Entries in the Category 'Sex'

Talking to teenagers about s-e-x

May 9th, 2013 / No Comments

“Surveys indicate that four out of five teenagers rarely talk to their parents about sex.” That’s not a surprise to anyone. “Yet most indicate they would like to do so. One of the surveys asked, ‘Whom would you most like to talk to you about sex: teacher, counselor, minister, friends, parents?’ The majority responded, ‘My […]

Questions sixth-graders ask, and how would you answer?

February 22nd, 2011 / No Comments

Dennis Rainey of Family Life asked his 6th grade Sunday School classes, “If you could ask your parents any question, knowing that I would ask it for you and then give you the answer later, what would it be?” Here were some of the responses. Remember, these were 6th graders at church. “If I became […]

Should I tell kids about my past?

September 21st, 2009 / 1 Comment

A reader asks, “I’ve made mistakes in my life and am not too proud of what I’ve done in my younger years. When my daughter asks if I was a virgin when I got married, how should I answer?” I think our kids pretty much know that we don’t live perfect lives, *cough, cough*. When […]

Is Abstinence Realistic?

March 30th, 2009 / 10 Comments

Is abstinence realistic? This is a common topic of discussion, most recently triggered by┬áBristol Palin’s statement that “abstinence is not realistic at all.” If a teenage couple go out on a date, the girl is dressed in a tight low-cut blouse and low-rise pants, and they go see a romance movie, then end up at […]

Is the fashion industry sexualizing our girls?

October 20th, 2008 / 4 Comments

Do you love to shop?? Duh, that’s a rhetorical question! My daughter loves to go to the mall – Hollister, Anchor Blue, Forever 21 – you know, all those stores with the cute teen fashions. After a while, they all look the same to me! Have you noticed that the sizes offered are very small? […]

Standing up for your beliefs

October 17th, 2008 / 4 Comments

A female caller to the radio talk show today asked the host, “I’m a virgin and I’m 24 years old. I’m probably the only one! Should I continue to hold out?” The host answered facetiously, ” Yes, you’re probably the only one.” Then she added seriously, “And Yes, you should hold out.” Even if the […]

Saving your kiss

May 4th, 2008 / 6 Comments

A caller on the radio talk show had this question: She was very excited to have landed the lead role in a community theater. The problem is, there is one kiss with the leading man required. Her husband objected to her taking the role. What should she do? When I heard the dilemma, my first […]

Talking to your teens about sex

May 1st, 2008 / 12 Comments

A mom asked me, “How do I talk to my daughter in college about sex?” This mom wanted to warn her daughter not to have promiscuous sex. As with many subjects that we want our kids to learn, a straight lecture is usually not the best method. Don’t we simply tune out people that we […]

Teaching your children about sex

May 1st, 2008 / 6 Comments

This may surprise you, but I read that most teenagers actually rate their parents high on the list of people they trust to give them accurate information about sex. Yet, we as parents are often embarrassed to talk about sex with our children, aren’t we? Honestly, my mother never talked to me specifically about sex. […]

Ranting about condoms

April 29th, 2008 / 7 Comments

Should we teach our teens about using condoms? Isn’t it better to teach them about safe sex since they are going to have sex anyway? Kara, an abstinence educator, tells it like it is in a letter she wrote to Dr. Laura. It gives us the right perspective about what we should teach our children. […]