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THIS IS A RANDOM PICTURE CAPTURED DURING ONE OF THE LIFE SKILLS TRAINING SESSION CONDUCTED IN CHELSTONE
One of the most difficult parts of choosing to be sexually abstinent until marriage is learning how to deal with the situation where sex is all what your friends and peers are talking about. Furthermore, with the increase of sex commercialization, often times young people feel pressured every day to engage in sex even when they are not yet mature and ready for it.
In this session, young people are being taught the skills of saying ‘No’ to premature sex in a relationship. They are reminded that learning effective ways of letting someone know that you are just not ready for sex yet is the best way to keeping one’s future bright. They are further made to realize that the choices they make today can affect their future. Therefore, learning how to refuse even the commonest come-ons is very important.
Arising from the above assertions, young people are being taught how to set appropriate boundaries in their lives. They are helped to realize that the boundaries are really something that they need to create within themselves and saying ‘No’ to another is one important aspect of creating boundaries.
Knowing what one wants and expecting their decision to be respected is a skill essential to creating a mutually satisfying intimate relationship.
They are also learning how to say ‘No’ to sex in a way that is honest but not hurtful. Tips of saying ‘No’ are given to empower them with the skill of standing pressures.