If you are a parent, you’re aware of the “the dreaded sex talk” with your children, aren’t you? Maybe you’ve already had it and think you’re done. Maybe you just plan to ignore the subject because that’s the way your parent’s handled it. But what does God say about it?
King Solomon writes in Proverbs 22:6, “Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.”
Psalm 78:2 reads, “I will teach you hidden lessons from our past— stories we have heard and known, stories our ancestors handed down to us. We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders.”
Today we continue our series on how to raise your boys and turn them into godly men. Dr. Mike Fabarez is my guest, and we are discussing his latest book, Raising Men, Not Boys: Shepherding Your Sons To Be Men of God.
In today’s podcast, we’ll discuss several things:
- Why hoping that your children are blissfully ignorant about sex is a bad plan
- Why little life lessons on sexuality are important
- Why fathers must guide and lead this discussion on sexuality.
Nothing good happens without self-control and self-denial. It’s interesting that when you do a word study on self-control in the Bible, anger is usually referenced.
Proverbs 14:29, People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness.
Proverbs 22:24 – Don’t befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people, or you will learn to be like them and endanger your soul.
It’s not a coincidence that sexual sin and anger are two sides of the same coin. You can’t have one without the other. The apostle Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 6 that sexual sin is a unique type of sin because we are sinning against our bodies, which house the Holy Spirit of God. And when we use sex as a drug, it inflicts a wretchedness upon our very soul.