Generation Life is a dynamic movement of young people committed to building a culture of life by educating other young people on the pro-life and chastity messages. We believe that by spreading the message of chastity, we can end abortion at its root cause.
There’s little doubt that there is more pressure put on our young people than ever before. The “compare and despair” culture of social media glorifies promiscuity, selfishness and instant gratification. Sex is flaunted as something transactional and casual, when we know it is anything but. It tells young people that our bodies are to be used, not honored, loved, or cherished. Where life and love are meaningless, the human person becomes disposable, resulting in hook-ups, failed relationships, and all too often, abortion. With mixed messages and negative role models everywhere they look, it becomes nearly impossible for young people to value who they are, maintain a healthy self-respect, and find true happiness.
That is why for over two decades Generation Life has spread the Pro-Life and Chastity messages based on the positive principles of LOVE, HOPE, JOY and most of all – FREEDOM.
We help young people understand that when they choose chastity, they choose freedom, not only freedom from, but freedom to. Chastity is more than avoiding heartbreak, loneliness, emotional trauma, disease, and crisis pregnancy. Chastity affords us the freedom to remain receptive to the amazing plan for our lives, our relationships, and the gift of our sexuality. In chastity, young people are free to find out who they are, and discover their true purpose, to find authentic love, be faithful and live generously.
There is a harmful misconception that chastity is only for perfect people with no track record. That’s why teenagers may think, “This doesn’t apply to me.” or “It’s too late for me.” That fact is, we can always start over. The message of Generation Life is that chastity is for anyone at any time. Chastity is not about feeling shame for one’s past actions; it is about choosing the happiest, healthiest future!
We go so far as to say that chastity means having control over your own body, which is a basic human right. Our message may be counter-cultural, but we know that everyone longs for freedom, happiness, and real love, and virtue is the only way to all three. This lifestyle is about honoring the dignity of ourselves and others to build healthy, joyful relationships, and we are here to show young people that it’s possible.
We engage with 7th through 12th graders in the Greater Philadelipha and Tri-State areas.