Instead of facing the subject honestly, most of us ignore the issue altogether. It’s not so much that we don’t want to talk about sex, rather we don’t really know what to say about “sex.”
Unfortunately, the world – and the Church, in ways – has turned the word “sex” into something dirty. The truth is, sex is great. Everything about it is good, coming from a Godly perspective. God made sex … for us, within the bounds of marriage. You could say, it’s His wedding present to couples.
Talking about sex and sexuality with your child should not be a dreaded nightmare. Yes, it’s uncomfortable at times, and yes it causes you to be vulnerable. But it’s better than the alternative: someone else talks to your child about sex. If you don’t teach your kids about healthy sexuality, from God’s perspective, someone else will teach them from their perspective. And that, to me, is something to dread even more.
Below are resources to help you get the conversations started.
Talking about Sexuality
- Teaching Your Kids Healthy Sexuality (book by Jim Burns)
- Take Courage! - having the dreaded conversation with your kids
- Sexuality - conversations and resources from HomeWord
- My Child is Looking at Porn - proactive steps to take if you discover your child is looking at porn
- xxxCHURCH Resources for Parents
- COVENANT EYES Resources for Parents
It is estimated about 23% of all homeless kids are either gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgendered (GLBT). These kids come from homes where parents have kicked them out because of their sexuality. Please, do not let this number rise. Get educated. Find support. Love your child.
All articles are written by myself (Shawn Harrison), unless otherwise noted.
- My Child is Gay - Honestly and effectively, loving your gay child.
- If Your Child says, “I’m Gay” (Tim Wilkins)
- Loving Your Rebellious Child (Abraham Piper)
- From a Mom of a Gay Daughter (Nora Seemann)
- Parent FAQ’s - Questions parents asked on this blog
- Parent Discussion Board
- What is Homosexuality - Understanding what Homosexuality is and isn’t
- The Bible - How does the Bible fit into this discussion
- Ex-Gay? - Understanding the ex-gay debate
- Change? - How you should realistically look at “change”
- Same-Sex Attractions and Change (John Piper)