The Unedited Truth About Sex
· Is hooking up really wrong?
· What about living together if you fall in love?
· If the Bible bans sex before marriage . . . is everything else fair game?
· What about same-sex relationships? Since when does God deny any kind of true love?
Great questions . . . but who has the answers?
Our culture creates a lot of confusion about sex. Honestly, sometimes it's difficult to know who's telling the truth. On one hand, when we read our Bibles or go to church, we hear how God's design is to wait for sex and save that kind of intimacy for marriage. But on the other hand, when we go to school, turn on the TV, or listen to many of the songs on our favorite playlists . . . they say quite the opposite. Naturally, this makes many of us wonder. Who's right? Sex seems fun. How can something so natural be off-limits?
In Sex Matters, Jonathan McKee tackles all of these questions, giving you the frank, unvarnished truth about sexregardless how awkward or embarrassing.
"Sex Matters provides super-helpful, truthful answers to the big questions you've wondered about, but never asked. Way better than anything you'll find through a web search."Scott Rubin, junior high pastor, Willow Creek Community Church
"'Just don't do it' isn't enough. Let's face it. Today's young people chronically encounter sexually charged images and messages, but rarely hear the whole story. They are looking for real answers to tough questions, and Sex Matters isn't afraid to tell them the unedited truth. Every teenager with an Internet connection or a phone in their pocket needs to read this book!"Doug Fields, youth pastor for thirty years at Saddleback & Mariners Church
"This isn't a sanitized, Christianized, moralized 'just say no' tactic, but a practical approach to what's really pressuring kids today, with biblical wisdom for how to succeed."Pete Sutton, director of student ministry and middle school pastor, Christ Community Church, St. Charles, Illinois
"This could be the most honest and relevant book available for teenagers in your ministry. I wish I had something this honest and helpful in my hands when I was a teenager."Brooklyn Lindsey, youth minister, Nazarene Youth International and ReThink Group
"There are a lot of potentially embarrassing questions that rattle around the minds of many Christian teenagers when it comes to sex (How far is too far? Is masturbation a sin? stuff like that). Using powerful stories, eye-opening facts, and surprisingly blunt biblical truth, Jonathan McKee answers these kinds of tough questions with the right mix of truth and grace. He gives teenagers a clear path to living a pure life in a sex-saturated world. Get it, read it, and learn how to let your life and light shine in the darkness."Greg Stier, president, Dare 2 Share (www.dare2share.org)
"Every great adventure starts with preparation. Sex is a great adventure! But it requires thoughtful preparation. Jonathan McKee's Sex Matters is the perfect tool to prepare you for that journey. Do yourself a favor and spend some time thinking, processing, and preparing for the great adventure of sex."Josh Griffin, Founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com and high school pastor at Saddleback Church
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Jonathan McKee is an expert on youth with more than twenty years of youth ministry experience and three teens of his own. In addition to running his popular parenting and youth-ministry websites, he has written over a dozen books and speaks each year at more
than thirty conferences and parenting workshops around the world. Jonathan and his wife, Lori, and their children live near Sacramento, California. Learn more at www.TheSource4Parents.com.
Table of Contents
A Note to Parents Who Might Be Screening This Book 11
Start Here: Unanswered Questions 15
1 Why Wait? 23
2 How Far? 45
3 Fleeing 57
4 The Lure of Porn and Masturbation 69
5 Tough Questions 89
Finale: The Journey 119
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When I first saw the book title, I thought, “At last a book to teach young people about sex from a biblical perspective.” Upon beginning to read the book I found the questions to be very straightforward. Ones that a youth would ask, and maybe not have the courage to ask but wonder about. God’s plan and guidelines for sex are being brazenly disregarded today by youth and adults alike. For many it is the fact of simply not knowing what God’s word says. A appreciate the author covering what some young people consider a “gray area” in sexual conduct. Yet is God’s eyes there are no gray areas concerning purity, it is only black and white. While the author did include scriptural references, I felt there could be far more. And as Scripture is our foundation for all things I find this very important. I understood that the book would be somewhat graphic, but I felt it was more so than needed. We can share details without stepping over the line and making it unsuitable. Many parts of the book seem to be using reasoning rather than God’s Word to encourage youth to do what is right. For example, I do not think a young woman needs to know that she will have better orgasms after marriage if she is a virgin when she weds. The discussion questions at the end were very good to further talk with your child. I forewarn you to read it before you give it to your teen. This book is not what I had hoped it would be. I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. Sex Matters is a companion book to More Than Just a Talk also by Jonathan McKee. The purpose is to answers questions that may have arisen from his More Than Just a Talk book and expound more what was discussed in More Than Just a Talk. I found this book to be very helpful in light of his first book on the subject. It is a really short book but answers the most popular questions and gives Biblical answers to those questions. While intended for parents, I feel that anyone can benefit from the information in this book and its companion book.