My friends, Luke and Trisha, wrote a great 3-part Christian and Biblical series to discussing sex with your children.
A Christian Parent’s Guide to Having The Talk
I am saddened by how many of our peers learned about sex and I want better for my children. Too many of us learned shame or embarrassment or slang or the way of the world before being saved or because our guardians were too uncomfortable to discuss it well.
This study is comprehensive and accurate. I plan to use it as a jumping off point to have an ongoing conversation with my children.
Because it’s so much than just teaching the right names for the parts and how they fit together and wait till you’re married, ok!
I want my children to understand more than that and how intimacy is so much more than physical. And it can be oh, so damaging to young people who make poor decisions.
I want my kids to be prepared.
So, this Bible study is great to get started.
This series of biblical studies is designed to help parents to talk meaningfully with children about sex.
7 lessons cover all the basics, complete with Bible verses to help teach your children about sexuality.
I’m going through it with Tori and Kate and my son, Alex, listens in to some of it.
I realize they’re already ashamed of the correct words.
Who told them they were naked? Who taught them shame?
It’s definitely time to correct that and teach them the right way.
The lessons in The Talk include:
- Opening Thought
- Scripture Reading
- Talking Points
- Questions for Your Child
- Links to Free Videos
- Visual Charts to View and Discuss
- Prayer to End Each Lesson
And a Glossary of Terms at the end. It’s more than a script.
This is a Biblical guide to help Christian parents explain sex to our children before the world gets to them and twists the values we want.
Changes: 7 Biblical Lessons to Make Sense of Puberty is the 2nd installment in the series of three books for parents to teach children about sexuality!
Acne. Pubic hair. Breasts. Squeaky voices. Menstruation. Nocturnal emissions. Make no mistake, puberty can feel like an awkward time in a child’s life. But with the right perspective, children can be taught to anticipate puberty as a blessing. Changes is a series of 7 studies, anchored in the Scriptures, that helps parents talk meaningfully with children about the mental, emotional, and physical changes puberty brings. Changes was written for parents to read with children ages 8 to 12 years old. The study supplies children with a Bible-based understanding of puberty in a language they can understand.
- Lesson 1 looks at the adolescent years of Jesus, talking about how the culture in which Jesus lived recognized puberty as an important phase of physical and spiritual development. The goal is to help kids see these changes as something good.
- Lesson 2 looks at the process of change in the human body throughout all of life. Puberty is just one of several significant phases.
- Lesson 3 addresses the mental and emotional changes of puberty, as well as the internal catalyst for change in our bodies: hormones.
- Lesson 4 looks at the overall physical changes common to both boys and girls.
- Lesson 5 deals with the changes that take place in girls during puberty, such as fat deposits, breast development, and menstruation.
- Lesson 6 is about changes that take place in boys during puberty, such as muscular growth, facial hair, voice changes, testicular growth, and ejaculation.
- Lesson 7 will delve into physical attraction. Our kids need to understand both its goodness and power during this age.
It’s important for me to be proactive to teach my children what changes their bodies will be soon undergoing, both physically, mentally, and emotionally.
I want them to be prepared. I encourage them to ask questions. It’s my goal to keep conversation open throughout puberty and the teen years when it’s so crucial to counter the influence of the world.
Again, the Gilkersons offer an amazing resource with Book 2 Changes, a great guide to begin ongoing Biblical conversations with our children about puberty. I want these conversations to be comfortable, not shameful and embarrassing.
I wish these books had been around a few years ago when my eldest child was going through these changes. I wish I had been able to understand these concepts when I was an adolescent!
Relationships was written for parents to read with their kids ages 11-14 years old. This study will help prepare your teen for sexual temptations that they are sure to encounter and give them a greater understanding of biblical sexuality. As Christian parents, it is of utmost importance that we’re guiding our teems through the sometimes overwhelming sexual desires and temptations they experience. Relationships is a series of 11 Bible studies that provide a foundational understanding of how to navigate sexual temptations and desires in a godly manner.
Relationships is a great guide for all the hard questions and difficult topics:
- Lesson 1 looks at the original goodness of sexuality and marriage relationships as God created them.
- Lesson 2 addresses how sin has brought about sexual brokenness into the world, including our propensity to lust.
- Lesson 3 exposes the varieties of sexual and relational temptations in the world: from masturbation to pornography use to homosexual activities.
- Lesson 4 covers three biblical strategies for avoiding and overcoming lust.
- Lesson 5 discusses how we should guard our hearts from sexual and relational idolatry.
- Lesson 6 talks about how we need to make a covenant with our eyes to avoid temptation.
- Lesson 7 talks about the importance of fleeing sexually tempting situations.
- Lesson 8 addresses the biblical strategy of pursuing intimacy with God and cultivating gratitude for wholesome pleasures.
- Lesson 9 discusses the importance of being wise in our opposite-sex friendships.
- Lesson 10 addresses the value of accountability relationships.
- Lesson 11 gives students and their parents a picture of the life-transforming grace of God for sexual sinners.
I love the whole Sex Ed Series!
Also, Luke and Trisha Gilkerson have created Having The Talk Biblical Sex Ed Training for Parents Video Course.
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