Monday, April 6, 2015

Book: More Than Just The Talk

I have finished a book called More Than Just The Talk Becoming Your Kids' Go-To Person About Sex by Jonathan McKee.

About the book:
Have Real Conversations With Your Kids About Sex

The old ways of having the "sex talk" just won't cut it anymore. Sadly, the number one place today's young people go to for answers about sex is Google. Meanwhile, kids view nearly 14,000 sexual references a year on television, and 70 percent of teenagers have encountered pornography on the Internet. If we want our children to know the truth about healthy sexuality, we need to create a comfortable climate of continual conversations.

Jonathan McKee will show you how to move beyond the initial awkwardness of this subject into an ongoing communication with your kids about God's amazing gift of sex. He equips you with what you need to talk openly about dating, temptation, porn, and purity, and you will find answers to tough questions and relevant Scripture on sexual issues.

It's normal for kids to be curious about sexuality, and they need to know that their parents are the most reliable source of information. Be the one your kids turn to on this crucial topic.

My thoughts:
I saw this book available for review and felt it would be an interesting and appropriate read as our son is getting older. I had not read anything previously by this author.  I really enjoyed this book because it was very eye opening to me as a parent.

The main idea of the book as the title suggests is for parents to be the ones their children go to when they have questions about sex.  It may be awkward for parents and children, but if they are talking about it frequently instead of a one time conversation of "don't have sex till you are married" then the children will be more likely to come to you when questions arise.  Sadly, many are finding out information from Google because they don't want to ask their parents.

I was surprised at the statistics shared about sexual activity, pornography usage, etc. about young teens or even those younger ages.  Also surprising to me was the huge influence of the media on our children. I mean I know this is an influence in our culture but to read the examples of song lyrics, videos, etc. was shocking to me.  Children need to know the truth about sex and how it is God's gift, not the perversion seen everywhere around them in society.  Parents need to be the ones to share this truth, and this book is a great resource to help parents do just that.

I highly recommend this book for parents or others who work with young people.  It is a practical, easy to read book full of helpful information.

Click here for more information about this resource.

Thank you to Bethany House Publishers for providing a free copy of this book for my honest review.

Have a day of blessings!

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