Integrity and Purity

 

 

We live in a world in which purity is something that is thought about more in regards to drinking water than to human sexuality. Our culture is constantly and continuously sending messages to all of us, but especially to our children and teenagers, that sexual purity is antiquated and out of touch with today's world. 

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 

The Bible, however, commands us to be pure, to be holy. This is not because God does not want us to live a full life but just the opposite.  For more information about how to walk through this with your children, please click here.

 

Resources:

How and When to Tell Your Kids About Sex: A Lifelong Approach to Shaping Your Child’s Sexual Character by Brenna Jones and Stan Jones (NavPress)

What Your Child Needs to Know About Sex (and When):  A Straight-Talking Guide for Parents by Dr. Fred Kaeser (Celestial Arts)

Sex and Dating:  Questions You Wish You Had Answers To by Mindy Meier (IVP Books)

Sex, Lies and Hook-Ups:  A Parent’s Guide for Fighting Back  (Help teens: develop personal identity, set boundaries, resist peer pressure, embrace abstinence and prepare for marriage and family) by Sally Badgley Raymond, Tammy Bryant and Anne Badgley (Heritage Community Service)

Passport2Purity by Dennis and Barbara Rainey (Family Life Publishing) – Book and CD set to discuss with your child

Raising a Pure Generation:  Parent’s Guide by Julie Hiramine (Generations of Virtue) – discusses manners, ethics and sexual purity

Closing the Window: Steps to Living Porn Free by Tim Chester (IVP Books)