“Saturday, two days before you came in, I lost my virginity. I was a good Christian girl who wasn’t going to do that, and I had a purity ring to prove it.”
Why do Christian teens have sex?
That’s the hot button topic I can’t wait to tackle as a featured speaker and parenting guide for the Axis Parenting Pivot Challenge—a FREE 14-day challenge designed to help Christian moms and dads become confident and Christ-centered parents of teens.
As a teen healthy relationship expert who primarily teaches students in public schools, I can’t talk to them about sex from a faith-based perspective.
Yet, of the 17,000+ letters I’ve received from students, many come from Christian students and students raised in Christian homes who struggle with being expected to live by the Word’s (and their parents’) standards of saving sex for marriage while being tempted by the world’s standards of having sex for fun.
“I’m a Christian and all my life I’ve heard sex before marriage is bad but I never agreed. I thought it was stupid not to have sex just because it’s in a book and the preacher says it’s wrong… I no longer feel pressured to do anything and know now how to prevent it from happening.”
“I’ve been raised Baptist my entire life so abstinence has been continually preached to me. No explanation was ever given to me except that I would be a disappointment and a sinner if I did have sex. It is hard in today’s time as a teenager to live this way with no exceptions and sex happening all around us.”
That’s a LOT of pressure for any teen!
And unfortunately, you can’t just pray the temptation away from your daughter and hope she’ll make the right choice.
So, what can you do as a Christian parent to help your teen make healthy, Christ-centered decisions when it comes to love, sex, and relationships?
Go here to register for the Axis 14-Day Parenting Pivot Challenge and join me LIVE on Thursday, Oct. 22nd at 3:30 p.m. EST in the Facebook group where I’ll break down:
- The 3 Most Common Reasons Christian Teens Tell Me They Have Sex
- What Christian Parents Get Wrong When It Comes to Talking to their Teens About Love, Sex, and Relationships
- Why Faith Alone Doesn’t Prevent Teens from Making Poor Choices
- How to Confidently Educate, Equip and Empower Your Teen(s) to Make Healthy Christ-Centered Relationship Choices
Here’s the thing: This is NOT the kind of conversation you’re likely to have in your local church.
Which is even more reason why I’m encouraging you to register for the Axis Parenting Pivot Challenge.
Over the course of fourteen days, from October 8-24, you’ll get to hear from some amazing parenting experts covering such topics as: anxiety/depression, screen time, social media, balancing work/home life, discipleship, sexuality, identity, friendship, pornography, gaming, spiritual doubts, and prayer.
By the end of the challenge, you will have the knowledge, tools, and guidance to go from worried that you may be failing as a parent, to confident and equipped as your daughter’s biggest advocate and influence!
If you’re ready to radically improve your relationship, influence, and trust with your daughter in just 14 days, then this is for you…
Sign up for the Challenge that starts October 8th and make sure you join me on Thursday, Oct. 22nd at 3:30 p.m. EST for a glimpse inside the world of teens and the role faith plays in their relationship choices.
Just click the picture below and sign up TODAY.
I look forward to seeing you there!
P.S. Parenting teens is difficult enough, let alone trying to raise them to live a faith-filled life in a culture that promotes the opposite. Especially once sex is involved. And just like James 2:26 tells us “faith without works is dead,” faith alone is not enough to prevent your daughter from making bad decisions. So, I encourage you to join me for the Axis Parenting Pivot Challenge and discover the kind of “works” you can do to help your teen make healthy, faith-filled choices when it comes to love, sex and relationships.
P.P.S. This discussion is too good to miss! Please share this post with every Christian parent of a teen (son or daughter). Thank you!