Our culture is zealous to reach children with its own take on sexual matters, but we do best to talk about sex in the context of marriage and God's larger narrative. In this highly practical guide for parents, grandparents, and others, Joshua Mulvihill lays out a biblically grounded plan for starting this conversation with children early - and returning to it often.
Your children will make few decisions more important than their decision to marry. But they must make other choices before thendecisions about purity, dating, and their roles as men and women. Are they prepared? In this highly practical guide, Joshua Mulvihill lays out a biblically grounded plan for preparing young children for later challenges. Our culture is zealous in reaching children with its own take on sex and marriage, but shouldnt we be able to talk about these things and their place in Gods larger narrative? Parents, grandparents, and others in the church will learn how to bring the truth home by starting the conversation with their children earlyand returning to it often.
"Josh Mulvihill has done a great job of explaining dating and what a Christian marriage should look like. Parents will find thought provoking guidance and discussion to use with their children when discussing dating, sexual issues and marriage. Divorced parents, like me who didn't want a divorce, struggle finding ways to teach their children what a God-designed marriage looks like but this book lays it out very clearly. This book will also open one's eyes as to the sinful challenges our children are facing today regarding sexual issues and what is being taught in many schools today."
---Linda Jacobs, Divorce Care 4 Kids
"Wow! What a great book that will empower parents to have early-and-often discussions with their children about love, sex, and marriage. Josh Mulvihill has created a biblical tool that parents can use to help their kids challenge the worldly normal that they are exposed to regularly. I will regularly commend this book to all parents and encourage them to use the Courageous Conversation sections at the end of each chapter to engage their kids in specific conversations to embed convictions in their hearts"
---Dr. Scott Turansky, National Center for Biblical Parenting
In a day when couples invest more hours in the wedding event, more time is needed to prepare for marriage. Parents can powerfully engage the needed topics setting their kids up for success, the way God intended marriages. Waiting until marital counseling is too late, get this book into the hands of every parent with children.
With Preparing Children for Marriage, Josh Mulvihill has given parents an invaluable resource to help them present a biblical worldview of sexuality, marriage, and dating to their children. This book is practical, biblical, and chock full of great discussion-starting questions. Someone is going to shape your childrens views on these topics. Take my advice, get this book and allow Josh to help you be the one to disciple your children in these critical areas.
Preparing Children for Marriage will equip you to sharpen your thinking, increase your impact, and influence young people to apply the truth of Gods word to their lives. This book is biblical and practical and is a valuable tool for parents and grandparents.
By default our kids get plenty of sex education these days and most of it is not only wrong but very harmful. Josh Mulvihill has given us the antidote--a beautifully written and very practical guide for parents who want to make sure their children have a strong biblical foundation not only for making wise choices but building healthy marriages. I urge all Christian parents to not only read this book but to put it into practice right away!"
Preparing Children for Marriage is a lifeline in a sea of sexual and marital confusion. Every parent, pastor, and educator who is serious about helping the children in their care develop a biblical worldview should read and use this book.