How to Talk To Your Kids About Sex
Everywhere we look people are talking about sex. So why do we find it so hard to talk to our kids about this topic? Maybe because sexual energy is really powerful. Sexual desire—when channeled toward one’s spouse—reemphasizes the vows they made to love, honor, cherish, and protect till death do they part. But sex can be used to destroy as well. The sexual impulse, without restraint, can devastate an individual and destroy a marriage.
Within the last 5-10 years we’ve seen the majority view on many sexual topics do a complete 180. What used to be considered right and wrong is questioned at every turn. Helping our kids anticipate the secular sexual agenda is the best protection we can give them.
Today, I’m talking about all this with Hillary Morgan Ferrer and Amy Davison, authors of the book Mama Bear Apologetics: Guide to Sexuality. What I love most about this book (and our chat) is that so much of what our children believe is based on authority. As Mama Bear Apologetics says, “Your children’s grip on Christianity will only be as strong as their confidence that it reflects reality … Our children will learn to love or despise authority based on the model we have in the home. We can choose to do or not do things that reflect the image of God.”
I enjoyed this talk so much! It gave me so much to think about. I was also reminded that I don’t have to know all the things right now, I just have to pick one thing and choose to talk about it with my kids. Teaching about sexuality is lifelong discipleship. We’re in it for the long haul. I hope this will be the perfect podcast to point you in the right direction!
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