On a parenting forum I go to (where everyone happens to be the world's best parent) someone asked if you will give condoms to your teens.
I answered. No. I will not encourage the pill either. My oldest is almost 15. I have drilled into her head to wait until she is married. That condoms and the pill go against God's wishes...I use the bible passage in Genesis to show her. I tell her the teachings of the church. I tell her about teen pregnancy, STD, HIV etc. I tell her that when you have sex it is to create life and you should not interfere with God's plans. Most of all I tell her about the emotions involved with sex. How girls especially can get hurt emotionally.
I can tell her my beliefs, I can refuse to provide her with condoms and the pill but what she chooses is up to her.
Basically that is what I posted word for word. Guess what...I am niave, my head is in the sand, I am stupid, hopefully I will be a grandma at a young age. Did I practice what I preach...a bunch of mean stuff.
I wrote back and said I am not niave. My dd knows about birth control but she also knows my view points, the Church's and both our beliefs. She is fully informed and can make her own decisions. I must be doing all right raising her because she is 15 in a few months...she has no boyfriends, doesn't talk to them on the phone, comes straight home after school, rarely goes out, doesn't drink, doesn't smoke...the worst thing she does is hog the computer with her SIMS game and drinks my pop.
And you cannot compare my prior sexual acts to what I am teaching now...one I wasn't Catholic and two I was raped at 14 so things would be alot different. Sexual assault survivors are never the same after the attack.
It really burns me that I post a Christian orientated thing and get jumped on. But someone who posts that they are having an affair because there husband isn't paying enough attention to them gets applauded. Grrrr. Think it's time to find a new forum.
Anyways I just wanted to post. In a way I am glad for standing up for what I believe. I rarely post on this forum but just read it. This time I posted, knowing full well I was going to be the one who had a different opinion than everyone else but perhaps one person will at least think seriously about what I wrote.