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how can i promote abstinence to teens?

im a teen mentor and need some advice on how u think i could reach out to them?

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  1. You have to tell them the consiquinces and the pains of sex and having a baby.
  2. Actually today at the mall there was some sort of youth group that put on a concert about abstinance with a skit. It was retarded but for a good cause.
  3. I dont know that you can. You can tell them the pros and cons all you want but in the end they will do what they want. I think that a better way is to tell all the different ways they can go about it. Safe sex, abstinence, teen motherhood.... Let them decide for themselves.
  4. You just have to be honest with them. Don't try and scare them. Don't try and bully them. Build up a good repertoire with them and approach the subject as a friend, not as someone who is judging them or trying to control them. I know teaching abstinence doesn't really include awareness as far as safety precautions but I am a FIRM believer that people should know how to stay safe should they make that decision. You have to be realistic when you do something like this and realize that while a lot of people will promise up and down that they won't have sex before they're married... it doesn't always wind up like that. Should they be in the position where they do have sex, they need to at least be smart about it. Good luck.
  5. I'm sorry and this is probably not the answer you want to hear, but! You can talk to your blue in the face! All you can do is try and promote safe sex and more birth control! It is inevitable! Kids will be kids and they think that they know every thing! STD's and teen pregnancy is out of control! We can't stop the sex, but try and help the STD and more pregnancy's from occurring!! I wish you the best of luck and more poeple should care about this more!!!!!
  6. let them know the nasty things about being pregnant. The discharges, the wet shirts from your nipples leaking, The burning of peeing after you give birth, 6 week or longer periods, or the pain of labor, your spouse seeing you crap on yourself giving birth, no partying for 12 months and sometimes forever if you don't have support, or there is ALOT more!
  7. Tell people not to think of us as whores,or sluts or immature and not for everyone to lump us into a pile of sex starved people cause not all teens are like that!!
  8. Just tell them what will happen if they have sex or get pregnant. All you can do is educate them. If they really want to have sex bad enough they are gonna do it no matter what you say. So if they are going to do it make sure you tell them to use condoms.
  9. Try treating teens like equals. then we might consider listening to your moaning. Refraining from something you like is unhealthy & particularly boring, So I dont think anyone below 20 will listen in the slightest, if they do they don't know what abstinence is, & when they find out they won't listen anymore. so yeah.
  10. I went to YC 2006 in Newfoundland, It is a powerful Youth retreat. A Dr. there spoke about not having sex until marrige. If you google search "abstinence" there are tips to promoting this to uneducated teen. The Dr. also explained how amazing you will feel on your wedding night, not having sex before, not having to think in bed how you compare to his other girlfriends. Also He told us if there were 100 girls having sex, with condoms or birth control, about ten of the would become pregnant. Abstinence is the only way to be one hundred percent sure of not getting pregnant.
  11. just show them a video of a women giving birth...that made me want to wait...eww...gave me nightmares
  12. Chapter 24 in the following book is designed to help youth with just that problem. Here is it's forward ... "Recognizing the need for honest, workable answers to the questions of today’s youth, Awake! magazine inaugurated a feature entitled “Young People Ask . . . ” in January 1982. The series immediately drew a favorable reader response. “The series is evidence of your continued interest in the plight of young people today,” wrote one appreciative reader. “I hope and pray that these articles never end,” wrote another. - Yet another young reader put it this way: ‘I am 14 years old and I never knew growing up could be so hard. There is so much pressure on young kids today. That is why I am very grateful for the articles. Every night I thank God for having them published.’ The articles, however, were not childish, nor was any attempt made to “write down” to our readers. “Young People Ask . . . ” thus found an appreciative audience among adults. “I am 40 years of age,” wrote one parent. “These articles are truly godsends to us parents.” Christian elders found them particularly useful in understanding young ones in congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses and in dealing with them. - Why has “Young People Ask . . . ” triggered such enthusiastic response? The answers given really work! Each article is the product of extensive research. Furthermore, in order to determine just how young people really think and feel, Awake! reporters have spoken to hundreds of young people all over the world! Their candid expressions have been of great help in making the articles realistic and practical. - However, the real secret to the success of “Young People Ask . . . ” lies in the fact that the answers given have been based, not upon theory or personal opinion, but upon the eternal truths found in God’s Word, the Bible. ‘The Bible?’ you may ask. Yes, it has much to say to young people. (See Proverbs, chapters 1-7; Ephesians 6:1-3.) It was inspired by our Creator, who is keenly aware of “the desires incidental to youth.” (2 Timothy 2:20-22; 3:16) And while human society has changed much since Bible times, youthful desires have changed little. The Bible is thus as current as ever. We have endeavored, though, to present the Bible’s counsel in such a way that youths do not feel preached to, but, rather, reasoned with. And while the material has been written primarily with youths among Jehovah’s Witnesses in mind, it can be read and enjoyed by anyone who has respect for the practical wisdom contained in the Bible. - In response to the requests of many readers, we have compiled a number of “Young People Ask . . . ” articles in book form. The 39 chapters herein represent, in condensed form, information from over 100 of the nearly 200 articles that appeared in Awake! between 1982 and 1989. Some fresh material has been added. Furthermore, it is richly illustrated with photographs of youths of different lands and races. - Feel free to scan the table of contents and go right to the questions that concern you the most. We recommend, though, that you later take the time to read the book through in its entirety, looking up the scriptures in your own copy of the Bible. - In some families, parent-child communication is lacking or awkward at best. We have thus added a feature called Questions for Discussion, which appears at the end of each chapter. The questions are not designed for paragraph-by-paragraph analysis. Nor are they a vehicle for parents to quiz their children. They are designed to stimulate discussions between youths and parents. Many of the questions allow you to give your own point of view or to apply the material under discussion to your own situation. - Many families may therefore want to use this book at times as a basis for family study. Family members might do so by taking turns reading paragraphs, looking up any scriptures cited. The Questions for Discussion can be asked intermittently, as appropriate subheadings are completed or after the whole chapter has been completed. All can be encouraged to express their feelings openly and honestly. Young people may enjoy discussing the book among themselves. - These are “critical times hard to deal with,” even for young people. (2 Timothy 3:1) With a knowledge of God’s Word, however, you can successfully pass through that difficult time of life. (Psalm 119:9) It is our pleasure, therefore, to provide this collection of practical, Bible-based answers to questions that may perplex you." - Forward, from The Publishers of ... QUESTIONS Young People Ask---ANSWERS That Work : TABLE of CONTENTS: Section #1. The Home Front: Dealing With Family Members - 1 Why Should I 'Honor My Father and My Mother'? - 2 Why Don't My Parents Understand Me? - 3 How Can I Get My Folks to Give Me More Freedom? - 4 Why Did Dad and Mom Split Up? - 5 How Can I Deal With My Parent's Remarriage? - 6 Why Are My Brother & Sister So Hard to Get Along With? - 7 Should I Leave Home? Section #2 You and Your Peers - 8 How Can I Make Real Friends? - 9 How Can I Cope With Peer Pressure? Section #3 A Look at How You Look - 10 How Important Are Looks? - 11 Do My Clothes Reveal the Real Me? Section #4 Why Do I Feel This Way? - 12 Why Don't I Like Myself? - 13 Why Do I Get So Depressed? - 14 How Can I Make My Loneliness Go Away? - 15 Why Am I So Shy? - 16 Is It Normal to Grieve the Way I Do? Section #5 School and Work - 17 Should I Quit School? - 18 How Can I Improve My Grades? - 19 Why Won't the Kids leave Me Alone? - 20 How Can I Get Along With My Teacher? - 21 How Can I Get (and Keep!) a Job? - 22 What Career Should I Choose? Section #6 Sex and Morals - 23 What About Sex Before Marriage? - 24 How Can I Say No to Premarital Sex? - 25 Masturbation--How Serious Is It? - 26 Masturbation--How Can I Fight the Urge? - 27 Honesty--Is It Really the Best Policy? Section #7 Dating, Love, and the Opposite Sex - 28 How Can I Get Over a Crush? - 29 Am I Ready to Date? - 30 Am I Ready for Marriage? - 31 How Do I Know If It's Real Love? - 32 How Can I Carry On a Successful Courtship? Section #8 The Trap of Drugs and Alcohol - 33 Drinking--Why Not? - 34 Why Say NO to Drugs? Section #9 Leisure Time - 35 Does It Matter What I Read? - 36 How Can I Control My TV Viewing Habits? - 37 Why Can't I Have A Good Time Once in a While? Section #10 Your Future - 38 What Does the Future Hold for Me? - 39 How Can I Get Close to God? http://watchtower.org/publications/publications_available.htm Young People Ask (on-line articles like the chapters in the book) http://watchtower.org/archives/index.htm#young_people http://www.jw-media.org/people/statistics.htm

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