God created us for intimacy and beginning August 5th, we’re going to take a 4-week look at what that means. Intimacy is a topic everyone has wrestled with at some point in their lives. How do we address this with children, how do we deal with pornography, and how about intimacy even in marriage? These are all topics that are hard to navigate, but we hope that these resources can help!
Books for Children to Read
Books for Parents to Read
Mom, Dad…What’s Sex?
Giving Your Kids a Gospel-Centered View of Sex and Our Culture
Mom, Dad…What’s Sex? will equip you to (1) help your child learn what God’s Word—and today’s culture—say about sex, (2) understand the influence pop culture and social media have on your kid, and (3) share a gospel-centered, hopeful message with your son or daughter.
7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality
The Talk is a series of 7 studies, all anchored in the Scriptures, that helps parents to talk meaningfully with children about sexuality. The Talk was written for parents to read with children ages 6 to 10 years old. The study supplies elementary-age children with foundational truths about sexuality at a level they can understand.
Straight Talk with Your Kids About Sex
Josh McDowell and Dottie McDowell
Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction by Harry Schaumburg
This read is especially helpful for spouses and parents who discovered their loved ones struggle with sexual addiction. This book examines different aspects of sexual addiction, including shame, purity, and forgiveness, while exploring one’s true identity and God-given sexuality.
Redemption From Sexual Sin, Restoration For Broken Relationships by Harry Schaumburg
When practiced as God intends, spirituality and sexuality both draw us closer to Christ. There is hope for healing. Real change is possible; true intimacy is available. To the person who has failed time and time again sexually, God’s message is simple: You, too, can be undefiled.
Wired for Intimacy
How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain Paperback by William M. Struthers
In this book neuroscientist and researcher William Struthers explains how pornography affects the male brain and what we can do about it. Because we are embodied beings, viewing pornography changes how the brain works, how we form memories and make attachments. By better understanding the biological realities of our sexual development, we can cultivate healthier sexual perspectives and interpersonal relationships. Struthers exposes false assumptions and casts a vision for a redeemed masculinity, showing how our sexual longings can actually propel us toward sanctification and holiness in our bodies. With insights for both married and single men alike, this book offers hope for freedom from pornography.
Every Man’s Battle
Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time by Stephen Arterburn
Millions have found Every Man’s Battle the single greatest resource for overcoming the struggle and remaining strong in the face of temptation. With extensive updates for a new generation, this phenomenal bestseller shares the stories of dozens who have escaped the trap of sexual immorality and presents a practical, detailed plan for any man who desires sexual integrity. Includes a comprehensive workbook and a special section for women, designed to help them understand and support the men they love.
Marriage and the Family
Andreas J. Kostenberger
Professor Andreas Köstenberger and ethics expert David W. Jones speak to the issues at hand and guide us through the fray. Presenting a Christian theology of marriage and parenting, they offer insight on issues such as homosexuality and more.
Letters to Karen
Charlie W. Shedd
Every bride wants her father’s blessing and to have the wisdom that comes from more than forty years of happy marriage.
In this classic book, a father writes letters of love, encouragement, and advice to his newly engaged daughter. In his letters are the hopes and dreams that all parents share for their children as they begin a new chapter of their lives.
Letters to Philip
Charlie W. Shedd
Here is a warm, witty, and wise book for every young man who has ever wondered what to do and say in difficult situations with the opposite sex. Dr. Shedd offers helpful hints on how to turn a complaint into a compliment and much more.