An anonymous post on a Facebook parenting group – a local moms group in my area – recently involved sex education, even if the anonymous poster may not have seen it that way. To summarize, this mom was upset because a YouTube commercial had mentioned a certain type of deodorant designed to eliminate certain odors,… Continue reading 5 Sex Ed and Parenting (Or Co-Parenting) Tips
Sheftu was so amazed at seeing the same slave girl for the fourth time that day – and here on this ship, of all unlikely places – that at first he could say nothing at all. Then he noticed her strong, deep breathing, her narrowed eyes and her quivering readiness for flight, and realized that… Continue reading ‘Mara: Daughter of the Nile’ (Review)
Recently I came across this Substack article (“My Journey as a ‘Trans-Parent’ Mom“) and recommend that all parents, especially Christians, take the time to read and consider carefully. One counselor, Rebecca Blomker, said that these kinds of stories are surfacing in every area of society – including Christian homeschool circles. I obviously don’t have all… Continue reading A Cautionary Tale For Every Parent
I’ve always felt uncomfortable with the idea of planning “the talk” about the birds and the bees at some point to my children. My own childhood did not reflect this. Instead, my parents invested in a multitude of small talks, always tailored to my developmental level and attention span. Sometimes I as the child initiated… Continue reading Why ‘The Talk’ for Christians Should Not Be Talk, But Talks
Approaching the issue of unplanned pregnancy with love and compassion opens doors and creates conversations in a way that judgment and shame never could. Offering resources, education, and support empowers women and men to make life-affirming decisions for themselves and their children.” This book, “Unplanned Grace” by Brittany Smith and Natasha Smith, came into my… Continue reading ‘Unplanned Grace’ (Review)
All things are lawful [that is, morally legitimate, permissible], but not all things are beneficial or advantageous. All things are lawful, but not all things are constructive [to character] and edifying [to spiritual life]. Let no one seek [only] his own good, but [also] that of the other person. (1 Corinthians 10:23-24, AMP) I love this Scriptural passage for a… Continue reading The Difference Between Lawful And Beneficial (And Why This Applies To Sex Ed)
Perhaps one of the most powerful, yet relatively uncommon, sex education tips for parents is to share your unique love story with your children. This was certainly true for me growing up because I loved to hear the story of how my parents met! Tip 1: Start with the basics (Grammar stage). While I share… Continue reading Sharing Your Love Story With Your Children: 5 Tips
Someone once asked me what to do if they want to speak to some of their older children about sexual matters, but some of their younger children happen to be hanging around as well. What’s a mom of multiple kiddos to do? Delay one child’s sexual education for a better time – maybe introduce it as more… Continue reading How Do I Give ‘The Sex Talk’ Across Multiple Ages & Grades?
Wow, I am still reeling (in a good way) after reading through Laura Perry’s book, Transgender to Transformed: A Story of Transition That Will Truly Set You Free. What an amazing testimony of redemption and grace upon grace. I don’t normally cry when reading books, but I did when reading this one – several times! … Continue reading ‘Transgender to Transformed’ (Review)
One challenge of writing about sex education is that we Christians are a diverse bunch! (At least, I’m assuming you are a Christian. What I write may not make much sense to non-Christians who do not know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. In addition, they probably don’t believe that the Bible is the… Continue reading What’s a truly ‘Christian’ sex education?