Choosing to Wait

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-30
  • Publisher: Destiny Image Pub
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This book goes beyond boundary setting, and instead empowers parents to cultivate convictions in their children so they can stand strong when faced with temptation.

Author Biography

Laura B. Gallier Motivated by a passion for the preservation of family values, Laura B. Gallier has spent the last decade as a youth minister and advisor to teens and parents. She and her husband, Patrick, live in Cypress, Texas, and maintain an adventurous home life that consists of three children, two hermit crabs, a dog, and one temperamental fish.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 13
First Step: Preparation
Forcing: What's Wrong With Forcing Abstinence?p. 21
Warning: I've Warned My Child-Isn't That Enough?p. 33
Instilling: Effective Abstinence Approachp. 47
Delegation: Isn't it the Church's Responsibility?p. 57
Home Life: What Affects a Child's Sexuality?p. 69
Timing: How Old for Sex Talk?p. 85
Second Step: Application
Sacred: What's so Sacred About Sex?p. 99
Sin: Why Is Premarital Sex a Sin?p. 115
Virginity: How to Convey the Value of Virginityp. 135
Foreplay: How Far Is Too Far?p. 151
Dating: What About Dating?p. 169
Third Step: Motivation
Objections: Responding to Objections and Myths About Abstinencep. 201
Marriage: Preparing a Child to Choose the Right Matep. 215
Renewal: No Longer a Virgin?p. 231
Long-Term Success: Encouraging Abstinence Commitmentp. 241
Appendixp. 251
Endnotesp. 259
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