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Through Scripture, personal testimony, and practical illustrations, she shatters the stigma of being a virgin and outlines the steps necessary to keep readers focused on God and all that He has for them. For middle age girls. God calls His people to be set apart from the world; more importantly, God calls us to be sanctified. In a passionate effort to accomplish this requirement, Julie Hiramine and Megan Briggs have organized a curriculum guide for the preschool to fourth grade years designed to train your children in purity and to solidify the process of character development.
Against the Tide is a year-by-year guide covering the basics of where babies come from, modesty, manners, and character development through assignments from resources Generations of Virtue feels are on key with God's design for relationships and eventually courtship. This guide focuses on building a solid foundation for the road to biblical courtship. With its conflicting and seductive messages, today's society is an intimidating environment for young womenespecially regarding sexual intimacy. Now filled with dozens of personal testimonies. There is also a leader's guide available which equips you to lead a group of girls through the book in the format of a ten-week Bible study or an overnight slumber-party-style retreat.
Winepress Publishing, After years of silent acceptance of the American dating culture, Christians are finally returning to biblical patterns of marriage preparation. Yet behind the rhetoric of terms like "courtship" and "betrothal" are important principles God has designed to safeguard young men and women. For example, we often hear about purity in relation to the body, but what about the heart? Proverbs says, "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. A must for every parent and young man or woman.
Did you know that you and your purity are a gift? God gift-wrapped you from birth so that you could one day present the gift of your body to your husband. And no matter how that gift has been treated in the past, you can lovingly present it to your future mate with confidence and a clear conscience. Focus on the Family. Is there such a thing as "safe sex"? Why does the Bible say to wait until marriage?
Is premarital sex really wrong? These are the questions today's teenagers are asking. Where do they find the answers? This powerful video from Focus on the Family offers frank, biblical answers to these and other troubling questions, with gripping testimonies and expert advice. Elisabeth Elliot. Baker Books, In Passion and Purity , Elisabeth Elliot emphasizes the need to commit daily to Christ all matters of the heart and to wait upon Him. She teaches this often painful yet rewarding discipline by candidly tracing her love story with Jim Elliot as evidence that she has been there.
Through letters, diary entries, and memories, she shares the temptations, difficulties, victories, and sacrifices of two young people whose commitment to Christ took priority over their love for each other. Passion and Purity gives honest direction in such areas as: loving passionately while remaining sexually pure, whether or not to marry, who is the right one, the man's and woman's role in relationships, how far is too far physically, and putting God's desires ahead of personal desires.
Carla Stephens. Harrison House, Passport to Purity--Weekend Retreat Kit. Dennis and Barbara Rainey. Here's your preteen's ticket for a journey to maturity! Plan a "getaway" weekend, where you and your child will connect heart-to-heart on life's most intimate issues puberty, dating, peer pressure. Ages 10 to There is a replacement kit for using with more than one child. The Princess and the Kiss, by Jennie Bishop.
The Princess and the Kiss, Coloring Book. A story coloring book of God's gift of purity. This is a reproducible, intermediate, activity book. The Princess and the Kiss, Diary. This diary is a companion to The Princess and the Kiss story book about God's gift of purity.
The diary is a great way for girls to express themselves, record basic day-by-day thoughts, and reflect on the gift of purity that God has given them. All pages are lined and have gray ivy borders. At the bottom of each page is "1 Timothy Keep yourself pure. In Quest for Love , the companion to Passion and Purity , Elisabeth Elliot shares many of the letters she has received from her readers. She responds to their confusion and heartfelt needs with sound, biblical guidance.
She dusts off "antiquated" concepts such as commitment, integrity, honor, and servanthood and applies them to dating and singleness today. Intertwined with the questioning letters are hopeful stories of how men and women discovered love through God's direction. As you read their honest revelations, you'll be able to "discern the better way" by discovering what happened when they put their love life under the authority of Jesus Christ.
