Our generation's youth, our families and our communities need YOU to show them the beautiful truth about love, sex, and life. Will you help?
Pure & Simple Health Education, Inc.'s "Truth for Youth" movement wants to show our youth, our families, and our communities what they are missing - a better song than what they've heard.
For decades, our youth and families have been deceived by a distorted approach to educating our youth about sexuality which stems from a tainted view of the whole human person, of love, and of life itself. They've been led astray by the cacophony of voices and opinions weaving throughout the backdrop our culture.
We want to show them that love is a beautiful giving and receiving of oneself to another, sex is a beautiful gift of the whole person to another's whole person, and the truth about life is that it is full of beauty and goodness, and joy. All one has to do is look through the right lens, speak the right words, and tune into the better song.
In a sex-saturated culture our youth are starved for the truth about love, sex and life. They crave authenticity, meaning, reliability, and respect. Parents seek unity yet often feel conflicted and doubtful about how to answer the hard questions about sex, life, and love that our youth so desperately seek. Communities feel overwhelmed with the hardships spread from negative choices, risky behaviors, and harmful relationships; yet, they feel trapped in the red tape of political-correctness. What can we do?
We need your help to play a better song loud and clear; to bring the Truth to our Youth they so desperately yearn for; to strengthen families and communities and equip them to guide their children to find the real beauty in love, sex, and life.
Through generous financial support, we can provide the Truth to more Youth through our video-series curricula presentations, we can offer classes and Resources for parents and communities, and we can play that better song of Truth for Youth together.
From the whole community of Pure & Simple Health Education, Inc., we hope you enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving!
We thank everyone who supports us in our mission to bring the truth about love, life, and sex to our youth, their families, and our communities.
Strong families and communities begin with a grateful response to each other and all we receive. We encourage you to take time this week to reflect on all you've received and be grateful. Spend time sharing the gift of a "Thank you" to the people in your life whom you received love from.
Together We Will Build Strong Youth, Strong Families, and Strong Communities!
Cigarette Smoking, while at one-time a glamorous past-time, has thankfully decreased in its appeal and use in both adults and teens. However, a new form of nicotine inhalation is quickly taking its place: vaping.
What is Vaping?
"Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. The term is used because e-cigarettes do not produce tobacco smoke, but rather an aerosol, often mistaken for water vapor, that actually consists of fine particles." (Source: Center on Addiction)
What about Juuling?
Most vaping devices look like large fountain pens or closely mimic the look of a traditional cigarette. A Juul is a newer type of vaping device that looks more like a tall flash-drive and even comes with a real USB flash-drive to charge the Juul.
The creators of Juul developed the product for smokers who already smoke and are trying to reduce or eliminate the use of cigarettes; however, teens are getting into Juuling instead of smoking - even if they've never smoked a traditional cigarette - because they think it's "safer" or easier to hide.
Vaping, especially "Juuling" is more attractive to teens for a few reasons: It's something new and "cooler looking". Compared to its combustible rolled-up paper ancestor, e-cigs don't need a lighter and many e-cigs' liquids come in fun flavors and smells the kids like. However, contrary to what many teens think, vaping is no less harmful and the nicotine in a Juul pod is still as addictive as the nictone in traditional cigarette smoking. "JUULpods are offered in both 3% and 5% strengths. Each 5% JUULpod is designed to contain approximately 0.7mL with 5% nicotine by weight" (Source: Juul.com)
'Safer is not the same as safe,' says Brian King, deputy director for research translation in the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health.
How to Help your Kids Avoid or Stop Vaping and Juuling
In an article in Your Teen Mag, Sandra Gordon shares Koorosh Rassekh's - an addiction therapist and founder of Evo Health and Wellness, an outpatient addiction treatment program in Venice, California - advice for how to talk to your teens about vaping and Juuling.
If you are concerned about your teen's health and drug use - including vaping - seek help and support within your community for yourself, as the parent(s) or guardian(s), and for your teen. Find a list of resources for teen drug and addiction recovery here.
Support the Pure & Simple Revival to help kids make positive choices, develop healthy relationships, and build strong families and communities.