March 13, 2015
Christian parents would do well to lead the way through the panic over sex ed and champion the teaching of age-appropriate basics.
Caryn, I agree with you 100%. I think the difficulty comes in making the mind speak to the heart. I'm reveling in the fact that my son is still four or five years away from this conversation, but reading this piece, I'm reminded that when it's time for us to have "the conversation," it won't just be a one-time sit-down chat. It may start with that, but it'll really be about modeling a Christian candour that treats sex as part of a bigger, more wholesome worldview than the one offered by the world--of which our public schools are unfortunately a part.
For my part, I hope that when it comes to sex ed, I'll treat this sensitive topic the same way I treat any of the others my kids are exposed to in school. As a parent, it will always be my job to dialogue with my children about what they are learning, parsing it for truth, and teaching them to engage with the information through the lens of the cross.
"This theology, as well as a broad understanding of and compassion for other sexual views, will allow our kids to be lights in this dark world. Though, the lights I’m thinking of aren’t lights in the way Christians often tend to think."
Question: What does this author mean by "compassion for other sexual views"?
Is she referring to what Jesus Christ described as "sexual immorality" (Matt 15:19)?
If so, are we as Christians now expected to teach our children to "have compassion" for views of sexuality which are condemned by Jesus as sinful?
Or by "other sexual views" is she referring to something else?
In Reply to 2cortenfour (comment #27183)
Yes. I meant having love and compassion for people with views that don't match our own. Jesus is pretty clear that love comes first.
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