I AM A RESPONSIBLE BOY
I am a sacred person with God-given dignity. My body is a temple of God--not a plaything. God is everywhere, sees everything, knows everything. Darkness may hide me from people, but it cannot hide me from God. Manhood means strength of character as well as body. Lack of self-control is a sign of weakness. I want my girlfriend to know I am a man of honor, integrity and self-discipline. Virginity and purity are still virtues; lust and impurity are still capital (mortal) sins. The parents of my girlfriend place their trust in me. I will not betray their trust by violating the sacredness and dignity of their daughter. I will respect and honor my girlfriend in word and deed as I expect other men to respect and honor my sister and mother. I will respect the dignity of womanhood: I will not ask my girlfriend to violate her dignity, to do anything that compromises my own dignity or to do anything that I would be ashamed of if my parents or others found out. My girlfriend has given me the honor and joy of her company and trust. It is wrong for me to expect more in "payment" for a date. My girlfriend will be a wife and mother someday. She must be an example to her children and the pride of her husband. I will help her to be as pure and decent as I want my own wife to be. I will always remember that each human life, born or unborn, is sacred and unique and precious in the eyes of God; I will do nothing to harm another person or pressure or support anyone in the killing of an unborn child.