TheBODYMatters Children's Program Pre-K–8th

Theology of the Body Evangelization Team

Between 1978 and 1984, Pope St. John Paul II delivered a series of Wednesday audiences that eventually became known as the Theology of the Body. This profound teaching offered what St. John Paul called an “adequate anthropology”—an examination of what it means to be human, made in God’s image and likeness, and how that reality is made visible in our human bodies. TOBET seeks to share this life-affirming message with others through educational resources: books, programs, talks, and seminars will offer hope and healing to a culture in need.

TOBET’s Episcopal Advisory Board confirmed the decision to create an original, age-appropriate program for Pre-School to 8th grade children not only to protect them from these negative influences, but also to help them to see the wonder of being made in God’s image and likeness.

Recent Blogs

The Power of the Imagination: Happy and Whole

The Power of the Imagination: Happy and Whole

Just in time for Christmas, TOBET is releasing another storybook entitled Happy and Whole. Author Amy Dedman shares delight in God’s design of the human body with much humor, for pre-school through kindergarten children.  When I read Happy and Whole to my special...

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TOB: A Sacramental View of Reality

TOB: A Sacramental View of Reality

Cover of our NEW Level 7, Book 1: Our Bodies Made Male & Female (Second Edition)“Mom and Papa, do you think I should really publish this book? I may go to jail for it.” “Do what’s right, Monica. We will visit you in jail,” they said with wry but truthful smiles! ...

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Grand Finale for Lesson Books!

Grand Finale for Lesson Books!

Cover of our Level 8, Book 2:Catholicism for EveryBODYFive years… and finally finished!  The very last book of The Body Matters program has arrived from the printer! I must admit, I have reread my own book five times since getting it two days ago!  And it is a hummer!...

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Join #TOBET &@prolifedallas for Teach 4 Life a #Catholic virtual conference about the tough issues our youth are facing today.
Help us spread the news! It's $15 per person or $60 for 5. A dual conference will be in Spanish. Register at
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Holiness of every person is found in our bodies and souls, together. Learn why and how with #thebodymatters program.
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Discover the virtuous truth of masculinity and femininity revealed in the body with #thebodymatters program.
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Learn about our #Catholic mission evangelizing for #theologyofthebody #tob #TOBET at http://www.tobet.org

Did you know you carry a place for holiness in your heart 💖? Holiness requires spiritual maturity & purity. Learn about this purity with #thebodymatters program.
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Wanna know what love is? We know who can show you! With #thebodymatters program, you'll learn all you need to know about real vs. counterfeit love.
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Join #TOBET and Catholic Pro-Life Community for Teach 4 Life a #Catholic virtual conference to learn about the tough issues our youth are facing today including:🕇Transgenderism and Homosexuality🕇The Failed Promises of Abortion🕇Pro-life Apologetics🕇Dating & Relationships🕇The Power of Human Dignity in Our Schools Help us spread the news! Cost is $15 per person or 5 people for $60. A dual conference will be presented in Spanish. To learn more and register, visit:www.prolifedallas.org/teach ...
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Holiness of every person is found in our bodies and souls, together. Learn why and how with #thebodymatters program.🙏💖🎁Learn about our #Catholic mission evangelizing for #theologyofthebody #tob #TOBET at www.tobet.org ...
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During this fourth week of Lent, we’re discussing the difficulty of fitting in. Our posts for parents focus on cultivating a pure heart, a necessary step toward happiness and holiness. When a pure heart is married to a matching action, holiness results. A beautiful interior and exterior peace manifests itself through the language of the body. Authentic, genuine gifts of self demonstrate pure movements of the heart, distinct from counterfeit love, which is rooted in selfish desire.This week:Your son Josiah comes to you one day, upset. He’s got a few friends in his class, but he’s not the most popular kid. That’s never bothered him before, but today, he has something to say about it. “Some of my friends don’t sit with us at lunch anymore. They sit with the cool kids now and I miss them. I tried to sit with them, but they didn’t make any room for me. That really hurt.”You answer, “Do you know why they started acting differently? What made them stop including you at lunch?”“Well, some of the cool kids bring gum to school and chew it in class and the hall when they’re not allowed to. And they share gum with the people they like. They don’t like me, so they don’t share with me, but my friends got some, so they’re cool now.”“I’m sorry your friends have chosen to exclude you and I’m sorry you’re hurting. I want you to think about something, though. Do you want to be part of a group that leaves people out on purpose?”“No, not if it means other people’s feelings get hurt. I don’t like that. I don’t even like chewing gum that much. But I don’t like wondering if my friends like me or not. It bothers me.”“Well, there’s different kinds of friendship. And there’s real, good friendship. Then there are people who use each other. Remember how we told you you’re a gift?”“Yeah, and gifts are supposed to be received with love and kindness, cause friendship isn’t about what you get out of someone. You can’t buy friends.”“Exactly! True friendship leaves you free to make the right choices. Those should be good choices that bring you closer to God, not tempted to break the rules.”“I don’t know why they can’t just share their gum with everyone, either. Like, it’s not that special but they make it seem so important.”“Real friends are all-in. They don’t separate you from God or each other by making you break the rules with your body. Whether that’s lying with your words or hiding gum in your mouth, friends shouldn’t ask you to do the wrong thing. True friendship is fruitful, too. If these cool kids wanted to make real friends, they would offer their gum to everyone, not just their favorites.”“And I hate how lying makes me feel. I get all twisted in my stomach.”“That’s because God made us to be trustworthy. Faithful friendships don’t ask you to lie.”💖💔🙏Thanks for following us and supporting a #Catholic mission of evangelization #theologyofthebodyLearn more about #TOB with #thebodymatters program at www.tobet.org ...
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