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Something New in Abstinence Education

ve8QAd   |   July 13, 1998

Many pro-life organizations include abstinence as one of the life issues they deal with. On the other hand, several view the topic as removed from the realm of a”single issue” pro-life approach. If you fit the first classification, or if your organization is interested in including abstinence as part of your curriculum, we’d like to tell you about an effective new product.

Sex Respect is well known to advocates of saving sex for marriage. This nationally-acclaimed program has been used in 1,200 school districts. Itstried-and-true-reputation has made it a model for abstinence-based education.

Coleen Kelly Mast is the mastermind behind this wait-for-marriage message. She developed the Sex Respect concept and program in preparation for her Masters of Science in Health Education from Western Illinois University. Mrs. Mast has just released a new five-part video, well suited for a classroom or educational environment. The segments, ranging from 15 to 27 minutes, are titled: Not Doing It, Why I Waited, But You Can’t Hide, Done ThatChanged My Ways, and Dating: …Predator or Partner. The video uses music and a fresh new style to meet today’s youth where they are and hold their attention.

What makes this program even more effective is the accompanying workbook. It challenges the young participants to thoroughly think through the issue of premarital sex. This often causes them to reconsider a previous notion that sex outside of marriage has a positive impact on their lives.

Life Issues Institute highly recommends the Sex Respect Video Series. We encourage those of you who include abstinence as part of your message to consider adding it to your arsenal to combat the pervasive message of safe sex in today’s society. For more information, contact Respect, Inc., 15555 Tyndall Ct, Manhattan, IL 60442, or call (877) 673-7732. (Ed. note: contact information updated since publication.)

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