Providing and promoting a family-centered Catholic approach to chastity education

Program Descriptions

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Family Honor Program Descriptions

Family Honor programs provide hope, tools and a plan for parents as they try to raise good kids in a toxic culture. Research says the most significant factor in reducing risk-taking behavior in teens is the degree of ‘connectedness’ (sense of warmth, caring) perceived by the adolescent.

Research also shows the significant positive impact parents can have in promoting abstinence with their children. Thus, we only deliver our programs at parishes in the evening or on the weekend, so parents can participate.

We also provide books and a list of recommended resources for parents at our programs.

Leading & Loving: For parents only of young children (infancy – age 10); no child attends.

Gives parents the confidence and competence to talk with their children about God’s gift of sexuality in an age-appropriate way. Helps parents know how to form their children in virtue, even from an early age, and provides parents a better understanding of the WHY behind what our faith teaches. Format: Six one-hour sessions.  Usually presented by Family Honor on a Friday evening (2 hours) and Saturday daytime (4 hours). Can be done in other formats, though.   Topics include: Sex: What Does It Really Mean?; The Language of Love: How Do I Speak It?; The Birds and the Bees: Teaching More Than Facts; Formation in Virtue: Raising Good Kids; Broken Heart: Dealing with Tough Issues; and Growing a Joyful, Faith-Filled Family.

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

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

Real Love & Real Life: For parents with their 8th grader.

Format: Three two-hour sessions. Can be presented one week apart or on a weekend (Fri/Sat or Saturday only). Topics include: True Worth vs. Self Esteem; Christ-like Love; Introduction to Theology of the Body; Fertility Appreciation; Healthy Communication in the Family; Developing as a Whole Person; Future Dating.

Staying Connected: For parents only of high-school age teens; no teen attends.

Format: Can be presented as either a 2 ½ program in the evening or a half day program on Saturday that includes lunch and time for fellowship. Topics include: What is Chastity and Why Is It Important for My Teen? What Does the Church Teach About Sexual Morality and Why? Tackling the Tough Issues with Teens; and Questions and Role Play.

Questions? Contact Family Honor at 803.929.0858 or

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 1414, Columbia, SC  29202

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