Thursday, July 11, 2013

HIRI: How and When to Tell Your Kids about Sex by Stan and Brenna Jones

A few thoughts and points from How and When to Tell Your Kids about Sex by Stan and Brenna Jones:

Quotable: "Sexual sins are not great sins but they are bigger temptations in our current society and seem to have greater short and long term consequences." (pg 8)

What I Liked: This book covered a lot.  I will be keeping it around and probably re-reading and re-using it until all of my kids are out of the house.  There might be a topic they didn't hit on when it comes to talking to your kids about sex, but I sure can't think of any.

What I Didn't Like:  At times the book was dry and long.  It took me the better part of a year to read it, as I would often "jump" to another book that was more engaging.  That said, I'm glad I did read it.

Takeaway: Be engaged with your kids. Be friends with your kids. Ask good questions.  (Nothing revolutionary here, but this book was a good reminder of how important it is to do the basics right.)

2013 Personal Impact Ranking: 
  1. T4T by Steve Smith
  2. What Jesus Started by Steve Addison*
  3. Stop Stealing Dreams by Seth Godin*
  4. How and When to Tell Your Kids about Sex by Stan and Brenna Jones*
*I own this one and you'd be welcome to borrow it.

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