For parents and leaders of young people aged 0-18
Our children live in a sexualised environment. Magazines, media and the Internet present a smorgasbord of sexualised images and acts. The age of first sexual activity and exposure to porn is now in the low teens, and the rate of sexually transmitted diseases in our youth is rapidly increasing.
What is the role of the parent and family in sex education? Has the church a part to play in this? Why is it so important that parents take an early role in sex education?
This presentation looks at the development of the teen brain and the significance of environment and parenting. It will explore the effect of media, magazines, peer pressure, drugs/alcohol and pornography in shaping children’s sexuality and gender.
It is a challenge to parents and leaders of young people to fully engage in their role in shaping and influencing children to: manage their bodies, confront secular influences, and conduct their sexuality and relationships in ways that are both godly and healthy.
Speaker: Dr Patricia Weerakoon, Christian Sexologist & Author.
Cost: $5 cash at door.
Books available for purchase on the day.
We’re very sorry, but due to demand, the child-minding option is now full. Please make alternate arrangements for the babysitting of any children.
The parents room (with a live video feed of this event) will be available for parents with children under 2 years old.
Online registration is now closed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to advise if you are coming.