I'd have to agree ---- in the context of the way abstinence is usually presented.
Instead of a message of "Don't do *it* until you're married", parents (and NOT educators) should be focused on the heart of their child.
"The pursuit of sexual abstinence for a season and honorable purpose is viable and even vital, but must be precluded by instruction and the development of a good (others' centered) heart."
In her newest book, Planned Purity for Parents, author Jennie Bishop instructs and encourages the parent to take responsibility with God in training up their children's hearts.
"I believe a good heart is the critical foundation for sexual abstinence outside marriage, and that any parent can train their children to guard their hearts and bodies."
Starting from the ground and working up, Jennie helps you in each level of building a pure heart.
* First Floor (eyes, ears, breath, mouth, skin)
* Second Floor (focus, vocabulary, modesty, education, Boy/Girl interaction, friends and technology)
* Roof (parents and community)
And completed with a white picket fence symbolizing "security in grace."
"Purity is about the condition of the heart or inner person and applies to every person at every age."
Each chapter is packed with practical applications and information. Plus, at the end of each chapter are lists of 'building materials' which include books and websites, object lessons and much more. This is an incredible amount of information and practical helps right at your finger tips!!!
Thinking back over my lifetime, how many pitfalls would I have avoided if I had been equipped with this kind of education?
"Just as hidden electrical problems can destroy a house, so hidden thought problems can destroy our lives from the inside out."
This is one book that parents with kids of all ages should have in their home! It's easy to navigate with the ability to jump right to the age or issue appropriate section.
If you enjoyed Princess & the Kiss or Squire & the Scroll, you will definitely want to add Planned Purity for Parents to your collection. And, if you haven't started teaching your children about purity, it's never too late to start!
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