Program Descriptions


Family Honor Chastity Education Programs

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-teen and parent-pre-teen 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 Use our Contact form.

1.  Leading & Loving: For PARENTS ONLY of young children (up to age 10); no child attends.
Note: Available in Spanish in some locations!

Gives parents a new framework to understand God’s gift of sexuality along with the confidence to begin to talk with their younger children about virtue, male-female complementarity, the dignity of the human person, and other important topics in an age-appropriate way. 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.).

Session 1:        Sex: What Does It Mean?
Session 2:        The Language of Love: How Do I Speak It?
Session 3:        The Birds and the Bees: Teaching More Than Facts
Session 4:        Raising Good Kids
Session 5:        Dealing with Tough Issues
Session 6:        Growing a Joyful, Faith-Filled Family

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. 

2. Changes & Challenges: For parents with their fifth or sixth 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 only. Understanding Child Development; Keeping Balance in Your Family; Raising Happy, Holy Children;

Session 2:
Parents w/ fifth or sixth grader. Participants separated by sex in 2 different rooms (dads/boys and moms/girls). Developing as a Person; Muscles for Life (boys); Virtuous Violet (girls); Fertility Appreciation & Fetal Development. Allows time for anonymous written questions to be answered truthfully and age-appropriately.

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 seventh or eighth grader. 

Format: 3 two-hour sessions. Can be presented one week apart or on a weekend (Fri/Sat or Saturday only). This updated program features PowerPoints, videos, skits, and time for parent-teen communication! Topics:

Session 1:
PARENTS ONLY. Teaching Virtue to Your Teens; Understanding the Teen Brain; Fostering a Healthy View of Sexuality; Answering Your Teen’s Challenging Questions About Sex and Gender; Explaining Christ-like Love; Overview of Sessions 2 and 3; Parent Q and A.

Session 2:
Parents and Teens Together. Icebreaker with Music!; True Self Worth; Family Communication; Theology of the Body – Part 1; Developing as a Whole Person – the SPICE of Life; Theology of the Body – Part 2; Cardinal Virtues and Chastity; Skits: Standing Up to Peer Pressure.

Session 3:
Separate Groups for first half of this Session: Dads and Sons one room and Moms and Daughters in another. Presentation on Chastity, followed by PowerPoints explaining Fertility Appreciation (Male and Female Anatomy and Physiology). Also covered: Dangers of Porn; Misuse of Sexual Powers – How to Identify; Difference in Male and Female Response.

Entire Group of Parents and Teens Back Together. Fetal Development; The Journey of Life: Friendship, Dating, Vocations; How Our Choices Impact the Future: Honeymoon Skit; Commitment to Chastity.

Contact the Family Honor office for details: Please Use Our Contact Us Form.