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Founder and leader of Generations of Virtue , Julie Hiramine gives her biblically-centered and thoroughly researched advice regarding raising morally pure children. Mother of four girls, Julie shares her trials and triumphs concerning raising children in today's culture during her minute discussion. On this CD, parents will learn what to talk about with their kids at every stage of development.
Also included is information on how to set the paradigm for purity and courtship beginning in preschool, how parents can begin now to open the lines of communication in preparation for adolescence, and the art of media discernment. Wait for Me, by Rebecca St. Thomas Nelson, Looking for a great role model for your teens?
Drawing on Scripture, pop culture, and the lyrics to her chart-topping song "Wait for Me," Rebecca speaks to teens where they areincluding those who've already made mistakesand shows why "waiting" is worth it. Rebecca St. In her groundbreaking book Wait for Me , Rebecca St. James challenged young women to hold fast to their purity and to their hope of a husband worthy of that gift. The Wait for Me Journal is a place to collect the prayers, thoughts, hopes, and dreams a young woman has for the man she will one day marry.
Who Moved the Goal Post? Moody Press. This is one of the first books to address the subjects of mental temptation and pornography for the teen boys. In a casual and humorous writing style Bob Gresh exposes Satan's three sex lies, shares God's three powerful truths and outlines seven winning strategies to live by each day.
Bob reveals his own struggles with rare transparency. Who Moved the Goal Post will challenge today's teen and college-aged young men to a life of integrity by helping them to understand that they are not alone. Tyndale House. It's no secret that our culture places immense pressure on young people to be sexually active before marriage.
In this updated and revised edition of his classic Why Wait? McDowell equips parents and youth workers with information and answers to help kids resist; and provides teens with the reasons and benefits of remaining pure. Why Wait? Pamphlet: 24 Reasons for Abstinence. This pamphlet makes people think twice before risking their health and happiness on sex outside of marriage. Includes twelve biblical reasons and twelve medical reasons for waiting. Emphasizes God's perfect plan for marriage and God's prohibition of sex outside of marriage.
Shows sobering statistics on incurable sexually transmitted diseases. High school students as well as adults will appreciate this paneled guide that fits inside a Bible cover. Purity Jewelry. Princess Prayer Box Necklace. This is a precious gift to present to your little princess. It symbolizes God's gift of purity. It is also representative of a parent's love, desire, and prayer for their princess to choose a path of purity and to keep her "kiss" safe.
The symbols on each side of this beautiful Prayer Box will help your princess remember key life lessons. It will also be a wonderful reminder of your love, support and prayers every time she wears this lovely necklace. The necklace and 18" round chain are made of quality sterling silver.
Available from www. Fashioned of solid sterling silver, three rings suspended on a 24" chain read True, Love, Waits. Comes in a black velvet gift pouch. The officially licensed True Love Waits collection, designed in solid sterling silver, is an elegant way to express a young person's commitment to purity. The words encircle this band ring. True Love Waits Tag Pendant is sterling silver and comes on a 24" ball chain.
Sex Education from a Christian Perspective. NavPress, Designed for parents to read to their child ages 5 - 8. This book is one of a series designed to help parents shape their children's character, particularly in the area of sexuality. Our children are exposed to many different messages about the nature of sexuality and the place of sexual intimacy in life, through the media, discussions with their friends, and public school sex-education programs.
God wants parents to be the primary sex educators of their children. And if we are going to have a powerful impact, we must start early to help children understand their sexuality before they learn from other sources. First messages are the most powerful; why wait until your child hears the wrong thing and then try to correct the misunderstanding? God made sexuality, and He made it as a beautiful gift; why not present it to our children in the way God intended?
This book is very, very descriptive for young children. This groundbreaking audio series helps parents to openly and honestly discuss sex with their teens. The Raineys challenge parents to go beyond teaching abstinence as the goal of sex education, making strong moral values and character the end result.
Help your teen gain a godly view of his sexuality, and equip him to properly handle the temptations he'll face. More changes occur in your body and brain during puberty than any other time in your life. And puberty marks the beginning of big changes in your relationships with your parents and the opposite sex. It's a wonderful and exhilarating time, because you're finally becoming an adult, but it can be a stressful and overwhelming time, too. If you don't understand what's happening to you, or why, your early teenage years can be scary.
