Emily was just thirteen when she was pressured into having sex for the first time. Uneducated and unprotected she wound up pregnant with only the option of having an abortion. She also became pregnant. There is such an extreme lack of sexual education already, but people like Paul and Jodi Hoffman are trying to eradicate it completely. One can only imagine what sort of irreversible damage prohibiting sexual education could possibly do to America. Paul and Jodi Hoffman have fought a two-year lawsuit for the abolishment of sexual education in the Broward, Florida public school their children attend. The strictly religious couple was appalled at the curriculum in which their three children learned about topics such as condoms, STDs, homosexuality and date rape drugs.
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Go to Page Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. It's rather ironic that just yesterday I perused a book that was quite fun about just this subject. In essence the author explains that often a teen's behavior really cannot be explained, justified or understood. It just is. The title sums it up pretty well - "Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! For example, if a teen asks to do something that you KNOW they know the answer will be no, instead of getting involved in a long raging argument, expect that they will try to argue because that's their way of having a prolonged conversation with you. They are not currently capable of having the 'nice' conversation, but that doesn't mean they don't want to talk to you at all. The young child in them in conflicting with the closer to adult being they have become and they don't know where to step.
Within a cultural group marriage is hard. We have family prayer every day and read the scriptures occasionally. And the fact that he didn't respond for two days was confirmation for myself that I did the right thing.