Abstinence from sexual activity until marriage is the only sure way to prevent STDs and pregnancy.
Compassion and Confidentiality are important when dealing with peers and family members who are suffering negative consequences from sexual activity. A compassionate and confidential friend will listen to another’s heartache, not pass judgment, and not tell others about it. For many people, emotional and physical pain may result from acquiring a sexually transmitted disease before or after marriage from their infected partner. It’s important to have compassion for others while understanding how to avoid the same pain by abstaining from sex before marriage. By practicing compassion and confidentiality, the importance of making and keeping boundaries can be shared.
By discussing the most recent medically accurate information concerning common STDs, youth will gain an understanding of the possible emotional, psychological, and health risks of being sexually active. The students will be given an opportunity to discuss their concerns and questions with a medical professional that is invited as a guest to teach this class. Students will understand the importance of maintaining personal sexual activity boundaries.
Activities: (these include review of the previous lesson and this lesson’s poster)