We can begin to prevent abuse by starting at an early age to teach our children respect for themselves and for one another; and by helping them learn what to do in situations that feel unsafe. As our children grow up it’s important for the church to be a strong voice encouraging a healthy view of sexuality and promoting respectful relationships that honor our Lord.
Resources for Teaching
Circle of Grace equips children and youth to participate in a safe environment for themselves and others. A few lessons for each age group K-12 can be used alongside your church school curriculum to help build a safe community that respects the sacredness of relationships and prevents abuse.
CRC Promotional Presentation on Safe Church Ministry and Circle of Grace
Drivers Training for Dating - How do we teach our teens about healthy relationships in a culture where sex has been reduced from a God-given intimate life-union to an activity only slightly more special than eating pizza? This resource written by Gayla Postma and Rev. William Veenstra can help.
Questions from the Pickle Jar A way to begin talking with young adults about healthy sexuality using questions from the pickle jar. Available for purchase from Faith Alive, or view in the CRC Digital Library.