Question: I know my son will eventually learn about masturbation. I don’t like to think about, but in our day it doesn’t make sense to talk to my son about sex and the dangers of pornography and neglect talking about masturbation. When (what age) and how do I have this awkward conversation?
Resources: Here are several resources that can be useful in preparing for of following up with the conversation discussed in this VLOG post.
- The Pre-Sex Talk with Adolescents a blog I wrote for the Biblical Counseling Coalition
- Teens and Sex: How Should We Teach Them? a small booklet by Paul Tripp the helps you think through a God-honoring way to talk to teens about sex.
- Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is) a book by Joshua Harris that does an excellent job of speaking to teens about the dangers of lust and practicalities of avoiding lust in a PG tone.
- Passport to Purity a pre-packaged weekend retreat you can take with your preteen put together by Dennis and Barbara Rainey.
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Note: The VLOG (video-blog) Q&A is a regular series on my blog. If you would like to submit a question, it can be e-mailed to Summit’s admin over counseling at firstname.lastname@example.org (please note this is an administrative account; no individual or family counsel is provided through e-mail). Please limit your questions to 3-7 sentences. This is not a forum for to request or receive counseling. No responses will be sent to questions other than those selected for a video response.
If this post was beneficial for you, then considering reading other blogs from my “Favorite Posts on Parenting” post which address other facets of this subject.