Note: In working on our book about marriage and sex (due out in early 2012), My wife Grace and I found some important research that didn’t quite fit the book but we felt would benefit others so we are passing the information along. If or when we write a book on parenting we will have the space to expand this more fully. In the meantime, we hope this is helpful.
A child’s sex education often comes through schools or churches. But a Christian parent should always be the first person to speak with their child about sex related issues. As Ephesians 6:1-4 tells mothers and fathers,
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”