Question of the Day – Teen Sex and Protection What's The Godly Approach?

So the other day I was at an appointment and there was a teen girl and her mother. They were sitting close enough to me that I could hear their conversation (yes some would call it being nosey) HOWEVER the girl was there to get Birth Control. This got me to thinking about how we as Christians should, would or have addressed the issue of Teen Sex with our Christian Children.
We live in such a sex crazed society. Unfortunately almost everywhere we go there are sexual overtures and our children no matter how much we try to protect them are bombarded daily with sexual images, peer pressures and if we are honest their own desires. So what would you do? I know we should preach abstinence and saving themselves for marriage. However what would you do if your son or daughter told you that they had already begun to experiment? Would you be the mother or father to take them to get contraceptives? Or would you scold them and tell them how disappointed your were? Are we as parents setting ourselves up for judgement by giving them tools to stay protected? Do you feel this is condoning the behavior or preventing consequences? What does it say in the Bible about contraceptives? When scripture says to treat our bodies like temples would only abstaining until marriage be doing so? Or does protecting your child’s body from HIV and other STD’s count?
I’m really curious to read your take so open up and share. If you are a teen please feel free to join in and share your story with us as well.
Be Blessed

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  1. Ann Brock

    Good questions! I’m old school and believe if the Bible’s message on sex before marriage were obeyed, there would be a lot far fewer: STD’s, abortions, unwed mothers, unwanted pregnancies, and far fewer children growing up without both parents in their lives.
    As a Christian parent you have to hammer home the message of abstinence is God’s only policy when it comes to sex before marriage. Abstinence saves lives, protects babies, gives sexual relations the proper value, and, most importantly, it honors God.

    1. RiverAngel42

      Good Response Ann. Thanks for commenting. However I have a follow up question :), if I remember correctly you work with the young women at your church. What obstacles are you up against when having these conversations with them? So many of our children/young adults feel church today and the rules of the Bible are antiquated so how do you approach this conversation in a way that reaches them where they hear: THIS IS WRONG?
      Also then what do we do to protect those that are having sex? Because we don’t agree does that mean we don’t protect?
      Again thanks for coming by, always a pleasure.

  2. Ann Brock

    The biggest problem and obstacles for me is misinformation! Young people or not being properly equip at home. This remind me one Sunday morning during Sunday School this 19 yrs old young lady ask me a question that shock me. She won’t to know something about AIDS and in her asking I could tell she was not well informed at all.
    I really believe in teaching the Word of God and letting the chips fall were they may. If this generation like it or not we are call to teach. I believe the Word work if we work the Word. If my teen was already involve in sex I’ll still tell them what the Bible says about it. And probably do like the mother in the post and get them some kinda protection.

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