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God's Design For Sex - How & When to Tell Your Kids About Sex

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Author: Stanton & Brenna Jones
Publisher: Navpress
ISBN: 9781600060175
Pages: 257
Year Printed: 2007
A Lifelong Approach to Shaping Your Child's Sexual Character
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More often than not, we parents are caught off guard when our children come to us with questions about sex. And if we're unprepared, chances are we'll give awkward, embarrassed, incomplete answers. Too often we don't know how to talk to our kids about sex or when we should do it.

It doesn't have to be that way. As Christian parents we can do much more than merely pass on information about reproduction. We have the opportunity of shaping the sexual character of our children.

Our children are inundated with messages and information about sex. Everywhere they turn - in our neighborhoods, in their schools, in the media - they are bombarded with discussions, stories, jokes, mixed messages, and debate about sexuality. How can parents have a significant input amid such a din, much of which seems beyond their control?

Stan & Brenna Jones suggest that sex education is really not so much a matter of providing information as it is a matter of deliberate character formation. How our children act in this critical area will not be affected by what they know about sex. It won't even be primarily affected by the Bible verses they have memorized or the warnings we give them. First and foremost, their behavior will be determined by their character. What our children do will be determined by who they are at that particular moment in time.

In How and When to Tell Your Kids About Sex, Stan and Brenna Jones offer help for establishing a biblical view of sexuality and talk about why that is so important in today's "value-neutral" society. Building on a biblical foundation, they discuss how to talk with your children about sexual issues and when it's appropriate to tell them what. You'll find important, helpful information on concerns your children face from infancy through adolescence. With stark honesty and practical suggestions, they address:

  • Building a Christian understanding of sex and sexuality
  • Handling sexual curiosity and sexual play (infancy through kindergarten)
  • Inoculating your child against destructive moral messages (pre-puberty)
  • How and when to explain sexual intercourse (pre-puberty)
  • Preparing for the physical changes of puberty (pre-puberty)
  • Preparing for dating: dealing with romance and sexual attraction (puberty)
  • Building moral discernment about petting (adolescence)
  • Encouraging a commitment to chastity (adolescence)
  • What to tell your child about contraception (adolescence)
  • What to do if you're getting a late start telling your kids about sex
CONTENTS:
  1. The Big Picture: Preparing Healthy, Godly Adults
  2. The Challenge
  3. Understanding Character Formation
  4. Biblical Foundation for Understanding Sexuality
  5. Teaching the Goodness of Our Sexuality
  6. Handling Sexual Curiosity and Other Chanllenges
  7. Preventing & Overcoming Sexual Molestation
  8. Gender Identification & Sexual Orientation
  9. "What is Sex? Why Is It Wrong Outside of Marriage?"
  10. Inoculating Your Kids Against Destructive Moral Messages
  11. Preparing for Puberty and Adolescence
  12. Preparing for Romance, Sexual Attraction, and Dating
  13. Developing Moral Discernment About Masturbation and Petting
  14. Clear and Present Dangers: Pornography and Cybersex
  15. Supporting the Adolescent
  16. Teaching About Contraception
  17. Conclusion: What Is True Purity?
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Book Dimensions: 16 x 24 cm.
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