I have recently been introduced to a new resource for parents that I’m actually using myself THIS WEEK. It is called The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality and it was written by Luke Gilkerson from Intoxicated on Life.
I wanted to just quickly share a few thoughts with you about this resource and how we’ve used it in our home this week.
You may remember that I shared a few books I’ve used with my girls regarding purity a few months ago. You can read here my 5 Books for Discussing Puberty & Purity with Tween Girls, along with a FREE printable!!
So, puberty, purity and Biblical sexuality discussions are already on my radar. This doesn’t mean it’s been EASY for me, but I am trying. 🙂 Our church did classes for all age groups in the fall where they used the “Every Man/Woman’s Battle” books mentioned in my post, it was VERY helpful for starting those conversations with my girls. We’ve used God’s Design books also mentioned in that post. But, I will admit, I don’t feel like we still talk openly about this in our home as I would like.
So, I was excited to see this short study come out from Intoxicated on Life because I felt like a 7 day study was something that was more manageable! So, I printed off the pages to this study and dug in with my kiddos!
Each of the 7 Days in this study includes:
- opening thoughts — that you can read and discuss with your children
- Scripture reading
- several talking points for discussion
- link to an appropriate video on the topic of that day
- questions to ask your children as you discuss
- prayer to close your time of discussion
- some of the days contain visuals to share with your kids (human anatomy, etc.)
This study is not fluff. Immediately, from day one, you are using correct anatomy terms, discussing sex within marriage, conception, etc. For me, I’m still a bit terrified of these topics!! But, the introduction does a GREAT job of challenging parents to be the FIRST to discuss these topics with your children. I want my kids to hear TRUTH and hear it from me. Let’s face it, if my kids were in school they would have already come home with questions about these topics or inaccurate pictures of some of these things.
This is a wonderful resource for Christian families!