The North Georgia Pregnancy Center has set Friday, February 12 for its 5th annual Loving Well event, a program developed for middle and high school students and their parents. The event is free and open to any who would like to attend.
Loving Well will be held at the Jasper campus of Chattahoochee Tech. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m.
The purpose of this event is to help students learn how to understand, enjoy and be responsible for healthy relationships. It is about healthy relationships. Loving Well will offer time-tested truths that will help young people navigate their relationships during what is a very exciting, but risky time of life.
This year’s speakers are Barrett and Jenifer Johnson. After serving in the local church for 25 years, Barrett and Jenifer launched INFO for Families as a ministry designed to encourage people through speaking, personal coaching and resource development. They have a heart for newlyweds, marriages at mid-life, and parents who want to help their kids enter marriage without a ton of sexual and relationship baggage.
They have five kids, from a married 22-year-old to an active seven-year-old. With 24 years of marriage under their belts, three teenagers in their home, and their first grandchild born in 2013, they are an imperfect and ordinary family (like yours) who has truly experienced it all.
Barrett did 15 years of youth ministry before serving for eight years as the Family Minister at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Atlanta, one of the largest churches in the South. He has degrees from Texas A&M University and Southwestern Seminary, but he and Jenifer have received their best education through the no-holds-barred nature of everyday family life.
The key note demonstrator will be Denise Fountain, interactive teacher and teen advisor.
The pregnancy center is well aware that we live in a sex-ridden culture. It is one that exploits our young and promises impossible benefits for being sexually active before they are ready. The center’s approach is always to love, educate and support without judgment. This event is a public manifestation of this philosophy.
The pregnancy center urges parents and grandparents to encourage their children and grandchildren to attend this one-time special event in 2016. It will be time well spent and the outcome may just change or even save some lives. There will also be a question and answer time.