A Day in the Life of a Sex Ed Teacher!


Every time I think I’ve heard it all and there is nothing any student could say that would shock me, I am proven wrong.  A student will say something that will bring me to my knees, as I ask God to help this generation of youth. I recently … [Continue reading]

Birth Control is NOT Disease Control!

Birth Control

I received this email message from a high school health teacher today: Jackie, I have a student who is at a loss for words.  She recently had sex for the first time and has now been diagnosed with herpes.   She is a … [Continue reading]

Just Say YES!


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…

Baby's Feet

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


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


  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


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