TOB Talks

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TOB Fundamentals Series for Teens and Pre-Teens

“We love TOBET’s presentations and highly recommend them.”   –Susan, San Antonio

  • Talk 1: To Parents of Teens or Preteen -An Intro to TOB and Practical Applications
  • Talk 2: The Three Fundamentals For Day-to-Day Living
  • Talk 3: The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality

To book a TOBET speaker for a series in your area, click here.


TOB Advanced Series for Teens or Pre-Teens

(Note: This series assumes parents are informed of content and sign a permission form.)

“We are grateful that the Knights of Columbus sponsor this yearly series so needed for our youth.”    –Joe, Granbury

  • Talk 1: Review of Fundamentals and Sexuality
  • Talk 2: Dating and the “Sexiness” of Chastity
  • Talk 3: Catholicism through a TOB Lens

To book a TOBET speaker for a TOB Series in your area, click here.


TOB Series for Teens: Controversial Issues

(Note: This series assumes parents are informed of content and sign a permission form.)

  • Talk 1: Review of Fundamentals, Sexuality, Dating, and Chastity, with an Emphasis on the Body Being Integral to Christianity
  • Talk 2: At the Service of Love: How Every Teaching of the Church Is to Uphold Love (this talk could include topics such as abortion, pornography, contraception, in vitro fertilization, sterilization, and homosexuality)
  • Talk 3: Being Set Free to Love and Responding Lovingly to Others Who Disagree

To book a TOBET speaker for a TOB Series in your area, click here.


TOB Talks for Children

  • The Body Has Meaning: Setting A TOB Basis for Lifelong Love
  • The Body of Christ: The Body Is Integral To Christianity
  • My Body as a Teacher

(Note: Monica Ashour is being published by Pauline books and media for her children’s book series, ToB for Tots geared toward 1 to 4-year-olds and ToB for Kids for 5 to 8-year-olds.)

To book a TOBET speaker for a talk in your area, click here.


TOB Talks for Youth

  • The Body Is a Teacher, Guiding You to True Love
  • The Body and Chastity
  • Vocational Discernment
  • Sacraments from a TOB Perspective
  • Social Networking and the Body
  • TOB Talks for Young Adults
  • Living, Loving, and Spreading Your Catholic Faith: The Great Adventure
  • How Does the Body Lead Me to Christ
  • TOB’s Response to Controversial Issues
  • Dating, Marriage, And Discernment

To book a TOBET speaker for a talk in your area, click here.


TOB Talks for Adults

  • Parenting: TOB Style
  • Renew Your Marriage with St. John Paul as Your Guide
  • Reaching Your Children Regarding Controversy Issues

To book a TOBET speaker for a talk in your area, click here.


[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]TOB Week (Evangelization Week of Talks)

is a focused response, rather than a reaction, to the counter Christian messages leading people astray. TOBET speakers present the truth and meaning of the body in age-appropriate, sacred ways from the youngest of the oldest person in a parish or school. This holistic approach shows the significance of the body to Catholicism and how living the truth of the body brings hope, healing, and joy.

Topics Include:

  • The Body Teaches Us That Every Person Deserves a Response of Love
  • Sacraments For Second Graders: The Body of Christ Has Meaning!
  • The Body and Holiness: Morality from a Theology of the Body Perspective
  • To Date or Not To Date?: That Is The Question
  • Renewing Your Marriage: TOB Style

(Note: Other topics can be requested.)

Be prepared for your parish or school to be changed. No matter the topic, TOB changes.

“TOB rocked our young adult group and renewed by marriage.”   –Anna, Faribault, MN

TOB Week is a cost effective and time efficient means of evangelizing as many people as possible with the Good News of the fruitful union of Christ and His Church. National speaker, Monica Ashour, is adept at reaching various audiences, from primary school children to daily-Mass-going retired persons, and all those in between.  TOB Week has been well received in Minnesota, Alabama, San Antonio, and California, among other Texas places.

A TOB Week  might look like this:
Monday: 
• Talks at local grade school for all ages, ending with a 2 hour talk to 7th and 8th graders from 1-3pm.
• Faculty overview of TOB from 3:30-4:30pm
• Parents’ talk from 7-8:30pm, preceded by book signing by author, Monica Ashour

Tuesday:
• Talk to Mothers’ Groups in the area from 9:30-11:00am
• Talk at local high school in plenary session in the afternoon
• Talk in the evening to college students at Catholic center

Wednesday:
• Talk to Deacons and other marriage and family life directors about Theology of the Body Marriage Preparation book and program from 9:00am to 4:30pm (Then, such leaders will be equipped to use TOBET4ENGAGED.
• TOB talk to youth group at regular meeting time

Thursday:
• TOBET4EDUCATORS—This 2-day Seminar forms teachers and youth ministers in the Theology of the Body for their personal growth, and then for their professional work with youth. Each receives a TOBET Certificate for Continuing Education Hours. 9:00am-4:30pm
• Theology on Tap or Young Adult group

Friday:
• TOBET4EDUCATORS (continued) 9:00am-4:30pm
• Begin TOB Retreat for Youth (some places like a small retreat for Middle School on Friday night and High School Retreat on Saturday)

Saturday:
• TOB High School Retreat (all day, and perhaps until Sunday)
• OR—Training volunteers/sponsor couples in TOBET4ENGAGED

Sunday:
• After Mass in morning, a “Date Night” talk to couples during lunch or dinner
• TOB Talk during typical teen youth night

Cost:
The cost varies, depending on amount of talks, etc. Most dioceses/organizations cover expenses by asking donors to contribute to TOBET, sometimes as grant money or sometimes with monthly donations. Other places ask the various audiences (schools, college campuses, youth group budget) to give a bit so that it is do-able all around. Some get donors to give air miles for speaker travel costs. For more information, contact TOBET at 972-849-6543 or mashour@tobet.org .

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