Pure Womanhood


#1

I have purchased a number of copies of Crystalina Evert’s excellent resource, Pure Womanhood, and have given them out to my older daughters, and my older nieces. (14-22)

I have a few copies left and wanted some feedback:

What do you think the minimum age would be to give out these to? I am a Girls Scout leader to a small troop of 10-11 year olds, and know that sexual activity can start SOOO early. I was thinking about disctributing these to the girls as part of badge work on “It’s Important to Me” - about what we value or as part of our “Healthy Relationships” badge.

Do you think the girls are too young? I would, of course, let the parents know we would be discussing this prior to presenting it to the girls.

I hope, being that my troop is at a Catholic School, that the morality being presented woudl not be a problem for the parents. But this is a very honest presentation, and I worry about the content being “mature” for my girls.

Thanks!


#2

Tell us a little about the book…what does it cover and how is it presented?


#3

Egads! If you are worried, then it probably isn’t appropriate. Save it for when your girl scouts are 8th graders, and give the parents a copy to read first and make it clear what you intend to do in the meeting. I really wouldn’t want my girl scout leaders to tackle this subject in a troop meeting setting, even if the asked me.


#4

My daughters have friends that were sexually active at 12. Which means,re-enforrcing the belief that their sexuality is a gift from God and that they deserve to be treated as precious, valuable, and strong women cannot begin too early.

I am afraid, 8th grade can be too late.

After some prayer and thought, I believe that, as we talk about health and our body changes ( I have girls who are already reaching menarche), I will supply their parents with this booklet. In my group, we will just discuss a little about the “non-physical” changes that they are going through - emotional, peer pressure, etc.

And, I’ll wait until Spring. Six more months will allow me more time to meditate upon the best approach.


#5

[quote=LSK]Tell us a little about the book…what does it cover and how is it presented?
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Well, here’s the Teaser from the bookstore

In today’s world, it is all too easy for a young woman to fool herself with lies about love.

What does she tell herself?

[list]
*]“Guys don’t want a pure girl.”
*]“Nobody’s getting hurt.”
*]“It’s all fun and games.”
*]“It’s my body. It’s my choice.”
*]“If I say no, I might lose him.”
*]“I can’t be alone.”
*]“It’s too late for me.”
*]“What good guy would want me?”
*]“It’s impossible to stay pure.”
[/list] Every woman longs for love, but many have given up. In Pure Womanhood, Crystalina Evert restores a woman’s hope. By her powerful testimony and blunt words of wisdom, she shows that real love is possible, regardless of the past.

Great for Youth Groups, your daughters, and all the young women you come in contact with!

Its very honest about Chysalina’s experiences and how to respond to those questions and why chastity is such a HUGE gift to yourself.


#6

As a grandma and former girl scout leader I say no to this subject. I know I am probably looking at it from a very mature (old lady) point of view. This subject could get you in trouble with some of the parents. There are too many people who are willing to educate our children on thier sex life. Girl scouting should be about camping and teaching life skills. I understand how you feel. Young girls are getting the wrong message from the media and peer pressure and so they think it is okay to be promiscuses. They have no respect for the beautiful God given gifts they do possess. Where are the parents they should assume their role and we should not take it away from them by offering to assume their role. We need to pray and show them the beautiful Mother our Mother the Blessed Mother what better example for our young girls to have what a gift. I am currently reading THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING A WOMAN by Alice Von Hidebrand (Ava Maria Press). It is also a very good book the Womans Movement chaged us all, not for the better I am afraid.

Mary is calling us Pray Pray Pray

Peace be With You
Mare


#7

[quote=maregough]As a grandma and former girl scout leader I say no to this subject. I know I am probably looking at it from a very mature (old lady) point of view. This subject could get you in trouble with some of the parents. There are too many people who are willing to educate our children on thier sex life. Girl scouting should be about camping and teaching life skills. I understand how you feel. Young girls are getting the wrong message from the media and peer pressure and so they think it is okay to be promiscuses. They have no respect for the beautiful God given gifts they do possess. Where are the parents they should assume their role and we should not take it away from them by offering to assume their role. We need to pray and show them the beautiful Mother our Mother the Blessed Mother what better example for our young girls to have what a gift. I am currently reading THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING A WOMAN by Alice Von Hidebrand (Ava Maria Press). It is also a very good book the Womans Movement chaged us all, not for the better I am afraid.

Mary is calling us Pray Pray Pray

Peace be With You
Mare
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I agree with most of what you say and some very good advice here, if I might add. :wink: BTW, I have read The Privilege of Being a Woman and highly recommend it.:slight_smile:


#8

I wouldn’t want anyone discussing my daughter’s sexuality or anything similar without first approaching me, letting me review the materials first…I do think it is wonderful, your intentions and desires to help these girls see the true gift they’ve been given – don’t misunderstand…but I take my children’s education (and I consider this very much spiritual as well as biological) very seriously, and if morality is going to be covered, I want in, and I want in beforehand – I want to know what’s going to be said, how it’s going to be said, and all the info I can glom before it happens…but I tend to be a bit jumpy there…I would be mad if the troop leader didn’t discuss it first with the parents – it’s just too personal of a subject in my eyes, and no, I don’t trust anyone else to teach her (or him for that matter) about these things…while I’m scared to death to screw it up, I see it as my responsibility and right as the parent, kwim? That being said – I just figured you might want to hear how someone would get mad…lol – this way you’re prepared…he he…I’m glad to hear someone is interested tho – it’s reassuring to know that at least some folks are interested in other than the MSM “education” kids are receiving today…


#9

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