Program Descriptions

2022-2023 – Updated Program Descriptions and Options for You!

Research shows that your child WANTS you to talk to them about “Birds and Bees” (sex), love, dating, and other issues – but where to start?

For 30+ years, Family Honor has provided a family-centered, Catholic approach to chastity education through our parent-child programs, all designed to help you ‘jump-start’ those important conversations (or respond to challenging questions!)

We provide a unique opportunity for you and your teen to come together to hear about God’s gift of sexuality PLUS we give you a common language for effective communication in your family.

Check out our programs below, then contact us to find out how to bring one to your area: 803.929.0858 or

1.  Leading & Loving: For PARENTS ONLY of young children (up to age 10); no child attends.

Gives parents the confidence to talk w/ their child about God’s gift of sexuality and other important topics in an age-appropriate way, even from an early age. Gives a better understanding of the WHY behind what our faith teaches.

Format: 6 one-hour sessions, typically presented Fri. evening (2 hrs.) and Sat. daytime (4 hrs.). Topics: Sex: What Does It Mean?; The Language of Love: How Do I Speak It?; The Birds and the Bees: Teaching More Than Facts; Raising Good Kids; Dealing with Tough Issues; and Growing a Joyful, Faith-Filled Family.

Options for 2022-2023: program may be delivered at parish OR in a home setting with fewer parents. Also: parish/parents may choose full 6-session OR 2-session only for your group. Ideal to use as part of parent preparation for child’s Baptism or First Communion. Program is available in some areas of the U.S. in Spanish! 

2. Changes & Challenges: For parents with their 6th grader. 

Helps families understand the ‘changes and challenges’ of puberty. Format: 2 two-hour sessions. Presented 1week apart, in evening, or on a Fri. night/Sat. morning, or Sat. morning & afternoon. Session 1 – Parents. Topics: Understanding Child Development; Keeping Balance in Your Family; Raising Happy, Holy Children. Session 2 – parents w/ 6th grader. Participants separated by sex in 2 different rooms (dads/boys and moms/girls). Topics: Developing as a Person; Muscles for Life (boys); Virtuous Violet (girls); Fertility Appreciation & Fetal Development.

Program Descriptions, Real Love & Real Life, Chastity, Parenting, Family Honor, Theology of the Body, Columbia, South Carolina

3. New Real Love & Real Life: Living the Faith Retreat Program: For parents with their 7th or 8th grader.

Format: 3 two-hour sessions. Can be presented one week apart or on a weekend (Fri/Sat or Saturday only). Topics include: Session 1 for Parents only – Answering Your Teen’s Challenging Questions; Sessions 2 & 3 for Teens and Parents Together; Intro to Theology of the Body; Chastity, Fertility Appreciation, Virtue; Healthy Communication in the Family; Developing as a Whole Person; Friendship, Dating, and Vocations; Standing Up to Peer Pressure.

This new version of our popular Real Love & Real Life retreat is now available in some program areas as of Spring, 2023! Contact the Family Honor office for details: