Theology of the Body for Teens: Middle School Edition Starter Pack
There is little doubt that pre-teens are in an often confusing time of quest and discovery, especially with issues concerning their bodies, their sexuality, and their future. There are countless sources - from the airwaves, to peers, to the Internet - ready to provide answers.
If you are familiar with the Theology of the Body for Teens: High School Edition, you will instantly recognize and appreciate the format of the Theology of the Body for Teens: Middle School Edition. Specifically designed for 6th through 8th grades, it too uses a great mix of stories, real-life examples, activities, prayers, and references to the culture that are relevant to lives of the youth.
This can be used as a stand alone program, but works perfectly as a precursor to the High School Edition. The 8-session Middle School program includes a Leader’s Guide, a Student Workbook, a Parent’s Guide, and an exciting and dynamic DVD component.
Theology of the Body for Teens: Middle School Edition answers questions such as:
- Who am I?
- Are there consequences to my actions?
- What is the difference between love and lust?
- How do I balance family, friends, school, God, music, TV, internet, texting, etc., in my daily life?
- How can I discern my vocation to marriage, priesthood, or religious life?
- How do I deal with bullying, gossip, peer pressure, pornography, divorce, etc?
- Can I live my Catholic faith no matter how I messed up in the past?
Submitted on 09-13-2013 Meaghan Hildebrandt
The Theology of the Body for Teens: Middle School Edition is beautiful from beginning to end - filled with the richest of truths. The lessons truly build on one another catechetically, while gently leading middle school students into the beautiful teachings of the Theology of the Body. One of my favorite aspects of the program is the way it reveals and instills the virtues so needed at this time in their lives and faith development. It is age appropriate, culturally relevant, and so much more.
Submitted on 09-13-2013 John Wiltse
I had been struggling to find resources to do just what this program does. What a relief! This program gives hope to my personal struggle with past difficulties, and provides so many wonderful resources for middle school ministry.
Submitted on 09-13-2013 David Previtali
Our confirmandi were spellbound, involved, listening and absorbing for each DVD segment of the Middle School Edition. I was amazed. Nothing has held their attention like that before. And the Trivia closing to the segments is GENIUS! They loved it and you could hear answers being bandied about during the count-down time. More importantly I heard the CORRECT answers more than not. I have spread the word to local parishes and am highly recommending it among parents as well. THANK YOU!
Submitted on 09-16-2012 Liz and Mark
This summer we went through Theology of the Body for Teens: Middle School Edition with our own tweens (12 and 13 yrs old) and eight of their friends (ages 11-14). It was such a blessed time. This material covered such a ground work of all the basics we wanted our middle school age children to have implanted on their soul, even before they reach high school. We strongly encourage youth leaders and parents to invest in your youth with this series. You will experience God's love and grace through it.
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