These Are Our Bodies: High School Parent Book

Talking Faith & Sexuality at Church & Home

Samantha Haycock and Caren Miles

Jun/2017, 72 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5.5 x 8.25

ISBN-13: 9781606743317

• An easily accessible, theologically progressive, mainline Christian Ed resource on human sexuality
• A High School program resource to engage youth in connecting faith and sexuality in grades 9-12

A resource for parents or caregivers, this book will keep the parent informed about each session. In each chapter they will read about what their high schoolers is learning as well as journal questions that will help them connect faith with sexuality and with parenting. The adult reader will have an opportunity to reflect on the same scripture that their child has reflected upon so that all involved will learn new was to think about sexuality and how faith is relevant to understanding the complexities of sexuality and the responsibilities involved. In this program both participants and parents learn and grow together. This book could also be used as a guide for a parent group that meets concurrently with the youth program.

Audience: Parents and caregivers

Samantha Haycock is Director of Children and Youth Ministry at Christ Episcopal Church, Alameda, California, and has been involved in Diocesan sponsored youth events over the past decade from summer camps, to Happening, to Episcopal Youth Event. Haycock combines a BA in Psychology with a passion for spreading Jesus' call for social justice, and she helps people to make connections between their daily and spiritual lives so that they can bring their whole and authentic selves to the world. She also enjoys concocting strange things in her kitchen and hiking all over the place.

Caren Miles is currently adjusting to the west coast lifestyle after moving from the Church of the Heavenly Rest, Manhattan, to St. John's, Ross, California. After eleven years of ministry, Miles is still excited to sit on the floor and read Bible stories to preschoolers or to sit in a coffee shop and wax theological with teenagers—yet she admits that her favorite thing is watching those same teenagers begin to lead younger children on their faith journeys. She lives in Alameda, California.

SESSION 1: Our Introduction
SESSION 2: Our Language
SESSION 3: Our Value System
SESSION 4: Our Identity
SESSION 5: Our Self Image
SESSION 6: Our Relationship
SESSION 7: Our Health
SESSION 8: Our Dignity
SESSION 9: Our Theology


  • Sexuality
  • Youth
  • Christian Education

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