In our fast pace culture, every day seems to bring new challenges unavailable to parents in past generations.
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These challenges seem to separate teens further from their parents. There is one challenge that will be relevant to every generation, and that is how to talk to your teen about sex. Rich Roszel and I interview Jim Burns to provide you with practical guidance.
We interview Jim Burns on today’s podcast. Jim is the author of Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers. He is the President of HomeWord; a ministry that educates the church and parents to build God-honoring families from one generation to the next. He also is the Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Our discussion today will help you prepare for an appropriate sex talk with your teen.
How to Talk to Your Teen about Sex
My wife and I are almost done with the teenage parenting journey. My youngest daughter will be graduating high school soon. A lot has changed in this day and age as it relates to parenting then when I first became a parent. There is one challenge that parents find just as uncomfortable today to talk about, and that is educating their teen about sex. In today’s sex driven culture, parents need to embrace the sex-talk now more than ever.
Jim Burns and I discuss:
- Why you should be concerned about today’s political correctness.
- The key to gender confusion, teach healthy sexuality.
- Why parents are told they are to accept their child’s “sexual orientation.”
- How to teach your child the truth about same sex marriage.
- What the brain will do once being exposed to sexual imagery.
- The easiest answer: talk to your kids about sex beginning at an early age.
- How is culture influencing the parents thinking.
- How to be firm on principle and flexible on method.
Conversation Starter: Share with us! We’d love to hear your methods of how to talk to your teen about sex.
Picture provided by: Ano Lobb