Foundational Book for all Families

Parents of Kids Ages 5 to 18

Honest Talk: A New Perspective on Talking to Your Kids About Sex, by John W Fort. Overviews how to have conversations that kids ages 5 - 18 connect to. The importance of discussing feelings, God’s design for sex beyond reproduction, talking about sex at different ages, preparing for puberty beyond body changes, addressing masturbation, accountability with adolescents. 

Books for Preschool Kids

What am I Feeling? by Dr. Josh & Christi Straub. An introduction to feelings and how to manage them.

God Made Boys and Girls: Helping Children Understand the Gift of Gender, by Marty Machowski. Introducing gender before culture influences children.

God Made All of Me, by Justin S. Holcomb & Lindsey A. Holcomb. Introduces God as creator, names of body parts, keeping private parts private, how to say “no,” even to unwanted hugs & kisses. 

God Made Your Body, by Jim Burns. Slightly more advanced information on body parts. Also introduces the concept of eggs and sperm.

Books for Elementary Kids

(Age 4-6) How God Makes Babies, by Jim Burns. This one could be used earlier for kids who ask a lot of questions. Takes up where “God Made Your Body” leaves off. 

(Age 7-8) Good Pictures/Bad Pictures, by Kristen Jenson. Easy steps to help your kids become more resistant to pornography.

(Age 7-10) The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality, by Luke Gilkerson. Help kids know what sex is for, not only what it is not for.

(Age 10-12) Changes: 7 Biblical Lessons to Make Sense of Puberty, by Luke Gilkerson. Preparing a child for body and emotional changes that come with puberty.

Resources for Adolescents

A Family Game Plan for Tackling Porn Use, by Be Broken. Interactive online course for parents and kids to do together. Addresses kids who have been caught up in pornography, but also a great resource to use with older kids to help them see why pornography can become so dangerous. 

Relationships: 11 Lessons to Give Kids a Greater Understanding of Biblical Sexuality, by Luke Gilkerson. Explains how sexual brokenness can occur and ways to deal with temptation and questions about sexuality. 

TALK: A Practical Approach to Cyberparenting and Open Communication, by Mandy Majors. Covers how to discuss issues such as social media, LGBTQ friends, and more.

Unashamed: Candid Conversations About Dating, Love, Nakedness & Faith, by Tracy Levinson. For moms and teen girls to read together.

Meet Me in the Middle, by Barrett & Jenifer Johnson. A book for dads and teen girls to read together.

Father-Son Accountability: Integrity Through Relationship, by John Fort & Lucas Fort. For dads and adolescent sons to read together.