Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in the U.S., evidence of the continued broken sexual ethic in our culture. How can parents help prepare and encourage their children to live out healthy biblical sexuality?
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released information about the “steep and sustained increases” in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) between 2013 and 2017.
It’s not a pleasant subject to read about, but if you’re a parent, you also have the added thought, “How do I raise my children to be sexually healthy in this broken world?” It’s not just the risk of diseases – or other possible negative consequences from misusing sexuality – that concern Christian parents. Sex and marriage are good gifts from God, and we want our children to have a positive, healthy view of them. We want to raise children who are motivated by God’s love and empowered by His Spirit to steward their sexuality and relationships in a godly manner
That’s difficult to do in a world where entertainment and advertising use provocative and gratuitous sexual imagery; pornography is just a computer click away; schools push a sexual agenda that’s contrary to our faith; and the news is filled with #MeToo stories of inappropriate sexual behaviors and assaults.
“The Talk: Healthy Sexuality Education – Basic Goals and Guidance from Focus on The Family” provides assistance as you guide your children toward healthy sexuality. This free resource will equip you with age-appropriate goals, strategies and language, as well as links to additional resources.