One major challenge to Christian sex education (#2 on this blog post list) involves thinking that our children aren’t ready for it yet. On one hand, I strongly believe that children should not be given more information on sex than they can handle, and I sympathize with personal struggles on knowing when – or how… Continue reading Sex Ed For Young Children: 7 Tips To Navigate Extremes
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?
Ever wondered how to raise the topic of sex with your young or adolescent boy? If so, ‘Love, Honor, And Virtue: Gaining or Re-Gaining a Biblical Attitude Toward Sexuality‘ by Hal and Melanie Young may be for you! Recently I came across this gem and highly recommend it. Here’s a portion near the beginning of… Continue reading ‘Love, Honor, And Virtue’ (Review)
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?’
I actually saw this book, “Good Pictures, Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids” through a local Facebook group for homeschool moms. Then I found out that someone has kindly uploaded their read-aloud of this book to YouTube…here it is! This was what I thought a fantastic introduction to warning about, and explaining the concept of,… Continue reading ‘Good Pictures Bad Pictures’ [Review]
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
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)
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?
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?
In an earlier post I talked about why I think sex education is an important, healthy topic for Christian families to discuss. However, it’s also something that we find difficult to discuss, for various reasons. I’ve outlined a list of the most common challenges I can think of when bringing up the subject of Christian… Continue reading 3 challenges to Christian sex education