Avoid The Risk

Abstinence education is also known as sexual risk avoidance. If you are sexually active, you are at risk for pregnancy and contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD). The best way to avoid both is by abstaining from sex.

What ELM Center’s abstinence program teaches

  • First and foremost, you are created by God. You are precious to Him, and He longs to have a relationship with you.
  • God’s plan for you is to avoid a sexual relationship outside of marriage.
  • Since pre-marital sex can lead to an unplanned pregnancy, it can harm you socially, psychologically, and financially.
  • Sex outside of a monogamous marital relationship can mean physical harm from a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or infection (STI).
  • Using alcohol and recreational drugs increases your vulnerability to sexual advances.
  • Understanding your worth and value in Christ gives you the self-confidence to avoid sexual relationships.

Sanctity of Human Life

We believe God and His word have much to teach us about the value of life, all life. Our Bible Study reveals God’s love for you and how you can experience that love for all eternity.