My attention was brought to recent statistics on the impact of promiscuity on teenagers in the United kingdom. It would not be a surprise if this statistic exists in other nations. I was heartbroken for children affected. They really do not know what they are doing. I believe promiscuity, fornication, and every sexual sin are rooted in the desire to fill a void only God’s love can fill.
Some Christian parents do not discuss sex with their children. When some do, sex is described as dirty and sinful. Unfortunately, some parents are on the extreme end of the spectrum, they tell their children it is okay to have sex with anyone, anything, anytime, and anywhere. These approaches are dysfunctional, Biblically. I have purposed in my heart that the little one will hear about sex from his parents first and he will be taught the truth about sex from a Biblical perspective.
These are 6 things I believe our children need to know about sex:
Sex is not dirty and God created us with a natural desire for sex.
The desire for sex can be controlled just like the desire for food.
Sex is not only physical, it is spiritual.
People should not be objectified to satisfy one’s sexual desire.
Porn is not okay. Many people get hurt.
God does not want His children to have sex outside marriage.
It is up to us to let our children know these things. Our governments cannot do it for us.
Some people believe they are missing out when they do not have sex with several people before getting married. That is a lie. What they do not think about is the fact that they save themselves from having memories they do not like and the burden of soul ties. All of which only Jesus can set one free from. These days, people think they can go against God’s Word and nature without consequences. That is a lie. It is a great deception. If the Bible says it is wrong, it is wrong. It does not matter what we feel or think about sex. God’s Word is the final authority for those who love God. If we love God, we will do what pleases him. Not what pleases our flesh.
Hebrews 13:4 (MSG)
Honor marriage, and guard the sacredness of sexual intimacy between wife and husband. God draws a firm line against casual and illicit sex.
What else should our children know about sex?
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