I don't have teenage children, but if I did they wouldn't be allowed to have sex under my roof. According to Planned Parenthood, I am a mean mommy.
“In the Netherlands if a girl is in a relationship, she’s not a slut for wanting sex, for making decisions about sex,” she said. Most parents deem teen sexuality a “part of your life that you are allowed to own and make choices about.”
What she is really saying here is that I would consider my daughter a slut if she did decide to engage in a sexual relationship while still a teenager and living in my home. That is just so wrong in virtually every way. As a parent it is your job to give your children values and to show them the pitfalls of the decisions that they make.
You don't even have to put God into the equation to see how wrong this thinking is. Teen sex can lead to disease, pregnancy, and heartbreak. There is nothing wrong in telling your daughter that her body is something sacred and she should be very careful who she chooses to be intimate with. Isn't that the job of an effective parent?
Teenagers are far more likely to look into scratching an itch then they are in finding a partner that they can make a committment to. It is very difficult to get people in today's society to see the benefits of waiting until marriage, but it shouldn't be that difficult to get your children to understand that sex doesn't always equate to a relationship. How many teenage girls find out after the fact that the young man that they thought cared so deeply about her had little interest in them once the reached the "promiseland".
You have nothing that is more valuable than yourself. There is nothing you will ever get that is more valuable than yourself. Having a person be very intimate with you shouldn't be about what feels good in the moment. In the grand scheme of things, that is all it lasts; mere moments. But having a person in your life who are sure really loves and respects you can last a lifetime.
I am sick of some organization trying to undermine that message to our children. Thanks Planned Parenthood, you have proven once again what an evil organization that you truly are. It is not your job to tell parents how to raise their children, nor is it your job to undermine the parents around the country. That is exactly what you are doing by telling them how out of it their parents are for setting up a value system that they want their children to live by. Instead of sex whenever, where ever and calling it just another lifestyle choice.