True Love Waits will launch "True Love Waits 3.0: A Path of Purity" during the National Youth Workers Conference sponsored by LifeWay Christian Resources in mid-September.
"A little over a year ago, youth workers and student ministry leaders in the sexual abstinence movement met at a summit to consider the future direction of True Love Waits," said Jimmy Hester, cofounder of True Love Waits.
"The summit's sessions focused on better understanding specific challenges students are facing, needs leaders have in meeting them and ways in which True Love Waits can remain effective for future generations."
Participants also cited the need for more emphasis on parental participation, specifically ways to support parents as the primary spiritual developers of their children.
In response, True Love Waits has created True Love Waits 3.0: A Path of Purity. In sync with the ministry's sexual abstinence-until-marriage message, Hester said the new TLW initiative will address a variety of markers students experience from childhood to young adulthood. Resources for 3.0 will help guide parents and church leaders to utilize these markers as teachable moments on purity.
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