You have a soon-to-be teenager living in your house, and now you’re spending more time than ever at home with the kids. Your child is right on the doorstep of the most exciting, fast-paced, life-defining period of life — adolescence — and now is the time to have those important talks.
Do you remember what those years were like? I sure do!
Lots of questions. Lots of emotions. Lots of changes. Lots of fun.
Right now, my wife Heather and I are in the middle of all that with my son and daughter. As a family, we really try to talk to each other about all these exciting and important things going on — friendships, insecurities, body changes, youth group, sexuality and peer pressure, and much more! But we also take time to discuss what God says about all of it.
Who does God say I am?
Why did He design my body this way?
Does He know what I’m going through?
What does He want me to do as I grow up?
These are essential questions. At this critical stage of life, Heather and I just want to be present and intentional with our kids.
I know you do too with your kids.
That’s why I’m excited about a brand-new, FREE video series called “Preparing Your Kids for the Teen Years” from Focus on the Family! This 6-episode series is designed to help you talk to your preteen son or daughter about what sex is all about, how their bodies are changing, where life is headed, and why they’re feeling the way they do. It’s all part of God’s design and He declared it was good!
In each video, highly respected teen expert Jessie Minassian and I share personal stories, practical ideas, and biblical insights that can help you as you prepare for the most important conversations you’ll ever have with your son or daughter.
Here are the topics for each video in the series:
- Video #1: Why is Puberty So Hard to Talk About?
- Video #2: How Early Should I Tell Them?
- Video #3: What Voices Should They Listen To?
- Video #4: When Do We Deal With Peer Pressure?
- Video #5: Contributors vs. Consumers?
- Video #6: How Do They Guard Their Hearts?
At Focus on the Family, we want to help you and your family thrive, especially during this crucial season before the teen years. Your son’s or daughter’s sexuality encompasses their whole being — not just their reproductive parts. Our aim is to help you share with your kids who they are in Christ and what He has in mind for them as they grow.
Sign up for this great video series, and then get ready to learn some practical tips you can use with your family.
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May God truly bless your family,
Vice President of Parenting & Youth
Focus on the Family