Series: How to Talk to Your Children about Sex
Over the next couple of months, we will be doing a blog series on how to talk to your children about sex. At a young age, my mother opened up the dialogue with me, which allowed for ongoing discussions on various aspects of sexuality. It also provided a necessary platform for me to better understand God and his design for sex.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that this wasn’t the case for many people around me. Either the topic was never mentioned in their household, or it was quickly dismissed as wrong or sinful. This lack of understanding the beauty and purpose of sexuality can often create distortions of the gift. Although the silence may have been intended for protection, it can allow for outside messages to set the foundation for our kids. I believe that parents and primary caretakers have a unique privilege and responsibility to set the tone for their children’s understanding of this matter. Therefore, I’ve become passionate about teaching others to create an open, honest dialogue about sexuality, starting in the home.
I know that the topic of sex can feel daunting and uncomfortable – so much so that we often dismiss it. Even when we recognize the need for these discussions, we aren’t sure of when or how to even begin.
I think that if we start by building our own understanding of the matter, we will be able to approach the conversation with openness, honesty, and purpose. As we reflect on the deeper knowledge of God, and his intentions for sexuality, we will have a foundation in order to teach our children, and others, about sex.
Stay tuned for our first post in the series, which dives into how you can begin developing your own beliefs on why God created sex. It is a crucial and beneficial start to the later goal of teaching your children.
Thanks for joining us on this journey!