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
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)
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?
Do you face challenges in introducing a Christian sex education to your children? Many families may just not know how to go about the topic if they never saw it modeled in their own homes growing up. From my own experience, I’ve compiled a list of powerful sex education tips that I saw modeled from… Continue reading 5 Powerful Sex Ed Tips You May Have Never Heard Before
I heard something interesting from a person who spoke with me during the recent Midwest Parent Educators (MPE) homeschool conference. This person was a retired homeschool parent who was interested in my “Fiercest Blaze: Guide Your Child’s Christian Sex Education” book and spoke frankly to me about how their family had handled sex education back… Continue reading ‘Stir not up, nor awaken love’ applied to Christian sex ed?
As Christians, we all agree with what the Bible says about sex education – sex is good, it’s ordained by a good God, and it should take place within the boundaries of a godly, mutually honoring marriage between man and woman. We probably also agree that parents are primarily responsible for educating their children about… Continue reading Sexual education in the church: What is its role?
When I first saw that question – “Is showing off your body a sin?” – I did a double-take. My immediate response was, “In what circumstances would you ask such a question?” Take, for example, the Garden of Eden – the Creation story account for the Christian faith. The Bible clearly tells us that the… Continue reading ‘Is showing off your body a sin?’
As parents, we can see the wisdom in passing on real-life skills to our children. For example, we want them to be financially literate, socially adept, independent in running their own households, and so forth. And yes, I would imagine that we all want them to be knowledgeable about sex. The big question is: At… Continue reading When to start a Christian sex education
I was searching online for “sex education approaches” or “approaches to sex education” and was fascinated by the results: The two main approaches to adolescent sexual education in the USA are abstinence-only-until-marriage and comprehensive sexual education. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14681810220133604 Did you notice the interesting word choice? Abstinence-based vs. “comprehensive” – the very word choice is making a judgement that abstinence-based approaches to… Continue reading Sex education approaches: What’s most Biblical?