Facing the Facts was written to give all the information you need to understand exactly what's happening to your body and why God planned it that way. Foundation for Moral Purity, Audiobook on Cassette. Children should first learn about their bodies and sexuality from their parents. However, parents need to have a plan--and that plan needs to be from God's Word. How will you teach your children, from toddler to age 11, about sex?
Have you thought about what you'll say or when you'll say it? Part one in a two part audio series designed to help you teach your children about sex, Dennis and Barbara Rainey provide training to help you deal with this sensitive topic. Parents of six, the Raineys help you replace the "sweaty palms and lump-in-the-throat" approach with deliberate character formation.
Learn about the biblical foundation and goals for teaching your children about their sexuality, what to say and do as a parent during the critical, formative years, how to develop a proactive sex-ed strategy as a couple for the inquisitive years, and why kids, ages 10 and up, are in the most important years for shaping convictions.
This book will help you move beyond the "sweaty palms and lump-in-the-throat" approach to discussing sex with your kids. It will give you the tools you need for building the kind of Christian character in your kids that will enable them to stand on their own and make the right choices. Raising Them Chaste.
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Renee Durfield. This book helps you teach the importance of remaining pure until marriage. It explains covenant commitment, talks with teens, and the ring symbol of a covenant commitment to remain chaste until marriage. The covenant commitment places the responsibility of remaining pure until marriage in the hands of the person entering into that covenant with the Lord--your child, not you! Must reading for families with children ten years old and up, although it is better to read while children are younger so they know your goal.
While physical purity is very important, emotional and spiritual purity for a lifetime is just as important, if not more so. Therefore, this book served as a great thought provoker, but when Elizabeth, Bob, and I wrote her covenant, we emphasized all the areas of chastity. Founder and leader of Generations of Virtue, Julie Hiramine gives her biblically-centered and thoroughly researched advice regarding raising morally pure children.
This is the first book in the God's Design For Sex series, written to be read to children ages With candid, age-appropriate language and realistic illustrations, The Story of Me explains: God's love and the goodness of all He has made, the nurturing family as God's context for love, why God wants each baby to have both a mommy and a daddy, pregnancy as God's way to care for a baby until birth, the specialness of being made a boy or a girl, and proper names for private body parts.
Susan Horner. Chicago: Moody Publishers, Author and homeschool mother, Mrs. Horner gives Christian parents an informative and sensitive tool for talking about godly sexuality with their children. This book, for ages 9 and up, discreetly introduces the subjects of male and female anatomy, marriage, intercourse, pregnancy, and sexual purity. What's The Big Deal? Ages , b y Stan and Brenna Jones.
You know what sex is. You've heard other kids joking about it, and maybe you've seen actors talking about it on TV. But you probably still have some questions, and that's great. What's the Big Deal explains the basic facts about sex and such related issues as: why God made adults so that they want to have sex; why God designed sex to be shared only within marriage; what God actually says about sex in the Bible; the amazing changes ahead of you during puberty; and how to respond when you feel sexual pressure from peers, TV shows, movies, and magazines.
Your parents will read this book with you or discuss it with you as you read it on your own. They'll answer any leftover questions you might have and help you understand what a beautiful and exciting gift from God to you sexuality is meant to be.
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Bethany House, Having difficulty discussing the reproductive process with your kids? Consult Pastor Christenson-he's been making "the talk" easier for parents for nearly 20 years! Updated with new watercolor illustrations, this classic helps you convey the Christian perspective on life and sexuality using rhyming text for ages 3 to 8 and detailed prose for ages 9 and up. Dating and Courtship Alternatives to Dating. Norman Wright and Wes Roberts.
Harvest House, Before you say "I do," ask yourself, what do "I know" about my future spouse and the Christ-centered commitment needed in a successful marriage? This handbook features surveys, questions, and examples to help you answer these questions and establish a solid foundation for marriage! Discover how to adjust to personality differences, clarify role expectations, handle finances, and more!
