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)
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)
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?
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)
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
Set me as a seal over your heart, as a seal upon your arm.For love is as strong as death, its jealousy as unrelenting as Sheol.Its sparks are fiery flames, the fiercest blaze of all.”Song of Songs 8:6, Berean Study Bible (BSB) Hi everyone! If you had told me even a few years ago that… Continue reading Sex education for Christian homeschool families?