This is the second talk from our series on sex and teens. If you haven't listened to the introduction, I strongly encourage you to check it out first.
We identified twelve "TIPPS" for parents as they deal with these issues: Truths, Implications, Principles, and Practical Steps. (I just love it when an acronym works out!) This is not an exhaustive list. Instead, it is just a collection of things that parents need to consider based upon the realities that we covered in the introduction talk.
We say this several times in the teaching, but I think it's worth saying again: These are not hard and fast rules. Some are more firmly Biblical (being equally yoked, for example). Others are more food for thought. All of them are worth considering. And our opinion is that the earlier you start considering these things, the better off your kids will be in facing these issues.
These two talks (this one and the next one) are particularly rich because Jenifer is there to give her insights. Her Godly female perspective on these issues helps make them so much more practical and relevant.
Special thanks goes out to Mark Gungor for the inclusion of his eight minute teaching on the effects of early sexual imprinting on teens. I could have just shared what he shared, but he does such a good job, I didn't want to mess it up. The clip you'll hear is from his incredible Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage Seminar. You should buy the DVD. It literally has the power to transform your marriage. Just for the record, I didn't get his permission so I hope he doesn't sue me. His people know I'm his biggest fan, so I think I'm okay.
Enjoy these "TIPPS" for guiding your children and teens to a healthy and holy perspective on their sexuality.