Teaching Kids About Sex

How important is it for you, as a father, to talk honestly and openly with your children about sex? We’ve heard too many stories of children whose fathers completely ignored this area of their lives, and who struggled because of it. We can’t afford to let...

Protecting Your Children

One New Year’s weekend, three girls in their early teens were walking home from a neighborhood store. As they approached their subdivision, a young man about 18 years old exposed (flashed) himself to them. They hurried home, shocked by what occurred. One girl’s father...

Share Your Attitudes About Sex

Are you getting ready for that big birds-and-the-bees talk, dad? That talk is important, but you can’t stop there. A study published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence looked at 750 inner-city African American youth between the ages of 14 and 17. The...

For Dads of Dating Daughters

Jeff found out that his 14-year-old daughter has a boyfriend, and it caught him off guard. “She’s too young!” he said. “I won’t allow her to see him without me there.” He wrote to us, wanting to be sure he’s doing the right thing. No young man is good enough for your...

Let's Talk About S-E-X

I could hardly believe my daughter’s announcement: her second grade classmate was “having S-E-X” (yes, she tried to spare us some shock by spelling the three-letter word!). When pressed by her surprised parents, my daughter asserted, “Yes, Dad,...

Don't Be Naive About Your Kids and Sex

A friend of mine who was an outstanding youth leader was dumbfounded when his daughter told him one day that she was pregnant. He had given dozens of talks about sex and relationships, yet somehow failed to recognize the needs of his own daughter. Another friend was...