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Overview A former Miss Black California, Lakita Garth talks to more than a half-million high school students each year about abstinence and sexuality. In this text, she helps young adults understand the positive value and benefits of waiting until marriage and explains her four-phase Decision Making Model.
Publishers Description In a world where it seems like "everybody's doing it" how do you help students say no to premarital sex? Lakita Garth tells you how As an internationally known abstinence advocate and sought-after speaker, she talks to more than 500,000 students a year about abstinence and sexuality. Here, she frankly, humorously and passionately shares her principles with teens for staying pure until marriage, while equipping them with the life skills necessary to be responsible and successful. Through her four-phase Decision Making Model, young people will understand the principles of self-control, self-discipline, delayed gratification and achieving their dreams. They'll be ready to establish healthy dating relationships and clearly defined boundaries for physical intimacy, while understanding and valuing marriage. The eight-session companion DVD, a leader's guide and student guides will make this resource perfect for small-group use.
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Studio: Regal Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.74" Width: 5.82" Height: 0.69" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2007
Publisher GOSPEL LIGHT PUBLISHERS #9
ISBN 0830743286 ISBN13 9780830743285
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More About Lakita Garth
Lakita Garth is a social commentator, media consultant, and professional entertainer in Los Angeles. As a highly sought-after abstinence speaker, she has talked with millions of teenagers through motivational assemblies across the United States and internationally. She has also testified before the U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Senate on teen pregnancy prevention, and serves on the executive board of The National Abstinence Clearinghouse. Garth, a runner-up for Miss Black America, has appeared in numerous commercials and television shows, including on MTV and BET.
Reviews - What do customers think about Naked Truth?
Equipping your children with the facts to make good choices. May 20, 2009
I read this book a few years ago with my two daughters who at the time were eleven and thirteen. As with any good parent, you want what's best for your children. This book with splashes of humor on a very serious topic gives us a window view into the life of a young woman who had the courage to make a difference. After reading this book with my daughters, and doing a little research of our own, we are confident that our daughters are equipped with a wealth of knowledge and the understanding to make good choices as it relates to their life. I only hope that my children just as the author of this book would make themselves available to encourage other young men and women to break the glass ceiling that says, (We have no expectations of you because if we did you couldn't reach them anyway). I believe that the facts in this book which are all documented and proven speak for itself. I challenged you and all who read this comment to equip your sons and daughters with the facts necessary to make good choices. Let it begin with this book...
The Naked Truth: About Sex, Love and Relationships
More Faith-Based Nonsense from Christians Apr 24, 2009
85-percent of parents in America want a fully rounded sex education class for their kids---that INCLUDES contraception.
Lakita complains that in normal (meaning effective) sex education classes only 5-percent of the time is spent on abstinence---this begs the question---how many different ways can you tell people not to do the horizontal mambo?
If you already know the abstinence-only talking points from the unscholarly, neocon Christians, don't bother with this turkey. That is, unless you like endless preaching on a perpetual loop.
This book will sell to the anti-science, bible packin' faith based choir. However, if you really want the book, just wait; it'll be in the used section on this site for a penny, soon. Hopefully, the bulk of the stock will be recycled.
Bottom line: Dowhower rates this book as---WORTHLESS!
(You're welcome. No applause necessary.)
The truth about sex love and relationships Sep 6, 2007
This book is really great-- Its so up front and easy to read and understand. Its full of the truth, with nothing held back. It explains every "std" and it anwsers all the questions we don't talk about. Lakita has been a great role model and has done a great job of making this book a tool for parents and church workers and interesting enough for young people. I would like to encourage you to get this book and buy one for another family ---and for your church group as well. [...]
good for kids May 6, 2007
I like the author, she doesn't an excellent job teaching kids and young adults about abstanence. A bit over simplified for a sophisticated audience, ideal for people 13-24. For people 25+ I would suggest: "Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her Profession Endangers Every Student"
Good title for an important message Apr 18, 2007
Garth is a nationally renowned speaker about abstinence, and her book, The Naked Truth, speaks to teens about abstinence from sexual activity prior to marriage. She is a Christian who was raised in a healthy, strong environment where strict morals were taught to her and her brothers.
The book deals with the various types of sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy and emotional issues that can occur when you have pre-marital sex with someone. Saving yourself for marriage is something Garth did. But she doesn't specify exactly what abstinence means. In other words, at what point is it okay to kiss your significant other.
Littered with Biblical quotes, and some of Garth's experiences dealing with Senate members, pepper her book. Her stories are bleak about what having pre-marital sex can do to you. However, her writing is about an eighth-grade level and some of her audience should be college students, but college students may not relate to this book. Her vernacular and street talk, including giving nicknames to STDs, may turn off an older audience.
Garth explains that self-control, self-discipline, and delayed gratification are essential to living an abstinent lifestyle in our current sexually saturated culture through television, video games, magazines and peers. She stands behind her principles, but also stresses that controlling yourself isn't just beneficial for sexual abstinence, but also for you to achieve your personal goals.
An excellent book for parents to get a handle on the latest statistics about STDs and what they are, as well as help them understand their teens.
Armchair Interviews says: Teenagers are the main audience and this book is a must read for teens thinking about having sex--before they have it.