Tuesday 24 March 2015

Book Review: "More Than Just the Talk"

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From the Back:

Have Real Conversations With Your Kids About Sex. The old ways of having the "sex talk" just won't cut it anymore. Sadly, the number one place today's young people go to for answers about sex is Google. Meanwhile, kids view nearly 14,000 sexual references a year on television, and 70 percent of teenagers have encountered pornography on the Internet. If we want our children to know the truth about healthy sexuality, we need to create a comfortable climate of continual conversations.

Jonathan McKee will show you how to move beyond the initial awkwardness of this subject into an ongoing communication with your kids about God's amazing gift of sex. He equips you with what you need to talk openly about dating, temptation, porn, and purity, and you will find answers to tough questions and relevant Scripture on sexual issues.

It's normal for kids to be curious about sexuality, and they need to know that their parents are the most reliable source of information. Be the one your kids turn to on this crucial topic.

My Reflections:
At our house we are always having "the talk" it is just natural for me to bring up things that embarrass my children, and cause them to groan. Usually this happens at the supper table when we are all together and going over our day and something will spark one of my crazy speeches. Having books around that share my beliefs and values helps our children to become educated and comfortable speaking about these issues as well.

Our sex-crazed world is filled with inappropriate images and skewed values, one only has to go to the grocery store and stand in the checkout line to see the way these messages are forced onto us. Even though we don't have cable at our house Netflix and the internet are still places that I monitor with a vengeance. Our kids need to be savvy when dealing with all the media that is thrown their way, they need to understand that not everything they see on TV or hear from their friends is factual.

Sex is a gift from God, but there are boundaries and limits that protect us from sin and destruction. I am so glad there are authors that are not afraid to broach this subject, with tact and straight talk.

More than Just the Talk: Becoming Your Kids Go-To Person About Sex is a great book for parents. It is informative, thought provoking, and gives parents an insight into what our kids face on a daily basis. Jonathan McKee bases this book on scripture, and teaches parents how to bring up touchy subjects with ease and honesty, all the while referring back to biblical principals. Though our kids don't face some of the issues presented in the book, (because they are home-schooled), the book has been a wealth of information and will continue to be a wonderful resource that I will refer to time and time again.

I was given this book free of charge in return for my honest review from Graf-Martin Communications. Thank you Graf-Martin!

About The Author

  1. Jonathan McKee

    Jonathan McKee

    Jonathan McKee is an expert on youth culture and the author of more a dozen books, including Sex Matters, Get Your Teenager Talking, and The Guy's Guide to God, Girls, and the Phone in Your Pocket. He has twenty years of youth-ministry...
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