CLUE (Creating Love & Uplifting
Esteem): Student Book
The CLUE series is currently being revised.
This is a character education curriculum.
The framework for this program is built around the abstinence
education guidelines of the United States Congress.
These guidelines were developed because the American
government realized 40 years after the so-called Sexual
Revolution that non-marital sex is devastating for individuals
as well as for societies and nations.
In this UPF/IIFWP educational initiative the concept of
living for others is woven into the very fiber of this
program. In so doing, it builds good character while
strengthening the mind with new and convincing arguments
for the age-old question, “Why should sexuality
be reserved for marriage?” In CLUE, we present
the case for abstinence that goes beyond the basics
of preventing diseases and avoiding unwanted pregnancies.
When arguments for abstinence are limited to these
narrow concerns of self-interest, a higher vision of
ourselves in relation to the world is lost. Promoting
self-gain as the sole motivation for self-control weakens
the greater and more convincing argument for abstinence.
CLUE presents reasons that are based on the higher ideals
of unselfishness which are rooted in the human spirit.
In this way the philosophical reasoning for sexual self-control
that underlies this program is abstinence for the
sake of others.
Acquiring knowledge and learning skills are essential
for building prosperous nations. For this reason, schools,
colleges, universities and vocational institutions are
built. But good character is more important, because
selfishness will eventually undermine these other fundamentals
of character building.
The family, therefore, is the single most indispensable
educational institution of a nation. The family is the
school of love; it’s where we should learn most
effectively, and through first-hand experience, to live
unselfishly. Loving families are not only essential
for raising good children, they are also necessary for
social development, nation-building and ultimately world
Learning to live for the sake of others, the
motto of IIFWP, also speaks to the issues of exploitation,
child abuse and domestic violence. It’s central
to tackling poverty, corruption and the pandemic of
HIV/AIDS as well. When people care more for others than
themselves, how can they be corrupt or exploitive, violent
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