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Sex + Faith: An evening with Kate Ott
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Living Our Values With Heart and Soul
Talking with your child about sex can be difficult, even scary! Sex + Faith helps parents incorporate their faith values with sexuality information so they can answer questions, discuss sexuality at each stage of childhood, and show support of sexual and gender differences. In an engaging format, Dr. Ott will address how faith relates to sexuality and the essential role parents play in forming sexually healthy and faithful children. You will learn how to have age appropriate conversations with your child from infancy through high school, get answers to questions children tend to have, and address relevant Biblical and faith stories helpful to discuss with children of that age, including key educational issues for parents to keep in mind. This program, which is free and open to the public, is for parents, adults who work with children and youth, and all who see themselves as stakeholders in the lives of young people. Nursery care is available for children age four months – five years old with a reservation.
The program will take place in the Contemporary Worship Space at Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Dr. Ponte Vedra Beach. (Second floor of the Westbury Parish Center.)
Dr. Kate Ott is a Christian ethicist addressing the formation of moral communities with specializations in technology, youth and young adults, sexuality, pedagogy and professional ethics. Her newest book is Life Enhancing Settings: The Technology and Ethics of Everyday Living. Her other books include: Sex + Faith: Talking with Your Child from Birth to Adolescence and two co-edited volumes in addition to multiple book chapters and articles. She lectures and leads workshops across North America on sexuality and technology issues related to faith formation for teens, young adults, parents, and religious educators and professionals. She is Associate Professor of Christian Social Ethics at Drew University Theological School in Madison, NJ.