5 Sex Ed and Parenting (Or Co-Parenting) Tips

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

‘Mara: Daughter of the Nile’ (Review)

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)

‘Unplanned Grace’ (Review)

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)

How Do I Give ‘The Sex Talk’ Across Multiple Ages & Grades?

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?

‘Transgender to Transformed’ (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)

5 Powerful Sex Ed Tips You May Have Never Heard Before

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

When to start a Christian sex education

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

‘The Hiding Place’ (Review)

Recently I had the great honor of revisiting a book that I loved as a child – and now as an adult, I find so much more richness and perspective reading it again! I’m referring to The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom, with Elizabeth and John Sherrill. Here’s the book cover description from Hendrickson… Continue reading ‘The Hiding Place’ (Review)

Sex education approaches: What’s most Biblical?

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?

What does the Bible say about sex education?

I once read on Facebook from another homeschool mom who found herself having to explain the Bible story of Lot and his daughters (Genesis 19:30-38) to her elementary-age schoolgirls (they asked her what happened after Abraham rescued Lot from Sodom). Needless to say, the conversation was awkward in the extreme! What puzzled me, however, were… Continue reading What does the Bible say about sex education?