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July 29, 2008

On teen sex, ’we have the answers’

My interview with Dr. Meg Meeker, author of Your Kids at Risk: How Teen Sex Threatens Our Sons and Daughters, is up on the BreakPoint site. (Special thanks to Travis and Catherina for their help.) One of her most important points was the necessity of good communication between parents -- including and especially Christian parents -- and their kids:

She understands the fear that some parents have about talking to their kids about sex, but she fears that their lack of a message of any kind will leave a vacuum that the culture will rush to fill. “All of us are very uncomfortable when it comes to sex and our kids because we’re modest, we’re afraid, and we’re confused,” she says, adding jokingly, “I can always feel the tension in the Christian radio hosts’ voices [during interviews], like, ‘Are you going to offend us?’ I try as hard as I can to honor modesty, because it’s a protective tool. But just because it’s hard doesn’t mean we don’t engage and go out there. If I didn’t know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we have the answers for our kids, I could never keep doing this.”

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Excellent article. I overheard an athletic instructor tell a man that it's OK to tell your kids, NO. Dr Spock was all wrong.

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