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In Straight Talk with Your Kids About Sex, Josh and Dottie McDowell draw on their decades-long love and concern for youth. Building on the "Why True Love Waits" campaign and utilizing up-to-the-minute research from Josh's "The Bare Facts" resources, the McDowells provide a compact, easy-to-use guide to support parents in

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In Straight Talk with Your Kids About Sex, Josh and Dottie McDowell draw on their decades-long love and concern for youth. Building on the "Why True Love Waits" campaign and utilizing up-to-the-minute research from Josh's "The Bare Facts" resources, the McDowells provide a compact, easy-to-use guide to support parents in

  • putting sex and sexuality in a biblical context of relationship to God
  • gauging their child's emotional and spiritual readiness
  • being alert to questions and opportunities
  • being direct and open without violating their child's emotions
  • proactively shaping their child's worldview in today's sex-saturated culture

Working from their own experience with four children, Josh and Dottie give readers encouragement and solid information in the sometimes-awkward process of guiding their child into a healthy understanding of God's gift of sex.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736949927
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 519,480
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Josh McDowell has been reaching the spiritually skeptical for more than five decades.
Since beginning ministry in 1961, Josh has spoken to more than 25 million people in 128 countries.
He is the author or coauthor of 148 books, with over 51 million copies distributed worldwide, including Straight Talk with Your Kids About Sex, Experience Your Bible,
Evidence for the Historical Jesus, More Than a Carpenter (over 15 million copies printed in 85 languages), and The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict,
recognized by World magazine as one of the twentieth century's top 40 books. Josh continues to travel throughout the United States and countries around the world, helping young people and adults strengthen their faith and understanding of Scripture. Josh will tell you that his family is his ministry.
He and his wife, Dottie, have been married for over 40 years and have four children and numerous grandchildren.

Dottie McDowell has been married to Josh for over 40 years. She has written several children?s books with her husband, and she and Josh are enjoying their four adult children and numerous grandchildren as he continues to travel worldwide in his ministry. Dottie and Josh live in Southern California.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Just One Click Away 9

Part 1 Sex Is God's Design

Chapter 2 Sex: Created Within the Context of God's Image 23

Chapter 3 Sex: Lived Within the Context of Boundaries 33

Chapter 4 Sex: Taught Within the Context of Relationships 45

Chapter 5 The 7 A's: The Building Blocks of Relationships 59

Part 2 Tips and Ideas for Your Conversations

Chapter 6 Who or What Most Influences Your Child's Behavior? 71

Chapter 7 Who Do Kids Want to Learn About Sex From? 75

Chapter 8 Why Do I Need to Talk to My Kids About Sex? 77

Chapter 9 Doesn't Talking About It Encourage It? About Sex? 81

Chapter 10 When Is the "Age-Appropriate" Time to Talk 83

Chapter 11 Do I Start with the "Big Talk"? 89

Chapter 12 What Can Happen If I Don't Talk to My Kids About Sex? 93

Chapter 13 What If My Kids Are Too Curious About Sex? 97

Chapter 14 What About Using "Nicknames" for Body Parts? 101

Chapter 15 How Much Knowledge Must I Have? 103

Chapter 16 Shouldn't Certain Issues Be Off-Limits? 107

Chapter 17 How Often Should I Talk to My Kids About Sex? 111

Chapter 18 Won't They Think I'm Obsessed If I Keep Harping on the Sex Issue? 115

Chapter 19 Just How Much Should I Monitor My Kids' World? 125

Chapter 20 When Does Monitoring Become an Invasion of Privacy? 133

Chapter 21 How Do I Respond to My Kids' "First Love"? 135

Chapter 22 What Sexual Rules or Boundaries Do I Set for My Child? 137

Chapter 23 How Realistic Is It to Expect Them to Wait? 145

Chapter 24 How Do I Get My Kids to Treat the Opposite Sex Properly? 149

Chapter 25 What About "Sexting," and What Can I Do About It? 151

Chapter 26 How Do I Help My Kids Resist Sexual Pressure? 155

Chapter 27 How Does a Sexually Active Young Person Find a Clean Heart for a New Start? 159

Chapter 28 Most Kids Don't Believe Oral Sex Is Having Sex. How Do I Correct Their Misconception? 165

Chapter 29 How Does a Healthy Self-image Protect My Child from Premarital Sex? 169

Chapter 30 Six Ways to Become Wise Parents Who Talk to Their Kids About Sex 173

Be an "Askable" Parent

Be a "Listening" Parent

Be a Parent with Values

Be a Parent Who Befriends Your Kids' Friends

Bea Parent Who Networks with Other Parents

Bea Parent Who Dreams with Your Kids

Notes 191

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    Do you talk to your kids about sex? If you don’t, where will they learn it? Josh and Dottie McDowell have written this book because they want to help parents and guardians teach their kids about sex. And the special thing about this book is that it teaches God’s plan for sex in each of our lives. Some of the things you will find in this thirty chapter book are: 'Who and What Most Influences You Child’s Behavior'; 'Doesn’t Talking About It Encourage It'; 'Shouldn’t Certain Issues be Off-limits'; 'When Does Monitoring Become an Invasion of Privacy'?; and 'Six Ways to Become Wise Parents Who Talk to their Kids About Sex'.

    As I read through this book, I wished I had had this book years ago when my son was young. Josh and Dottie McDowell leave nothing out when talking to parents about this important subject. They are straight and to the point as they give Biblical advice on talking to children about sex. I really like that they don’t teach parents to preach to their kids, but rather to talk to them in a loving and caring way. This is truly a book every parent needs in their home. Your kids are going to learn about this subject one way or another, and you may think they already know more than you do, but you still need to talk to them about the real reason God created sex. And you will not find a better book than “Straight Talk with Your Kids About Sex.” I highly recommend that you pick up a copy of this valuable book as soon as possible and start your journey of learning the right way to approach your children about this important subject.

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