Society & Culture:Relationships
Episode 5 - The Student Has Become the Teacher
In this episode Dr. Gilbert encourages us all to be lifelong learners - especially in the area of basic human sexuality. We MUST be willing to understand the basics of this complex subject from a biological, medical, social, and Biblical perspective so that we can pass it on to our children. The alternative is that we delegate this responsibility to other people who may or may not have our child's best interest at heart.
Do you know God's word and what the Bible does and does NOT say on the complicated issues of today?
2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline”. You can do this! You can be the teacher and the model that your children need as you lead with love.
1 Corinthians 2:16 “For, who can know the Lord’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach Him? But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ”
In surveying hundreds of college students over the past 12 years, Dr. Gilbert has seen that students desperately wanted to have conversations with their parents when they were living at home, but their parents would not engage. Many parents wrongly assumed that their child knew "I'm an open book. They can ask me anything" and would come to them with questions or concerns. Parents, you must be the adult and initiate the conversation.
We must prepare our children to recognize that there is danger ahead and that they will face temptation. As they understand their own weaknesses, they can intentionally build community to come alongside them.
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