Framing the Dialogue

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Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

This is a favorite story that I heard on the radio a few years ago…

The local school district had scheduled a meeting with parents before implementing their new sex education program.  As expected, the auditorium had a lot of interested parents in attendance.  The administration went through the curriculum and referenced all the relevant research supporting their lesson plans.

A father in the audience listened for a while and noticed a conspicuous absence of abstinence from their strategies.  He screwed up his courage and asked why.  His question was met with snickers from the audience and condescension from the educators.  They were kind enough to prove him how wrong his views were.  They were the experts after all.  You can imagine this poor man slinking in his seat after what seemed like a scolding.