First, the third season of the show Riverdale begins airing on the CW this week. Although the series is based on the Archie comics, the show does not reflect the characteristics of the comic as it regularly uses sex, sensationalism, drama and beautiful people to capture its younger audience's attention, and nothing is as it seems in this adaptation.
According to Axis, "unlike the original comics version, Riverdale reveals the dark, deeper issues bubbling below the surface in small town Americana." For more on Riverdale and how to talk about the television show with your teens, check out Axis's new Parent's Guide to Riverdale.
Second, the entire second season of Netflix's Big Mouth releases today. The highly sexualized animated series is filled with adult themes, but geared toward teens. It highlights the awkward nature of adolescent life, puberty, hormones and shame. Despite crude humor, the series is praised for portraying acceptance of all forms of sexual expression.
Teenagers need to be hearing about the normal changes that their bodies will go through from their parents, not Netflix. Communicating God's design for human development and sexual intimacy within the context of marriage needs to be expressed by parents. Likewise, the lies and misuse of God's intended plan needs to be discussed in the home.
Not sure where to begin these conversations? Passport2Purity (P2P) was developed to assist you in building a relationship with your teen while laying a foundation of purity. Through the shared listening experience, object lessons and guided conversations of a P2P weekend getaway, you can set your son or daughter on a journey of moral integrity and strengthen the bond between you.