A successful conversation with your kids about purity requires intentionality, being a good story teller and being vulnerable.
- Parents, create a conversational culture in your home so that you can have meaningful discussions about the stuff that matters-
- like sex.
- The “sex talk” shouldn’t be a one time deal. It should be an ongoing conversation that changes as your kids mature.
- Three things that will help your conversation:
- Be intentional. Be the person they feel comfortable coming to when they have questions or concerns about sex or anything else.
- Be persuasive. Tell a better story than what our culture says about sex. Don’t be afraid to talk about how God designed sex to be fun and meant for a husband and wife.
- Be vulnerable. Don’t be afraid to share some of your own story. Your kids can learn a lot from hearing about what you learned from your mistakes.
- What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
- On a scale from 1-10, how often do you talk about meaningful things as a family? How can you carve out more time in your family schedule to have intentional talks?
- Why is a one time sex talk not enough? Why will the conversation change as your kids get older?
- Would your kids say you are approachable? Explain. How can you create a safer environment for your kids to talk to you about more personal things?
- Read Proverbs 5:15-19. God designed sex for our delight and pleasure. How can you model a healthy view of sex in your home?
- Read 1 John 1:5-7. What part of your own story are you willing to share with your kids? How will you encourage them to share with you if and when they mess up?
- Is there a step you need to take based on today’s topic?