I love my position as the No Regrets Educator at Pregnancy Resources. The No Regrets Program is an ABSTINENCE based Sexual Integrity Program that is fabulously informative, medically accurate and engaging curriculum for students. This program has been offered (in some capacity) to area schools since 1991 and has impacted at least 61,061 students in those 29 years!
As the newest presenter, every day I have the privilege to be invited into public middle schools and high schools across the Quad Cities to take a subject that is taboo for teenagers to talk about with adults – like sex and abstinence – and make it comfortable, fun and interesting. Truthfully, I am sometimes intimidated by the challenge to share such a radical message about sex in the public school systems. When I share the message about saving sex for a “long term, committed, relationship,” I can feel the eye rolls from these teenagers, even if they don’t outwardly demonstrate it. However, I love to watch as their minds and hearts change as I share the consequences of having sex outside of God’s plan for it.
While not every teenager I have the opportunity to interact with is going to be radically changed by the information I share in the classroom, they still walk out of the classroom with information they didn’t have before. Someone once told me, “once a mind is expanded, it cannot go back.”
Thank you for investing in this ministry and being a be part of that change in these teenagers’ lives.