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Sex ed does work

A recent statement by a father of six daughters is sad indeed. The assertion that teaching correct principles of sexual behavior, and expecting our youth to adopt and live by them is impossible unless they live a cloistered or sheltered life. That is simply not true. There are youth whose relationship with their parents is such that they respect and honor their parents, and have been taught by their parents that the only correct behavior with respect to sex is abstinence before marriage. Shame on the parents who does not teach this principle. This responsibility does not fall to anyone else. It helps to be a good practicing member of a church that reinforces those values, and your youth associating with others who have the same values.

There are many good reasons for sexual abstinence in social relations with our youth. First of all, when they marry their marriage has a much greater chance of succeeding, and they will be happier. Look around at the devastating failure, unhappiness, and breakdown of marriages in our society. This is the result of sexual promiscuity in our society. This failure can be directly laid at the feet of those parents.

Keith Miller



Penn Valley


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