Family Honor

The Mission of Family Honor:

The mission of Family Honor, a non-profit organization is to provide and promote a family-centered, Catholic approach to chastity education.  For more information or to register for a Family Honor program, please visit the Family Honor Website.

Family Honor Programs:

Leading & Loving: For parents only of young children (infancy – age 10); no child attends.

Gives parents the confidence and competence to talk with their children about God’s gift of sexuality in an age-appropriate way. Helps parents know how to form their children in virtue, even from an early age, and provides parents a better understanding of the WHY behind what our faith teaches. Format: Six one-hour sessions.  Usually presented by Family Honor on a Friday evening (2 hours) and Saturday daytime (4 hours). Can be done in other formats, though.   Topics include: Sex: What Does It Really Mean?; The Language of Love: How Do I Speak It?; The Birds and the Bees: Teaching More Than Facts; Formation in Virtue: Raising Good Kids; Broken Heart: Dealing with Tough Issues; and Growing a Joyful, Faith-Filled Family.

Changes & Challenges: For parents with their 6th grader.

Helps families understand the ‘changes and challenges’ of puberty. Format: Two two-hour sessions. Presented one week apart, in the evening, or on a Fri. night/Sat. morning, or Sat. morning and Sat. afternoon. Session 1 – Parents only. Topics include: Understanding Child Development; Keeping Balance in Your Family; Raising Happy, Holy Children. Session 2 is for parents with their 6th grader. Participants separated by sex in two different rooms (dads/boys and moms/girls). Topics: Developing as a Person (spiritually, physically, intellectually, creatively & emotionally); Muscles for Life (boys); Virtuous Violet (girls); Fertility Appreciation and Fetal Development.

Real Love & Real Life: For parents with their 8th grader.

Format: Three two-hour sessions. Can be presented one week apart or on a weekend (Fri/Sat or Saturday only). Topics include: True Worth vs. Self Esteem; Christ-like Love; Introduction to Theology of the Body; Fertility Appreciation; Healthy Communication in the Family; Developing as a Whole Person; Future Dating.

Staying Connected: For parents only of high-school age teens; no teen attends.

Format: Can be presented as either a 2 ½ program in the evening or a half day program on Saturday that includes lunch and time for fellowship. Topics include: What is Chastity and Why Is It Important for My Teen? What Does the Church Teach About Sexual Morality and Why? Tackling the Tough Issues with Teens; and Questions and Role Play.

Questions? Contact Family Honor at 803.929.0858 or

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 1414, Columbia, SC  29202

Upcoming Activities:

Celebrate 30 years of Real Love with Family Honor!

You are invited to help Family Honor celebrate our 30 years of service to families with a banquet on Saturday evening, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Cardinal Newman High School in Columbia, SC.  Keynote speaker will be Dr. John Grabowski, member of the Pontifical Council for the Family, professor at Catholic University of America, and advisor to the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family, and Youth.  Bishop Guglielmone will also attend, along with other special guests.  There is no registration fee, although pre-registration is required and voluntary donations will be requested during the banquet. 

To sign up for the banquet, please visit the Family Honor Website, using the link indicated above, and click the 30th Anniversary Tab or you may call Brenda Cerkez at the Family Honor office at 803-929-0858.