I cannot tell you how much this book affected each one of our family as we read and discussed it together. Purity Code, The: God’s Plan for Sex and Your Body isn’t for the highly sheltered (and isn’t for girls.) It’s an honest, but important discussion of the topic that WILL come up with your teen boys.
Like it or not, if you don’t discuss sex and body changes with your son, he will learn somewhere else.
In that moment I (nervously) told her I didn’t think it was wise for most teenagers to date because most teenagers aren’t spiritually mature enough for such commitment, and they don’t have a firm understanding of the kind of people they should date.
Now that I’ve had a moment to think about this question, I’d like to revise my answer.
I’m telling you, I could pretty much endorse anything they’ve published.
Never fear, God has provided all we need through His Word!
Those descriptions can put a lot of pressure on the parents raising precious teen boys for Christ’s Kingdom.
I only suggest dating if you’re the kind of teen who already pursues purity and seeks God’s help with the icky parts of your lives — the secret habitual sins and heart issues that prevent you from being a dedicated, loving Christian.
You pursue purity and sanctification not because you think you can earn your salvation, but because you value God’s perfect standards, and you want, more than anything, to have a relationship with He who is Holy (Matthew , 1 John 3:3, Ephesians 5:1-7). In order to guard yourself from the many opportunities for sexual sin a dating situation, you are the kind of teen who will set boundaries at the onset of the dating relationship (not you’ve crossed those boundaries).