The Gift of Sex
You fatherâ€™s blessings are greater than the blessings of the ancient mountains.
The Lord gave us the holy gift of physical intimacy as a means for expressing love between husband and wife. We are told that when a man and wife unite in marriage, they become â€œone fleshâ€
You can start by taking a leadership role. Gradually introduce your kids to Godâ€™s plan for sex, beginning at age three or four and ending shortly before puberty. Let your kidsâ€™ questions be a guide to how much you should reveal. And if they donâ€™t ask, donâ€™t wait for someone else to fill in the blanks. When our son, Ryan, showed no interest in the subject of sex, I (JCD) finally took him on a fishing trip and suggested we discuss â€œhow babies are made and all that.â€ Ryan said, â€œWhat if I donâ€™t wanna know?â€ I dragged him kicking and screaming into the world of adult sexuality.
We are told to â€œTrain a child in the way he should goâ€
Before you say good nightâ€¦
Heavenly Father, we ask You to help us raise our children with the love You inspire, the reverence You intend, and the attitudes You desire for each of us toward the unique blessing of sexual intimacy. Amen.
This devotional is taken from Night Light for Parents. Copyright © 2000 by James Dobson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission.