Helpful Resources for Children and Teens


Talking to children and youth about issues of sexuality, relationships or abuse can be challenging.  Fortunately, Faith Alive Christian Resources offers a number of excellent resources to help. If you are a parent, church leader or a volunteer who works with children and youth, it’s time to check these resources out!

Questions from the Pickle Jar  is a humorous, practical, and honest book that helps teens think about sexuality and relationships as God created them to be.

In this book, author Ron DeBoer -- a father of four who works with high schoolers -- tackles questions frequently asked by teens, including questions about: 

  • dating;
  • relationships;
  • premarital sex;
  • abuse;
  • homosexuality;
  • pornography.

This book is great for use at home, in Christian schools, or in youth groups. Complimentary online leader’s resources offer helpful tips for leading group sessions.

Safekeeping is a two-session abuse prevention curriculum for grades K-8. Written from a faith perspective, this curriculum, with six picture books included, helps explain abuse and give children strategies to use if they find themselves in uncomfortable or dangerous situations. The sessions are designed to be used at any time during the church year. Each kit comes with a leader's guide containing two age-appropriate sessions per level (K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8) with reproducible handouts.

Looking for more information?

Visit the Christian Reformed Church’s Safe Ministry website, where a variety of helpful resources and links are posted. 

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