It’s a battlefield out there for a Christian mom. Everywhere you look, there are images telling your kids that sex is good, waiting for marriage is foolish and mistakes can easily be undone. And raising two daughters with learning disabilities – one who is still embracing her childhood even as she blossoms into a woman’s body – can literally make you feel like it’s “game over” before you’ve even started.
But if you are a Christian mom, you have one thing in your corner: Jesus. There isn’t anything He can’t help you get through, including do what you can to teach your kids good values. And the only way you can do that is to make sure your kids know what He says sex, purity and the pursuit of romantic love. That in itself is a task and daunting to many parents. How do you teach your children God’s design for sex and marriage?
That’s why I was so happy to get the chance to review “Passport2Purity® Getaway Kit by FamilyLife – Version 3,” a biblically sound teaching tool that is meant to be shared with your child over the course of a getaway weekend. This 8 CD set also comes with a journal for your child to complete, a “tour guide” book to lead parents and kids through the exercises, digital MP3 files of the content and a checklist for planning your getaway. The guide even includes strategies, pre-planning and a guide to make the most of your weekend, from what you can do as an activity, the itinerary for the program and a suggestion to purchase your child a present to make it special.
So what’s in the CDs? Pretty much everything your child needs to know to manage growing up from a kid into a sexual being and remaining safe and inside God’s plan for sexuality. Narrated by
“Passport to Purity” is rich with scripture references, too, supporting God’s design for sex and marriage. There is even an optional session which teaches about some of the more difficult issues boys or girls deal with today. The sessions cover a parents-only discussion, about how running with the herd can get you into trouble, purity as a destination and all the questions kids have about dating. That’s a big help!
Finally, the journal ends with a 25-day “The Journey Continues” section for your child to pursue on her own, with scripture and teachings. This is not only a great gift to teach your child about God’s design for sex and marriage, but also to teach the about the Supremacy of Christ in her life and how to dig into the Bible to learn how to live a good life.
Sound intriguing and helpful, but you’re wondering when you can actually get in the car for a weekend getaway? If it’s not possible, never fear – you can still use Passport 2 Purity at home as a teaching tool. Just have your kids listen and go through the journal and projects together.
This set can make teaching your tween a little easier and set them on the right path. I recommend you listen to all the CDs first, though, because of the sensitive nature of the topics, to make sure your child is in the right age frame.