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virginity rocks t-shirtA Wentzville, Missoui middle school student was admonished and threatened with suspension for wearing a "Virginity Rocks" sweatshirt at school.  The middle school students and their Dad believe this is a positive message.  For more than a decade Christian groups have used this slogan.  Recently, some YouTube personalities have used it as a parody.  None the less, the message itself is a positive one.  Does the school administration think that non virgins will be offended, or what?  This is a ridiculous example of political correctness gone amok.  

Read the original article here.

Is teen-age viewing of pornography a good or bad thing? Read the following article printed in Ascend newsletter and decide for yourself.

Researchers estimate that – whether intentionally or accidentally — the average age of first viewing of porn is 12 years of age, and anecdotal evidence suggests as young as 8. Much of online porn is free and unfiltered, and is often violent, degrading, and extreme.

Facts About Kids and the Porn Crisis

  • 39% of 14-year-olds report having seen porn, with about one-third of young people saying they had seen it for the first time at age 12 or younger
  • Minors who view pornography and other sexualized media are more accepting of sexual violence, and more likely to believe “rape myths” (such as the myth that “women enjoy being raped”)
  • Increased use of online porn decreases boys’ academic performance six months later
  • For teens, a significant relationship exists between frequent pornography use and feelings of loneliness and major depression
  • A study of 14- to 19-year-olds found that females who consumed pornographic videos were at a significantly greater risk of being victims of sexual harassment or sexual assault

In a study of young teens, 66 percent of boys reported porn consumption in the past year; this early porn exposure was correlated with perpetration of sexual harassment two years later.

Source:  Ascend Newsletter

A report courtesy of Good News Network is good news that should be encouraging for parents of well-behaving teens. Data over a 12-year span shows that teens in America are less likely to abuse alcohol, smoke and take illicit drugs. They are also less likely to engage in delinquent behaviors.

“We’ve known that teens overall are becoming less likely to engage in risky behaviors, and that’s good news,” said first author Richard A. Grucza, a professor of psychiatry. “But what we learned in this study is that the declines in substance abuse are connected to declines in delinquency. This suggests the changes have been driven more by changes in adolescents themselves more than by policies to reduce substance abuse or delinquent behavior.”

Other researchers have found that teens are delaying sex and using seat belts more often than their grandparents.

Based on the survey data, Mr. Grucza and his team estimated that in 2014, there were nearly 700,0000 fewer adolescents with substance-use disorders than in the 2003.

This data comes from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an annual survey of 12-17-year-olds from 50 states that is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration.

We can conclude from this good news is that not all of today’s youth are engaging in premarital sex and  taking drugs.

(Source: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis)

Abstinence Advocates you need to call your representatives and your senators today and here is why.

https://onenewsnow.com/education/2017/04/18/a-promising-hope-for-change-in-sex-ed

 

A bill has been introduced in Congress called the Healthy Relationships Act of 2017. This bill will allow grants to be awarded on a competitive basis to public or private schools that have an abstinence program coming their schools or abstinence curriculum in the school.  This news in Congress is very encouraging.  Teens need to learn abstinence from sex until marriage so that they can be healthy, have better self-esteem, and happiness in marriage.  The representatives in Congress sponsoring this bill are Robert Aderholt (Alabama), Brian Babi (Texas), Jim Banks (Indiana), Vicky Hartzler (Missouri), Jody Hice (Georgia), Darin Lahood, and Randy Hultgren (Illinois).  You can also write a letter to President Trump about this bill. To find to your representative in your community click the link below. http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 12, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The article “AIDS myths persist” (Citizen Journalism, Web, Wednesday) provides misleading information about HIV/AIDS prevention. It implies that Angela Parker, the young lady who is abstaining from sex and also appears to have a faith conviction, is misinformed. The next young man quoted indicates that if he contracted HIV, he would return to sexual abstinence.

This makes sense because being abstinent is a primary behavioral-change prevention method that provides 100 percent protection. Yet the article subtly implies that it is not so bad to live with AIDS and that those who practice abstinence are misinformed.

