Our Children Are Growing Up in a HYPER-Sexualized World

by | Culture and Spirituality, Sexuality | 2 comments

Our children are growing up in a hyper-sexualized world, exposed at earlier and earlier ages to sexual images and ideas. As Christians we cannot hide our children from the world; rather we must strengthen and equip them to overcome it. (Ephesians 6:4)

This is a helpful article from Psychology Today, albeit from a secular perspective. If you don’t take the time to read it, at least read what I think is great advice for parents from the author.

“The world is sexually complicated for all children but our job is not to run away from it. Rather, we need to make sure we speak, listen, and guide our children every day so they can make sense of their sexualized world. Remember two very important facts: One, your voice as a parent IS more powerful than your child’s peers and the media; and two, talking about sex and sexuality with your child will NOT increase their interest in sex; only help them act more responsibly. It really is this simple.” (Dr. Fred Kaeser, Ed.D.)

2 Comments

  1. Adam

    What is the best age to start talking to my kids about sex?

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    • Scott Stein

      That’s a great question Adam. It would be nice if we lived in a world where kids could just be kids. Unfortunately they will exposed to the sexualized messages of culture far too early. Because this is true, I believe you need to start teaching your children as soon as possible, but of course we recognize that there are age-appropriate consideration to take into account.

      The book series “How and When To Tell Your Kids About Sex” by Stan and Brenna Jones is an excellent, biblically based tool to begin educating your child(ren) about sexuality from God’s Word. The companion guides are meant to be read with your children, and are geared in age appropriate ways. I would strongly encourage you getting these. You can find them on Amazon.ca or Christianbook.com.

      Thanks for your question!

      Reply

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