Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Weekend to Remember

David and Bubb went on a special weekend together to have the "man to man" talk. For quite some time Bubb has been asking questions and wanting "the complete talk". After several months, we believe it was the right time for him.

We had some friends of ours back home (a few years ago) recommend sex educational materials with a biblical perspective. They found out about this program through Focus on the Family. The program is called "Passport2Purity" by Dennis and Barbara Rainey.

After looking into this ourselves, we decided that this is what the Lord would have us to do. We are very open with answering questions, and it isn't that we aren't comfortable with the talk; This program is wonderful for both those who are comfortable with the talk and those who struggle a bit with it too.

This is a Christ centered program that puts the adult and pre-teen on neutral ground together to discuss intimate questions about their bodies and about sexuality.

The program has lessons and projects that are biblically based. Dennis and Barbara explain the lessons in a very understandable way for pre-teens to comprehend (without causing them to feel embarrassed). Also, in a way that will open up discussions for the pre-teen to understand the importance of remaining pure until marriage.

It is suggested that the pre-teen choose one fun event that the parent and pre-teen can do together as a part of their "get-away" weekend.

Bubb chose to see the Christian comedian Tim Hawkins (it was about a 45 min drive one way for them). As an added bonus, he got to meet T.H. in person, and have his photo made with him. He also got autographs for J and his cousin William. :)

Bubb and Tim Hawkins

At the close of the weekend, Bubb was presented with a special gift to honor his pledge to purity. David gave him a purity ring (from he and I), that has 1 Thess 4:3-4 imprinted around the band.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-4 (New International Version)
3 It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable,

We highly recommend Pass2Purity. Both David and Bubb had a positive experience and enjoyed their weekend together. It brought them closer to the Lord and to each other.

You can go on the Focus on the Family website to find more information about it. 

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cindy said...

Hi, Jenn. I was really interested in the passport to purity thing, and I have a daughter (mentioned her before, Katie, with scoliosis) who is 13. I wonder if it will stil be relevant to her?

Jenn said...

Hi Cindy, Yes I believe so. My daughter is 12 going on 13 and even though we've had "the talk", there is so much spiritual guidance that is helpful in the program. It will address a few things we haven't talked in depth about, and reiterate what we have discussed. I recommend it. :)

Angela Fehr said...

Isn't it great that we have access to great resources like that! I have appreciated the marriage stuff I have read by the Raineys so I will have to check it out. Dannah Gresh has some good stuff for girls, and doesn't Shaunti Feldhahn cover purity issues as well? Another book I purchased for the church library was for teen guys, "Who Moved The Goal Posts" - not sure of the author.
It's a topic I'm not sure my husband will be comfortable broaching with our son (he's got ten years to prepare LOL) so I'm thankful for these kinds of tools for Christians.

Jenn said...

Hi Angela,

Yes, we are so blessed to have such wonderful resources in this day and time. Even the internet is a great source of information!

My husband was not as comfortable with the talk either. The purity programs are so very helpful.

I am not sure about Shaunti Feldhahn. I'm sure there are other good programs out there.

Appreciate you sharing additional reading suggestions...My daughter loves to read, and is currently into the Lily books right now.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. :) Blessings! Jenn