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It’s Got to be More than “NO” and More than “WAIT”…
Equipping Parents to Tackle Sexual Purity at All Ages
Corry and Jennifer Craine
Proverbs 1:7 - The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. - Mark 12:30
For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. - 1 John 5:3
Did you know your sexuality belongs to your spouse, NOT YOU!
Your children need to know that if they engage in pre-marital sex, they are stealing from their future spouse!
The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.
– 1 Corinthians 7:4
If it’s not all about God, then by default, it will all be about YOU.
Who here can give me a functional definition of Sexual Purity?
Sexual Purity is obtaining sexual gratification (visually, mentally, or physically) from no one other that one’s spouse.
Can anyone give me a simple test to know if you are acting impure?
If you wouldn’t do it to your parent or sibling, then you shouldn’t be doing it to anyone other than your spouse!
If we understood the FULL consequences of our sins before hand, how many people do you think would commit them??
If you cannot humble yourself before your children, you will never be able to humble yourself before God either!
If you don’t create an environment that encourages the asking of difficult questions, they will ask someone else….
Most likely, their peers!
If the lion’s share of discussions you have with them revolve around how God hates sin, then they will grow to hide their sin from you.
They need to know what sin is, and more importantly then need to know what Grace and Forgiveness is.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
- Romans 3:23 (NKJV)
“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.
- Isaiah 1:18
BE THE PARENT!
Unaware, uninvolved parents are doomed to raise troubled children.