My DioErie: Chastity resources for Catechists
St. Louis Youth Outreach Q&A: On this site, the St. Louis ministry team responds to real questions from real teens. Their answers are theologically sound, pastoral, and may give you some great ideas for ways to answer your teen. Questions include areas of human sexuality as well as other questions important to teens (identity, friendships, prayer, eating disorders, etc.)
Catholic Sexuality: An online series of free classes that goes through the basics of God’s plan for human sexuality.
Chastity Project: This is a website that addresses several areas of human sexuality and the why behind what the Church teaches. It also addresses hot topic issues.
The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality: Vatican document on how to address chastity education. Call the office at (814) 824-1259 for a free copy.
A Safe Haven Starts at Home: This video addresses some technology concerns that parents may not know to be looking for, in particular internet pornography and cyber bullying. It provides simple and concrete tools for addressing concerns. The video was produced by Covenant Eyes.
Theology of the Body for Middle Schoolers: Designed for classroom use with an at-home parent component, this program addresses human sexuality from a Catholic perspective for middle schoolers. Lessons and content are logically presented and perfect for beginning and structuring the conversation with your middle schooler. If you would like to preview, the Chastity Office has a copy in its lending library that you can borrow for 2 weeks at a time.
YOU: Love, Life, and Theology of the Body: Designed for classroom use with an at-home parent component, this program addresses human sexuality from a Catholic perspective for high schoolers. Lessons and content challenge learners to accept the fullness of the Gospel and help them understand how God’s plan can lead them to true freedom and happiness. This program addresses hot-button topics of the day in a compassionate, real, and relatable manner. If you would like to preview, the Chastity Office has a copy in its lending library that you can borrow for 2 weeks at a time.
Raising Pure Teens: Have a hard time connecting with your teenager about chastity? In Raising Pure Teens, noted chastity speakers Jason Evert and Chris Stefanick incorporate the Church’s wisdom with 10 proven strategies for talking with teens about chastity. They offer a perfect blend of humor and sobriety, real-life stories and effective metaphors, cutting-edge science and undeniable logic. Once you read Raising Pure Teens, you’ll realize you’re not alone in bringing these beautiful truths to your teens—and you won’t be alone as you help them implement these teachings in their own lives.
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