The Internet is rife with guides for talking to your kids about sex — as if it’s an essential parenting skill set. The problem for many Christian kids is that our Christian parents never did.
In fact, the closest my mom came to it was probably when she gave me a cassette tape of a Greg Laurie sermon. Continue reading “How to Talk to Your Christian Parents About Sex”
Dating is hard. Especially when people come from different backgrounds or cultural norms, based on religion or geography, for example, it can be difficult to know what another person’s expectations for. Spelling out expectations can feel unromantic. Plus, you may not know exactly what you want right away — a big part of dating is about figuring that out!
So, how can you be sure you are setting boundaries, but also exploring love and romance in a way that is healthy?
One question that comes up often is around consent. As a conservative Christian, I was taught to never date non-Christians, because we would be “unequally yoked” and it was “missionary dating,” which “never works” — i.e., you won’t likely convert your non-Christian boyfriend into a Christian. I was also taught that all men want is sex.
Continue reading “10 Stages of Sex, and How to Withdraw Consent at Each One”