Saturday, July 16, 2016

5 Things Every Parent Needs To Know About Kids and Sex: A Book Review

About The Book:

Real Help for the Toughest Talks 
Nervous about talking to your kids about sex? Anxiety over having "the talk" often means we avoid it as long as we can. While we're waiting, our kids are getting their questions answered and their perceptions of sex and sexuality formed elsewhere--through online searches and a daily diet of mainstream and social media that may shock you.

In this immensely practical and well-researched book, Anne Marie Miller equips parents to take control of the narrative their children are receiving about sex. She shows how to have meaningful and age-appropriate conversations about sex, pornography, and sexual abuse. She also shows how to keep the lines of communication open so that your kids know they can trust you with their fears, struggles, and mistakes. Most important, she offers hope that your children can grow up with a healthy biblical view of sex as a gift from God.

You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Anne Marie Miller is the author of five books. She has been featured in numerous publications, including CosmopolitanRelevant Magazine, Leadership JournalChristianity Today, and Youth Worker Journal. Miller speaks frequently at colleges, conferences, and churches in the United States and internationally. She and her husband, Tim, live in Iowa. Learn more at

My Review:

Talking to children about sex is likely the toughest conversation parents can have with their child. And goodness knows there are tons of books, websites, articles and more that try to help parents out. However, I have to say this book is one of the best regarding this topic. With grace, straightforthness and education, Anne Miller covers every topic related to parenting communicating about this topic to their kids. She offers an insane about of information and while overwhelming to me right now, I know I will use this book a lot over the next few years as a mom to an eight and nine and a half year old. The one thing that I absolutely loved about the book was the great addition of a list of social media apps and their potential for issues regarding sex. This is a remarkable tool that all parents need. I believe this is a book that ALL children's ministry and youth ministry staff need to have in their professional library's to share with parents, and encourage parents to purchase. It will be a great resource! A very informative book that reminds parents that sex is not bad and talking to our kids about it is very important and necessary!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase this book at your favorite Christian book retailer from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group 

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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