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 & 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?
Recently I reviewed “How My Parents Learned To Eat” and how it’s a great example of a “big-picture” story to men/women relationships – all couched in a delicious recounting about eating with chopsticks vs. forks and spoons. (Coming from my own Eurasian background, this was such a treat to share with my young children!) For… Continue reading ‘Yoshiko and the Foreigner’ (Review)
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
We recently came across this charming book, “How My Parents Learned to Eat,” as part of our cultural homeschool studies. I immediately thought of it as a great introduction to many things, including sex education! The story revolves around a Japanese schoolgirl meeting an American sailor, and the budding romance that results (from the author’s… Continue reading ‘How My Parents Learned to Eat’ (Review)
A huge thanks and shout-out to the Midwest Parent Educators (MPE) homeschool conference and curriculum fair that just took place April 1-2, 2022! In interests of full disclosure, I’ve been working with and volunteering for MPE for many years now. But this was my first time as a vendor, and also as an author with… Continue reading MPE homeschool conference recap
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?