How and When to Tell Your Kid's About Sex (God's Design For Sex Series)
In how and when to tell your kids about sex. Stan and Brenna Jones offer help for establishing a biblical view of sexuality and talk about why that is so important in today's "value-neutral" society. Building on a biblical foundation,...
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In how and when to tell your kids about sex. Stan and Brenna Jones offer help for establishing a biblical view of sexuality and talk about why that is so important in today's "value-neutral" society. Building on a biblical foundation, they discuss how to talk with your children about sexual issues and when it's appropriate to tell them what. You'll find important, helpful information on concerns your children face from infancy through adolescence. With stark honesty and practical suggestions, they address: Building a Christian understanding of sex and sexuality, Handling sexual curiosity and sexual play (infancy through kindergarten), Inoculating your child against destructive moral messages (pre-puberty), How and when to explain sexual intercourse (pre-puberty), Preparing for the physical changes of puberty (pre-puberty), Preparing for dating: dealing with romance and sexual attraction (puberty), Building moral discernment about petting (adolescence), Encouraging a commitment to chastity (adolescence), What to tell your child about contraception (adolescence), What to do if you're getting a late start telling your kids about sex. Book jacket.
This book will help you establish a biblical view of sexuality for your kids. Learn how and when to talk with your children about sexual curiosity, physical changes of puberty, dating, chastity, and more.
Stanton L. Jones (Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Arizona State University) is provost and professor of psychology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. During his tenure as chair of the psychology department (1984-1996), he led the development of Wheaton's Doctor of Psychology program in clinical psychology. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and served on the Council of Representatives, the central governing body of the APA, representing the Psychology of Religion division from 1999 to 2001.
In 1994 he was named a Research Fellow of the Evangelical Scholars Program of the Pew Foundation. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Divinity School of the University of Cambridge and a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, for the 1995-1996 academic year. Jones authored the lead article, "Religion and Psychology," for the Encyclopedia of Psychology, jointly published in 2000 by the American Psychological Association and Oxford University Press.
Jones has also written, with his wife, Brenna, a five-book series on sex education in the Christian family called God's Design for Sex. He is also the co-author of Modern Psychotherapies (with Richard E. Butman) and Homosexuality: The Use of Scientific Research in the Church's Moral Debate and Ex-gays? :A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation (with Mark A. Yarhouse) and editor of Psychology and Christianity: Five Views. He has published many other professional and popular articles and chapters.
Brenna Jones has graduate training in biblical and theological studies and leads an active ministry of discipleship and support for women. She is married to psychologist and author Stan Jones, and they have three adult children.