Most Christian parents I know today feel a bit like pioneers.
Younger Generation X parents or older Millennial parents came of age in the 1990s, a decade of grunge fashion, MTV reality shows, and the birth of the World Wide Web. Many of our parents didn’t know how to help us navigate the sexual messages rife in our culture—so they stayed silent.
Many Christian parents today know they can’t be silent. They have to speak about how to steward sexual urges and desires. But how?
If you have a child who is a tween or teen, you know their bodies are preparing them for adulthood (and with that, sex), but their minds are still struggling to be free from childish ways of thinking.
Below are 3 of the most common mistakes I see Christians parents make…
1. Telling their pre-teens or teens not to think about sex. This is the exact opposite of what they should do.
2. Stressing only the power of sex, not its goodness. The Bible stresses both.
3. Emphasizing “purity,” which stresses the absence of sexual sin, but not talking about what to pursue instead.
Check out this article: What We Wish Our Parents Would Have Taught Us About Sex as Teens.
Relationships is a book geared towards kids 11 years old and up.
▪ How to guard the heart from sexual and relational temptations
▪ How to guard the eyes from tempting sexual media and images
▪ How to handle peer pressure
▪ Why sexual holiness is more than just the absence of sexual sin
▪ Hot button issues like homosexuality, pornography, and masturbation
▪ How to pursue godly opposite sex friendships—in a way that doesn’t lead people on
▪ How to pursue accountability relationships (that actually help)
▪ How Jesus restores the sexual sinner
CHECK OUT THE WHOLE 3-PART SERIES!
Book 1: The Talk
When it comes to the matter of teaching kids about sex, Christian parents are often confused about what to say and when to start saying it. The Talk contains 7 studies, all anchored in the Scriptures, to help parents talk meaningfully with children about the basics of sexuality.
The Talk was written for parents to read with their children ages 6 to 10 years old. The study supplies elementary-age children with Biblical truths about sexuality at a level they can understand.
Book 2: Changes
Puberty can be an awkward time for many kids, but as Christian parents, we can prepare them for the changes to come. We can give them a biblical understanding of God’s sovereign purpose in the design of their changing minds and bodies. Changes is a seres of 7 biblical lessons aimed at helping parents talk to their children about puberty from God’s perspective.
Changes was written for parents to read with children ages 8-12 years old, giving pre-teens a biblical and biological understanding of puberty.
Book 3: Relationships
As Christian parents, it is of utmost importance that we’re guiding our teens through the sometimes overwhelming sexual desires and temptations they experience. Relationships contains 11 Bible studies that provide a foundational understanding of how to navigate sexual temptations and desires in a godly manner.
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.