Sex, Love, and You
Publication Date 3 Mar 2003
OverviewThe pressure on teens to be sexually active only increases and multiples as the years go on. Today, teens are under enormous pressure to be sexually active. Popular culture tells them that uncommitted responsible sex is possible. Television, movies, and the Internet anxious to depict "reality" find themselves promoting as perverse of sexual behavior imaginable. More than ever, teens continue to need a clear understanding of the physical and psychological fallout of acting out sexual behavior apart from marriage. Strongly rooted in Catholic Tradition, Sex, Love, and You: Making the Right Decision promotes the value of chastity and tells teens how their lives will be better if they refrain from sexual intimacy before marriage. In a direct, no-nonsense fashion, authors Tom and Judy Lickona examine the dangers of sexual activity and the rewards of waiting. They explore all side of the sex debate—from helping distinguish between myth and fact, to examining the physical and emotional dangers of uncommitted sex; from unearthing fallacies and popular misconceptions about premarital sex, to developing a personal plan that will allow young people to live a chaste life.