Talking the Talk, Walking the Walk

Talking to your teens about their religious values and beliefs and setting boundaries in relationships, love, and sex


Central UMC is partnering with Francis Marion University during Let’s Talk month to present “Talking the Talk, Walking the Walk” on Wednesdays, October 18, October 25, and November 1, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. It will be held in Spears Fellowship Hall on October 18 and November 1, and the Sarah Blanton Classroom #174 on November 1.

The goal of these programs is to foster an environment that increases the comfort level, skill set, and intention of parents and trusted adults to engage in medically-accurate, age-appropriate, non-judgmental conversations with adolescents and young adults about relationships, healthy dating behaviors, and personal values and religious beliefs when setting boundaries in relationships. There will be resources available during the programs for those who attend.

Presentations will be led by Dr. Deborah Hopla, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Director of the Family Nurse Practitioner Track and FNP Program at Francis Marion University, and Dr. Sarah Kershner, Director of Healthcare Administration and Assistant Professor at Francis Marion University. There will also be a presentation by Jennifer Guiles Robinson, Director of Women’s Health at HopeHealth of Florence, SC. Jennifer is also the Founder and Executive Director of Empowered to Heal, a non-profit 501(C)3 community organization. Rev. J. Derrick Cattenhead, Associate Pastor at Central, will lead the discussion on relationships, love, and boundaries from a theological perspective.

We invite all parents, trusted adults, and guardians of teens to join us for these programs. Please register below if you plan to attend.

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