At the beginning of my message today on sexual purity from Proverbs 5 (message here–scroll down to 1/31/10), I pointed out that the teaching on this subject in Proverbs came from a father to his son. I pointed out that the responsibility for seeing that accurate education in this area is delegated by God to the home. While most Christians believe this, many struggle with how exactly this is to be done. When should be teaching our children about marriage and sex?
Jay Younts is posting on this very subject over at Shepherd Press. He begins his first article:
One of the more dreaded of parental responsibilities is telling children about sex. This conversation is often so awkward that both parent and child wonder what good could come from it. Sometimes, there is no actual conversation. A parent might hand a book to his or her child and say, “Read this and let me know if you have any questions.” There is a degree of irony in this awkwardness. On the one hand, it is almost impossible to avoid being confronted with sex. Movies, billboards, commercials, songs, news reports, casual conversations, TV programs etc., form a cultural bombardment of sexual themes that invade daily life. On the other hand, at least in most Christian households, sex is not talked about as a part of regular family conversation.
Here are his entries so far. I commend the to you for biblical counsel in this area: