One of the most complicated and awkward conversations I can think of to have with my kids is about sex. Growing up I didn't have a very good foundation in learning about this important area and I know my parents were embarrassed and honestly didn't know how to broach the subject without feeling some anxiety. And I was definitely not taught at an early age so that it would be natural and positive as I entered my teen years.
Let's face it, when they get to their teens, they don't want your input about this subject. So if you have younger children, this resource is for YOU!!
Luke and Trisha Gilkerson from The Intoxicated Life take a very direct and appropriate approach to sharing with your kids about what God has designed sex for and encourage you to have this conversation between the ages of 6-10. That may sound young to you, but like it or not, our culture demands that we inform our children and set that foundation for positive relationships with the opposite sex early in life. But how does a parent do this? What do you say?
In The Talk, there are 7 lessons to introduce your child to biblical sexuality. Each lesson has an opening thought, a focus on a specific Bible passage, a script to read to your kids to explain exactly what God means, some talking points and questions. There is also a resource page on their blog (link provided in ebook) that has extra videos and suggestions for other books you can read to your kids. The natural and simple way that is outlined in this book will help you as a parent feel confident in yourself as well as looking to God to guide you through this journey.
This ebook comes a big relief for me as a parent who is very anxious about what to say and when. The most important thing is that you keep the lines of communication open with your children on every subject. And this little book can be the beginning of many conversations you have with your kids. The life of your child depends on you being able to solidify these values in their hearts. Will you take the stand?
I highly recommend that you get this ebook if you want to have a solid biblical voice to speak about this very important topic to your children.
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*I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from the authors. All opinions are my own.*