The state of marriage is alarming- -not only in society at large but among Christians as well. Young people need a whole new strategy for finding lifetime mates. Michael and Judy Phillips present bold, surprising, sometimes even controversial alternatives to dating as the means for choosing spouses.
Families who want to choose God's best will find here a strong prescription for wise, sensible, and lasting Christian marriages. This message so strongly supports the message "God's Plan for Finding a Mate" that some have referred to it as a "how-to" video. Using much Scripture, along with testimonies of six different couples, Dr.
Davis weaves together six Bible principles to help people get safely and joyfully to their wedding. Boundaries in Dating: Making Dating Work. Henry Cloud and John Townsend. Zondervan, Dating scene got you down? Try a new approach! Discover how to take responsibility for your life, behavior, and values as God intended. Organized by principles such as honesty, freedom, and respect, this guide helps you develop self-control and intimacy in healthy dating relationships so you're better able to find and commit to a marriage partner. Joshua Harris. Multnomah, A dynamic sequel to I Kissed Dating Goodbye!
In a celebration of romance and the God who created it, the author reflects on discovering God in relationships; biblical courtshipbeing more than friends, less than lovers; protecting pure sex; and preparing for a lifelong affair. Woven throughout is his own personal love story. Paula Rinehart. In Choices , Stacy and Paula Rinehart review many of the principles about relationships in the Bible and show you how to make decisions based on all the information.
If you have questions about sex, dating, marriage, or singleness, Choices has concrete answers. You'll learn how to date with discernment, remain celibate before marriage, become content in singleness, and more! The Courtship of Sarah McLean. Steve and Susie Castleberry. Sarah McLean is a nineteen year-old girl who longs to become a wife and mother.
The book chronicles a period of two years, in which she has to learn to trust her parents and God fully in their decisions for her future. For older elementary ages and up. Order from Lifetime Books and Gifts. William Risk. Kregel, An open and refreshing look at issues that concern single Christians. A solidly biblical study that shares how one can be drawn into a more intimate relationship with God and learn how to prepare for a relationship with a future spouse.
Very readable, very wise, and very biblical". Reb Bradley -- Booklet. There is a recent trend in the area of premarital romance to move away from modern dating and return to the tradition of parent-involved "courtship. For senior high school age and up. Dating vs. Courtship: A Vision for a Generation. Paul Jehle. Ben Young and Dr. Samuel Adams. You've found your soul mate and are deeply in love! But have you made a spiritual connection?
Together you'll enrich your inner lives while building a strong foundation for a lasting marriage as you focus on basics of love, prayer, Bible study, forgiveness, and more. Includes a 9-week study, individual daily lessons, and weekend "couple" studies. For young Christians looking for a spouse, the best strategy is not dating, says Pastor S.
Davis, but "going to sleep. Four key principles to getting married are illustrated with on-screen graphics. Video: two minute sessions. Douglas Wilson. Canon Press, Viewing the modern dating system--which encourages emotional attachments without covenantal fences--as the cause of most broken marriages, Pastor Wilson unearths the pattern of biblical courtship and outlines how it should be applied in our society today. Biblical courtship is based on the involved authority of the father and rooted in the public lives of families.
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For parents and their preteen sons and daughters. How to Evaluate a Suitor. Doug Phillips. There he is in his splendor. What a guy! How can you tell? In this fast-paced message on CD, Doug Phillips explains that the greatest gift a dad will ever give away is his daughter. He examines the biblical qualifications for suitors and concludes that the Bible does not anticipate perfection, but minimal threshold requirements must be met.
I, Isaac, Take You, Rebekah. Ravi Zacharias. We roared in laughter at some of the stories on this audiotape by Ravi Zacharias. This is a great way to introduce the courtship model to family and friends who are slightly interested, but not ready for some of the other resources on the subject.
For junior high age and up. Since , Harris's bestseller has challenged today's dating practices and presented a fresh approach of practical, biblical alternatives.
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