Parents, talking with your children about purity doesn’t have to be scary. Even if you didn’t make the best decisions in the past, you can still speak truth in the lives of your children. Consider the following tips from our book Abstinence 101 on talking with your children:
- Treat sex education as a process. Educating children about sexual integrity is not a one-time lesson, but an ongoing process.
- Be honest. Many young people are looking for honest answers about what to do on dates, interacting with the opposite sex and how premarital sex can affect their future.
- Be a loving guide, not “just a friend.” Parents need to be a mature voice of wisdom in their children’s lives.