Living and Parenting in a Sexualized Culture

Helpful resources & presentation by Drs. Leighton & Jenny Carl

  • Dr. Carl’s Recommended Parenting Resources: /

    Parenting and Sex Education:

    ***“God’s Design for Sex” (4 books – ages 3-5, 5-8, 8-11, 11-14) – by Stan and Brenna Jones

    “How and When to Tell Your Kids About Sex” – by Stan and Brenna Jones

    “Mom, Dad…What’s Sex? Giving Your Kids a Gospel-Centered View of Sex and Our Culture” – by Jessica Thompson and Joel Fitzpatrick

    ***“Six Ways to Keep the “Little” in Your Girl”, “Six Ways to Keep the “Good” in Your Boy”  – by Dannah Gresh (preteen parents),

    “Rethinking Sexuality: God’s Design and Why It Matters” – by Dr. Juli Slattery

    Man/Woman and Dating Issues:

    “Raising a Modern-Day Knight” – by Robert Lewis

    “Raising a Modern-Day Princess” – by Pam Ferrel and Doreen Hanna

     “Stepping Up:  A Call to Courageous Manhood” – by Dennis Rainey 

    “Aggressive Girls, Clueless Boys” – by Dennis Rainey

    “Interviewing Your Daughter’s Date” – by Dennis Rainey

    “The Dating Manifesto: A Drama-Free Plan for Pursuing Marriage with Purpose” – by Lisa Anderson

    “Not Yet Married” – by Marshall Segal

    “The Sacred Search” – by Gary Thomas


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    “Tech Savvy Parenting” – by Brian Housman

    “Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World” – by Kathy Koch, PhD

    Recommended Resources for Children (By Age):

    Ages 3-7:

    “The Princess and the Kiss” and “The Squire and the Scroll” by Jennie Bishop

    ***“The Story of Me” by Stan and Brenna Jones (“God’s Design for Sex Series”)

    ***“Before I Was Born” by Carolyn Nystrom (“God’s Design for Sex Series”)

    “Good Pictures, Bad Pictures Jr: A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds” by Kristen Jenson and Debbie Fox

    Ages 8-12:

    ***“Good Pictures, Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids” by Kristen A. Jenson and Gail Poyner, PhD

    ***“What’s the Big Deal? Why God Cares About Sex” by Stan and Brenna Jones (“God’s Design for Sex Series”)

    ***“The Ultimate Girls’ Body Book” by Walt Larimore, MD and Dr. Mari Wohlever

    ***“The Ultimate Boys’ Body Book” by Walt Larimore, MD

    “It’s Great to Be a Guy” by Jarrod Sechler with Dannah Gresh

    “It’s Great to Be a Girl” by Dannah Gresh and Suzy Weibel

     “So You’re About to Be a Teenager” by Dennis, Barbara, Samuel, and Rebecca Rainey

    Passport2Purity by FamilyLife (CDs/study with parent)

    Ages 13+:

    “Facing the Facts: The Truth About Sex and You” by Stan and Brenna Jones (“God’s Design for Sex Series,”ages 11 to 14)

    ***“Every Young Man’s Battle: Strategies for Victory in the Real World of Sexual Temptation” – by Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker

    “Every Young Woman’s Battle: Guarding Your Mind, Heart, and Body” – by Shannon Ethridge and Stephen Arterburn

    Passport2Identity by FamilyLife (CDs/study with parent)

*** = Carl Family Favorite

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