Also, the article jumps from talking about teens and HIV/AIDS to pediatric AIDS cases. There were about four cases of HIV/AIDS in children younger than 13 that were not perinatally transmitted in 2005, and there were 14 total cases in the District of Columbia in this age range in 2005.

The article subsequently describes Metro TeenAIDS as an organization “promot[ing] responsible decision-making among teens.” Metro TeenAIDS promotes secondary prevention (i.e., using condoms) almost exclusively. This approach comes in spite of the fact that the teens quoted in the article naturally tend to abstain from sex to protect their health. The organization also actively opposes groups that encourage sexual abstinence in preparation for marriage.

With twice as many high school teens in the District abstaining in 2007 (42 percent) as compared to 1994 (21 percent), according to the Youth Risk Surveillance System, the District government and health organizations would do well to promote the primary behavior-change prevention method of sexual abstinence instead of only promoting condom use through campaigns such as the million condoms campaign.

RICHARD URBAN

By Paul Strand

CBN News Washington Sr. Correspondent

A new study shows the number of young people who've decided to remain a virgin rose from 22 to 28 percent in just six years.

Another study shows the most promiscuous people are also the most depressed, while those who practice sexual restraint are also the happiest.

Some Christians are getting organized in order to fight back against a sex-saturated culture.

Washington Area Ministries recently celebrated an Abstinence Awareness Week in Washington, D.C., with a forum titled "Sex: What They Don't Tell You."  Tara White, author of the book Don't Curse Your Wedding Bed Before You Say I Do was the featured speaker, sharing hard lessons she learned from her own sad experience with promiscuity.

"I had been dropped, broken, mishandled and misused in a relationship," White said. "And I had felt if I only had known then the things that I know now concerning sex, marriage and relationships that I would have made some different choices."

Such uplifting events are telling young people abstinence outside of marriage will make them happier, safer and more fulfilled -- no matter what the secular culture preaches.

In this culture, 1 out of 4 young people get a sexually-transmitted disease. In parts of the city of Washington, 82 percent of all births are to single mothers.

Richard Urban, who helped organize the D.C. event, says statistics show kids will listen if their parents preach an abstinence message.

"When we see the statistics of youth who are getting involved with sex or sexually-transmitted disease, or just heartbreak, or pregnancy, I can't just sit around as a parent," Urban said.

Author Gerard Henry took part in a Washington panel discussion on fighting promiscuity and the ills that it brings.

"The messaging in our culture is a pornographic message at the end of the day," Henry said. "So we have to be very intent on increasing this message about purity, about marriage, the value of marriage, the beauty of marriage. And again, I have to say, it starts with mom and dad, husbands and wives first, and the child will want to emulate that."

Young people who abstain will find they're far from alone. New Center for Disease Control and Prevention statistics show the number of those abstaining from sexual activity rising dramatically in the new century.

In D.C., 42 percent of high schoolers have never had sex and that's twice as many as those who responded two decades ago.

Derrick Cuffie is a proud 28-year-old virgin, and said it doesn't cost him anything that really matters.

"Sometimes you have to be prepared to maybe lose some people in your life. But if the people that you call your friends are really your friends, they would do nothing but help and support you and what you stand for," Cuffie said.

Henry said to succeed, people have to remember who they are in God and feed on that.

"You are a spiritual being, not just a sexual being," Henry said.

He said constant worship and chasing God will feed that spiritual being.

"I was not born a loser. I was born a chooser," said Rev. Michael Faulkner of New Horizon Church in New York City.

"I can exercise that free will to abstain from my sexual lusts," he added.

Other studies show that girls experimenting with sex are two to three times more likely to be depressed than those who don't. Also, sexually-active kids are more likely to drink, smoke, do drugs, get suspended and get arrested.

Outside of marriage, sex can hurt rather than enhance lives.

"Without God's protection, sex can be destructive," Faulkner said.

--Originally published March 21, 2011.