Just Say YES!

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For some reason, when people hear that I teach abstinence many just assume it is a “Just say NO!” message and that couldn’t be further from the truth. It is actually a “Just say YES!” message. I challenge the students to … [Continue reading]

Baby steps…

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Ms. Jackie, The speech that you gave to our class the other day was flawless. You made me actually think about the things I do and why. There are far more things that are more important to me than having sex, but I never thought past my … [Continue reading]

How do children spell “LOVE?”

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My Secret to Success!

Briona & Jackie

This is one of my favorite success stories. Three years ago I received the following Facebook message from Briona Johnson, the young lady in this picture: … [Continue reading]

What is good for the goose is good for the gander

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I had a conversation with a 16-year-old young man today who was scared he might have gotten a girl pregnant. Although they didn’t go “all the way”, they had done enough for him to be afraid she may have gotten pregnant. … [Continue reading]

When Silence is NOT Golden

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  When you mentioned the parents not giving their child the ‘talk’, I kind of related. My mother had me when she was roughly 13. She has not given me that talk yet. Knowing that, I do sometimes think it’s … [Continue reading]

The Bigger Picture

The Big Picture

Yesterday after finishing a presentation to a health class of high school juniors and seniors, five young men stayed after class to speak with me. The last young man who had patiently waited for me to finish speaking with the others simply wanted to … [Continue reading]

Inside the World of Teens

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  Have you ever wondered what teenagers are REALLY thinking and doing? Well you don’t have to be curious any longer. … [Continue reading]