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The youth leader and/or True Love Waits 1 (TLW 1) team of a given school, youth group, church, etc., lead young people through a five (5) session program, which include discussion, worksheets, and videos to impart the message that True Love Waits for marriage. Ideally, the five sessions are scheduled for five consecutive weeks. Each session has been designed to be one and a half hours long. The TLW 1 program concludes with a commitment ceremony which can be incorporated either into a church service, Mass, or can be a stand-alone event.
Since it is the parents’ duty to be the primary educators of their children regarding sex, parents are strongly encouraged to participate in the TLW 1 program with their children. The TLW 1 program commences with a kick-off meeting for parents to summarize and discuss the entire program. Parents can then reinforce the purity principles discussed during the program with their adolescents at home.
Faith-based purity pledge
Secular Purity Pledge
What are the topics of the TLW 1 Sessions?
Session 1: Family, Marriage & Sex
Session 2: Heart Watch
Session 3: Sexually Transmitted Diseases [STD’s]
Session 4: Life is Precious (See Note)
Session 5: Making a Purity Decision and Standing Firm
NOTE: For groups in New Jersey, LIFENET can provide a speaker to conduct Session 4.
How do I learn more about this?
Call LIFENET, Inc. (973) 509-8123 for more information. We will be happy to answer any questions and help guide you through implementing this program.
What resources are available to help me introduce this program in my church or school?
What are people saying about the TLW program?
“The program was
easy to start up and the kids loved it! They had so much
enthusiasm. The parents loved it too. We are already planning a
True Love Waits program for next year.”
“During the program,
I kept on thinking, ‘I wish we had done this sooner.’”
“The True Love Waits
program is wonderful. Sex and the meaning of true love must be
explained within the context of God’s law since God is the creator
of sex. The True Love Waits program covers all the bases and
challenges the teens to have high moral standards and to plan ahead
in order to stay the course. I highly recommend it for any
church or school group.”