Talking to your high schooler about sex

Talking to your high schooler about sex

Purity is not an accomplishment. It is primarily a relationship with the one who is Pure: Jesus. The pursuit of purity is marked by prayer,…


Talking to your middle schooler about sex

Talking to your middle schooler about sex

At its root, “conversation” means to “turn with” or “dwell with.”  It’s not about crafting the perfect moment to have a one-time, high-pressure sex…


Talking to your elementary aged child about sex

Talking to your elementary aged child about sex

 “Because of the society we live in, the consequences of avoiding these conversations far outweigh the consequences of giving too much information…


When should I start talking to my kids about sex?

When should I start talking to my kids about sex?

“When should I start talking to my kids about sex?”  We always answer that question with another question—When does the world start talking to your…


Talking with your kids about dating and relationships

My daughter, Monica, came home one day after grammar school and announced, “When I see boys I want to hug them and kiss them.” Then the question,…


Engaging critical conversations about pornography

Hearing the word “porn” can make us want to shout “la la la la" with our fingers in our ears. But with the infiltration of pornography through the…


Reapproaching purity culture as a parent

When we talk about “purity culture” in the Church, it’s often followed by stories of hurt, anger, and regret.  So, what is purity culture, and why…


Talking About Sex: Big Words for Little Ears

When it comes to talking about sex, God’s story is never off-limits. The world doesn’t hesitate to begin lying to children at a young age, neither…


‘Meet them with Jesus’: Responding Biblically to Our Kids’ Problems

When people ask me what’s the best parenting advice I’ve been given, I never know what to say because I have the amazing privilege of hearing so…