MINISTRY TO PARENTS AND TEENS (1986)

WHEREAS the home has come under attack on many fronts and the family is struggling against forces greater than those faced by previous generations; and

WHEREAS by age 19, 80 percent of today’s males and 67 percent of today’s females are sexually active; and

WHEREAS many parents lack knowledge for teaching Scriptural principles concerning sexuality, marriage, and a proper self-image; and

WHEREAS most parents and teenagers desire better communication with one another but lack the basic skills to accomplish this; and

WHEREAS the local church, as the basic support group for the fami-ly, is called to minister to these needs;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Church of God seek to train parents for effectively communicating Biblical principles relating to sexuality, marriage, and a proper self-image to young people; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Church of God seek to develop among parents and their teenagers improved relational skills and an atmosphere of love and acceptance and that these goals be accomplished through research and the development of an aggressive awareness and training program for parents (61st A., 1986, p. 56).

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