Not sure how to talk about sex, intimacy and healthy relationships with the teens in your life? Check out "Driver's Training for Dating: Sex and Intimacy in Healthy Relationships."
In the introduction the authors explain: "One of God’s good gifts to us is relationships. From the very beginning, God created us to be in community. 'It is not good for man to be alone,' God said in Genesis 2. So God created Eve to be with Adam and they experienced unity, shameless communion, and intimacy. God also created you to be in relationships, to be in community. He created you with a longing for intimacy, with Him and with others."
This resource compares learning about healthy relationships to "driver's training." The introduction explains, "You need to know the rules of the road, and you need a GPS system to guide you where you are headed. You need to know where the potholes are and how to drive defensively, even if the cultural traffic lights are askew and the other drivers aren’t paying attention."
The authors want to be clear, though, that this resource is not a book of rules, rather it is "a guide that can help you see what God-given intimacy can look like, and how you can navigate your way in a spiritually, physically, emotionally, relationally and sexually safe way."
Growing up is complicated, and our teens need help navigating this journey.
Here's an easy way to offer your support and to open up the lines of communication on these important issues.