Sexuality

Dad and son talking

Article

How Do You Respond to Your Child’s Suspected Porn Use?

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

There have been countless times I’ve had to respond to a parent’s pleas for help after they have just discovered their child has viewed pornography.

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Girl looking at a computer

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How Pornography Affects a Teen Brain

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Porn is alluring. We understand that. But why? Why is it so destructive, especially to teens? As parents, we need to know the answers.

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Kid thinking

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Kids Viewing Porn—How Pervasive is it?

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

As much as we’d like think of our children as innocent, we parents need to become aware of the widespread use of pornography among tweens and teens.

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Young man thinking

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How Porn Affects Your Child’s Future

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Many think porn use is no big deal, but its effects reach far into the future.

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A group of girls looking at a computer

Article

Seven Strategies to Combat Teen Porn Use

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Pornography is pervasive, but avoidable with the right skills. It can quickly become an addiction.

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Girl looking at a computer

Series

Kids and Pornography

Porn is alluring. We understand that. But why? Why is it so destructive, especially to teens? As parents, we need to know the answers.

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A teen covers his face with his hands as he sits in a darkened room in front of a computer.

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How to Respond When Kids Think Porn Is the Norm

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Does your child respond with nonchalance to the effects that pornography has on them?

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Tween looking ahead and smiling

Article

Your Daughter and Puberty

Rebecca Kittle

Your tween girl needs you as she starts to go through physical and emotional changes associated with puberty.

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A young man sitting and smiling in a park.

Article

Guiding Your Son Through Puberty

Bill Maier

Is your son entering puberty? Here’s how to help him understand this mysterious body morph.

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Baby's face and hand covered by a terry cloth towel-480368486

Article

'Where Do Babies Come From?'

Daniel L. Weiss

Start the conversation about human sexuality on a godly note by answering a young child's first questions about human sexuality.

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Mother talking to daughter

Article

Using the Anatomically Correct Terms

Suzanne Gosselin

A Gallup poll shows that 67 percent of parents use actual names to refer to male and female body parts. What do you use in your family?

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Pregnant mother with her two children who have their ears on the baby within

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How Babies Are Born

Monica Schleicher

Talking about how a baby is born with your young child can set the stage for future conversations about God's wonderful plans for marriage, sex and family.

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Illustration of a father and son sitting and talking on a park bench

Article

Your Son Will See Porn

Justin Davis

Equip your son to stay pure in a world full of sexual imagery.

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Mom and teen daughter sit at the table and talk together

Series

The Talk

If you don't talk to your kids about sex, someone else will. Is that what you want?

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Mother and Daughter Talking

Article

Talking Abstinence With Your Teen

Freda McKissic Bush

Clearly articulating our expectations regarding abstinence helps teens understand its importance.

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Affectionate mother and daughter sitting on sofa

Article

The Sex Talk

Lauren B. Gallier

How effective is your approach to abstinence with your kids?

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Why Waiting Until Marriage Matters (Part 2 of 2)

Author Dannah Gresh speaks candidly about God’s design for sexuality and offers a biblical perspective on why physical intimacy is reserved for a committed marriage. She also offers advice for how parents can talk to their kids about sex. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Why Waiting Until Marriage Matters (Part 1 of 2)

Author Dannah Gresh speaks candidly about God’s design for sexuality and offers a biblical perspective on why physical intimacy is reserved for a committed marriage. She also offers advice for how parents can talk to their kids about sex. (Part 1 of 2)

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Mother and Daughter Talking

Series

Purity

Teens may not understand how saving sex for marriage is beneficial to them.

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Pensive teen girl

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Talking With Your Teen About Sexual Behavior

Juli Slattery

Addressing concerns and clarifying sexual behavior with your teen.

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Closeup of a white magnolia

Article

Purity and Your Teen

various authors

Consider these suggestions for ways to enhance your teen's commitment to purity.

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Teenage girl looking at her cell phone with a shocked expression, sitting on stairway in school corridor

Article

Teens and Sexual Harassment

Jeremy V. Jones

Find out how to help your teens understand where flirting ends and harassment begins.

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Mom and teen daughter sit at the table and talk together

Article

Talk to Your Kids About Sex

Julie Carobini

It may be uncomfortable, but the stakes are high. And your teen needs to hear the truth. From you.

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mother and son smiling at each other

Article

Healthy Sexuality: Sending the Right Message to Your Kids

Dannah Gresh

Start a healthy and ongoing conversation about your child's sexuality that will continue into the teen years.

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