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I’ve been reading a great Christian parenting help, Love, Honor, and Virtue: Gaining or Regaining a Biblical Attitude Toward Sexuality, from Great Waters Press. This book was sent to me for review as part of the Homeschool Review Crew. All opinions are our own.
Talking to your kids about sexuality is a challenge for most parents. Having this talk fully reflect your family’s Christian beliefs and values can be difficult. This is especially true in this modern culture where the ‘if it feels good and doesn’t hurt someone’ mentality reigns.
Thankfully, there are more resources becoming available for Christian parents to help teach their boys to walk the walk God intended. Love, Honor, and Virtue: Gaining or Regaining a Biblical Attitude Toward Sexuality is one of those new resources.
Christian Parenting Help: About the book Love, Honor, and Virtue
There are many resources out there that address the mechanics of sexuality. Yet, they do not always integrate the teaching with the idea of moral purity. Rather, many mainstream teachings are quicker to talk about how to prevent pregnancy or disease rather than self-control and saving sex for the marital bed.
This is where Hal and Melanie Young have come to the rescue…again.
Love, Honor, and Virtue: Gaining or Regaining a Biblical Attitude Toward Sexuality is written FOR the teen or young adult male. It addresses them in a concise and direct manner to address the idea of moral purity. Of how our sexuality is a gift from God and how we should treat it in a way that honors Him.
The Biblical Perspective which is throughout this book is there to help your son:
- Understand God’s design, from biology to morality
- Navigate the cultural minefield
- Build a foundation for Christ-honoring relationships
- Find hope for recovery if they’ve stumbled
This is done through 8 chapters:
- To The Young Men on the Battlefield
- Sex Was God’s Idea
- It’s All Connected
- The Enemy Perverts God’s Design
- How Can A Young Man Keep His Way Pure?
- Recovering From A Fall
- Guys and Girls
- The Road Ahead
Christian Parenting Help: My Thoughts on Love, Honor, and Virtue
Yet again, I continue to be amazed by the way Hal and Melanie have put into words what runs through my own brain at times.
As they say, the idea of temptation to sin is not new. However, it seems to be more easily walked into our homes whether it is on the TV, internet or even the smartphones many teens carry.
This book is not long and they shoot straight and to the point.
The Youngs walk your son through the basics of sex with an eye on its purpose: procreation and strengthening of the marriage bond. They are matter of fact and give everything its proper name.
They also address hot topics like masterbation and pornography. The first is often skipped over in formation of faith as some church leaders disagree on whether it is a sin. The later has become a bigger issue with the ease of access via the internet. Both can contribute to future problems within a martial relationship.
Finally, they do discuss a bit about dating and finding your mate. This is one area where there is not a set right or wrong approach when looking to the Bible for guidance. Rather, it is necessary to always keep their eye on why you would court or date a girl with the end result being marriage.
I highly recommend reading this book before passing it on to your son. That way you know exactly what they will be told. And while there is reference to Scripture, there is room to reinforce your particular tenets of faith.
Don’t just take my word for how we found this to be. Visit the Great Waters Press post on the Homeschool Review Crew website to see what other homeschooling parents thought about this resource.