From The Talk(s) - Chapter 1: "Time Travel"
My first book is set to be published in early February. It is called "The Talk(s): A Parent's Guide to Critical Conversations about Sex, Dating, and Other Unmentionables." It will be essential for any parent who wants to help their kids to make wise choices as they navigate our hyper-sexualized culture. If you are the parent of a child or someone in their "tweens," it will be particularly relevant, as it has been created to help parents of younger kids to get a plan before their kids get to the age where they notice the opposite sex.
Our kids need our leadership to know how to face the challenges ahead. Far too many parents are passive or unprepared for what to do or how to guide their kids. I am praying that "The Talk(s)" will change that.
To count down the days until the release, I plan to post a brief excerpt from each of the 24 short chapters here at INFO. I'm hoping it will whet your appetite for more. Here goes nothing...
From Chapter 1 - Time Travel: "Used DeLoreans and Flux Capacitors are hard to come by...and that's a problem."
I used to say that parents need to “get these issues on the table,” but the reality is that they are already on the table. Our kids are being exposed to a constant stream of messages from their friends and the media and the world about relationships and sex. Most of these messages are far from the truth. Okay, let me be blunt: they are outright lies. These lies have the power to create in our kids a worldview that will impact their sexuality and their marriage for the rest of their lives. And these issues are definitely on the table.
Instead of telling parents to “get these issues on the table,” what I now direct parents to do is this: “Get these issues on your table.” Current research, common sense, and the biblical directive all scream this one truth: parents have significant power and influence over this dimension of their kids’ lives. Moms and dads must enter into the discussion early and start defining some truths before the world begins to overwhelm their kids with lies. They must boldy start building a framework of truth and preparing their kids for the challenges that they will inevitably face.
Parents must start talking about sex with their kids.
*Check back in February for information on our new book, The Talk(s): A Parent's Guide to Critical Conversations about Sex, Dating, and Other Unmentionables. The book has been developed to assist parents as they help their kids navigate our hyper-sexualized culture.
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