Abstinence Educator Makes A Difference
A group home for male law offenders is not an easy place to teach abstinence from sex outside of marriage. However, a Heritage educator found it to be one of the most rewarding teaching experiences he had ever had.
Most of the students were sex offenders and had been sexually abused. During the Heritage Keepers® Abstinence Education I classes, the educator was able to break through the hard and tough personalities that some initially displayed until they realized the Heritage educator truly cared about their well being. As they respected the educator – they respected the message of abstinence. Many would question and challenge the Heritage educator, but, by the end of class, the Heritage educator could see their attitudes change.
Many of the boys talked to the Heritage educator after class on an individual basis and thanked him for his time spent at the group home – he had won many of their hearts. They spoke of changed minds and a determination to live a better life when they leave the group home. The survey results from the group home confirmed what the educator believed – they had made dramatic attitudinal changes regarding sex and marriage.
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