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Awareness

Most teens choose to wait until marriage to have sexual activity.

CHARACTER TRAIT:

Awareness that most teens (more than 70%) choose to wait until marriage to have sexual activity establishes the norm for school aged youth and can help students to make the decision to remain abstinent. Students should be aware of the risks and consequences of sexual activity before marriage, and what premature sexual activity could potentially bring to one’s future marriage relationship.

LESSON:

Students will become aware of what they could potentially bring to a marriage relationship through activities and student-led discussion. Students will learn statistics related to how divorce, cohabitation, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases can affect a marriage. Students will also learn how abstinence increases one’s chance of having a successful, healthy, lasting marriage and the benefits of such a relationship. Students will gain an understanding that a commitment to ones family values shows respect and caring for those relationships.

Students will:

  • Discuss the risks that come with premature sexual activity
  • Learn the benefits of abstinence until marriage
  • Discuss secondary virginity
  • Understand how a healthy marriage can positively affect their lives

Activities:

  • Review of Choose Wisdom
  • Introduction of the object
  • Read Choose Awareness Poster
  • Activity—Unpack Your Bags
  • Discussion of divorce, family values and personal responsibility
  • Play The Phrase That Pays (optional)
  • Worksheet homework