Thursday, July 30, 2015

Book Review - More Than Just The Talk: Becoming Your Kids’ Go-to Person about Sex

Do I need just one big, huge Talk with my kids about sex?  Of course not.  There is too much to cover and teach in just one conversation.    A good relationship with your children and ongoing conversations about sex will help your kids see sex as God designed.  More Than Just The Talk: Becoming Your Kids’ Go-to Person about Sex by Jonathan McKee is the book to help parents communicate that sex is good between married couples.  

Do not present sex as something that is bad because it is not.  It is wonderful in God’s plan.  We have to be careful not to say sex is naughty because it is right in a covenant, married relationship with your spouse. When kids have sexual thoughts, will they think they are bad because of the message we communicate about sex? The author gives clear examples of how to react to TV shows and music with sexual content.  We can either overreact or calmly explain what might happen to a character on a show that is acting irresponsible.

This book is right for this time in my life.  I have twins who just turned 10 years old.   I know a willingness to talk openly about sex will help my children.  Some things that are discussed in this book may make you uncomfortable because you are not ready to discuss such a personal subject.  This author wants us to know that kids and the messages around them is already talking about sex.  It’s just that the messages are filled with lies.   The world boldly declares that sex when you want it is good.  Parents have to be bold enough to speak the truth about sex.

The task of talking about sex with your children can be difficult.   More Than Just The Talk is what can get you through this awkward subject with your kids.  

Rating: 4 stars

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for a review...good or bad.