have gone before us also fought this battle, won the Read more…. Also available on iBooksKindle and Google Play.
Crazy is right. One might wonder why on earth anyone would agree to this. For Richards, it was a no-brainer.
As she finished school, Shapiro began jamming with her friend Lydia Lund, whose spidery guitar leads filled in the space around her chords. They wrote songs about teenage hooliganism, music-obsessed boys, drugs, and bad sex, building from deconstructed drum fills and major-seventh chords that buried stunning melodies in MacBook recordings. After a summer spent apart, a run of well-received out of town shows and a desire to see this thing through led the quartet to relocate to Seattle, where audiences quickly took to a lonesome crowded sound that evoked riot grrl without ever rehashing it, dream pop devoid of played out drum machines and organs.
Also available in Australia. It presents Read more…. The world is a difficult place for teens, and it has become increasingly hard for parents and educators to help teens discover the truth about their bodies, their sexuality, and their unique call to love.
It can say "I'm sexy. That's what Yvette Thomas is banking on. My Father Is Watching" on underwear and T-shirts, and is meant to inspire young people to abstain from sex until they tie the knot.
By Mary Zeiss Stange Imagine an evening of candlelight and roses, fancy food and formal dress and ballroom dancing, all in celebration of a promise of loving commitment. Across the country, growing numbers of conservative Christian evangelicals are staging just such gala affairs. They are called purity balls, and they celebrate the father-daughter bond. Tuxedo-clad dads promise to "war for" their daughters' "purity," as reported in February's Glamour magazine.
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The walls pulsated with the rhythmic thump-thump-thump of a song from the popular recording artist Usher. Strobe lights flashed across three large screens on the stage. Green lasers probed the darkness, and fake fog felt its way across the floor as eight hundred hormonal teenagers poured into the room. Nothing says rock concert quite like lasers and fake fog, except that this was a sexual abstinence event hosted by Silver Ring Thing in the chapel of an east coast Christian college.