Resources on Purity Talk

One of the most dreaded conversations of parents with children ages 11 and above is the  purity and sex talk. It can be awkward or we just don’t know what to say. Probably because we’ve never had that talk with our own parents or it’s not something we usually talk about.

But since we have an existing relationship with our children and this is the time that the children still listens to us, it is best to have intentional conversations about this topic with them. If you and your child talk about everything and anything under the sun, this conversation can be casual for you. But if you don’t know how to start, I’m sharing some resources that I have found while researching about this topic:

> Passport2Purity Get-away Kit – Guided conversations and object lessons are the focus of the materials while mother and daughter or father and son is on a weekend getaway.

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> Books like The Princess and the Kiss and The Squire and the Scroll by Jennie Bishop. We have personally read this story with my daughter a few years back but I believe we should try to read this together again and this can potentially help me start a conversation with her about sex, purity and what God says about it. PurityWorks now has a program you can check out.

> Sites like Focus on the Family  shares what your teens need to know about sex and other important information you should discuss together.

> Organizations like True Love Waits, TMA Homeschool and Christian churches have programs where parents and the children attend a series of seminars on purity.

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Pursuing purity in a world where pre-marital sex has become the norm is not impossible. But it starts at home and we as parents should be pro-active in teaching and supporting our children in this worthwhile endeavor.

Purity Talk : The Princess and the Kiss

Purity is a topic that is really sensitive and one that parents should not fail to discuss with your kids. If you grew up in a typical family like I did, purity was something that wasn’t discussed, as with sex and love and all those stuff. Most of the time, the kids discover and learn about it by wandering their way through life. Usually kids get in a relationship as early as high school, some even earlier. With all the information that media, social networks, friends and the society throws to our children, we should be vigilant and be proactive in this area before malice and before the kids learn about it in the wrong way.

Admittedly, this is a hard topic to discuss with our children. It can be awkward and if you are like me, you just don’t know where to start. I read another homeschooling mommy blogger’s post today which confirmed that we should help each other and inform each other how to go about this.

Today, I would like to share with you a book which focuses about purity. The Princess and the Kiss by Jennie Bishop is a story of God’s gift of purity.

We recently were blessed to have a copy of this book. The story is about a king and a queen who presented their daughter a gift of kiss as she was of age. They taught her that God gave her this gift because He loves her dearly. She is free to keep this kiss or give away this kiss as she sees fit. But they warned her to use wisdom and save her kiss for the man she will marry. The story showed different suitors that came and how the princess finally came to know who to give her precious first kiss to.

It is an amazing story which we can discuss with our daughters. Aside from this story, we can share with them why it is important to stay pure along with some Bible verses and personal stories too. I think this book is appropriate for 6-9 year old girls. This book also comes with a partner book which showcases life lessons from this story.

It will never be too early for our daughters to learn the importance of purity. Because if we don’t start early, we might be too late.