This week, Amy came across a brilliantly written article that talked about why one should wait to have sex until you are married. As parents, and ones who chose to honor God and each other by waiting till our wedding night to have sex, it has been our desire to share those convictions not just with our teens, but also the students we minister to.
For a long time we have worked with students, preaching the Biblical description of love and marriage. We have taught over and over how the beautiful of intimacy isn't just for physical pleasure, but for spiritual oneness. How marriage, and the sexual relationship between husband and wife, is modeled after the gospel and the love of the Creator for His created.
More recently, we have had open conversations with our own teenagers. Always giving the freedoms of grace and love. Always reminding them of a Greater God who love them more, and who has a great purpose for their lives. We have tried to teach, and through example, demonstrate a loving relationship between husband and wife. And we have attempted to create an open door atmosphere for all of our kids, inviting them to come and talk to us about the issues they face as the grow.
But when Amy read this article, and shared it with me, we both knew it was something we wanted to pass along and share here with you.
Ann Voskamp, is a farmers-wife, mother of 6, and a New York Times Bestsellers author who has written a number of books. In her post, Ann shares a few thoughts with her boys as they prepare to move on you their lives; thoughts that we believe every parent should consider sharing with their children.
Please take a moment to read Ann's post. Our hope and prayer is that it would encourage you to have those difficult conversations with your teenagers about sex and marriage.
- the higham family
Hi we're Jay & Amy, and we've been married for 19 years and are super blessed to be busy raising our 5 kids; 4 boys and 1 girl. We juggle the adventures of life and ministry and share what we are learning as it relates to marriage, family, raising kids, serving in the church, and chasing after Jesus. Raising a family is hard work, especially in today's culture. But our hope is to encourage you and your family, as we live for the glory of God.
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