Wednesday, March 27, 2013

NL Youth Getting Mixed Messages About Sex

From Monday's Telegram:

Staff with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) say youth still don’t know what their rights are when it comes to relationships, sex and dating violence.

RNC Staff Sgt. Sean Ennis conducted dating violence seminars in junior high and high schools up until about five years ago. He says giving the students some of the most basic information — that they had the right to say no to sex, that nobody has the right to force themselves on them — was like turning on a light. In every session, there were students that didn’t know these things.

It continually amazes me to discover what young people know and don't know in today's world. I suspect the youth of our province are no different than youth in the rest of Canada or the US in regard to the subject of the article, but it is scary to think in such a setting how easily their young lives can be messed up by sex and violence.

A loss of faith in God, corrupting morals, family makeup and family breakdown explain the majority of this cultural sickness, I believe. Think of what a disadvantage it is for a child born into today's typical home. So much is against them. Like all of us, they need salvation in Christ to live a fulfilled life.

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