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    Sex Education in a Sexualised World

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    Join us as Dr. Patricia Weerakoon unpacks how as parents, grandparents, youth workers, and carers, we must be aware of the social milieu of our children’s lives and be in a trusting relationship with them if we want them to grow as whole sexually healthy human beings capable of making informed Biblical decisions about life. Ignorance is no longer an option. We are their primary sex educators.

    Children of today are the most digitally connected, socially informed, advertised and sexualised generation that ever walked this earth. They are also an anxious and lonely generation.Culture, social media and their peers challenge them to live a life of personal self-focussed gratification. Whether it be sex, gender or identity, the message is: It is your life and your body. You choose what you like to do; even to be. Self-fulfilment is having your every desire met.

    Patricia Weerakoon will look at recent research on the adolescent brain and social media and consider how you as both as an individual and a member of the church family could help young people understand and counter common myths of identity, sexuality and gender with a Christ focussed Biblical narrative of a truly wholesome life.

    Patricia Weerakoon is a medical doctor from Sri Lanka, academic, sexologist and writer. She is an evangelical Christian. She retired in 2012 from after a career as director of an internationally renowned graduate program in sexual health at the University of Sydney to pursue her passion for writing and public speaking. Her writing and speaking brings together her enthusiasm for sex and her love for the glory of God. Her nonfiction books are gold-standard guides for good sex for all ages and include ‘Talking sex by the book’ (2021) and ‘The Gender revolution’ (2023).

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