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An Expose on Teen Sex and Dating: What's Really Going On and How to Talk About It

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

    Right on Target!!

    "What would you say if I told you I had sex?" asked my daughter when she had just turned 14 years old as we were sunning on the swimming pool deck. My thoughts exploded fearfully in a zillion directions. Was this just a hypothetical question? What if it wasn't? What is the right answer? How can I answer this and keep her desiring to be open and honest with me? And shouldn't she first be asking the question "When am I old enough to date?"??
    While I have tried to construct a biblical foundation of sexuality, including books and programs with biblical principles such as The Princess and the Kiss as a third grader, purity retreats as a pre-teen, True Love Waits, I Kissed Dating Good-Bye and Every Young Woman's Battle as a teenager, I felt like I was fighting a losing battle in our sex-saturated culture.
    But this was the perfect book. It took me so long to review it because she kept sneaking it out of my room to read it. She said finally, the author of this book actually understands. An Expose on Teen Sex and Dating, by Andy Braner, has opened up a panorama of topics for us to discuss about current teen culture, hooking up, and dating. He hits the nail on the head when he says the problem lies in the ability teenagers have to compartmentalize every area of their lives. That is why the programs for purity don't work.
    A youth minister and speaker who has spent many years talking with and listening to teens, Andy Braner presents a biblical view of dating, why dating is good, how to date, how parents should handle dating, and how to handle it with dating relationships go wrong. He believes that God ordained certain relationships to happen in His timing and backs it up with Scripture. Dating is an exercise in helping teens understand who they are compatible with and how to grow in a relationship.
    I learned that my job is to simply and clearly show God's mercy even as she wants to run away from His perfect plan. The most powerful way to influence is to live life with her, to show her love in the midst of poor choices and to help her find Christ's healing when brokenness happens. "The pain and suffering endured by a life in recognition of sin can often be the exact road God wants us to go down. The beauty is that God is there to make the way straight again, anytime we ask" (p. 173).
    The writing style in this book was conversational and natural - it drew me in as well as my daughter not only in the topics covered but in the fluid writing style. I very highly recommend this book to any parent of teens or those in youth ministry.
    I received a complimentary copy of this book from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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  • Posted May 16, 2011


    If you have teenage children or soon to be teens you must read this book. Be prepared and know how to talk to your kids.

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